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RATINGS: 508   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This copper colored ale is a silky, creamy dream. It’s malty, very mildly hopped, and lightly sweet, with a delicate hint of spice for that oh-so-drinkable, extra velvety flavor. A cool beer for the heat, whatever your latitude!


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (8550) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 9, 2010
My Bottom Line:
This simple and effective Cream Ale focuses on its light toffee nature and leafy hop touch to provide a quenching experience.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the dark amber.
-The body is cushy but remains well dried out to remain quaffable.
-Malts are lightly biscuit throughout.
-Caramelized cereals adopt toffee angles once in a while.

On tap at Rogue Ales Public House, SF.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (8547) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2011
12oz can. I had no idea going in what kind of beer this was, but I assumed it was a cream ale judging by "cervesa crema". Hazy orange color, minimal head, mild lacing. What is this aroma? Raisin? ... Totally raisin. Dead on raisin. Sounds weird, but I actually like it. Some sweet taste. Very interesting.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (8530) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2005
Perhaps the darkest cream ale I’ve encountered. Copper hue with aroma of bready malt spice, hopcit, with lemon as the primary citrus element. Tastes full-vodied for a cream or summer ale, with hints of bready malt, lemongrass, hops, spice (black pepper), and fruit. Nice complexity and wonderful balance. I bought a bottle of this at State Line in Elkton, MD, and I hope they have more when I return this weekend. God, It’s great to have relatives around the DE/MD border!!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (7999) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 22, 2010
Can. Pours a nice clear amber with a creamy eggshell head. Aroma is very sweet, buttery toffee and hints of chocolate. The flavour profile is not as sweet as the aroma, and instead is far more toasty and a little nutty (hazelnuts). Malt is the message here, with just a kiss of hops in the finish to dry things out a bit. I was very surprised with this little number, and would definitely add this to my "summer session" list. Perhaps the most flavourful cream ale I’ve had.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BVery (7959) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JAN 22, 2010
Bottle. Pours a hazy light copper with minimal head. Nice aroma of sweet malt and spice. Taste is thin, caramel, spice, and bread.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
j12601 (7955) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 24, 2010
On tap for growler fills at Half Time. Pours a mostly clear orange amber with a medium sized beige head. Sweet and grainy, with some fruit. Somewhat odd smelling. Medium bodied and creamy, cream and caramel. A little bit sweet and toasty. Sweet finish with a bit of cereal and grains and some fruit leather.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BMan1113VR (7904) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 6, 2008
Pours a clear copper body with a small quickly leaving white head. Aroma is sweet, a bit fruity with caramel and butter. Taste is light and a bit corn like with some iced tea. No after taste. Dry with light bubbles.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sebletitje (7801) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUN 6, 2010
12oz bottle, copper, off-white head. aroma, fruity, light grainy nose, malty, notes of bready malts and vanilla. flavors, sweet creamy mouthfeel, dark fruits, some spices; clove? , vanila, light fruit and hops bitterness. As it warmed up, the beer gained a hard to finish astringent aspect.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hansen (7604) - Assentoft, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2010
Yellow and light unclear. White head, mostly lasting. Hoppy aroma, citrus, crisp, sweet fruit. Flavor is sweet, light bitter finish, dry, watery texture.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bb (7510) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 28, 2007
Bottle. Amber/bronze beer with an off-white head. Low aroma - light malt. Creamy mouthfeel. Some vanilla, wheat, malt flavors with toasted bread. Lighter bodied. Lingering wheat/toasted malt. Easy drinking.


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