Doctor Duvel

I'm like a sommelier, but for beer.

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Location: Upstate New York, United States

Favorite Beers: Orval, Samuel Smith, Duvel, Hennepin, Oude Gueze, Chimay, Dogfish Head, Anchor Steam, and anything made by Trappist monks.

Monday, February 05, 2007

Smuttynose Farmhouse Ale

Random beer review:

The Smuttynose Farmhouse Ale is not without interest. Nice spicy, fruity nose--I know they used White Labs 565 so that's no surprise. Pleasant malt character (aromatic) but, as Dave's Brewer's Notes attest, they were going for a drier finish. The relatively rich, full body is out of style. Nonetheless, it reminds me of some of Randy's early saisons when he was slinging around the specialty malts and chunking them up: a little out of style, but also damn tasty.


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