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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 2.74/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.74   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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City Cream Ale is a handcrafted American Cream Ale style. A distinctive light-bodied ale crafted using 100% 2-row brewers malt, the rare Bullion hop and traditional ale fermentation techniques to produce a complex, yet refreshingly crisp flavor experience. 4.2% alcohol by weight, 12.0 original gravity, and 4.3 colors.


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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GoPackJo99 (16) - Oregon, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 20, 2001
Non-destinct aroma with a good head. Nice golden appearance. Smooth flavor with not alot of character. Light malt and light on the hops. A little sweet (corn)? Middle of the road carbonation. Better then I expected anyway.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - MAR 27, 2005
Built in the home of the world’s largest six pack. City Cream ale is much better than the other versions of this drink except of course for the New Glarus. Call me crazy but this tastes good. Underrated in my view. If more people had tried this their point of view might echo mine or I just love wisconsin beer. Thank you JPDIPSO for getting me this brand of beer.

2.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tomxcs (321) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUL 29, 2004
The Cons: Really no aroma to speak of except for light corn and malt. Looks like a slightly darker yellow macro lager. Some malt flavors come through but very, very bland overall. There are some hops but they might as well not be there. The Pros: There’s no real reason to drink this except for the fact that it’s probably one of the best swillin’ beers you could buy. It goes down like nothing. It’s also not anywhere near horrible and can be quite enjoyable in the right setting.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 26, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2004 Thin fizzy head, goldish-yellow color. Not much aroma at all. Wtf is this? Flavor is very light... all I can really taste is a sweet hoppiness. Too watery and too much carbonation bite.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
arjoseph (639) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2004
Bottle into Trappist glass. Not much of a smell. Golden yellow like a lager; visible carbonation; no head. Tasted like it looked (macro-ish), but with more body. I don’t really like the lighter beers, but as they go, this one wasn’t bad. I’d never had a cream ale before, so I thought I’d try it out.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
heemer77 (5100) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 3, 2004
Thin whote head. The body s a bright gold and does not appear appetizing. The smell is skunky with dirt. Wierd since I bought this with other City brews and none of them were skunked. The taste is a slightly caramel with a little cream. Medium mouthfeel. Nice try, but this one misses with me.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GrainBeltGuzzler (249) - Goodhue, Minnesota, USA - MAY 27, 2004
A really solid beer. Beautiful Golden color with a head that seems to last forever. Real sweet malty flavor that is really good on a limited basis.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - MAY 24, 2004
I just rated this brew and couldn’t add it due to getting error codes and i have Only a swallow left for rating.Golden color,small head,mild malt aroma mildly sweet with a nice floral hop hint.The flavor was much the same as the aroma with a decent hop presence coming through.Thanks to GrainbeltGuzzler for this fine brew.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Gmku (294) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - FEB 19, 2004
Hmmm. Much to my surprise I actually like this. Again, like other City Brewery beers, it's not a standout in its field, but this one has some flavor and has a nice if somewhat ordinary hop floral character in aroma and taste.

1.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 18, 2003
A grainy, adjunct-ridden cream ale that goes down a little harshly, like listening to a Ministry album or watching Madonna act. Oddly sweet, and the alcohol tastes like it's about 7%. Nasty stuff with a slight hop/herbal bite and some sourness. Consider yourself warned.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ElGaucho (2206) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JUL 6, 2003
City Brewery's best overall brew, edging out the Pale Ale. With all of the capacity that City Brewery has, why is it that their 6 primary labels are nearly indistinguishable, bland lagers? (La Crosse Lager & Light, City Lager & Light, Kul & Kul Light). They really need some variety. Anyway, the Cream Ale's distinguishing characteristic is its relatively considerable hop bitterness, which is electrified by extreme carbonation. Doesn't score many points for aesthetics, and is not "creamy" at all. A little too dry; could use some sweetness to play off the bitterness.


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