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Smuttynose Portsmouth Lager

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RATINGS: 322   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
A full-flavored, medium bodied continental-style beer - deep golden in color, featuring a mouth-pleasing maltiness subtly balanced with spicy Hallertau and Tettnanger hops.
Note: Retired in March 2009.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
halfonit (1324) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 13, 2009
Nice golden color. Smells mostly of malts with a little spice. Taste is malty with some sweetness. A little caramel seems to be in here. Aftertaste is pleasant. A decent brew, too bad it’s now retired.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2009
Tap at BT last week. Aroma of berries, spicy hops, sweet caramel malt. Flavor has a solid level of bitterness never overrunning the caramel malt base. Nothing mind-blowing, but good stuff.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
smcolw (617) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 11, 2009
The aroma reminds me of a wheat beer, some citrus, a little yeast, slightly clove-like. Reasonably clear, light amber, nice lasting head. Nice crystal malt flavor, liberal use of bittering hop, crisp with a short lived but positive aftertaste. Excellent body for a lager. Overall, a very pleasant and multi-quaffable beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
LilBeerDoctor (3736) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2009
On tap at Blind Tiger. Pours a clear orange with a thick white head. Nice color for a premium lager. Aroma of light fruits and pale malts. Flavor of nice pale malts, apple juice. Clean and crisp, a little weak in the palate. Chill for a lager. 7/4/6/3/12 (3.2/5)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thornecb (5498) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 25, 2009
Pours gold into a shaker. Bright white head recedes to hug rim. Caramel and bread aromas. Full dark caramel upfront with a lasting slightly sweet hop finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JustinFromAL (125) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - DEC 19, 2008
Bottle. BoTM. Poured golden with minimal head. Clean nose with a taste to match. Prototypical lager is how I would describe this. Nothing outstanding about the taste, but nothing off putting either!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
theisti (3882) - Kansas, USA - DEC 9, 2008
12 oz bottle from eaglefan538. Best before January 09 notched on label. Pour is hazed copper golden with a fluffy 3 inch dirty white head. Some carbonation bubbles are present, and the head falls with a lot of crackling. Aroma has some faint grassy, toasty malt and some floral hoppiness. Fairly subdued on both fronts. Taste is toasted malt, some slight biscuit sweetness, transition to the toasted taste mid palate, finishing with some bitter grassiness. Finish has some menthol to it. Nice, medium, unfiltered palate. Clean, nicely made. Thanks for sending this my way, Brian.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (11781) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 30, 2008
12 ounce bottle from Downtown Wine & Gourmet in Harrisonburg, VA, which had this bottled outdated by 15 months on the shelf. For shame! However, for a lager, this ages well. Pours a golden amber color with a thin, long lasting head. Grainy aroma with some fruity notes. Grain, caramel and bitter hop notes in the taste. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (11600) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 28, 2008
(10/17/08) Bottle at friends’ house in Philadelphia (thanks David T). Clear golden with quite a bit of carbonation and a small white head. Aroma has nice hoppiness with grassy notes, some malty bready hints and a bit of caramel. Sweetish flavor with some malt, light breadiness, light buttery hints and a nice bitter hoppy finish. Medium-bodied. A nice Lager.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
blipp (8178) - La Mesa, California, USA - NOV 20, 2008
Bottle. Pours gold with a white head. Malty sweet aroma with light hops. The flavor has caramel malt with just a touch of hops. Not bad.

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