Small Bird Series: Stumpy Duck | Trillium Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Trillium Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
trilliumbrewing.com

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Stumpy Duck is an easy drinking American Wheat Ale and part of our draft only, seasonal “Small Bird” series. Brewed with a high proportion of malted and flaked wheat, along with Columbus, Centennial, and Citra hops, this beer has a sweet, honey-like malt aroma that balances nicely with a pink grapefruit, floral, and pine hop character. Medium bodied finishing with flavors of sticky pine and sweet citrus.

MALT: American 2-Row Barley, White Wheat, Caramunich, Flaked Wheat

HOPS: Centennial, Citra, Mosaic, Columbus

YEAST: Trillium House English Ale

Added by JCTetreault on 02-08-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
82
Reviews:
7
Avg:
4.27
pDev:
8.9%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
4
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 82 |  Reviews: 7
Reviews by Flounder57:
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4.03/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mini was growler was poured into a large tulip glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a billowy head that reduced to a thin layer. Nice frothy lacing when the head reduced. It is a hazy golden straw yellow with a little clarity and vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. More frothy lacing down the glass as the beer wad drank.

Smell: Bready and sweet pale malts, yeastiness, orange peel, lemon, grass, tangerine, spicy, apples, and pear.

Taste: Lemony, orange peel, tangerine, bready and sweet malts, vanilla, spicy, peppery, yeasty, some apple and pear.

Mouthfeel: Chewy, spicy, refreshing, tart, medium bodied, medium to high carbonation, and a little dry.

Overall: A nice and refreshing APWA. Mini growler is gone and hopefully the brewery has more.

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Photo of ELECTRONICAnonymous
4.91/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is delicious and looks and smells incredible. The rating should be much higher

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Photo of tigg924
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours hazy, yellowish-tan in color with 1/3 inch head. Taste is peach, mango, orange, and light grapefruit rind. Sweet with slight bitterness, medium-light bodied, with moderate carbonation. The Small Bird series is perhaps my favorite of Trillium's lines and this one follows through with their excellence. Great beach beer. I could drink this one all night. Up in the top ten percent of Trillium beers.

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Photo of doremite
4.12/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of acurtis
4.15/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jbh26
3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of Kmlund
3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of Spigs
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Peter1977
4.58/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of liquorpig
4.56/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rjp217
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of jaydoc
4.21/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dhamma73
3.96/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stofko1992
4.17/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SebastianOwl
4.37/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

My growler hand labeled as 5.7%; hopped with Centennial and Citra; filled at brewery on 6/27/15; drank in tumbler glass on 6/28/15

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Photo of SveNss0N
4.06/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of muzzy
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of BColton1
3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of HattedClassic
3.91/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The beer pours a light creamy white head that dissipates quickly and leaves some nice lacing. The beer itself is hazy but can you can still see through it. The beer is a lemon yellow with slight hints of orange. The beer smell is very hop forward with slight hints of malt to dull the edge off of a little bit. A mixture of hop smells with grapefruit and a nice lemon tinge to bring it all together. Regarding beer taste, the beer is also hop forward. The strongest flavor is grapefruit with a lemon undercurrent as well. The malt flavor is very light and easily overwhelmed by everything else. The beer has biting carbonation and light bodied but with a little more thickness. The biting carbonation makes the mouthfeel crisp but leaves the mouth a little dry. Overall, a pretty okay beer, the hop variation is nice but it is a little strong.

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Photo of Phineasco
4.54/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JOSHRINARD
5/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I guess I like it. Nothing like a great combo of my favorite C hops. Centennial + Citra

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Photo of BearsOnAcid
3/5  rDev -29.7%

Photo of Bilco
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of yourmom123
3.92/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

So many good beers Duck included. I would Goose over Duck. Duck has a little more of a bitter finish.

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Photo of MyThoughtsExactly
4.73/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Bitter with lots of mango. I also get some banana and tangy grapefruit notes. At 5.6% ABV this is a great beer I can enjoy drinking any day of the week.

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Small Bird Series: Stumpy Duck from Trillium Brewing Company
4.27 out of 5 based on 82 ratings.
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