v1rgil (151) - Burnaby, British Columbia, - MAY 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is slightly malty and hoppy.
Pours a creamy cloudy caramel blond colour. Low carbonation and few bubbles but there are bubbles forming on side of glass.
First sip reveals slighlty smokey flavor and sour cream with medium sweetness. It has a very smooth mouthfeel. Very unique. My first imerial cream ale. Great experience. Lingering sour glaze like aftertaste.
SHIG (3447) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - APR 7, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle: Poured a coppery orange with a thin white head. Aroma was sweet grassy. Taste is a sweet candy with mix of grains and malts. Weird combo that doesn’t make me happy.
hockeybeerguy (893) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAR 31, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The appearance was a hazy golden amber colored body that is slightly transparent with a two fingered creamy white foamy head. It ends up leaving some light clingy lacing.
The smell had some corn adjunct malts and light hops.
The taste was mainly sweet through the corn malts. There is a light corn aftertaste with a creamy finish (which tells me its a cream ale).
On the palate, it sits light and is fairly sessionable. The carbonation is subdued and cream-like due to its style.
Overall, well, if anything, its good for its style as there’s nothing wrong in that department, but to make an "imperialized" version just says its a quicker getting drunk beer on the first day of baseball season. I’m unsure if I would have this again.
Mora2000 (5346) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Yellow pour with a huge white head. The aroma is full of orange, wheat and cream. The flavor is different. I get some strong cream notes, as well as some grain, grass, biscuit, yeast and pepper. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
brenn79 (1429) - Idaho, USA - JUL 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz wax dipped bottle- Pours clear golden with a large three finger white head. Aroma is sweet and spicy, kind of corny. The taste is sweet pilsner malt and very floral, the alcohol is noticeably there leaving an alcohol taste after the swallow. Body is medium and mouth feel is creamy. Decent, but I think the Idea of a cream ale is for it to be sessionable, what’s next, an imperial session ale.
mikedR (923) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUN 25, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Stunned by the bad reviews on ratebeer for this one; I find it wonderful. Slightly sugary and sweet malty flavors, with a creamy mouthfeel. But, there's a kick of bitterness to keep things interesting. Incredibly full flavored cream ale, which typically are uninteresting or sugar bombs. Recommended in this style! A-
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Gerbeer (1488) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 11, 2013
1.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
650 ml bottle. Pours amber with medium head. Light aromas of cotton candy, malts, and cereal. Yikes, more sugar than malts! Possibly a bit of toast, honey, and floral notes. But the sugar/syrup content kills everything else. Extra negative marks off for the wax cap and extra farting around required to open the bottle. Who is impressed by wax?
Crit (3245) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 10, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy gold,lasting white head.Nose of corn & light spice. Corny grainy alcoholic palate, spicy notes. Quite unpleasant
jgb9348 (4486) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - APR 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice very hazy golden coloured body with a super rich four centimetre tall tan head and tons of bubbles rising from the bottom. Aroma of alcohol, bananas, strong pungent yeast, bread, malt and a bit of light spices. Full-bodied; Strong malt and wheat flavour with a lot of yeast and bread noticeable, a hint of bananas and some other fruit-based sugars. Aftertaste shows mostly malt and all the alcohol flavours. Overall, a pungent and strong beer with a lot of the flavours you’d expect from a cream, just multiplied by a thousand or so - which is great if you like the style! I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Belmont Station in Portland, Oregon on 28-February-2012 for US$6.75 sampled at home in Washington on 06-April-2013 a few days before leaving to go back to Portland.
after4ever (5927) - Brier, Washington, USA - APR 4, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22, capped and waxed. Pink wax. Of course. Slightly hazy burnished medium amber with bright golden edges. Lots of dense creamy tan lace. Gargantuan cotton candy and captain crunch nose. "Subtle spiciness"? More like nuclear sugar fusion. Everything else falls away around the sugar volcano. Sticky thick body with soft carb. Sugary biscuits, cotton candy, and captain crunch on the mid palate. Long finish like drinking a bowl of leftover cereal milk after fruity pebbles.
Hanuta06 (266) - Washington, USA - MAR 31, 2013
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: APR 6, 2013 Serving: from bottle--purchased at Made in Oregon.
Aroma: lightly hoppy and citrusy.
Appearance: large, frothy, white, initial head with fair lacing and fully lasting longevity. Hazy, dark-yellow/light amber body with tiny body particles.
Taste: lightly yeasty initial flavor and harshly sweet finish with long duration.
Palate: light body, syrupy texture and lively carbonation.
Overall: maybe I got a bad bottle of this. It began great--excellent aroma and appearance, good initial flavor . . . and then the syrupy sweet finish kicked in. I haven’t had anything this sweet before--not even soda. I’d try this again (because everything was great until the finish), but if it’s supposed to be this sickly sweet, forget it.