Part of their Big Beer series, Smuttynose Homunculus is their interpretation of a Belgian Golden Ale.
Hazy gold with a fluffy white head, the fruit from the Belgian yeast is very noticeable in the aroma. At first, fruit dominates the flavor as well, with orange, apricot, and banana. Even a bit of bubble gum. Hops flavors come through after the fruit with a peppery jolt, leading to a dry and somewhat bitter finish. The aftertaste is similar to butterscotch candy. Some heat comes from the 9.9% ABV, but not overpowering.
Very tasty. If they keep this is a yearly, seasonal release beer, I can see it get very popular