Slumbrew My Better Half - Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)
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Reviews by the Alström Bros:
3.83/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #63 (Apr 2012):
LOOK: Rich amber, touch of haze, big creamy white head
SMELL: Fresh cereal grain, honey, alcohol, light herbal, clean
TASTE: Firm, semi-viscous, smooth, creamy, toasty, sweet grains, honey, orange peel, bitey alcohol, herbal and earthy linger
Cream Ales, an ale/lager hybrid of sorts, are greatly underrepresented and often misunderstood. Slumbrew reminds us how fun the style can be with their dangerously delicious Imperalized interpretation; a cold lager blended with a warm ale. Perhaps a bit too sweet, but the complexity and sheer drinkability quickly forgives and forgets.
Serving type: bottle
06-29-2013 16:30:59 | More by BeerAdvocate
3.54/5 rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
22oz brown bomber with no freshness date.
Crystal clear copper color, bubbly head on top. Yeast, ripe pears, spicy hop, orange pith and animal feed grain in the nose. Very smooth, creamy with a medium body. Biscuity throughout, bread crust and crackers. Lots of hop flavor; herbal, leafy, spicy, mild tobacco & orange peel. Hint of caramel and ripe fruit in the middle, finishes near astringent. A battle more than balance here, hops and malt don't seem to fully mesh together for me and while it is not a chore to drink it certainly is not a bomber I'd get on my own. I've had batches that were sweeter and a bit more palatable.
Serving type: bottle
02-19-2013 05:49:30 | More by Jason
More User Reviews:
3.6/5 rDev -5.5%
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.
Serving type: on-tap
04-03-2014 01:12:14 | More by VelvetExtract
Slumbrew My Better Half from Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)
86 out of 100 based on 100 ratings.