freekyp (1473) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 22, 2013
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Unfortunately, Foothills reformulation of this NC classic misses the mark. I was excited when I learned it had been redone as a Cream Ale, but this has none of the trademark creamy body or slick use of corn to keep the beer light. Instead, we got a watered-down pils with an inappropriate bitterness in the finish that really doesn’t jive with the lightness of the beer. Still, its pretty, pouring crystal clear yellow with a small but resilient head. Some minor cabbage notes in the aroma are a spoiler as well.
b3shine (5156) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 28, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft to taster. Looks solid; a completely transparent gold with white head. Smells and tastes of mild bitter hops with notes of yeast and wheat. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. An easy drinker with a bit of an extra hop kick for the style.
BelgianBeerGal (3102) - Panama City, Florida, USA - APR 19, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Gatlinburg Walgreen’s bottle. Pretty tasty cream ale with good malt and enough hops to keep it interesting. Good for a style that can get boring.
coyforce (572) - Virginia, USA - JAN 11, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Golden yellow pour with a thin white head. Taste is grassy and lacks any significant ale distinguishers.
ReggieDunlap (3009) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 25, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear pale yellow with a medium white head. Aroma has straw, wet grass, and slightly stale hoppiness. Flavor has a slight malty sweetness, straw, and light grass...cerealy. mouthfeel is medium/full with a dry grassy finish. Flavor is much better than the aroma suggests.
firemarshal (144) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 15, 2013
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle from store. Aroma is skunky. Transparent yellow with plenty of carbonation. Salty initial taste transitions to unpleasant bitter aftertaste that won’t go away. Medium bodied, carbonated with foamy finish. This is one of the worst beers I’ve ever had.
decaturstevo (4872) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - OCT 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Yellow with creamy white head and lace. Aroma of paper and corn with light malt and earthy hops. Wheaty malt papery and floral hops. Medium body with good carbonation.
Garbageman (443) - Lexington, South Carolina, USA - OCT 15, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From bottle. Poured golden in color with big white head. Aroma is malt with a touch of citrus hops and wheat. Taste follows with a clean cream ale taste and clean finish.
tbopslt (343) - New York, USA - SEP 20, 2013
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Clear amber pour. Stale smell and taste. If this is what an "American Cream Ale" should be, I’m moving to a different class!
tmongoose (1190) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
draft pured light yellow color with white head. light bodied medium flavor of malt and some hops and I could easily pick up the wheat. mild bitterness and flavor not a bad cream ale but not an expert on this style.
BillKismet (3321) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 8, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Blonde body with a light head. Light, grainy nose with corn character and crisp hops. The body is rather dank, twangy grains and corn, and with a mild, tannic and soapy finish.