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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99/5   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
Hale’s Ales, with its line of “Cream Ales” was the first craft brewery in America to produce nitrogen-conditioned beers. Cream Ale has a soft texture, tasty malt and hop flavors, is nicely balanced and easy to drink. Its nitrogen conditioning produces a creamy head that is as fascinating to watch form as it is delightful to sip. 5.1% ABV 19 IBUs Hops: American Saaz Original Gravity: 12° Plato

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mintzmeet (421) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 19, 2012
Tastes like cream.....beautiful snowy head, thick falling bubbles when forest poured looks like a blizzard. Frothy, lil beer flavor except a weak malt thru the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (9286) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 20, 2016
On nitro tap at the brewery. Pours a clear gold with a thin white head. Sweet grain and a touch of toast on the nose, milk sweet. Medium bodied, soft and sweet, grainy with a light creamy note. Grain into the finish, crisp, almost a grapenut quality. Gets a touch fruity into the finish, raisins and dried apricots.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (13609) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 16, 2016
Tap at the brewpub. Pour sight glad with a white head. Aroma is lightly bready malt. Med body or so. Flavor is bready, possibly with a hint of citrus. Rather bland, lightly bitter, but an easy drink for lunch.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
stevoj (3589) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 23, 2015
On tap at Parilla Grill. Looks like nitro without being on nitro. Velvety smooth and creamy, then goes down hill from there. Faint grainy aroma, taste is crackers and white bread. Nice mouth feel and texture to go with the look, but kind of bland overall.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
DSG (10579) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 16, 2015
[3/3/15] Draught at Hales Ales Brewery & Pub in Seattle. Clear pale golden. Grainy aroma with a bit of corn. Sweetish flavor, grainy, a bit corny, with a faint fruity hint and a slightly bitterish finish. Quite light-bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kramer (5733) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2015
Tap, brewery. Pours a clear pale straw yellow body with a creamy white nitro head that had long retention. The nose is nicely bready with some light fruitiness and maybe a touch of corn. The flavor is light and bready as expected, no corn or off notes at all. Light floral hops on the back end. Nice creamy mouthfeel with a touch of light fizz. Really nice Cream Ale, I love the nitro serving method for this beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
beastiefan2k (3253) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - JAN 2, 2015
5oz at brewpub. Beautiful nitro head from the nitro tap. Clear macro yellow color. The nitro head sticks to me lip. Really need to work past it to figure out what the beer tastes like. Very corny, macro tasting. Tastes like minerals and not malts (rice or corn or whatever). Long cheap malt liquor aftertaste. Sticky flavors won’t leave my palate. Really good for blending with the BA lmpy Stout.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Brentv (611) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 1, 2014
On nitro at ABV Pub in Hillsboro, OR. Faint aroma of grass. Creamy head with huge amounts of lacing. Taste is subdued, grass, just a hint of something resembling a German hefeweisen, but only a hint. Easy to drink but too easy, really. Not my beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
runaway (76) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 27, 2014
Nitro tap. Cloudy gold with thick white head. Smells of hay. Tastes of cream and faint grass with a mildly sweet faint hop spice finish. Mouthfeel is smooth and thin without being watery.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 1/20
Travlr (19881) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Tastes like flat cream soda with artificial flavors added. Voted worst beer of the night by five tasters. Take it back, please.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
fiulijn (18056) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 12, 2014
Draught at Hales Ales Brewery and Pub, nitro
Hazy blond color with creamy head. Very light lemony aroma. Smooth mouthfeel, but the flavor is severely reduced by the nitro, not much to say about it; low bitterness; the nitro also gives a metallic aftertaste.
Stop nitro!

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