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Slumbrew My Better Half - Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)

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BA SCORE
85
very good

106 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 106
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.32%
Wants: 16
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Cream Ale |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

It’s often said there is a better half responsible for making us whole, and so goes the inspiration for this ale. Its whole is born from a single recipe of 2-row pilsner, caramel, honey malts and cereal grains that balance with Cascade, Mt. Hood and Saaz hops. One half of the fermentation is cold lagered and the remaining half is finished as a warm ale fermentation. The result is a smooth and composed imperial cream ale well suited for contemplating your better half.

(Beer added by: mduncan on 02-09-2012)
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3.14/5  rDev -17.4%

JamieDuncan, Oct 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

SuperHop18, Jul 22, 2014
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5/5  rDev +31.6%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

DelicateDelirium, Jun 15, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.1%

Mark_Robinson, May 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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Raf, May 01, 2014
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3.99/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On-tap 4/29/2014 at Doherty’s Ale House, in Warwick, RI served in a tapered pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep coppery amber color, with a large foamy off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a very thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains fruit, caramelized malts and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out very bready with a hearty malt character followed by sweet flavors of caramel and a touch of fruit. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings a good balance. There are also touches of vanilla and chocolate in the background. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down very easily, not too filling, good kick, decent representation of style, this is a very good beer to drink for a long time.

TheManiacalOne, Apr 29, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.1%

JAHMUR, Apr 29, 2014
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Meb3, Apr 19, 2014
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Chris00710, Apr 09, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A-Pours somewhat hazy. Body is a pale orange hue that is quite close to yellow. A thicker, smooth head leaves sheets of lace.

S-Sharp, sweet grains. Some honey and an amorphous fruity aroma.

T-Sweet, grainy bread and honeyed biscuits or dough. Has a 'sharpness' to the flavor. I guess I will add the descriptor 'cream' here.

M-Medium bodied. Softer carbonation. 'Creamy'. A bit of alcohol heat surprisingly dry.

O- A cool idea but I'm not sure how much I enjoyed it. One full pint of those as enough for me.

VelvetExtract, Apr 03, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.1%

JT99125, Mar 26, 2014
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tdatt43, Feb 06, 2014
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Slumbrew My Better Half from Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)
85 out of 100 based on 106 ratings.