Saturday Morning
Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)

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3.73 | pDev: 8.58%
Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)
Massachusetts, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Very Good
Notes: Captain Crunch cereal, cherry puree, blueberry puree,
Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 11 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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StoutElk_92 from Massachusetts

4.37/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16 oz. can

Pours foggy hazy amber orange with a creamy frothy white foam head. Smells like fruity apple, pear, caramel, apricot, banana, orange citrus, cereal, creamy milky vanilla, some peppercorn spice, clove, with floral earthy herbal grassy pine. Tastes fruity and spicy with some apples, pear, apricot, banana, caramel, orange citrus, peppercorn spice, clove, cereal, mild creamy milky vanilla, with floral earthy herbal grassy pine. Feels medium bodied, creamy with moderate carbonation. Overall a nice Belgian ale with Crunch Berries cereal.

May 13, 2017
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ichorNet from Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Alright, so I guess this is supposed to be a strong Belgian ale with Cap'n Crunch Berries cereal added during the mash? I'm down. Picked up a single can from Craft Beer Cellar Westford.

Pours a clear dark amber/golden color with a thin head that settles down to absolutely nothing. Looks like a still beer after about 10 minutes in my glass. No lace. Carbonation seems surprisingly active for something with such poor head retention. Good color, but I'm not impressed overall.

Nose is pretty tripel-like with slight ethanol, musty yeast, clove, caramel malts and an almost-buttery note. Not diacetyl but there's something about this that feels like maple syrup on top of a stack of buttered pancakes for some reason. I can get some slight floral notes, more caramel and sugary malt if I inhale deeply, but there isn't much going on here in all honesty. Seems like a pretty basic tripel/BSPA without the nice, fluffy and pillowy appearance to back up the style implications. Hope the taste is better.

On the tongue, this presents as semi-slick and caramel-forward with suggestions of yeast and clove-y phenolics. It never really delivers on these promises, though, and feels watery in the mid-palate. This really needs some heft or something to focus on, as my palate feels lost most of the time. I get nothing of the added Crunch Berries cereal, honestly... I didn't expect to (and really only knew about the fact that they added cereal to this after I had already sipped this a bit), but this is even weaker for that fact because, not only does it have none of the aspects of the adjunct ingredients, it doesn't even succeed at being a strong Belgian-style beer in the first place. The recipe for this should probably be reconsidered. Overall, this is essentially a failure, and I won't finish my can. My last several canned offerings from Slumbrew have been drain-pour-worthy, so I'm about to give them one more chance before I write them off entirely. The Boston area has far too many good brewing ventures to waste time and money on something so poorly realized.

Apr 07, 2017
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Davepoolesque from Massachusetts

3.69/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Belgian Ale brewed with Cap'n Crunchberries. Light golden amber in color. Fairly clear in appearance. Tastes of sweet Belgian Candi sugar, earthy malt profile and Belgian yeast esters. Some banana and clove. Can't taste the alcohol. Lower carb. Medium, almost syrupy feel. This was ok, but not getting any crunchberry flavor. When I initially sipped it, thought they added it for a gimmick.

Apr 03, 2017
Saturday Morning from Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 11 ratings