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Big Beer Series - Homunculus by Smuttynose Brewing Company
Belgian IPA
9.90 % ABV

This hoppy, Belgian-style golden ale
first appeared in early 27 as the
first edition of our Short Batch Series.
At that time, we called it the Gnome, an
homage to Brasserie d'Achouffe. Renamed
Homunculus, it will make its first
appearance as part of the Big Beer
Series in the spring of 211. 

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New in the Smuttynose Big Beer Series, Homunculus
 
Review by tavernjef on 09/05/11  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
82 3 9 17 4 8 2011
Pale tangerine gold glow for body, capped lightly and small with a foamy fluffy head of whiteness. Some very well placed lacing is sketched across the glass in broken drippy sheets.

Aroma is of funky banana, pear, starfruit, and other tiny portions of citrus thrown in to add some nice touches of grapefruit and lemon along with some earthy weizen-like yeast.

Taste is quite deep and candyish with a broad ranging citrusy, tropical tow of dull orange, old banana, starfruit, stone fruit, and pear. Yeastyness is dull yet just peppy enough with a very dull dryness and funky clove and coriander spice to it. Leaves a touch of earthyness as it finishes low ended and dull with a light dusting of yeast and leftover dull oitrus.

Solid medium body, if not more so, quite smooth and rounded, with a boldness of heft in the right places to keep the palate engaged with all the complexity of its yeasty textures and spice while laying the malty groundwork of the pale citrusy stuff.

Very enjoyable and soild Smuttynose stuff!

Price: $9.99 Served In: Goblet

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