Friday, April 5, 2013

Smuttynose Star Island Single (8/10)

Smuttynose Brewing Company, located in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, produces Star Island Single.  Star Island Single is a Belgian-style pale ale, intended to be very sessionable.  It's named for an island near the brewery.

It pours a pale amber color, with a thin, coarse white head.  The flavor is mild, with virtually no hops bitterness, and contains a touch of smokiness or roasted grain.  Some element of the flavor reminds me of Dogfish Head's Ta Henket, though I can't quite pin that down.

The bottom line is that it's a good beer, and one you should definitely check out.  The Beer Advocate crowd describes it as "good" (80/100 rating) but didn't like it as much as I did.

ABV: 4.7%
IBU: 17.2
My rating: 8/10

No comments:

Post a Comment