durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Well, surprise. Found a can of this at Bruisin’ Ales in Asheville, and I couldn’t resist its cheesy label. Plus, cream ales are under-appreciated. This one is light gold, slightly hazy with a modest white head. Nose of hay, sweet grass, cereal, mild corn, and Kolsch-like grape candy. Taste adds some sweetness and a bit of yeast. I dig it.
radagast83 (7088) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - SEP 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Catawba - South Slope. Poured a hazy light yellow color with a medium sized, fizzy white head. Aroma was light malts, some corn. Flavor was sweet malts, light corn notes. Light malts. Creamy body.
Dogbrick (11180) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 11, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample at the Biltmore Village taproom. Slightly hazy yellow-gold color with a medium thin white head that dissipates quickly to a film. Spotty lacing. Aroma of herbal wheat, fruit and slight hops. Light body with flavors of wheat, sweet corn and biscuit malt. The finish is sweet and malty. Average overall.
ChainGangGuy (4755) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce can - $2.00 at Tasty Beverage Co. in Asheville, North Carolina.
Appearance: Slips from the can a reasonably clear, yellow-tinged body with, well, no real head formation despite some active effervescence.
Smell: A little bit sweet-scented on the nose with the expected corn-derived accents backed by a bit of malts and a faint, faint hint of fruitiness.
Taste: Sweetish in taste, with a flavor reminiscent of Corns Pops with a honeyed sweetness. Minimal citrus accent and a subdued hint of spice, with a low overall bitterness. Semi-dry, soft finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation.
Overall: It’s fine (for a cream ale)!
BadAprilia1000 (401) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 6, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a very crisp clear pale color with a quickly dissipating white head. Aroma is fruity, malty, crisp, hay, corn. Taste is sweet and thin, corn, hay, and malt. Very clean beer, slightly more favorable than most of the style, not bad.
BiereLuc (1259) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 20, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Jaune paille, peu mousseuse, peu effervescente. Nez minéral, avec des notes peu convaincantes de maïs. Ça ressemble à une Sleeman Cream Ale. C’est bien (puisque la Sleeman a déjà gagné des prix dans sa catégorie), mais rien ne la laisse se démarquer outre sa canette relativement jolie. Ce produit demeure une bière de soif avec un branding qui laisse croire à de plus fortes aspirations.
Mittenator (1612) - Michigan, USA - APR 19, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can thanks to hot pat. Pale, hazy yellow with a bubbly, white head. Sweet fruit and hay. Light, fruity and very sessionable.
geologyguy (1271) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - APR 11, 2015
2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Slightly fruity smell, very pale appearance, taste is more like a cheap beer than the cream ale I expected, slight artificial creaminess in there...very fake tasting, very buttery, bleh,
ttutony (840) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I am a little perplexed at the low ratings for this beer. For the style I think it is spot on. Light grainy aroma. Crisp grainy malt on the front of the palate gives way to a slightly buttery diacetyl finish. Light bodied. It may not be a double IPA or imperial whatever but this is a good cream ale for sure.
DiarmaidBHK (4152) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at Asheville taproom. Pours golden with a white head. Not much on the nose. Creamy on the tongue. Not much flavor but that’s never been the point with this style.
DialSquare (4206) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 19, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz can from Hops and Grapes in Hickory. Pale yellow pour with a thin white head. Aroma of sweet cereal and grain. Tastes of sweet grain, wheat, earthy, grass, corn, little yeasty.