seymour (1847) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - SEP 28, 2011
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured bottle into a lager glass (but just as often from the bottle). Predictable sparkling gold color and creamy off-white head. No hint of hops whatsoever. Lots of vanilla aroma and flavor. The cream soda comparison is right-on. Yeah, yeah...this is a girlie candy beer, but I must admit it was one of my early introductions to craft beer.
TheBeerLover (1026) - DC Metro Area, USA - JAN 26, 2006
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bohannon Vanilla Creme Ale pours to a beautiful, bright, deep golden color, with a tight white head that fades, and a moderate amount of carbonation. The nose on this beer is just wonderful. Sweet and perfumed aromas of vanilla bean and biscuity malt aromas flood the nose. The palate on this beer is crisp and firm with some good biscuity pale malt, some tart wheat malt, and a touch of caramel malt sweetness. Vanilla Creme Ale finishes with more solid malty flavors, then ends with more wonderful sweet vanilla flavors.
I was truly delighted with this beer. I was expecting it to be too sweet, and imaged it was going to taste like a cream soda. Not that, that is such a bad thing, I happen to love cream soda. Bohannon Vanilla Creme gave me the best of both worlds. This beer had enough malt character, that you knew you were drinking a beer, one that featured wonderful vanilla aromas and flavors. This beer was akin to drinking a liquid vanilla wafer, or animal cracker. A great blend of malts and vanilla. Bohannon Vanilla Creme Ale is an ideal desert beer. I would match this beer with a classic desert of banana pudding, or drink it as a desert all by itself.
cheubi (15) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 26, 2004
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
I’ve had this one both from the 2nd ave brewery tap in Nasheville and the bottled version. It is true to style as a very light-bodied brew intended to have no dominant flavor profile except for the vanilla. It is not as smooth in mouthfeel as I would like from a vanilla cream ale, but it is acceptable.
Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 11, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pale yellow with sweet vanilla aromas. Initial flavor is sweet and malty but dissipates quickly and ends with a dry finish.
jgb9348 (5527) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 3, 2003
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Slightly hazy straw-golden colour with a dense soapy white head. A lot of chunks floating throughout the beer-wierd! Aroma of vanilla with a sweet malt presence-no hops to speak of! Light-bodied; Super-carbonated; Sweet taste-resembling cream soda-not much else-a bit of malt. Aftertaste bittered from odd malt-not very pleasing. Overall, decent...but it was a nice treat from Tennessee! I got this twelve ounce bottle courtesy of Haddon90 from which he purchased at Publix in Old Hickory (Nashville), Tennessee. I sampled it on 27-November-2003. Cheers Phil!
haddon90 (1606) - Costa Mesa, California, USA - NOV 9, 2003
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at the Beer Sellar in Nashville. Strong vanilla aroma. I really liked the aroma. Sweet taste, a little too sweet but enough to where I could handle it. Not much of a head, actually, probably none at all. But maintains enough to be a beer.
Suttree (5928) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 28, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark yellow gold, big, uneven head. Malty and just a hint of vanilla aroma. thinnish palate, which is a surprise. enogh vanilla in the flavor to merit being called "Vannila Creme Ale", but not too over powering. maintains its beer integrity. Better than I was expecting.
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 20, 2003
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Definetly some vanilla in it, but it's too weird. This brewery puts an awful lot of citrus in its beers. Bitter almost, like the tartness of a lambic.
notalush (5671) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 10, 2003
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
This tasted like lemon juice with some vanilla extract added to it - def. one of the low points of visiting Nashville.
jazz88 (2650) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 22, 2003
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. A golden color with an off-white head. Lots of vanilla in the aroma and in the aftertaste. The initial flavor is tangy and malty, and the vanilla returns in the finish. These flavored beers often confuse me. If you love vanilla it can do no wrong, but for a beer it goes a little too far.