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Smuttynose Short Batch #9 Rouge d’Shire

Smuttynose Short Batch #9 Rouge d’Shire
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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.32/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
kegged 3/30/10

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mcg80 (5) - Florida, USA - JUL 14, 2010 does not count
I like BeerOrlando found this beer at Redlight Redlight. A quality American Sour Ale, with an inviting color and presentation. The level of sourness is above many others I have tried from this style but remains at a pleasant level. Look forward to trying it again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jrob21 (3434) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 16, 2010
On tap at the Brickstore. Pour is a deep red almost blood red color. Very interesting color. Tart and sour raspberry flavors abound here. Aroma is pungent and distinct right from the start and that all follows through into the flavor. At first you are hit with a tartness that leads into a nice fruitiness, raspberry. Light fruitiness and very refreshing at this point in the drink. The finish is pretty sweet then you are hit with a back end sourness again to remind you of the style you are drinking. Love to see more american breweries giving the sour and wild ale style a go here. Nice job from these guys although the only tweak I would give would be to tone down the sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2010
On tap at Frisco Grille as Short Batch #9: Pours a bright ruby red with a thin ring of spotty-lacing white head. Aroma of lightly sweet, tart raspberries and some lactic notes with some fresh oakiness. Starts a little light on the carbonation but has a nice viscous fullness with some fresh raspberry seed flavor and tart complexity before a drier somewhat sour oaky finish. Very true to style and enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElDuderino (184) - Hyde Park, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 23, 2010
On tap at The Publick House. Nice ruby colored body with a thin white head with irregular sized bubbles. Nose of raspberries and a touch of vinegar. The body feels pretty solid for a sour, definitely some bread and grain, but overall the tartness is what stands out. Flavors of cherry peels and unripe raspberries pave the sour profile, while the malts are soft and light like lady fingers soaked in rum. The finish is a bit watery, but the tartness holds just longer enough for my preference. Very delicious beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
puzzl (3259) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 30, 2010
Tap at The Gate. Strong apple, green grape, lemongrass notes in the aroma, citric acid, artificial "sour patch kids" sourness. Bright, funky and fruity. Very berry sour, tons more sour candy, pineapple, melon. Pretty neat stuff here, very unique and candy-like.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeMcPhee (9267) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 3, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2011 Rerate from an older sample. Bright ruddy pour. The nose is loaded with cherry skin and lots of soft supple chewiness. Very intense tartness. Bright lactic acidity backed by some earthier flavour. Light funkiness backing the tartness. It’s quite clean and simple, but it’s very tasty. The acidity has really picked up in the intervening weeks. Some soft fruit skin astringency. Nice stuff. Tap at Blind Tiger. Deep clear red pour. The nose is pretty light with a touch of raspberry character. A light clean tartness and a quite lactic character. The fruit is definitely there but it’s got an odd youngness to it. A little bit herbal and quite dirty tasting. It smells okay but it tastes awful. 6 3 5 3 10

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - FEB 22, 2012
Bottle from Mike.
Pours a deep amber with a nose of cherry, raspberry, and leather. Flavor is tart cherry, horse blanket, and must. Tingly on the tongue. Great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (7887) - Georgia, USA - JUL 17, 2010
7/14/10. On tap. Nice red pour with a fluffy white head. The aroma is yummy funky Belgian with plenty of lacto and oak. The flavor is big sour cherries with a dash of oak and a hint of some cheese in there as well. Really not bad!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2012
Tap sample at Smuttynose brewery in April 2010. Nice to get a pre-release sample. Only trouble was I misheard the name as just "Roostershire" so, without any proper badging to go on, I had some difficulty identifying the beer subsequently. A little surprised to see some relatively low scores here. Tasty juicy fruit - didn’t seem particularly artificial / syrupy to me. Plus a tart, modestly sour bite. Not the sourest thing I’ve ever tasted but enough to provide a decent counterpoint. I liked this a lot.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (7034) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 10, 2010
En fût. Verre de 8 oz dégusté chez American Flatbread (Burlington, VT). Arôme: Odeur de cerises sucrées avec une pointe sûrette. Apparence: La couleur est rouge foncée. Présence d’un mince col rosâtre mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de cerises légèrement sûrettes avec une pointe de vanille. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement vineuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement sûrette. (Rating #3077)

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