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RATINGS: 128   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DialSquare (2619) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 24, 2013
750ml bottle that I picked up at some point on Hunahpu day (so... no idea where I got it). Yellow-gold pour with thin white head. Aroma is cider, grain, dough, grapefruit. Tastes are caramel, honey, floral, candied sugar, light pepper and spices, little acidity, citrus. Feels boozy, but covers it well in the taste. Leaves a soapy acidic vibe. Overall, better than I expected (not sure why I wasn’t expecting much w/ CC - guess it was the cream ale in the title).

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aniela (2313) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 29, 2013
Draught at the Pony Bars Cigar City Event NYC sept 2012. Clear amber beer with a white small head. Fruity and honey aroma. Fruity, honey and maybe some vanilla notes flavour.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (6311) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 20, 2013
750mL bottle, sent from LateStart (thanks Jordan), pours a hazy golden orange with a small white head. Aroma of iced tea, some earthy notes, and a little sweetness. Flavour brings out notes of iced tea, earthy hops, a little sweetness and some light alcohol notes. Quite full-bodied and flavourful for a cream ale, with all notes in harmony. Very enjoyable for a style I’m not usually fond of.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6241) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Bottle:   Amberish, thin white sudsy head, little lacing.   Mealy nose, somewhat of a sweet melon.   Mealy start, malty, fruity, big melon notes.   Similar on the tongue.   A bit sticky and very bready.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Mealy and fruity finish.   Not sure what to make of this one.   Certainly a sweet malty beer, fruity, with lots of melon.   Okay I guess, but almost too much at first.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeTheYounger (1144) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - JAN 2, 2013
From the bottle. This was pretty good for a cream ale. Flavors of butterscotch, caramel, cream. Almost like drinking a cream soda with vanilla added.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
queenholly (2919) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - DEC 29, 2012
Bottle. Very light tangerine and alcohol aroma, but not much else. Cloudy amber with a large off-white head, thick lacing. Weird bittersweet malt flavor. Medium body. After repeated disappointment with Cigar City, I think I’m done trying their beers.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
shrubber85 (7557) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 29, 2012
Bottle. Light tangerine and alcohol aroma. Cloudy golden yellow with larger off-white head. Sweet orange malt and bitter orange peel and alcohol flavor. Not horrible but nothing here that I particularly enjoy.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - DEC 29, 2012
(bottle - STLCOB end of year tasting) orange-amber with off white head. Aroma of slightly sweet malt, Flavor is sweet bready malt with some light fruit and alcohol.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jstraw (1915) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2012
Hazy, darker orange with fair, creamy, white head / Complex, sweet, candied nose of banana, orange, circus peanut, honey, resin, and straw / Full bodied, moderate sweetness, creamy and lush, with excellent balance and light bitterness on the finish / I am picking up bretty flavors of banana, orange, passion fruit, cream, resin, lavender, hay, and horse blanket / Belgian character. Superb.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (9704) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 9, 2012
750 ml bottle courtesy of CraftBeerDesign (thanks Geoff) poured a hazy orange amber with a samall lingering ivory head. Aromas of bread, earthiness, grapeftruit zest, lemon zest and yeast. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of bread, yeast, lemon zest and light earthiness with a smooth dry bitter finish.


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