98. Smuttynose Star Island

This is the first beer from Smuttynose that I would not recommend. It is a fine beer and something that I was able to finish easily but it did not live up to the other varieties of Smuttynose that I have already reviewed. It may simply be the style of beer as Belgian style ales certainly do have a unique character but this one just seemed a bit off. Color was great with a thick head, aroma seemed to be all over the place with some hops, grains and fruits in there. Taste was just OK and a bit disappointing after my other Smuttynose reviews.
Pros: Color
Cons: Inconsistent aroma
Alcohol Content: 5.1% ABV
Calories: ???
IBU (Bitterness): ??
Rating: ★★☆☆☆
Brewers Website: Smuttynose
Brewers Description: Visitors to Smuttynose Island, peering across the dark waters of Gosport Harbor towards the ragged rocks of neighboring Star Island, are sometimes startled by the fleeting sight of mysterious, alluring creatures swept up from the Atlantic’s cold, inky depths.  Or so they tell us.

Our Star Island Single is an eminently sessionable, abbey-style ale offering a beguiling mix of flavor and refreshment. This medium-bodied golden ale features a slight residual sweetness from Honey Malt and hints of citrus and tropical fruits from the unique Belgian yeast it is fermented with, leaving a crisp dry finish. Enjoy it sociably while you savor good times, tall tales, friendly company & life’s unexpected pleasures.

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