Slumbrew Rising Sun Ale - Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)
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3.4/5 rDev -7.6%
Draught @ Noho Brewfest: This one pours a clear, dark amber color. There was very little heads on it. It has a milder nose. Malty, toasty, hint of roast and biscuit. The taste is good. Malts, roastiness, hint of dryness in finish. Maybe some nuttiness. Nice.
01-31-2014 19:32:32 | More by Boto
3.09/5 rDev -16%
22oz bottle poured into stemless wine glass. Bottled 5/13, about 3 months old.
A- Pours a yellowish red copper color with a slight off-white head that dissipates fairly quickly, carbonation dies off after awhile.
S- Espresso beans, some dark fruits, cola, a bit of licorice, caramel. A lot going on and decently aromatic, would be fairly pleasant smelling if the cola presence wasn't there.
T- Caramel malts, slight dark fruits, barley, a fairly distinct flat cola taste that sort of ruins the beer a bit, finishes with espresso beans, some wheat, and light caramel malts.
M- Initially fairly spritzer then fading to be a little bit on he flat side, medium bodied, easy drinking.
O- I haven't had to many altbiers, but I wasn't a huge fan of this one and I know I've had much better of the style. This was drinkable but it didn't quite fit together with a slight off putting cola presence.
08-21-2013 22:45:53 | More by jaasen64
4.06/5 rDev +10.3%
The beer was poured into a stange glass. The beer pours a darker shade of copper and hazy. The beer has a thick, light tan head that retreat slowly, leaving splotchy lacing along the glass. The beer has many visible tiny bubbles along side the glass. The first aroma is of bubblegum and bread. There's some toffee in the smell as well as some banana aroma. The flavor is of toasted bread crust, toffee, and some slight nuttiness. I also get some grassy hops in the flavor as well as that banana I picked up in the nose. The body is light to medium with moderate carbonation. The beer drinks very easily and there's only a slight aftertaste. This is a very good beer.
04-22-2013 00:13:26 | More by acevenom
3.68/5 rDev 0%
22 oz Bomber into my Pretty Things goblet. Served refrigerator temperature after a three mile run.
A - dull copper color, looks a little like dirty water. Head fades quickly but some lacings persist. Iced tea color.
S -slightly sour malt/yeast smell. Bread dough.
T - sweet & sour. Strong lemon flavor mixed with the yeasty sour. Tasty. Hints of fish oil? or am I trying too hard.
M - crisp and thirst quenching. Goes down like a dry cider perhaps.
O - it's given me the hiccups but I forgive it. Different than what I usually have, nice flavor, not sure I want more than one however.
12-21-2012 01:16:10 | More by greenengineer
3.63/5 rDev -1.4%
Another one lost in the back of the fridge, hopefully hasn't faded too much.
Pours a big fluffy 1.5 finger head that fades semi slowly with nice lacing over semi clear but dark cranberry mahogany ruby brown colored beer.
Aroma hits my nose from a few feet away on the pour, big malts, very interesting, with lots of caramel, toffee, light roast, roasted reddish malts, candy, nutty, etc. Then the bock comes in with nice toffee, light raisin, reminiscent of a dark wheat beer, hint candied banana, and just a touch of herbal grassy hops.
Taste starts with lots more malts, toffee and caramel right out, slight hint of roast, nutty malt flavors, etc, before more yeast additions, big toffee and light bananas foster, candied raisin and fig, again a dark wheat flavor for that bock yeast. Caramel really saturates before hops come in lightly, hint herbal grassy earthy like hops, light bitterness, earthy dirty raisin flavor, abs just a light yeasty flavor. Finish is slightly drier, little sticky, lingering dark fruits, fig raisin, toffee, caramel, fruity flavors, and light earthy hops.
Mouth is med bodied, sticky syrupy mostly, decent carb.
Overall not bad, interesting blend of malt flavors and bock yeast flavors, little too syrupy but mostly a good beer.
12-17-2012 14:06:01 | More by jlindros
2.58/5 rDev -29.9%
22oz bottle purchased as a single from somewhere localish. Bottled 5/12.
Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1/4" tan head over the clear reddish orange brew. Head recedes gradually, with sticky lasting lace. Aroma is malts and a light tartness.
Taste starts nutty sweet, kicks it up pretty hard on the tartness in the middle, balanced close with the lemony undercurrent. Mouthfeel is pretty smooth, but drinkability is limited by omnipresent sour character. Hoped for better.
11-22-2012 16:43:26 | More by ppoitras
2/5 rDev -45.7%
An all barley malt brew fermented w/ wheat beer yeast. Deep red color with malty flavors from raosted barlye, Munich, and piseln and caramel malts.
To be honest, not a fan of the Perle and Hallertauer hops. Adds a spice flavor that turns me off. Tastes to me that additional spice was added. Need to investigate the effect of these specific hops more.
09-23-2012 14:30:36 | More by KarlosT
3.7/5 rDev +0.5%
Poured a half inch beige head with decent lifespan. The body in masstone is a burnt umber brown, quite dark, which surprised me considering the Rising Sun name, and when you held it to the light you can make out a pretty dark burgundy color, so I get it, but it's more of a last moment of sunset than a rising sun. Smell is great with a complex mix of caramel, malt, molasses, fig, and hops. The taste, although good, is far simpler and understated compared to the smell. And there's not much to the finish.
08-29-2012 08:50:41 | More by MoreThanWine
Slumbrew Rising Sun Ale from Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)
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