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Smuttynose Portsmouth Lager

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RATINGS: 322   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (12398) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 11, 2001
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2008 New rating: On tap at Portsmouth Brewing. Bright golden colour with a malt-accented nose. Slight spiciness but more malt as well. Rounded, full, malty character is very clean and well-balanced.

Old rating: You have to love Smokeless Joe for bringing in anything he can get his hands on, including the Smutty range. Portsmouth Lager has a caramel-like colour, a touch of smoke, dried peaches and white grapes in the nose a rich sweetness in the caramelly malt palate. 7 3 6 3 13 is equal to 3.2

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11452) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 26, 2003
Clear amber body with small beige head. Aroma is strongly hoppy -- floral and German hops. Taste is slightly sweet up front, before turning to a decent German hop bitterness that lasts beyond the swallow.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11079) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 22, 2005
on tap-pours a white head. Color is a rich gold.Good flavor, a nice balance of malt & hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 04/21/2007
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, 50 More Beers on the Wall

hazy dark yellow, wispy white head, sweet caramel malt aroma with light earthy hops, lots of caramel flavor, touch of sweetness, well balanced earthy hops lead to a light bitter finish

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere (9888) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 3, 2004
Hazy amber beer with a malt and biscuit aroma. Crisp malts with floral hops, but slightly cardboardy in aftertaste (oxidized). Medium body which complement the hops well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9597) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 19, 2005
Pours golden nut brown with orange hints and a thin off-white head. Sour malt aroma with a yeast nose. Hoppy flavor with sour malt end. Palate is medium-bodied, fizzy and very refreshing. Thanks to dirtymike for this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (9113) - Indian River County, Florida, USA - APR 12, 2004
UPDATED: APR 13, 2004 Clear, light amber lager with a small, creamy, white head and ink-blot lacework. Fruity, floral aroma with notes of clover honey, cinnamon,toffee and white bread. Well-hopped and salty with blasts of grapefruit and black pepper. Moderately bitter. Medium to full-bodied with a dry mouthfeel and light carbonation. Lengthy, bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (8867) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2005
Poured a dark amber colorw with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of bread, fruit, and some flowers. Tastes of nuts, bread, fruit and citrus. A little salty as well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (8442) - Free Union, Virginia, 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (8411) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 23, 2008
Pale golden colour, quite cloudy. Nice fresh bready pale malt aroma. Flavour is lightly honeyish, sweet and a little bit toasty. Soft floral/spicy hoppiness with a lingering bready hop flavour. This is a great session beer.

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