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Slumbrew My Better Half | Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)

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Brewed by:
Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)
Massachusetts, United States

Style: Cream Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
It’s often said there is a better half responsible for making us whole, and so goes the inspiration for this ale. Its whole is born from a single recipe of 2-row pilsner, caramel, honey malts and cereal grains that balance with Cascade, Mt. Hood and Saaz hops. One half of the fermentation is cold lagered and the remaining half is finished as a warm ale fermentation. The result is a smooth and composed imperial cream ale well suited for contemplating your better half.

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Photo of WanderingFool
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My Better Half pours an opaque bronze color with a frothy head on top. The foam dissolves slowly leaving behind a coating of lace on the glass.

The aroma isn't very strong, but has sweet notes of orange, cream and a touch of pale malt. It reminds me of an orange creamcicle.

Each sip of this medium bodied beer is creamy with a moderate carbonated fizz. The flavor is sweet with some mild fruit and spice notes. Orange peel and cream are blended with caramel and pale malt. Vanilla is also present. A mild bitterness and a touch of grass is at the end. Once gone the orange and cream flavor lingers on the palate.

An easy drinking beer that reminds me of an orange creamcicle. Nicely balanced with no dominating flavor.

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Photo of uratowel
4.26/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a deep golden auburn color, off white head with descent retention and lacing but could have been more in a cream ale.

A little lacking on hop aroma for what came in the taste. Just a little weak overall aroma.

Really unique taste and mouthfeel combination here, made it a little hard to judge. I think this attributed to the fact that this is a mix of a lagers and ales same recipe. Big pale sweet maltiness balanced by a distinct hop flavor up front, with sweetness lingering.

Overall a cool concept and really enjoyable beer - I kept wanting more (shared the 22).

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Photo of celticfutblclub
3.65/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle didnt check the date but this is a new brew

A - a slightly hazy orange/red body. off white head two fingers thick drop to a layer with nice alcing.

S - cream, orange peel, grainy malts, cotton candy.

T - spicy yeast hits first with grain and earth malts. some cream, cotton candy and citrus in there as well.

M - medium bodied with big carbonation (both in amount and size on the tongue).

O - its a good beer not my favorite of theres but definitely worthy.

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Photo of PeterIngemi
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Split a 22oz btl pour Ed into a duvel tulip

A- orange amber, with a light brown hint, one finger slightly off white head leaves a bit of lacing, head disapates rather quickly into a light film that remains for the rest of the glass.

S- honey, sweetness, the cereal grain is noticible, can't really make out the hops, the aroma overall is a bit mild a sweet smelling.

T- caramel, lightly toasted cereal grain, honey, hops at the finish grounding the light sweetness, leaving with a lightly bitter hop and grain.

M- starts creamy and finishes dry, very well rounded medium carbonation that kicks an accent in the hop bite on the finish, just right, very nice for the style

O- an interesting brew, I have never had an cream ale before, but it deffinatly seemed appropriate with this beer, I enjoyed it, thought it had good drink ability a nice flavor. Deffinatley worth trying, another good brew Slumbrew, keep
Em comin.

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Slumbrew My Better Half from Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)
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