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Smuttynose Short Batch #2 Brett and I

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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Belgian ale fermented with Brett. Some versions were dry-hopped with Saphyre hops.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (4168) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 15, 2014
This is awesome. Great bread yeast mix. Pours orange with great head and lacing. Lots of citrus, good balance. Some hay and nice florals. Good stuff. Tap at Snallygaster.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (4753) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - SEP 14, 2014
Draft pour at Snallygaster 2014. Poured a golden orange color with a small off-white head. Aroma was citrus notes, some brett notes, citrus, spice note. Floral character, light citrus notes, spice. Nice brett yeast character.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GenDV138 (1440) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 14, 2014
6 oz draft pour at Snallygaster 2014 shared by someone. Golden orange with off-white head. Aromas of citrus, spices, floral notes. Tastes of light Brett, floral notes, citrus, spice. Medium body with a dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pras (469) - Maryland, USA - SEP 14, 2014
Nice and hoppy, both in the aroma and taste with just the right amount of funk. Very enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (5987) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 14, 2014
bottle at Sour’d in September @ Captain Lawrence. goldenish pour, earthy, some bandaid/gauze notes. funky, enjoyable beer
Earlier Rating: 1/5/2008 Total Score: 3.3
On tap @ Coles Buffalo NY. Slightly funky, floral, some yeastiness. Didn’t get a whole lot of brett funkiness or horse blanket.Mild hop bitterness. Nice try though

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lubiere (10152) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 30, 2014
A golden ale with a thick frothy off white head. In aroma, nice sweet fruity malt with light ground cherry, bourbon notes, light Brett, light Epsom. In mouth, a sweet fruity malt with light lemon notes, Brett, ground cherries, smooth acidity over light sweetness. On tap at Prohibition Pig.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
msnelling09 (154) - Beverly, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 10, 2014
Re-Brewed For Smuttlabs Series in August 2014 The beer pours a gorgeous sun burst orange with golden yellow highlights. The beer pours with a nice small head of eggshell white color that settles into a fat ring around the glass. In body, the beer is a clean haze, that nearly strikes the eye as opaque, but some shadows do work through the beer and glass. When splashed on the glass, the beer does leave slippery, thin lacing that does leave some tendrils on the glass. The beer also leaves a quick set of legs that then evaporate off of the glass. On the nose, the beer smells of beautiful citrus brett with great barrel accents. Clean lemon, tangerine, and orange juice wash across the nose with pineapple accents and hints of spicy barnyard scents. As it warms, I get tart pear juice scents and the barrel character becomes more dominant. Lovely aroma on this beer; delicate, subtle, fruity, and complex. On the tongue, the beer tastes of sweet, fruity funk on the front of the sip, transferring quickly into rich acidity that gives a softly tart character alongside the sweet funk. With the finish, the beer dries out and gives a unique spicy character with a touch of tannic oak. The spice might be booze, but is not harsh, which leads me to thick it is coming off of a cool ester or phenol or something... In flavor, the beer tastes of pineapple juice, slight tangerine citrus, sweet lemonade, and then pear juice with a touch of dry cider. These flavors meld into lovely slight oak tannin and doughy bread that takes a nuance of sour dough. The finish has spicy pepper, like a nice farmhouse ale, but this mellows as the beer warms, inviting more tart/yeasty lemonade flavors to enter and further add to the complexity of the sip. In the mouth, the beer is medium bodied, with a nice medium attenuation. Mouthfeel is smooth, slightly crisp, and with a lighter, soft carb that gets balanced out by a snap of tartness from the beer. As the beer leaves, the mouth is left lightly damp with slight saliva in the cheeks, and a nice neutral/slightly damp feeling in the mouth as well as a subtle astringency from the oak tannin. Overall, this is a damn fine brett ale with slight tart character (I believe from a sour mash…), and lovely balance, allowing for true nuance to be achieved. The beer is refreshing and complex, and would go nice with a light salad or delicate seafood. This is probably my favorite beer from Smuttlabs so far, and I am very excited for future releases, as they are putting out some nice experiments. Great beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
merc7186 (2149) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 26, 2013
A: Orangish/Amber Hue, Passes Some Light, Mild White Head Ring that disappated quickly, No Lacing S: Brett, Sour Mash T: Tart Peach, Apricot, Sour Mash M: Medicore Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Buttery, Bitter Overall, this definitely wasnt a Belgian Pale Ale...it was a nice sour ale but poor carbonation took away from it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (5159) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - APR 6, 2013
Hazed yellow pour with creamy white head and lace. Aroma of perfume, peaches, and brett. Bretty, fruity, with a tado hay like finish. Light/medium bodied and fizzzy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SpringsLicker (3156) - Tennessee, USA - MAR 1, 2013
On tap at Kickbacks for RBWG welcome dinner Hazy pale gold with a white head. Funky Belgian aroma, candy sweetness. Sour tart start smooths out into a dry finish.


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