The Smoked Peach Short Weisse from Smuttynose ($6 from the brewery directly, available through normal distribution) is the latest release from the Smuttlabs line, available in 16.9 ounce bottle. The beer pours with a goldenrod coloration and nothing in the way of head or lacing. The peach nose is intense here and is matched well during the initial quaff. Equally present during this early segment of Smuttynose’s Smoked Peach Short Weisse is the light toasted and smoked flavor of the malt; what results here is something that is neither too sweet or tart. The beer is refreshingly light for the season but has just enough oomph to keep things warm and cozy through the winter months. The tartness of the peach is muted slightly through the light amount of smoke that is presented here. The tart bite of the beer is the uniting factor, maintaining a focal point but never threatening to overthrow the more delicate flavors that rise and fall throughout this bottle.
Smuttynose’s Smoked Peach Short Weisse holds up extremely well as the effort reaches room temperature, perhaps getting more tart as one moves closer to the end of the bottle. The reediness of the malt is the perfect pairing for the peach, making for something that is delectable and would be paired perfectly with fish, chicken, or sweeter dishes.
Smuttynose has released a number of stellar efforts over the course of the last few years; check out our coverage of Imperial Stout, Hayseed, Rhye IPA, ParadoX, Really Old Dog,Durty, Kindest Find, Oktoberfest, Bouncy House and Cherry Short Weisse. For more information about the brewery and their full beer line-up, visit their website. Smuttynose’s social media accounts are perfect if one wants to keep up to date regarding new beers and events.