Smooth Criminal - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
89
very good

16 Reviews
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Reviews: 16
Hads: 248
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 2.67%
Wants: 26
Gots: 72 | FT: 16
Brewed by:
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California, United States

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  15.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: rudzud on 02-02-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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.
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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. (713 characters)

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Smooth Criminal from The Bruery
89 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.