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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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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 (240) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Brentv (403) - 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 (56) - 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 (13428) - 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 (15356) - 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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
troopie (2291) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Draught. Slowly clearing golden ale. White head. Sweetish malt aroma. Rather more bitterness in the flavour with a bit of straw.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 30, 2013
Nitro pours clear yellow, finger thick white head. Smell plain, creamy. Taste smooth, straw on tail. Simple but good

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
monk191 (1092) - California, USA - JUL 23, 2013
Not very good. Pours an ugly light yellow, but with a super creamy white head. Does not smell or taste like too much though. Weird aftertaste. Had on tap it East Side Club Tavern in Olympia. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mattyhennessy (348) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - JUL 22, 2013
On nitro. Had from a frosty glass. Very bright in colour with a very think head. Almost tastes like a thick lager. Excellent for summer. Would have preferred a little more sweetness or hops to add some more body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kaser (3121) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 2, 2013
Had on draft at hales brewery in Seattle. Very light and grain flavors. Slightly creamy. Normal pilsner taste

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
maxwelldeux (3806) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUN 20, 2013
Draught in a flight. Pours a clear golden color with a moderate white head on it. Nose is much like a standard lager, as is the taste - nothing special in that regard. But as the name implies, it is extremely smooth and creamy. Very easy drink, especially in the summer.

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