Smuttynose Summer Weizen Ale

Bottle:  This bottle is similar to any other Smuttynose bottles.  A pink title bar with a sky blue neck color.  The main picture is blurry, in the Smutty-style, and is attempting to replicate late ‘50’s/ early ‘60’s picture of a lady on a float in a pool.  The bottle summarizes summer nicely I suppose, but overall it seems to be rather bland.

Appearance: Pours a hazy straw yellow with a decent off-white head and thick white and drooping lacing.  Lots of bubbles racing to the top which suggests a nice carbonation.

Smell:  The smell tingles the nose slightly, with a good yeasty stench working its way through the wheat and a hoppy bite appearing on the back of the smell.

Taste:  Initial taste is sharp with piney hops, but mellows out into a wheat and sweet flavor.

Mouthfeel:  This beer is harshly bubbly on the tongue with a harsh bite also coming from the hops.  The afterfeel is smooth and clean with only a slight lingering of the harsh initial “bang.”

Overall:  I’m not a fan of this beer. I would label it as a fruity-rumpus beer.  The beer is mediocre for its type, but is simply meh.  A little too harsh in the mouth, and a little too bland in flavor.

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