Smooth Operator | Right Brain Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Right Brain Brewery
Michigan, United States
rightbrainbrewery.com

Style: Cream Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Right Brain's answer to 'light' beers. Made with crystal clear water from Lake Michigan, but never watered down. A bold and easy to drink Cream Ale highlighted by satisfying notes of honey and biscuit.

Added by tectactoe on 03-31-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,162
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
58
pDev:
14.2%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
9
Trade:
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Photo of C_Adams
2.5/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Marvicsin
2.5/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of dd53grif
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Tripel_Threat
3.56/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Drank straight from the can. Decent aromas and flavors. Biscuit and grain, grass in the nose, with sweet biscuit and grassy flavors across the tongue, just a touch of fruit, maybe lemon without the tartness. A close cousin to Short's Local's. Right Brain has a solid stable of cream ales going for them.

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Photo of Gravewalker
3.74/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
3.75/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrainBamage
3.54/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a pale golden color with thick head that thins to a half an inch. Smell is like an adjunct lager, lots of corn aromas, but a little sweeter. Tastes like an adjunct lager at first, but is more carbonated and a little hoppy. Overall it's a decent beer. It's a step up from a adjunct lager and compared to a light lager it's several steps above.

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Photo of smbslt
3.02/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of Botulizard
2.31/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bought as part of an all-Michigan make-your-own sixer at Holiday Market in Royal Oak, MI.

Poured from a pounder can into a standard dimpled mug.

A: Pours a light, yellow hay color with a thick white head that dissipates quickly.

S: Sweet and grainy

T: Not much going on, taste-wise. There are faint notes that follow the smell, but nothing too pronounced. It's fairly watery.

M: Light, clean, and fizzy.

O: Despite it not tasting like much, I'm very okay with this beer. I don't love it, but I could see myself drinking it while doing yardwork or at the beach. What it lacks in flavor, it more than makes up for in refreshment.

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Photo of tommy5
3.54/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bwood06
3.57/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap into a pint glass

A - Golden in color and slightly hazy. Very thin white lacing for a head. Moderate carbonation. 3.75/5

S - Aroma is focused on corn and herbal hops. Very muted, almost non-existent. 3/5

T - Corn, sourdough bread, and buttery. Herbal hop finish. Very simple but very pleasing to the palate at the same time. Corn sweetness balances the sourdough and hops nicely. 3.75/5

M - Moderate carbonation tickle. Somewhat creamy but light at the same time. Light to medium body. Leaves the mouth coated for an extended period of time. 3.75/5

O - Good cream ale. Nicely balanced and variety of flavors is well executed and layered. Not sure why the aroma was so muted, could have been my environment... 3.75/5

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3.38/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pale straw yellow with a finger of creamy head that reduces very quickly and leaves zero lace. Smell is of grass, lemon, bread dough, and pear. Wheat grass, grainy malts, banana, malts balance out with a smooth creamy finish. Overall, decent brew, but does not live up to the "yet to find a beer like this in the world" billing that is printed on the can. I can't say I'll be racing back to the store to get this one.

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Photo of Gemini6
3.63/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Grand-Raggedy
3.3/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Very light, seems similar to a typical American Macro but slightly better, not enough to justify the cost though.

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Photo of Syracuse12
3.58/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of km02600
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Valmolina
2.73/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of dandiprat2015
3.15/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Danielr26
3.04/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.63/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jduprey007
3.03/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Eziel
3.17/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dj_Xyster
3.88/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Creamy feel, buttery yeasty smell and taste, clear. Carbonation is great! Sampler on tap.

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3.66/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DbbC
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Smooth Operator from Right Brain Brewery
Beer rating: 3.31 out of 5 with 58 ratings