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RATINGS: 548   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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 spicy Sterling hops. Warming, mellow & pleasantly complex, Smuttynose Winter Ale is your perfect cold weather companion.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - NOV 13, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2007 bottle. Slightly hazy orange/copper with a medium head. Aroma of yeast, pears, oranges and spice. Tastes sweet with brown sugar, ripe fruit and citrus. Medium body. Leaves a tang at the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
waveman352 (178) - Saratoga Springs, New York, USA - NOV 13, 2006
12 oz. bottle 11/13/06. Pours a dark cloudy orange color with a sweet malty, fruity nose. Thin tan head that quickly diminishes. Spicy flavors, reminds me of a more fruit and flavor filled spice beer like that of anchor christmas. Hints of citrus, possibly lemon with a hint of alcohol to finish off the taste. Quite frankly a very weak unimpressive palate to end a real solid beer. Flavors are pretty weak when you let it sit in your mouth and after taste is not there. Other than the ending a pretty impressive brew in my opinion.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
agl108 (1066) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 4, 2006
12 oz. bottle at Flat Rock Saloon. Pours deep amber with khaki head. Nose is malty and complex with caramel, chocolate, and fruits. Flavor is hoppy and sweet. Pretty good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wheninhell (488) - chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2006
12oz bottle best before march 2006. clear copper with a small tan head. decent lacing. aroma warm lightly spiced banana. flavor sweet lightly spiced tea with a hint of lemon. medium to full bodied. lively carbonation. finish somewhat weak bittersweet tea with lemon. decent but i might need to try a fresh specimen.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
harmfuldrunk (288) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 31, 2006
tastes rich with a roasted chocolaty malt, a little hoppy for added sexiness, a bit spiced, just some how not put together well

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jblendy (519) - Hawthorne, New Jersey, USA - OCT 29, 2006
Pours murky amber/brown with a small tan head. Aroma has notes of dark fruit, yeast, mild hops, spice, and sweet malts. Flavor is very similar to the aroma, but with a little more bitterness than expected. Palate is medium, a bit oily, slightly bitter, and some mild spice. Not the best Abbey I’ve had, and a little unbalanced, but still fairly pleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - OCT 25, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2006 12 oz bottle. Pours a deep amber with orange and light red highlights. Aroma is caramel and spices. Taste is caramel, spicy yeast with some fruit...smooth lightly spicy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alexanderj (3542) - Branson, Missouri, USA - OCT 23, 2006
Poured a ruby red, with hints of orange. Smell of malt and fruit. Taste of malt and then hops. Fiarly bland too me. Some fruit flavor in there too.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zeswaft (1667) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 19, 2006
I had this after a weyerbacher prophecy and the transition was not smooth. in the end this come out to be a pretty nice tasting beer. Surprisingly hoppy. smoky and sweet. A tasty little dubbel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hiphops (286) - caldwell, New Jersey, USA - OCT 17, 2006
smells malty some cognac scents and maple syrup . sugary with a bitter aftertase. it feels full and chalky in my mouth. but not in a bad way. im still not sure what to think of this.

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