Zinneke by Smuttynose Brewing Company in New Hampshire, United States

About Zinneke by Smuttynose Brewing Company

This relatively new sub-style combines Belgian, American and English influences to create a beer whose total is more than equal to the sum of its parts. Here’s how Zinneke breaks down and adds back up. Start with a strong stout. This is the Big Beer Series after all… then “Belgianize” it by altering the grain bill and fermenting the wort with a Trappist yeast strain. Smuttynose backed off the heavy caramel and roasted malts to create a more complimentary flavor profile for the yeast, which contributes fruity esters and a light body. These parts combine to create a beer with dark color and light body with prevalent flavors of dark fruits, vanilla and toffee, while subtle chocolate flavors appear in the finish.


At Smuttynose, we pride ourselves on making a wide variety of distinctive beers, from our year-round offerings and seasonals, to more the more limited releases in our famous Big Beer Series and our experimental Smuttlabs line.

Smuttynose Brewing Company makes Zinneke Belgian Strong Dark Ale