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Smooth Criminal | The Bruery

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89
very good
20 Reviews
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BEER STATS
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
269
Avg:
4.1
pDev:
35.37%
 
 
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States | website

Style: English Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 15.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Ever accidentally blend two brews, curse a bit, and then smile when tasting the excellent result? Us too. Smooth Criminal is the splendid result of moving a bit too quickly in the brewhouse. An accidental addition of Saison De Lente to a fermenter full of our Anniversary ale led us to ask, "Anni, are you okay?" She was. Smooth Criminal showcases rich malt, flavorful hops and oaky goodness in a harmoniously unique ale.

Added by rudzud on 02-02-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Appearance: Fairly cloudy dark-brown with a modest sized light-beige head that dissipated fairly quickly.

Smell: Moderate bourbon notes, brown sugar, dark fruit notes (think raisins and prunes) and mild toffee notes. Nice nose on this one.

Taste: Bourbon, brown sugar, raisins/prunes, mild spicy notes and mild oak notes. The beer finishes drier and less sweet than the Anniversary beers, which I'm guessing is the result of the blending with Saison De Lente. Very mild alcohol presence, great for the ABV.

Mouth-feel: On the light side of medium-bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation.

Overall: The "accidental blend" has resulted in a tasty English barleywine. I'm curious as to how this one will age.

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Smooth Criminal from The Bruery
89 out of 100 based on 20 ratings.