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Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Beer Tasting: Smuttynose S'muttonator

This is double bock style lager from Smuttynose in Portsmouth New Hampshire. This "big beer" (in more ways than one!) found its way to our tasting review via a variety case of bocks. Have you tasted this beer? Let us know what you think. As a suggestion, try to keep the review as brief as possible for each of the following: appearance; smell; taste; mouthfeel; and drinkability.

Appearance Adam: deep cherry wood Bryan: substantial head; leaves some serious lacing Smell Adam: smells like a maibock with lager nose, along with sweetness Bryan: pleasant aroma of sweet malt; not significant though Taste Adam: not like all maibocks with bitterness and some alcohol Bryan: definitely a "big beer", alcohol presence for sure; bitterness noticeable in back of mouth Mouthfeel Adam: carbonated and coating Bryan: mild carbonation paired with big malt and medium hop profile gives you a mouthful of treats Drinkability Adam: hey it is good, I think it lives up to its name which is awesome by the way Bryan: yes, this is a good example of a bold American bock (hm, an "imperial", dare I say?!) Seconds? Adam: I didn't put that in my notes, but, I think it is safe to say I would drink Bryan's if he didn't want it Bryan: oh yeah!

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