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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.35/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 28, 2011
Appearance: hazy straws – chill haze? White head is bready and smooth with a full collar and ambitious lace. Steady stream of bubbles keeps the head puffy and fluffy.
Nose: gentle sweetness. Angel food cake, white cake. Bread crusts to temper the sweetness without overwhelming. Gentle lemon esters. Dew-dropped cut green grass in the back.
Palate: creamy mouthfeel. Lemon zest and green grass lingers in the back from first quaff to last for some refreshing thirst-enticement. Dryness of bread crusts underneath with sweetness of angel food cake and white cake in the middle. Driest along the edges and tippy-top of my tongue. Honey.
Final Thoughts: yum! Not corny or grainy or adjunct at all but a true honey cream ale. The style itself may not be for everybody, but this particular offering from Cigar City was inspirational.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ernesto987 (3933) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 28, 2011
Cream ale with a little of the body of a bigger beer. Honey is on the back end of the flavor and in the finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
nick76 (4258) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 15, 2011
he aroma has yeast and malt with low hops. The appearance is very light with a creamy head. The taste is like the aroma with honey and a touch of citrus. Not all that special but tastes pretty good.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (8742) - San Diego County, California, USA - AUG 15, 2011
Tap at Kickbacks in Jax, FL. Pours a unclear, glowing SRM3 white with a fizzy white head. Not a lot of retention. Nose is sweet grain and lemon moving to fresh citrus as it warms. Taste is heavy dough with apparent graininess. Soapy and powdery mouthfeel with small macro feeling "sting." Something like grains of paradise and orange peel in the flavor produce and witbier character that is overpowering. Very difficult to see past the witbier aspect...perhaps a style change for this one.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beernovice39 (3160) - Montana, USA - JUL 29, 2011
Draft at Engine 15. Yellow with a thin white head tha tleaves laces. Scent is light grass and sweet malt.. Taste is lemony and grassy.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jesterdeal (1984) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JUL 26, 2011
Aroma of yeast and pilsner malts. Pours very light with a creamy head. Taste of light honey, wheat and lemon zest. Not much substance but a pleasant drink.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dchmela (2683) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 15, 2011
Growler from the brewery. Light gold pour with a thick white head. Honey aroma with a nice grassy hop balance. Light crisp malt taste with a grassy hop bitterness. Easily quaffable and slightly one dimensional, but a nice hot weather beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11227) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 11, 2011
on tap-pours a big tight white head that laces and yellow color. Aroma is light malt-sweet, some perfumy/grassy. Taste is light malt/corn-sweet, secondary /lemon/perfumy/grassy hops. crisp/easy.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
douglas88 (6336) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 6, 2011
CC mini growler thanks to David. Pours a clear golden/orange color with a medium white head. The aroma is sweet oranges and apple. The flavor is much like a fruity bitter; sweet citrus and light bitterness, earthy, smooth. Nice. Lots to like here despite being very light.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
WVHouseofBeer (892) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - JUL 5, 2011
Pours pale golden color with a small white head that leaves some lacing. Aromas of honey, grass, grain and fruit. Flavors of honey, bread, grass, grains and tropical fruit. Mouthfeel was blah, which is to be expected for this style. As far as Cream Ales go this is one of the better ones I’ve had.


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