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A Life Of Sundays - Blue Lobster Brewing Company

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A Life Of Sundays
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BA SCORE
88
very good

22 Ratings
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Ratings: 22
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 6.95%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Blue Lobster Brewing Company
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: WanderingFool on 06-15-2013)
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Omnium

Pennsylvania

3.6/5  rDev -10.7%

From notes, On-tap at the brewery on 10-18-13

A - Dark brown with one finger of tan head, medium lacing
S - Lots of weird yeasty funk, a lot of wood tones, earthy traits, roasted malts.
T - Very sweet malt in front then a bit of tartness, fades to a smooth vanilla touch
M - Creamy smooth and rich, very full feeling
O - Decent WHSA, nice complexity in flavor, but the aroma is wack.

02-20-2014 20:10:26 | More by Omnium
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Mikeypnh

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

12-12-2013 19:11:55 | More by Mikeypnh
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mdaschaf

Washington

4/5  rDev -0.7%

10-16-2013 22:47:44 | More by mdaschaf
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ChrisL24481

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -0.7%

10-15-2013 23:46:08 | More by ChrisL24481
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Janeinma

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -0.7%

10-11-2013 13:16:41 | More by Janeinma
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Mike

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

10-10-2013 18:45:22 | More by Mike
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garrisonp

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -0.7%

10-09-2013 00:17:01 | More by garrisonp
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SlickestWilly

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -0.7%

10-07-2013 22:49:57 | More by SlickestWilly
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

10-05-2013 14:44:22 | More by Rochefort10nh
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

10-01-2013 00:05:12 | More by PEIhop
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Svendozen

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

09-29-2013 02:17:03 | More by Svendozen
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jlindros

Massachusetts

4.01/5  rDev -0.5%

Another growler a little over a week old, but these purged, swing tops filled to the brim held up nicely, good job Blue Lobster.

Decent creamy but fizzy 1+ finger head fades semi slowly with nice lacing, great looking for such high abv, semi clear mostly hazy mahogany maroon reddish brown color.

Nose is more complex than typical scotch ale, plenty of brown malts but also a bit of a toasty big Brown ale aroma, light biscuit and molasses, brown sugar, bit of a candy but mostly dry like, touch of butterscotch, toffee, and hints of dried fruit.also light herbal hops and some light phenolic booze.

Taste starts fairly sweet with more candy flavours, toasty brown malts, biscuit and a creamy brown malt as well. Then molasses, brown sugar, hint toffee, little nutty. Then hops, light herbal earthy hops with fair bitterness, into the phenolic booze again, an almost fusel booze taste but doesn't seem so boozy somehow. hops add a nice grassy floral character later, as it finishes semi dry but sticky, little syrupy, bit more of the phenolic booze, plenty of toasty brown malts and sweet flavours, and touch more earthy hop.

Mouth is med to fuller bod, decent carb, light warming booze.

Overall nice for a wee heavy, not usually my fav style as they are typically pretty much a single-trick pony style beer and there isn't much you can do with it. However this was a nicely done one, with good malts, nice hops in the background, somewhat like a wee-heavy and big brown ale blended nicely. Drinkable with the high abv too.

09-16-2013 14:19:24 | More by jlindros
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

4.21/5  rDev +4.5%

Poured on-tap and served in a shaker pint, the beer is a ruby coloring, with a dark and sparkly body, and a thin, filmy, white head and awesome cling all over the glass. Nose of caramel, smoke, and floral highlights, with hints of earth. Very rich, but not overpowering. Flavors of rich caramel, sugar, scotch character, roast, and subtle bitterness at the end. Sweet, but not cloying. Never would have guessed the ABV on this one! Very well disguised/layered. Smooth, light body. Roast and richly sweet aftertaste, with a tangy linger. The finish is slow, smooth, with a sweet linger. I could drink this all day!

08-29-2013 02:05:04 | More by GarthDanielson
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Trevdawg

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

08-27-2013 20:02:58 | More by Trevdawg
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Rekrule

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -0.7%

08-25-2013 20:20:28 | More by Rekrule
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huddyball

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

08-22-2013 21:31:58 | More by huddyball
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Jacob007

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -0.7%

08-19-2013 13:38:18 | More by Jacob007
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kdivers

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

08-17-2013 03:22:47 | More by kdivers
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Bierman9

New Hampshire

3.91/5  rDev -3%

Alewife and I bought a growler of this a few weeks ago, and what better time to enjoy it than a gorgeous Sunday out in the 'Zebo while listening to some vintage Chicago Transit Authority....

Filled my nonic with a clear, deep mahogany brew. A bit too dark to see any carbo, but the head was thin and light beige, with decent lacing left arrears. The aroma was a bit mild, but did exhibit some good caramel malt. The body is a solid medium, and it is fairly smooth going down.

The flavor has some solid sweetness in the form of lots of caramel malts. It is not at all cloying though, as some tasty florality jumps in to balance things out. Also in the mix is a bit of nuttyness, like almonds, in a way. There seems to be a suggestion of peatyness as well, though I am unsure if it's real or just hoped for! Regardless, though not a killer version, this is well made and satisfying. Prosit!!

3.91/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1584

08-04-2013 20:10:34 | More by Bierman9
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jjcote

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

07-14-2013 16:01:22 | More by jjcote
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mattparsons

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -0.7%

06-16-2013 00:28:15 | More by mattparsons
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WanderingFool

Massachusetts

3.99/5  rDev -1%

A Life Of Sundays pours a clear, very dark brown with a small, thick off white head on top. As the foam fades away it leaves a nice coating of lace on the glass.

The aroma is malty with notes of caramel and subtle hints of smoke and peat. There's an earthy nuttiness also present.

Each sip of this full bodied beer is creamy on the palate with mild carbonation. The flavor is earthy with sweet malty notes. Caramel malt, toffee, peat, smoke, and dark fruit (grapes, plum) blend together nicely. A little vanilla sweetness and pistachio are at the end. Once gone the vanilla, peat and fruit notes linger on the palate.

The fruity notes definitely compliment the malts in the beer. It's a great beer that's enjoyed on every sip. Hides it's 10% abv very well.

06-15-2013 16:39:25 | More by WanderingFool
A Life Of Sundays from Blue Lobster Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.