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Slumbrew My Better Half - Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)

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BA SCORE
86
very good

99 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 99
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.29%
Wants: 15
Gots: 8 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mduncan on 02-09-2012)
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rciroc


5/5  rDev +31.2%

06-22-2014 20:26:59 | More by rciroc
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codon2004

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

04-23-2012 00:53:34 | More by codon2004
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mattparsons

New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

05-04-2013 21:59:15 | More by mattparsons
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krystensteiner

Pennsylvania

4.65/5  rDev +22%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer brings back memories of fall apple harvesting with my Dad. Then an afternoon spent making caramel apples and trying not to eat all the caramels before they got to the apples.

Wonderful amber hue and frothy, lacy head. Nice bready notes in the armoma with a slight smell of honey. The caramel flavor predominates with a slight alcohol in the finish. This is a rich, creamy beer that has a sweetness that lingers on the tongue.

Great beer for people you know who aren't into bitter, super hoppy beers. This a nice gateway beer!

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2012 18:55:02 | More by krystensteiner
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gwalson

Massachusetts

4.6/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Slumbrew usually makes interesting takes on typical beer styles. In this case, they made a style that very few of us have ever tried; the cream stout. This beer is a mix of a cereal wort recipe that was half lager fermented and half ale fermented. It's a smooth, tasty beer that probably won't taste like anything you've tried before. There is a smoothness from the lager half, while the ale half gives a sweetness that is not common outside of beers with more malty characteristics.

I want more! Sadly, it's a limited release and probably won't be around for a while, so get it while you can!

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2012 15:31:34 | More by gwalson
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WhitmansNiece

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

12-09-2012 22:59:29 | More by WhitmansNiece
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PIGuy9

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

02-22-2012 01:38:50 | More by PIGuy9
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DavidHamilton


4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

07-14-2012 02:54:51 | More by DavidHamilton
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HEADYdb

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

06-02-2012 13:31:25 | More by HEADYdb
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Kelp

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

01-10-2013 09:54:59 | More by Kelp
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kentmanfield

Maine

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

03-18-2012 22:54:45 | More by kentmanfield
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uratowel

Quebec (Canada)

4.3/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a deep golden auburn color, off white head with descent retention and lacing but could have been more in a cream ale.

A little lacking on hop aroma for what came in the taste. Just a little weak overall aroma.

Really unique taste and mouthfeel combination here, made it a little hard to judge. I think this attributed to the fact that this is a mix of a lagers and ales same recipe. Big pale sweet maltiness balanced by a distinct hop flavor up front, with sweetness lingering.

Overall a cool concept and really enjoyable beer - I kept wanting more (shared the 22).

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2012 02:15:51 | More by uratowel
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EighthElement

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

05-31-2012 04:27:38 | More by EighthElement
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bluerabbit

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

03-10-2013 00:34:59 | More by bluerabbit
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uustal

Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

09-25-2012 01:58:53 | More by uustal
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mbs11

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

06-25-2012 05:21:10 | More by mbs11
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4.23/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shared by BigSexy410. Thanks Ben.

The beer is bright orange and mostly clear, sporting a small white head that leaves some good lacing on the tulip. The aroma brings floral notes, malt, cream. Wow, the cream character really comes through in the flavor. Vanilla and cream soda notes. Soft and smooth on the palate. I would definitely have this again.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2012 22:38:10 | More by Huhzubendah
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Damian

Massachusetts

4.18/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Drank on-tap at Picco Restaurant, Boston, MA
Served in a pint glass

Slightly hazed, copper-amber appearance. The liquid was capped by a small, khaki colored head that deposited a thin sheet of patchy lacework along the glass.

The nose was sweet and fruity initially. Berry notes were apparent. Touch of caramel and biscuity malt sweetness. Surprisingly, as the beer warmed, the nose faded and all that was left was a dull maltiness.

Lots of interesting things happening in the flavor profile. Like the nose, it was sweet and fruity. Strong peach notes. Hints of orange zest. There was a robust caramel malt presence. Some discernible berry-like flavors. I thought I picked up strawberry notes. Moderately hoppy finish. The hops were crisp, piney and earthy. Overall, quite flavorful and remarkably well balanced. At 7.2% ABV, this drank remarkably well.

The mouthfeel was incredibly plush and smooth on the palate. Full bodied for the style.

Calling this beer a cream ale (or even an imperial cream ale) is a bit misleading, as it bares absolutely no resemblance to other versions of the style that I have sampled. Regardless, My Better Half really impressed me. If you appreciate unique beers that push boundaries, then definitely give this a shot.

Serving type: on-tap

04-07-2013 03:52:07 | More by Damian
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mdfb79

New York

4.15/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From 05/06/12 notes. Big thanks to jslot38 for this one and BigSexy410 with the assist. Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into my Bruery tulip.

a - Pours a murky reddish amber color with one inch of fluffy white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of sweet fruits, cream, vanilla, fruity malts, and bready malts. Not too sweet, and lots of cream.

t - Tastes like cream soda. Tons of cream and vanilla, as well as some fruity malts, toasted malts, bready malts. Very nice, even more cream then the nose.

m - Medium body and low carbonation, very smooth and creamy body. Awesome mouthfeel.

o - Overall I thought this was a great cream ale. Just a ton of vanill and cream, and super smooth and cream and easy to drink. Would like to have it again.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2012 01:32:47 | More by mdfb79
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JMS1512

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +5%

04-17-2013 18:32:36 | More by JMS1512
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twinpeekaboo

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +5%

07-09-2012 22:53:01 | More by twinpeekaboo
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ChrisL24481

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +5%

02-17-2013 00:44:43 | More by ChrisL24481
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Chugs13

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +5%

11-24-2013 21:45:04 | More by Chugs13
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +5%

04-29-2014 22:41:04 | More by TheManiacalOne
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BelJen

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +5%

03-15-2012 18:41:48 | More by BelJen
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Slumbrew My Better Half from Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)
86 out of 100 based on 99 ratings.