v1rgil (150) - 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.
Mora2000 (5159) - 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 (1342) - 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, whatís next, an imperial session ale.
mikedR (741) - 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 (1245) - 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 (3191) - 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 (4294) - 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 youíd 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 (5739) - 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 (241) - 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 havenít had anything this sweet before--not even soda. Iíd try this again (because everything was great until the finish), but if itís supposed to be this sickly sweet, forget it.
robforbes (2002) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - MAR 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours a clear straw with a medium size snow white head, and good lacing.
smell is of grain and some corn.
taste is creamy, bubble gum, a bit sweet, and malt. ends smooth and a little sweet.
poisoneddwarf (1483) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Crazy pink waxed-dipped bomber. Pours a hazy cantaloupe hue with a medium white head with decent retention. Aroma is doughy, creamed corn. Taste is sweet, spicy (like Belgian yeast spicy, with clove standing out) and savory; ends lightly tart. Tastes pretty much just like a lot of imperial pilsners out there, actually. Itís biscuity, a little boozy (not detrimental right now, but I wonder how it will taste after it warms up). The maize and candy sugar make things interesting. Iím digging it.