I’ve always loved Smuttynose Brewing, as they make awesome beer – but this was the first time I’ve tried their Winter Ale.
It’s an Abby Double, so it’s brewed with Belgian yeast – but it only rates a 5.1% ABV… which means, you can drink more than just one. 😉
I thought it was pretty tasty, but my personal favorite is still the Smuttynose Brown Ale.
The label of this bottle was CRAZY! It had a bunch of sperm pictures coming towards a glass of beer. At least that’s what I thought it was – here… you decide:
See!! I bet you thought I was lying! Crazy beer name with a crazy label, eh? Well… on to the beer. This brew is part of Smuttynose Brewery’s 2011 Big Beer Series. The Homunculus is a Belgian Golden Ale. Belgian beers are among my favorites, and this one had a nice malty flavor – but unlike traditional Belgian Ales – it was pretty hoppy, so I was surprised by that bitter bite at the end! At 9.9% ABV, it made me feel all warm and toasty inside!
It’s totally a beer to pick up and try – and as a bonus, you get a cool bottle! Also, be on the lookout for some of Smuttynose Brewery’s other delicious beers – Old Brown Dog (Brown Ale) and even Really Old Brown Dog (Stock Ale) are some of my favorites! I just noticed that they have a Scotch Ale and a Maibock – those are now on my wishlist! “Make mine a Smutty!” Cheers!