want1DIPA (227) - - JUN 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is my first cream ale. AleSmith makes nothing but perfection. I hope this becomes number one on the cream ale list. I love the subtle hint of malt and the mellow finish. Great job Alesmith!
GarrettB (1202) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 7, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
July 10th, 2013 - The photo I took for this beer sample looks like a storm from the dust bowl. Light playing off the gas has turned into long-exposure star lines, and the brown soup is a fuzzy, degenerate block of color. However, the flavor is still there and described in legible characters: clean, crisp and fresh more like a pilsener, with meal-time tastes like vegetables and peas. The aroma also points to pilsners, with a snappy, clean scent, as well. Not "creamy", yet good.
BeerandBlues2 (10690) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Urge Gastropub. Pours clear gold with a small, fizzy white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is earthy and citrus hops with sweet Pils malt. Flavor is medium hops and bitterness, sweet Pils malt and a dry finish. Light body and moderate carbonation.
BOSSbrewer (2683) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 19, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at The Hopping Pig in San Diego. Pours a light yellow with a thin white head. Very slight floral aroma. Follows through on the flavor. Not much there but a slight floral hint. This is an upscale lawnmower beer. Nice.
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slowrunner77 (6890) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
"Definitely not a favorite style, but a favorite brewer, so there was hope of a style-redifing moment. Alas, it was not to be. Solid brew. Good for the style, but not enough to come near ANY of their other offerings. Light amber pour, aroma and flavor of hay and sweet malt. Feel thin and slightly creamy with a touch of lactose on the palate. Just pretty good. Was hoping for more."
nickd717 (3623) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at 38 Degrees. Brilliant clear golden with good lacing. Grassy, lemon, grain aroma. Subtle but nice. Great smooth restrained grain flavor, maybe a touch more hops than most cream ales. Crisp and refreshing mouthfeel with a good carb level. Really a standout in this boring style.
DiarmaidBHK (3688) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at brewery. Pours clear and golden yellow with white head. Not much on the nose. There’s a corn sweetness on the tongue. Finishes clean. It’s the best of a shit style. They probably made it for all the people who tag along with the beer geeks who ask for the closest thing to Coors Light.
DedicatedToFun (3834) - Santa Monica, California, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2014 Decent cream ale on tap at the brewery, not my favorite either, but drinkable and sweet. Gold pour, white head, some vanilla in taste and nose, okay.
BOLTZ7555 (2958) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ AleSmith. Nice golden lemon color with a tightly packed ivory head. Citrus, lactose, creamsicle-like with a thick, coating texture and light carbonation. Not a huge fan of the style but this was tasty and highly drinkable.
JBoan (176) - Arizona, USA - SEP 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Alesmith. Pours golden yellow, with a thick eggshell white head. Smells like sweet malt, grassy hay, bread and a little musky hops. Taste is bread, wet hay, light malt and a little hops. This is a thin bodied carbonated beer. Reminds me more of a lager than a cream ale.
JohnnyJ (4869) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Urge Gastropub. Crystal clear pale yellow, with a large sticky white head. Light sweetness, very crackery, grass, and light earthy hops. Very clean easy drinking.