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RATINGS: 512   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 175   ABV: 5.83%
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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

Hops
Bittering: Bravo
Flavoring: Sterling

Others
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


2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
gschrade (525) - Collinsville, USA - DEC 11, 2013
I had this at Global Brew. Pours brown with a tan head. Taste bitter, belgian yeast, Carmel. I thought this was not very good. I would not drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerman6686 (4170) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2013
This one poured a lighter brown color with a beige head. Aroma was of light toasy, caramel and mild belgian spice. Flavor was similar, a decent american dubbel, but fairly bland.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ContemplateBeer (1496) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 6, 2013
Aroma: Moderately sweet and yeasty; toffee, candy sugar with some apple and maybe a bit of red grape. Appearance: Deep reddish brown with a frothy tan head that settles into a bubbly skin. Flavor: Not as promising as the nose suggests; still mostly sweet, but fruity esters really take a backseat. The flavor profile is light overall. Palate: Light body, thin texture, average carbonation, slightly bitter finish. Overall: An average/below average Dubbel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9400) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 5, 2013
Bottle at home. Pours brown with tawny highlights and a large, creamy off-white head, medium retention, dissipating to the edge, and light lacing. Aroma is moderate nutty and toast malt, light caramel and cookie notes, dates and figs, and light earthy hops. Flavor is moderate toast and nutty malt with light cookie notes, light dark fruits, light hops and bitterness with balance all to the malt, clean fermentation, and a dry finish. Medium to full body moderate carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (3401) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 1, 2013
Bottle: Pours bubbly, cola-brown with a short tan head. Scent of plum, light clove, caramel. Taste is cola, light fruit, raw cinnamon, nutmeg. Very light, tingly. Spicing imparts a dusty bittering. Pretty good.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jhp40219 (299) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 30, 2013
12 oz bottle. Pours a soda brown with an amber hue. Small light tan head that fades quickly but leaves a fair amount of lacing. Aroma of sweet tart candy, plum, grapefruit, licorice, tart cherries, clove, bready malts. Taste is a nice mix of candi syrup, plums, licorice, clove, dates, with hints of cinnamon. Not nearly as strong or complex as a Belgian Abby Dubbel, but still pretty big for an American winter ale. Long but somewhat subdued bitter finish of dark fruits and tart cherries with toasted malts. Medium bodied, slick texture, lively carbonation. Interesting beer. Definitely different for a winter ale.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nero55 (637) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 29, 2013
Bottle. Amber/brown with a medium tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, caramel, and chocolate. Light body with some caramel notes and lacking on malt characteristics. I was a little disappointed.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
conway (1310) - - NOV 28, 2013
Bottle. Nice winter ale ranging towards the sweet side of the spectrum. Lots of toffee and apple, Belgian yeast. Does the job.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tmongoose (1190) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 27, 2013
A dark mahogany color with eggshell head. Mild aroma of sweet malt and I almost want to say apple but its a fruit. The flavor is smooth and mild. I get that fruitiness mixed in with the malts. Nicely carbonated. Very smooth and mild.

3.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Yonny (21) - - NOV 27, 2013
Draft poured dark brown, head evaporating quickly. Caramel and other spices greet the palate. No bitter aftertaste. An OK ale. Not really special.


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