Beachwood BBQ & Brewing

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Strong Ale - American
Ranked #44
Ranked #4,552
4.19 | pDev: 12.89%
Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
California, United States
Notes: SADIE is an expressive ale that was carefully aged in bourbon barrels for one year. Rich accents of caramel and vanilla are carefully intertwined with delicate notes of oak and toasted oats. This inspired beer is remarkably adventurous and delightfully spirited – just like its namesake.
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REVZEB from Illinois

4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Had on tap. Very dark brown with some surface lacing. Tons of malt aromas, with edgy booze that is met by calming vanilla, caramel, toffee, wood, slight brown sugar, coconut, and has a great wood backing. Taste is a clone with some nuts and char in there as well lightly, great flavored strong ale without losing he ferocity of the style. Feel is thick, boozy, viscous, and chewy, a very full beer for a huge style.

Dec 06, 2019
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RaulMondesi from California

4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Hollingshead’s in Orange, CA.

You have to think, this is a Dark Ale (and I’m at the bar on Stout day); so it’s a bit thin, a bit discolored... but you know what? It’s like kissing a girl at midnight - I’m into it.

It just has that old age, medieval feel. You know some kings were pounding this style of swill while they were fighting for their liberty.

Good. Not amazing. But I’m still into it.


Nov 29, 2019
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Phil-Fresh from California

4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

2016 Batch.

A: Deep brown color, clear, with a thin off-white head that quickly dissipates into the glass

A: Big bourbon aroma of vanilla, coupled with rich caramel malts and oak. .

T: Bourbon flavor that quickly gives way to rich caramel malts, slightly sweet, with light fruity esters, some alcohol and light oak.

M: Medium bodied with light carbonation. Boozy, but quite smooth.

O: Solid; the beer is still has a lot of bourbon after a year. However, it's less boozy and shows more vanilla and rich malt.

Jul 09, 2017
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chinchill from South Carolina

3.81/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Large shared bottle.

Dark brown body.
Mouthfeel: Full, thick and syrupy body. Very smooth.
Flavor: Sweet but not cloying. It has substantial dark fruit notes.

Feb 25, 2015
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Alieniloquium from Florida

3.67/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Deep brown body. Medium off-white head. Uneven collar.

Smell - Bourbon. Lots of deep brown malts. Kinda nutty.

Taste - Bourbon is strong. Lots of caramel. Nutty brown malts. Very boozy. Oaky in the back end and a little bitter.

Mouthfeel - Medium heavy and boozy.

Overall - Big sweet beer but good in its own right.

Dec 09, 2014
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UCLABrewN84 from California

3.96/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle pour at Shelton Brothers The Festival 2014 held at Crafted in San Pedro, CA.

Pours a murky orange-brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, caramel, toffee, bourbon, and wood aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa, toffee, caramel, and bourbon flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of wood bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with solid bourbon barrel aged qualities that work well with the base beer.

Serving type: bottle.

Nov 10, 2014
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brewmastercat from California

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Mmmmm, bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, caramel, love.
A little thinner than I'd prefer, but it is a strong ale after all..
I think it will be much better with age.

Oct 17, 2014
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brentk56 from North Carolina

4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Arrives at the bar with a cola brown color capped by quite a head (I received the last pour as the keg kicked) ; decent lacing

Smell: Caramel, bourbon and vanilla, with a hint of coconut

Taste: Much like the aroma, with the oak playing a role in the finish to mellow out the rough edges

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with moderate carbonation

Overall: A first class beer that makes a Wee Heavy impression; the beer spent a year in the barrel and the mellow tones that result make it extremely smooth and enjoyable

Oct 16, 2014
Sadie from Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 65 ratings