Smuttynose Smuttlabs Rouge De’Shire

Posted: September 11, 2015 in Reviews, Saison/Farmhouse Ale, Smuttynose Brewing Company

Our third stop was at Banded Horn Brewing Company, which was right down the road from Run of the Mill. As soon as we walked in, I knew I was going to like this place. They had a Foosball table, ping-pong table and corn hole set up inside the tasting room. The bar was large and they had lots of selections on tap to taste. We played a round of ping-pong and managed to get a ball to roll under a fermentor. That’s skill right there. We did two tasting paddles and the stand outs were the Greenwarden (which I brought home to review) and the Daikaiju (which I did not bring home to review). If you’re in the area, it is definitely worth a visit. After this, we went to check in to our hotel in Kennebunkport and thus ended day #1 in Maine.


ABV: 4.9%

Style: Saison/Farmhouse Ale

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Part of the Farmhouse Series – brewed with Brett and raspberries then aged on oak chips.”

Random: This was my free beer at Hayseed, the restaurant on the Smuttynose property.

This beer poured with a one finger, white head that dissipated slowly and left some lacing on the glass. The body was a hazy red color with no visible carbonation because of the cloudiness. The nose was filled with raspberries and a touch of funk. It had oak as well and just a really inviting scent. The taste was filled with raspberry with a touch of funk and sour. The oak was mellow and added some vanilla notes to the beer, which made it very pleasant. It had a thin body with moderate carbonation. The finish was lengthy with red raspberries and light tartness. I really enjoyed this beer and it was one of the standouts from Smutty. If you can find it, it’s worth a shot if you like beers with Brett.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0


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