Star Island Single derives it’s name from Star Island lying just off the coast of New Hampshire almost into the waters of Maine. It’s a Belgian Pale Ale, brewed abbey style with the obvious Belgian yeast. All in all an interesting lager replacement by Smuttynose. It’s a little high for a session beer, but it’s close. And a bit lower on the ABV when compared to other beers brewed in the Belgian style. Here’s their 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.”
Taste Expectations – Citrus, lemon peel. Light sweet malts. Some spice. Comparable to a Belgian Blonde.
Availability – Year round. 12oz/6 pks & Draft.