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RATINGS: 527   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 194   ABV: 6.48%
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Smuttynose Winter Ale is a full-bodied, amber beer brewed with a special Trappist ale yeast. Stylistically reminiscent of a Belgian Abbey Double, it features fruity aromas and flavor, balanced by soft Crystal hops.

Warming, mellow & pleasantly complex, Smuttynose Winter Ale is your perfect cold weather companion.

Available in sixpacks and on draft from late October through January.
Color: dark, reddish brown

Malt Bill
North American 2-Row, Caramunich, Carastan, Special B, Carahell, Carafa II DH

Bittering: Bravo
Flavoring: Sterling

Yeast: Abbey Ale
Dark Belgian candi syrup

Starting Extract 15° Plato
Terminal Extract 4.5° Plato
ABV 5.83%
IBU 30
Recommended Food Pairings
Wild mushrooms, carbonnade flamande, duck with tart fruit sauce

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ScipioA (351) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 22, 2014
Pours out a color that looks a lot like medium brown sugar with some red highlights. Slightly hazy with a large tan head. Lots of fruity yeast byproducts waft through the air immediately on opening the bottle and while pouring, more restrained when actually smelling the glass. It’s absolutely delicious going down, sweet caramel and syrup dominate but yield ground to fruity Belgian yeast to keep things interesting. It leaves lingering caramel and whiffs of bitter hop in the aftertaste. Really, really good palate, refreshing with a well-balanced carbonation. Probably the best "winter seasonal" I tried this year, will look out for it next year.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MarkSachon (667) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2014
12 oz bottle from Giant Eagle on Rte. 8 in Pittsburgh. Plenty of body and nicely balanced with just the right amount of hops. Smuttynose did a nice job with this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bellco33 (406) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - JAN 20, 2014
Bottle poured into pint glass: Pours dark brown / red with a thin beige head. Aroma of caramel, currants, and other fruit. Yeast is also present in the nose. Taste is fruity and caramel up front, followed by a little booze, hops, and malt sweetness. Medium body, light carbonation, slightly sticky mouth feel. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bkurtz (899) - PERU - JAN 20, 2014
Pours a clear dark copper with an off-white head. Nice aromas of dried fruit. Notes of caramel,chocolate, and alcohol. Well made,delicious beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
1pintatatime (93) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Poured from a bottle. A deep amber with a sturdy, lasting head. Slight aroma of yeast, caramel, and fruitcake. Initial flavor is a solid malt and burnt sugar, followed by fruit, just a bit of booze and a slightly dry finish. Very smooth. Overall pretty average.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
queenholly (3066) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - JAN 16, 2014
Bottle. Nutty brown sugar and toasty malt aroma. Clear chestnut with a large quickly receding beige head. Nutty toasty malt, slightly sweet, slightly spicy herbal hops flavor. Medium body, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jb (2346) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 9, 2014
On tap at MacGregor’s. I thought this was a pretty good attempt for Americans at the style. Lacked a bit of the complexity and depth, but very drinkable, and generally on style. Plenty of Belgian Candy Syrup noted, some dark fruit, a bit of licorice and cherries. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
k0mpsa (1457) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - JAN 4, 2014
Tap at winslows, greenville nc. Clear mahogany brown color, some tanned head. Aroma is sweet, roasty, suryp, licorice. Quite light body, little roasty, licorice, suryp.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MercyDevice (365) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2014
Rich, dark brown in color with a foamy beige head. Notes of spice and caramel. Rich and flavorful. Good.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gamin (121) - Brockport, New York, USA - DEC 31, 2013
An ok beer if not memorable at all. While it claims Belgian yeast, I don't really get that in flavor. It's just an average malty beer reminiscent of a scotch ale.

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