In this winter beer blog, we are going to take a look at a beer called Winter Ale from Smuttynose Brewery. I do not know this brewery that well so I was looking at trying this beer out at Countryside Bar. Smuttynose Brewing was founded in 1994 by Peter Egelston in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. They brew several different beer styles. I will be trying some other brews from this brewery. Let us get into this beer.
It has a clear brown color with a constant white head on the beer. There is really no smell to the beer. The taste is a sweet malty with a dry aftertaste. It is a pretty warm beer going down the throat. It is a nice beer for the winter months. I would say this is a marathon beer not a speed drinking beer. It is a nice Dubbel.
Here is a description from their website (www.smuttynose.com):
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.
SMUTTYNOSE WINTER ALE CONTAINS NO SPICES
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Closing out, I did enjoy this beer and I am looking forward to checking out their other beers that they have out in my market. I love the looks to the taste of this beer. This is a great beer sitting by the fireplace with a nice cigar. I recommend you trying this beer and let me know what your thoughts. If you had some of their beers, please let me know which is the next brew I should have from this brewery. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser