beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - OCT 2, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler: The lightest yellow can get before getting nearly clear. Light, light hay stained yellow and clear bodied. A starchy white head of medium to substantial size grows firmly to cap it off. Always keeps a fizzy skimming present and lots of lacing in droppy sheeting.
Aroma is soft and hazey with powdery breadyness and slight creamy sweetness of vanilla.
Nice crispy, creamy taste. Clean and rounded with a firm breadyness with a small underlay of wheaty-like malty sweetness and flour baked, unsalted crackers. Wet and soothing with just the right amount of taste and body.
Feel is pretty solid for a Cream Ale; as cream ales go, slippery, crisp, clean, firm, lasgint body. About medium in body with a soft finish thats light with a slight drifting dryness and an even smaller rebound of sweetness tantalizing the tongue as it does so.
The pinnacle of a summer drinker! Downable by the pint, growler, or keg; if need be. A solid Cream Ale for the hotter months and goes great with just about any lunch, dinner, picnic, backyard BBQ, whatever. Solid.
madvike (3105) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 29, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Mallards game - Pours clear yellow with a nice white head. Nose is pale malt, rustic grain, and a light floral hoppiness. A bit of creamed corn. Taste is real grainy, with more creamed corn, light herbal hopping, and a little bitterness on the finish. Well carbonated medium body. Gets a little better as it warmed in my glass.
1FastSTi (3344) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 17, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours to a shiny golden body with a nice visible carbonation and creamy white head. The flavor is a very muted perfumey/floral hop. Perhaps lavendar and chamomille. Corn adjuncts hide under the nice hops. The aroma is floral tea. Refreshing. Perhaps a touch of saison or farmhouse in this. The palate is thin, carbonated, nicely velvety texture. Refreshing.
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 27, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ the brewpub (downtown): Pours a clear gold with a white head. Aroma, pale malts, yeast, grassy hops. Flavor, grassy herbal hops, some pale malts, and yeast. Nothing special.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUL 6, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the brewpub (downtown location). Poured a clear golden color. Head was thin, white, and left only minimal lace behind. Watered down aroma with slight whiffs of caramel and cereal grain. Slightly sweet on the tongue. Plenty of pleasant malty caramel and fresh cereal grain flavor. There was also a milky aftertaste I’ve never experienced before with a beer.
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 4, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a somewhat clear golden body with a soft head. Aroma is moderately malted with grassy notes and taste is a little grainy. Vanilla, decidious fruit- very clean and crisp finish.
muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - SEP 16, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught half pint at the brewpub, early August 2006. Light gold, very clear, with a faint lasting head and no lacing....bit of creamed corn, apple, pale malts and honey in the subtle nose, with faint herbal/grassy tones emerging late....a bit vegetal at first on the tongue but this fades rather quickly, lightly toasted grains dominate, a bit of dried grass, no real hops, light pale malts....ehh, it’s ok for what it is.
jewedekind (450) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 14, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer has gone to the lite side in 2007. Palest yellow - resembles an American lite. Nice enough head and a bit of corny aroma. Tastes better than it looks with a bit of malted barley coming and going. A good beer for >80 in the shade, but a bit thin for a cream ale.
Ughsmash (7387) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 16, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap downtown. Poured a clear, very lighter straw yellow with a medium cap of white head. Nose was faint with corn mash, wheaty yeast, and pale malty sweetness. Flavor was about the same... smooth with sweet bready malts and a mild surrounding bitterness. Smooth and creamy on the palate... lighter-bodied... decent.
TheEnemy (562) - Chicago, USA - JUN 5, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at the pub.
Pours a clear light straw-gold with a respectable 1.5 fingers worth of head that leisurely gives way. Aroma is mostly fruity hops more commonly associated with a lager and notable adjuncts. Flavor is similar -- lightly bitter fruity hops, major adjunct flavor (and I now know why, having just discovered when I came to rate it on RB that this is a cream ale, something the server neglected to tell me), and a bit of nuttiness. Knowing now that it’s a cream ale makes the adjunct aspect more forgiveable but it was still too overwhelming and out of balance. Coon Rock Cream Ale (brewed just down the highway at Lake Louie brewery) is a fine study in how to make an adjunct cream ale with the right balance; Great Dane might do well to take notice. Not something I’d order again.