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


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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.26/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   IBU: 29   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
Donít 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. Thatís how we roll! Expect the un-expected from Bell City Brewing.

Tessic's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tessic (1010) - Brantford, Ontario, - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CRock (147) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 6, 2015
Dark amber in colour with a thick beige head. I get hints of caramel and dates with a creamy mouth feel. Decent first try from Bell City.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (9756) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 26, 2015
Can - Light caramel malts. Clear Amber with a decent beige head. Malty sweet grains with some caramel. Dark for the style but decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Strangebrewer (1064) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 23, 2015
can. Poured clear dark amber with a creamy tan head. Rich malty aroma is so inviting. Medium body with soft carbonation, almost buttery mouthfeel with a bite at the end. Sweet caramel malt, slightly oaky, has an earthy raw grainy feel. peppery hop finish. Really nice savory brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
msbernac (1422) - Krakow, POLAND - JUN 27, 2015
A can Aroma-fruits, vanilla, Appearance-amber, clear, white foam, Taste-light sweetness, lightly sour, medium bitterness Palate-medium body, creamy, average carbonation, bitter finish Overall- interesting

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
robinvboyer (3761) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 16, 2015
Dark copper pour, small off white head. Strong malty aroma, with mild fruit, especially apple. Full mouth Feel, very soft carb. Medium bitter finish with a big malt bill and some more subtle fruit.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FRANKIE65 (3) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 16, 2015 does not count
Malty, medium bodied ale. Orange/copper when poured. A decent offering, just, not enough body to elevate it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sudomorph (994) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - APR 15, 2015
473ml can. Pours a clear, rich caramel with a finger head that thins quickly. Aroma has notes of caramel, wheat, cola, a hint of banana and candy sugar, and something akin to candy. Taste is balanced. Mild caramel, wheat, slight traditional hop taste, and a short aftertaste. Medium body with a low-medium carbonation. Clean and refreshing on the mouth with a slightly dry finish. Overall an interesting aroma with an average taste. A bit bolder and this would be great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (6869) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - APR 4, 2015
Where and how: LCBO, can 473 ml.
Aroma mild fruit tartness, green apple - guessing from Sarachi , mild diacetyl , mild pungency yet this also could be derivatives from its hops. Floral walls.
Appearance :
Top: light off white top, rather short lived.
Base: fine haze on amber.
Palate : medium bodied, milder carbonation, slightly chewy in texture.
Taste: frontal mildly pungent hop notes, some tannins, touch of black tea and citrus. Very feint hint of ginger, vanilla with caramel like malt. Interesting blend.
Other notes taste has cleaner feel than aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hammy78 (918) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 15, 2015
Can from Dundurn LCBO. Pours a reddish copper, off white fluffy head that recedes to a thin layer, lace here and there. Nose is sweet and malty, a touch of hop. Tastes sweet carmalized malt, slightly bitter with a nice hop presence. Pretty good first offering that Iíve had from the.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Freaky_tiki (894) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 28, 2015
Rating this in one of those drastic canít-believe-I-let-this-happen moments when there is no more beer left in the house. Damn. Not big on the style, but this rendition of it rings true. Sure, the pre-prohibition things comes across as more marketing & imaginative than historical (not a lot of pre-prohibition hipsters around to say this is authentic or not) but itís actually a) tasty & b) has a bit of a kick to it. Oh my god I canít believe there is no more beer in my house.

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