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RATINGS: 541   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   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.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Scipio (772) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - NOV 21, 2012
Pours a medium brown with a good frothy beige head. Aroma is very light and almost completely neutral, but I do detect a bit of chocolate and caramel. It is actually a bit soapy. At least I get something from the taste. Roasted malt, caramel, with some chocolate undertones. The chocolate comes out more in the aftertaste. Medium in body with a somewhat chewy texture. I’m not impressed with this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
crajun (1121) - , Texas, USA - JAN 20, 2016
Interesting beer - parts of this are outstanding - armoa, color, and some of the taste... more of a winter warmer than dubbel...great aroma of dark fruits, toffee, brown sugar. dirty hazy dark brown sludgy pour. taste better as it warms and some great flavors - doesn’t all come together perfectly but worth a couple of bottles.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
edwardbass (722) - Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2016
Definitely like a dubbel. Caramel, dried raisins/figs, sour yeast along with very mild hops bitterness. Fairly warming. Would be better with food as opposed to just on its own, as I tried it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sammer (1101) - Plano, Texas, USA - DEC 25, 2015
Copper pour from the bottle. Taste is grain, dough, mild citrus, malt and booze. Warm finish. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Thechasm442 (501) - Manhattan, Illinois, USA - DEC 16, 2015
Bottle to pint glass. Brown in color with a tan head and little lacing. Aroma is toffee, caramel, and malts. Flavor is sour malts, toffee, and more rich caramel. Average mouthfeel and somewhat sticky. Ok beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fuzzcro (95) - Illinois, USA - DEC 5, 2015
Perfect vintage label! Great color and a nice flavor. A decent winter ale..smooth and no distinct flavor overpowers...nice blend.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
samsmith33 (771) - - DEC 4, 2015
Look is Dark dark brown. Off white head. Aroma is barley, cherry, plum. Doesn’t jump out at you. Taste is molasses, lots of malt,...aftertaste is burnt sugars. Feel is heavy, sticky. Good warming winter beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ryecatcher (1159) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 16, 2015
Bottle. Deep amber brownish pour, decent head retention, nose is malt, caramel, raisins. Mouth is bittersweet, medium-full, toffee, dried fruit, malt, yeasty spice, weird fuckin aftertaste. Meh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tia (1474) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - NOV 8, 2015
Tap @ Jack Browns. Hazy brown with minimal head., not getting strong aroma- maybe some toffee and coriander. Sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GnarlyGnome (852) - Fairfield, Ohio, USA - MAY 18, 2015
Bottle: Sweeter than I anticipated it being, nice full mouthfeel - was expecting more of the yeast character than I get from it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ttoadee (1110) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 26, 2015
Thick red pour, hardly any head. Nose is roasted malt. More sweet than bitter. Middle is strong toffee and faint dried fruit. Finish is still fairly sweet. Not bad, but also not an abbey ale.

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