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Smuttynose Short Batch #7 Strawberry Short Weisse

Smuttynose Short Batch #7 Strawberry Short Weisse
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RATINGS: 84   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   EST. CALORIES: 90   ABV: 3%
Berliner Weisse brewed with strawberries.
http://smuttynose.blogspot.com/2009/08/strawberry-short-weisse.html kegged 8/5/09

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
spokeydonkey (87) - Albany, New York, USA - MAY 22, 2016
Got this on tap 05.22/2016. Poured hazy with gold with a thin white head. Aroma is earthy with strawberry notes. Taste is mildly tart with definite strawberry notes. Offensive band aid flavor in the background. I like berliner weisse as a style, but there’s something off about this one. Could just be age.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
stangger (619) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2015
Bottle from Case N Keg in Meredith, NH. Hazy yellow; after the purple pink blueberry I was expecting something a bit brighter. Artificial strawberry syrup, wheat. Mildly tart. watery. Significantly inferior to its blueberry cousin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (10483) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 17, 2015
Tap at Kickbacks for RBWG. Pours a cloudy yellow with small off white head. The aroma is wheat and strawberry seed. Thin mouth, very tart strawberry, lactic acid, lemon, tart finish, really nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Reynolds314 (3324) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 14, 2015
Kinda bad. Pale hazy light yellow. Aroma is unripe strawberry, light wheat, mineral water. Taste is watered down and boring.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
MartinT (9411) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 13, 2015
My Bottom Line:
Soft lactic acidity, unripe strawberries and moist wheat wade within this uncarbonated mess.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-Headless, murky and opaque, this is one of the ugliest Berliner Weisses I’ve ever seen.
-Mouthfeel is completely flat. Were they trying to brew chicha without corn or what?
-I can even imagine varnish somewhere in there. Or is it my imagination playing tricks since this brew is so unpalatable?
-I usually enjoy Smuttynose quite a bit, but this one was either mislabeled or it was a complete miss (for me).

On tap at Tilt, in South Burlington.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenDV138 (6091) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 5, 2015
4 oz pour on draft in a wine glass at B Side. Hazy yellow with off-white head. Aromas of strawberries, floral notes, light wheat. Tastes of light strawberries, floral notes, light barnyard funk, wheat. Medium-light body with a semi-dry finish. Pretty light on the tartness, I suppose this could be a good one for someone just getting into sours.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (11605) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 22, 2014
Sample at World Of Beer. Pours a slightly cloudy pale straw color with a medium fizzy white head that burns away quickly. Spotty lacing. Aroma of strawberries and wheat. Light body with flavors of herbal wheat and strawberries. The finish is mildly tart with a strawberry aftertaste. Decent overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrewBoxer (2595) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 28, 2014
Draft at the growler NYC. Hazy orange color. Slightly tart with a nice hit of berries without being overly sweet. Not bad

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
thornecb (5533) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Pours hazy orange into a snifter. Super elastic bubble plastic and mild strawberry aromas. Sharp flowery chemicals upfront turning to strawberry and then quickly to dry, dusty vegetal muck.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
WillRunForBeer (2341) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 20, 2014
Bottle. Pours straw orange with a white head. Aroma is strawberry, peach and vinegar. Flavor is sour wheat with mild dry strawberry. There’s a plastic like flavor throughout that I just can’t enjoy.

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