Onslow (1361) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JAN 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour from a 22oz bottle. Slightly cloudy yellow brew with white head. Aroma of sweeter malts, some grass, some floral hops. Taste is sweet malts at the start, some mild grassy hops in mid swallow and slight resurgence of sweetness late in the swallow. Active carbonation adds a sense of creaminess to the palate. Very mellow, easy drinking, and tasty. I’ve always been partial to cream ales as they originated in North America and are something of a hybrid capturing the historical transition from ales to lagers. And when done right they are damn tasty.
thedm (5493) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 30, 2012
2 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a extremely large sized head of finely sized light tan colored bubbles that were long lasting and left behind a softly carbonated transparent light orange colored body. The mild aroma was malty and musty. The mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start and at the finish with a mellow hoppy aftertaste. The mild flavor contained notes of orange peel hops and malt. An OK brew just nothing special.
hotstuff (4802) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 15, 2012
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Rated 3-15-2012. Bottle purchased at Siciliano’s Market in Grand Rapids, MI. Label shows an ABV of 6.0%. This beer poured a medium sized white head that was very, very fizzy and fully diminished. There was no lacing, transparent body, very fizzy and fast-rising carbonation, and a gold hue. The aroma was some malt, sweet, hint of fruitiness, and earthy. The flavor was sweet, lightly malty, earthy and a semi-dry finish. The mouthfeel was tingly, watery and thin. This is a light bodied Cream Ale beer. The ABV was well hidden, but the beer lacks character in so many ways. The flavor is bland tasting and I am wondering if this particular bottle is past its prime.
jsquire (4096) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JAN 8, 2009
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
My bottle says brewed under license by Stoney Creek Brewing Co. This is a dull, copper colored beer. There was no real head, and the bubbles seem too big for beer. Malt syrup nose with some candied pear and apple aroma. I don’t know how old this bottle is, but I just bought it. It has lots of cardboard and penny tastes, with lots of table sugar sweetness. It tastes like weak homebrew. It doesn’t sound like Stoney Creek is doing any better at this beer than Dark Horse did.
jgb9348 (5522) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - FEB 26, 2008
1.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Deep amber coloured body with some interesting brown highlights and a thinnish tan head that dies amazingly quick. Aroma of fresh apples, corn, pears sugar and a bit of malt - wierd, but not bad. Very mild malty flavour with some fake sugars and a bit of a fruity kick. Aftertaste, nothing to back up at all - some malt, but aside from that - nothing but sugar. Overall, a pretty one-sided and bland offering - definitely worth passing! I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Merchant’s in Dearborn, Michigan on 25-February-2008.
MrBunn (2674) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2007
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Pours an amber/gold with lots of little floaties and a medium head that leaves nothing more than a thin film after a few seconds. Aromas are sweet: honey, white grape and apple juice... not much complexity or interest. Flavor is about the same, but with a little bit of a sour funk to it. Not much redeemable to talk about.
patrick767 (3918) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 10, 2007
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
tap at the brewpub - I’m going to assume that the cream ale I had at the brewpub is this one. The menu just said "cream ale". Pours clear yellow. The mild malt aroma isn’t bad, but it’s barely there. It has a light malt flavor with maybe some mild citrus in there. The mouthfeel is lightly creamy and while rather thin bodied, manages to avoid being really watery. Not bad, in my opinion.
detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - FEB 3, 2007
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
It pours a clear yellow gold, with a thick head of nearly white sudsy foam. Good head retention. A steady stream of carbonation is encouraging. An aroma of lemony hops seems out of place.
This beer isn’t bad, but it isn’t really good either. It lacks the creaminess and the touch of sweetness that I like in cream ales. It is pretty bland, really, with a very mild grainy malt and an equally mild lemon hops. I know that cream ales aren’t supposed to be mind-blowing, but this one is just flat-out underwhelming
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - JAN 20, 2007
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle from Hopscotch. Not sure way you sent this to me in that trade as you rated it a drain pour. Next time I see you we will be talking!!! This thing was f*cking horrible.
milewide (1990) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 12, 2007
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cloudy amber color. No aroma. Good medium mouth feel. Bland, sweet flavor without hops. Wouldn’t buy again.