Smuttynose Winter Ale - Smuttynose Brewing Company

Smuttynose Winter Ale

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Overall: 8.40/10 by 1 dude

Trend: 8.40/10 over past 5 reviews

Style: Belgian Dubbel

ABV: 5.10%

Season: Winter

Have Another: 100%

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  • A: 8.0 | T: 9.0 | L: 8.0 | M: 8.0 | O: 8.0
  • Color: Ruby Brown
  • Pours a ruby brown color with a half inch tan head. The head settles out quickly leaving a thin layer resting on top. Lots of lacing that sheets down the side of the glass.

    Aroma is sweet malts and bread as well as some dark fruit and a bit of citrus. The aroma is very different. I am not sure that I have ever experienced this arrangement of aromas in a beer before. I am not saying it is bad.....just different.

    Taste starts out with sweet malt characters and works into a bready nut flavor, finishing with a hint of dark fruit and a bit of chocolate and an earthy hop that helps bring down the sweetness on the finish. I also detect some kind of spice on the finish that gives it a zing.

    Medium body with an above average amount of carbonation. Very drinkable while maintaining a slight creamy mouthfeel. The sweetness on this beer tends to linger in the aftertaste.

    Overall an interesting beer. I like it and would have it again. It has a lot going on, making it complex, fun, and interesting. It's worth a try if not just for the unique factor.
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  • Reviewed: Saturday, December 24, 2011 at 01:39:45
  • Tasted: Saturday, December 24, 2011
  • $1.89 for 12 oz. bottle
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