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
North American 2-Row, Caramunich, Carastan, Special B, Carahell, Carafa II DH
Yeast: Abbey Ale
Dark Belgian candi syrup
Starting Extract 15° Plato
Terminal Extract 4.5° Plato
Recommended Food Pairings
Wild mushrooms, carbonnade flamande, duck with tart fruit sauce
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - NOV 15, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Strange, the first 3 raters of this NH brew are from WI.... Pours a clear ruby red with dark brown hues. Small off whtie head. Aroma is roasted almonds, sweet caramel and heathbar. Flavor starts sweet, caramel, cherries, goes into a bitter roasted nut taste. Very smooth mouthfeel and palate, warming on the stomach.
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 15, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear red-brown body with a quickly-diminishing white head. I’m going to peg the sweet aroma as a chocolatey carrot cake w/ extra nutmeg. Nutmeg, chocolate and macintosh apple comprise the flavor with a tart peat coming in the end. Reminds me a lot of a Scotch Ale - the Trappist yeast apparently lends the beer that earthy tartness. Medium body with some alcoholic pepper.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 15, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bright burnt orange color with a moderate light tan head. Nice to look at but nothing special. Quite fruity in aroma. Mild orange and apricots, touch of caramel, some bubblegum and mild floral hops all tickle the nose, but again doesn’t fully excite. Full lightly oily feel. Now the flavor that where things come out of the malaise. Light sweet floral hops start and lead to full malt sweetness. Heavy caramel, and more hops balance. A mildly funky yogurt and bleu cheese component. Dry malt finish with a herbal hops touch. Seems too clean and sterile at times. An interesting ale. Mild esters throughout. For some reason I keep thinking all this is, is an amber with a different yeast, and I shouldn’t like it. But it seems to works for me.
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