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Bell City Eureka Cream Ale

Bell City Eureka Cream Ale
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Brewed by Bell City Brewing
Style: Cream Ale
Brantford, Canada

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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.33/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   IBU: 29   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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Don’t let this Cream Ale fool you. This pre-prohibition Cream Ale is a smooth full flavored Ale that will appeal to your casual craft beer drinker and to craft beer lovers. At 5.9%, this sessionable beer can carry a bit more bitterness than your typical lawnmower cream ale. The added wheat malt gives it the creamy body and wonderful lacing to the last drop. With 4 malts and a blend of 4 hops, including Sarachi Ace and Bravo, this Cream Ale is really how Cream Ale used to be. That’s how we roll! Expect the un-expected from Bell City Brewing.


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Raistlin (111) - London, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 25, 2014
Cream ale is starting to be my favorite kind of beer. Really pleasant surprise in this beer. It has beautiful amber color. Its texture actually is creamy a bit, and it has pleasant balance of sweetness and hops, not overwhelming the taste while masking the alcohol. Smooth aftertaste with hits of caramel. While carbonation of this beer is really low, it kind of suites it giving it easy drinking smoothness and going well with its creamy texture. Only knock i got on this beer is its brownish head that disappears almost immediately.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RhetoricalAns (201) - Toronto, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 22, 2014
Darkish amber pour with a tiny off white head that dissipates immediately. Malty aroma, caramel, some hops. Taste is mostly caramel up front some fruit flavors, bit of hops at the end, some bitterness and spiciness. Medium body, light to soft carbonation, some creaminess in the body.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheJester (1808) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 22, 2014
473 mL can. Pours nicely, but the head only lasted 4.7 seconds. Lovely amber-brown colour. The aroma is really mild. I think maybe it’s mostly sweet malt, but it’s hard to tell. The flavour is more interesting, with sweet malt tempered by what seems to be a touch of British style hops. And it is certainly creamy, a rare trait in cream ales these days.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
kevinsenn (1033) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 30, 2014
Can from LCBO. Pours surprisingly dark amber. Creamy aroma with hints of caramel and hops. Creamy syrupy taste, with caramel, candy, and maple. Good, but a bit on the sweet side.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
JesseM (1147) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2014
A bit too bland but I won’t hold it against them. The hops need a serious boost. Too much earthiness. Could have been much more of a butterbomb so good job not screwing that up. Would drink again.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tessic (840) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 18, 2014
This cream ale poured a deep amber colour with a small off white head. Scents include ripe fruit, malt and candy. First sip was quite malty with a side of fruit. Finish is a little perfumey.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pootzboy (1578) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 18, 2013
On tap@ the Bent Elbow - puts a lightly hazed copper-ruby ale in the glass with a creamy 2 finger cap that lasts and laces the glass. Aroma of toasty caramel, some grass, spice and pear. Medium body, crisp flavourful character, rounded smooth mouthfeel. Flavour has the malts riding up frunt with good blend of caramel and bready-toasty tones, hops are spicy and balance later on, light fruitiness in the middle, goes to drying lightly bitter finish with dusty wheat discernment at the end. This is one of the better cream ales I have sampled, very drinkable and flavourful - certainly could be an approximation of pre-prohibition Canadian cream ales. A good start for this fledgling brewing company

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blankboy (5979) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 29, 2013
Draught at ’The Rhino Summer Beer Festival 2013’. Pours a deep ruby with a small diminishing white head. Aroma of caramel malt, light hops and toffee. Flavour’s the same, caramel malt, light hops and toffee and an average bitter finish. Average bodied. Just O.K.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (8314) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 20, 2013
Deep amber pour. The nose is softly malty and slightly sweet. A touch of caramel and some earthy bitterness. Pretty nice, malt forward brew. Clean and fresh. Slightly flinty.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (7638) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 18, 2013
2013-07-14. Crisp dark amber brown body small beige head. 3+ Aroma of sweet English malt, caramel and dusty malt notes. Flavour is fairly sweet, English malt character, lots of toffee and caramel notes, fairly bitter in the finish. Light leafy touches. Average plus bodied palate, moderate carbonation. Pleasant, better than I appreciated on a warm day - the sweetness sat somewhat heavily. Seems oddly familiar. On tap at Rhino Summer Beer Festival, Toronto


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