Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Smuttynose Star Island Single
Star Island Single poured a clear, golden yellow color with a two fingered width, white head. The nose is light, some faint pale malt underneath citrus notes. the body is smooth, with a fairly full mouthfeel. The body is fruity with the citrus growing as the beer progresses. The finish is almost absent, with only a little corn like yeasty dryness.
Overall, this is kond of just an average ale that is enjoyable without being memorable. The fruity sweetness takes over a little bit and could use a dryer finish to balance it out. Smuttynose is calling this a pale gold ale and it seems that the ber kind of toes the line between both styles, leaving it without an identity. Not bad, but I was hoping for more from Smuttynose.