#8 - Smuttynose - Smuttlabs: Pure Biss

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If you're sensing a Smuttynose theme, that's because one of our guys works part time at Smutty and brought some stuff he had laying around. Up next is a beer that very few people have ever tasted. There are only 77 checkins on this beer EVER. It's a very off the wall beer, purely experimental. While you've tasted a witbier, this unconventional witbier gets its swerve from the contributions of Chef Jamie Bissonnette. Instead of the traditional coriander and orange peel, Jamie brought kaffir lime leaves, spruce tips and 25 pounds of grapefruit zest to the brewday.

The biggest taste I noticed was the spruce tips. The grapefruit and lime were definitely evident, as well as the grapefruit zest, it smelled and tasted like walking through a forest. Unfortunately, someone had to mention how they thought it smelled like soap, so that became all the rest of it tasted. THis was a very interesting experiment, and I look forward to whatever comes next from Smuttlabs.

Pure Biss Vital Stats (from the Smuttynose blog):

5.4% abv 15 IBU

Malts: North American 2-Row, Wheat, Flaked Wheat, Flaked Oats Hops: Bittering-Magnum, Flavor-Sterling Yeast: White Labs WLP-400 Belgian Wit

Batch Size: 30 barrels, packaged in 5.2 gallon kegs and crown finished, 375ml bottles.