Smuttynose Portsmouth Lager
Smuttynose Portsmouth LagerRated 3.126 by BeerPals
Brewed by Smuttynose Brewing CompanyPortsmouth, NH, United States
Style: Vienna / Amber Lager
4.5% Alcohol by Volume
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16 Member Reviews
STOUTLOVER72 2327 reviews
rated 2.3 13 years ago
Aroma: 4 | Appearance: 4 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 4 | Overall: 5
Hmmm. Not sure how old this is but I see that it’s retired. It’s really not tasty at all, but it looks really nice in my glass. Aroma is some caramel combined with veggie/carrots, with a soft earth note. Flavor has some really light malty sweetness, maybe a little caramel with a light sour finish. Palate is light bodied, very smooth. Maybe when it was in it’s prime, but it’s well past it now.
THOMASSOVA4 1037 reviews
rated 3.1 14 years ago
Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 6
This beer was generally an ordinary lager - nothing real spectacular about it. The taste was slightly buttery but it isn't stand out enough to want to try it again. A very average beer, but then again, it is a Lager.
HANTRAN 535 reviews
rated 4.0 14 years ago
Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8
What a wonderful surprsise. One of the tastiest lagers I have encountered. A great deal of lightly toasted malt in the nose and subtle spicy hop notes, peppers and earthy nutmeg-like notes. Pours a surprising middle amber color that is clear and with a glorious head and excellent lacing. Mouth is very full for a lager in a very nice way. Almost chewy and works the whole mouth. I loved the flavor (OK I like hop-head IPA's but I like otehr things TOO!), killer malt backbone with a touch of sweet carmel notes that finishes with subtle fruity hop notes and just a hint of bitter. A wonderful sense of balance and proportion with a depth of flavor that is rare in a lager. On top of all that this would be a killer session brew. Great job Smuttynose, hats off!
FARGINGBASTIGE6 1476 reviews
rated 3.9 14 years ago
Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8
This looked great in the glass with a rich head and awesome amber color. The nuances of this beer ditinguish it from some others recently on tap. A little citrus and hops make this a crisp beer - perfect with spicy food.
TIMMYK77 404 reviews
rated 2.9 15 years ago
Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6
From a bottle. Pours a clear copper with a nice white head. Aroma is light and malty. Flavor is typical for a lager. Slightly sweet with a better than average hop presence.
BEERHUNTER 667 reviews
rated 3.3 15 years ago
Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7
This one poured a nice golden colro with a decent head. Had a very mild aroma. Nice full flavor with a good malt profile. It had a slight honey presence and a good finish.
PHISHPOND417 3045 reviews
rated 3.3 15 years ago
Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7
Pours a clear amber colour with a tint of orange. Thin white head, that is only temporarily visible. It quickly leaves behind a small creamy top. Aroma is malty, slight pear and a bit nutty. Mouthfeel is very full, flavors are semi sweet and nutty as well. Finishes very smooth, but light and refreshing. Very clear in taste.
DOULOS31 1349 reviews
rated 3.4 16 years ago
Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 6
Beer pours a golden orange color, with very small head and no lacing. Aroma of lager malts. Flavor was full and rich with a decent bitter finish. Caramel, citrus sweet. Not bad.
EAGLEFAN538 2299 reviews
rated 2.7 17 years ago
Aroma: 5 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 5
A Vienna/Amber Lager. Hmmm. Maybe the latter, because it was amber with an amber ale type flavor, but not a Vienna, lacking the malty and slight roasted character of many another good Vienna. The pour was urine yellow/orange (like that from a dehydrated individual) with a small head and ok lacing. Aroma was candy nut scented with some light herbal notes. The flavor was strongly hopped with a metallic, caramel, light grassy, light citrus backbone. After reading a review below (salt), seawater does come to mind, although not in an offensive sense. Moderate mouthfeel, significant carbonation. Not my cup of tea and not lager-crisp enough for me.
WILLBLAKE 934 reviews
rated 2.7 17 years ago
Aroma: 4 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 5
12oz bottle, 05.18.05 Pours dark amber; ample, brainy head, instant lacing even as head dissipates. Salted pretzel aroma, some light nuttiness. Flavors are vague, some nut, some cracker/biscuit, honey. Body is full and thick for a vienna (I think), not so refreshing. Salt on finish highlights the maltiness. Not my fav style, but decent beer.