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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
adrian910ss (2548) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 17, 2006
Pours a coppery amber color with a medium sized beige head. Aroma is malty and citrus hoppy with a slight hint of peach. Taste starts off malty and then the faint citrus hops come in. Leaves a slight tangy aftertaste. Good overall.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JamesHellican (11) - USA - OCT 13, 2006
Love the picture, probably was what compelled me to buy it. Has a great flavor, fruity and full of body. Drink it during the summer if you want an alternative to the dominating summer ales

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
LyndaNova (532) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 2, 2006
Cold 12oz bottle: Pours a cloudy orange amber color with a thin, foamy tan head. Aroma is of rich malt and hops with notes of molasses and peach. Taste is mostly bitter and sour. Ends on a sweet note.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
imzugzug (103) - Bechtelsville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2006
Deep amber pour with a thin off white head. Spicy armoa, lots of fruity odors. Taste was all spice and and wet blanket barnyard. Mouthfeel was sticky and thick. Overall not my 1st choice for a winter beer no matter how cool the label is.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ross (2128) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - SEP 15, 2006
Bottle from John (jjpm74) Thanks! I love smuttynose beers, I dont know why, probably because they kick ass, but I want to drink everyone I possibly can, regardless of rating. This one is a brown colored beer without much of a head at all. Taste is smooth and rich, some yeasty and slight hoppy notes in it. A nice spicy winter beer, would maybe be better if it was fresh (this one was 7 or 8 months old) but it was still good. Love this brewery.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - AUG 8, 2006
12oz bottle via trade with Dickinsonbeer! - Thanks Paul! - Pours dark brown with ruby highlights and a short offwhite head that fades quickly to a ring and laces the glass from there. Aromas of candi sugar, caramel, and some raisin. Flavor is caramel, raisin, and some candi sugar also just a touch of spice on the finish. Medium bodied and pretty well balanced. This one was enjoyable!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUL 9, 2006
12oz bottle shared by ClarkVV. Pours a dark reddish brown color, ruby highlites on the bottom with a small off white head that stays well. Nose is sweet caramel, malty, light dark fruit notes. Palate is semi thick with a nice bitter finish. Palate is relatively clean with a slight film present. Flavors are caramel mostly, with some sweet malty notes, hints of chocolate.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 5, 2006
Deep mahogony colored body with a small tan head. Very minimal aroma, almost non-existant, some light hops. Light spicing in the taste, honey and caramel as well. Sweet ending, almost like a Belgian yeast.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
eaglefan538 (3012) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 9, 2006
Ok, since I didn’t know what I was drinking (how much diversity is there among the "winter" seasonal beers you see in a bottle), I am not rating this on style. It certainly didn’t nail the abbey double style. Poured a dark amber to brownish color witha decent head, but one that certainly was not impressive. The aroma was sweet and malty, some cherries. The flavor was based on a backbone of caramel malts with cherries, bubblegum and bananas featured. Some spicing also detectable. Mouthfeel was somewhat thin (especially for the style), but not a bad beer. I’d drink another, but wouldn’t rave about Smutty’s Belgian-ness based on this one.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ericnixon (742) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 25, 2006
Amazingly I found a bottle in the "bahgin bin" at Spirit Haus in AMherst, MA. Beautiful ruby color. Raisiny aroma that reminds me of some of the better Belgians. Yummy smooth with a nice mixture of flavors that work well with each other. Good stuff.


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