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RATINGS: 533   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 194   ABV: 6.48%
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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (39393) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 26, 2010
Bottle 12fl.oz.
Clear medium amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white to light beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, nutty, orange. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20100410]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (36090) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 10, 2010
12 fl oz bottle, courtesy of Papsoe. Pours clear and golden amber with a small off-white head. Aroma is hops fruity, citrusy and grapefruity. Sweet impression, distinct fruity and bitter. Crisp fruity finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25073) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 10, 2010
Bottle 35,5 cl. Courtesy of TheCheeseMan. Pours a clear warm copper colour with a small off-white head. Fruity aroma with sweet caramel accents. Medium body, sweet dried fruit, roasted malts and burned caramel. A little ashes perhaps. Very subdued hops. Is 4.8% to be believed?? 100410

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (23865) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 10, 2010
Bottle at Papsø. Clear orange red coloured with a small off white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, spices and hops. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, spices and hops with notes of dried fruits. Hoppy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (22982) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 20, 2007
Bottled. Rubyish brown colour, small beigeish brown head. Aroma is grapes, redwineish hints and some alcohol. Flavour is quite the same, in a pleasant mix.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (21422) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 25, 2006
Bottled. Clear ruby. Raisiny malt aroma. Sweet and very aromatic with clean mouthfeel some light grassy hops. Rich Belgian style yeast almondy yeast character. Salty finish. Flavourwise it is very good, but it lacks in malt depth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (16462) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 10, 2010
Tasting at Papsø
Hazy amber color; small head. The aroma is light, fruity and spicy. Caramel flavor, light ashes, light fruitness; correct bitterness, without the American hop punch. Not bad, but nothing special.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (16429) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 7, 2010
Tap at Pizzeria Paradiso. Deep amber/chestnut color with a thin head. Malts dominate the taste, light background of spice, slightly bitter finish. Average.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (14404) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2009
Appearance: From the bottle, pours an amber-brown with a thin, fizzy beige head. Aroma: Sweet, malty aroma with notes of dark fruits. Flavor: A malty sweetness leads the flavor with flourishes of honey, maple syrup, caramel and dark fruits like cherries and plum. Some light, hoppy bitterness comes at the end. Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with tingly carbonation. Warm, alcoholic aftertaste lingers in the throat. Overall Impression: A rather nice beer, especially for the winter season. The dark character and rich, mildly complex flavor and warming sensation make this a fine cold-weather beer. Comments: Another solid offering from Smuttynose. I think these guys make some great brews.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (14381) - Göteborg, 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.

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