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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 2.92/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.89   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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Our Cream Ale is carbonated with nitrogen so it cascades as it pours. This gives the beer an extremly smooth mouthfeel. It is golden in color with a crisp hop flavor and aroma.


KUEric's rating

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
KUEric (886) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 6, 2012
As pretty a beer as I might’ve ever seen. Golden yellow, thick foamy white head after the anti-bubbles a la Guiness. But that’s the best part. Aroma is nothing really at all. Flavor is nitrogen and banana/lemon/yeast/foam.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Block (1319) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUL 5, 2014
I’ve never had a nitrogen infused beer which was this light. Smooth and refreshing with a creamy head. A nice touch with the nitrogen as it lends a very creamy texture to the beer and makes it just that much more tasty.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
williamstome (835) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 13, 2014
Straw pour, big creamy head. Aroma of grass and soap. Flavor is hoppy sweet. Initially overwhelmingly sweet but not so bad after a bit. Dry fresh mouthfeel.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
merc7186 (1970) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 15, 2013
A: Golden Straw/Light Amber hue, Think Creamy Off White Head, Great Lacing S: Bready, Earthy, mild Malty T: Bread, Malty, mild Hops M: Great Carbonation, Medium Bodied, mildly Dry Overall, a decent Cream Ale done justice by the nitro tap, decently blended

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bamsen78 (2953) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2013
Draught @ The Ginger Man, NYC. Pours clear golden with stable white head. Mild hoppy aroma. Ditto taste, with a slightly estery touch. Mild finish. Very low carbonation. Acceptable but I have tried a better Cream Ale before.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jow (2014) - New York, USA - SEP 22, 2013
Draft at draught 55. Light nose of hops and while being almost flavorless if you really search you can find grass and caramel. Very creamy palate so no lie there but very watery and bland as can be. Not offensive at least.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Inbreak (1897) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - SEP 13, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 16.06.2013, tap @ Alewife Queens:
Nice creamy loooonglasting head. Aroma is slightly roasted, cereal, grain, popcorn, hay, caramel, dough. Taste is slightly dry, light malts, hay, cereal, caramel, grain, grass. Medium bitterness. Fair enough.

1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
pepsican (1440) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - AUG 27, 2012
Oof. Grainy, little carbonation, flavor of arm pits and a crotch. Not the good kind of crotch I might add.

1.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
jjgmd (1365) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2012
Tap at whole foods, very flat tasteless cream ale, Taste was grainy without any flavor. Ugh !

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
zgaier (1322) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2012
On tap in whole foods NYC. Pours a hazy golden yellow with a white head and malty aroma. Taste is creamy, of malt and grains, but overall not very flavorful and quite watery and flat.


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