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RATINGS: 513   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

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 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
weepingsuds (222) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - FEB 21, 2006
A bit fruity with a strange variation through the finish. Just nothing grabs me. This is short for an abbey dubbel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lamas (1355) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 17, 2006
Bottle. Best before: 04/06. Pours a clear, candy apple red with a thin and fizzy tan head. Bananas, nutmeg, cinnamon and some alcohol in the aroma. Thin body with a high level of carbonation. Starts with some bananas and caramel and finishes pretty toasty with just a hint of alcohol. Wintery spices throughout. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 11, 2006
Tap. Deep copper/amber color with a medium white head. Hoppy aroma, pine and grapefruit. Spicy flavor, picture an ipa with darker malts and caramel. Finishes mostly bitter. I say it’s a stretch to call this a dubbel, mainly because of the hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 9, 2006
Dark amber body... minimal off-white head. Awkard/forced spicy aroma of nutmeg and allspice, along with light citrus hops and caramel. Flavor is a bit better... belgian yeast brings warm realization to the spices, but it has a light papery character too. Overly sweet by itself... I can picture it being great with ham.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (10311) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - FEB 5, 2006
Amber/orange, small offwhite head. Aroma from peach and figs, some hoppy notes. Malty fruity flavor with some cocoa. Quite mild finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkobes (2140) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - FEB 3, 2006
Bottle. Dark amber in color with a nice lacing. Malty fruity aroma. Raisiny. Caramel notes. Malty and roasty flavor. Light roasty notes. Medium bodied. Finish is dry. ok.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Thaichile (599) - 10aFly, New Jersey, USA - FEB 1, 2006
Tap. Pours a dark amber with nice head, but actually pretty low carbonation. Scents of caramel and fruit. Malty on the palate, with some lightly roasted notes. Leaning to the sweet side, but not a whole lot of body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jimmack (1222) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - JAN 31, 2006
12oz. bottle. Dark orange/amber color with a small off white head. Sweet, bready aroma with lots of banana and a bit of caramel. Yeasty, sweet malt flavor along with caramel, raisins and banana. Mildly cloying.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2006
Thanks to Woody_Obeer for this... Appears a light orange/amber with small white lacing. Smell is of light flowers mixed into a red ale that’s been brewed with a Belgian yeast strain. Light amounts of banana are detected as well. Taste is about the same as the aromas. Mouthfeel is sweet and lightly malty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
porterhouse (1581) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - JAN 26, 2006
(Bottle from <A HREF=http://www.ratebeer.com/Place/maine/portland/ target=blank>Downeast Beverage Co., best before 4/06) Pours dark orangish amber, very thin head which fizzes away quickly. Aroma sweet, yeasty, gluey. Very fine lacing. Mouthfeel kind of chewy, a little prickly. Taste is pretty sweet, yeasty, slightly gluey. A little like a witbier to me. Good.

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