tectactoe (2014) - Michigan, USA - OCT 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can: Thanks to my long-time trade buddy smokeypeat. Lovely golden-range color; mostly murky with a ton of rising carbonation bubble steams. Chunky, nimbus-like head on top; thick & slow to settle. Light, relaxed aroma but certainly on-point for the style. Sweet cereal grains, bread, faint corn & DMS, freshly milled barley, & mild hops, mostly of the floral, earthy, & dirty persuasion. A little citrus spritz & crisp lager yeast towards the back-end. Exceedingly smooth & drinkable on the palate. Grain, fresh barley, moderate DMS, crisp bready yeast, a little sweet corn cereal flavor, transitioning to a more earthy & floral hop edge in the latter half, finishing with a touch of lasting bitterness & citrus zest, leaving the palate dry, fresh, & clean. The intention of this beer is not to blow your mind with excessive aging time or a laundry list of adjuncts... It is to be fresh, drinkable, & light, albeit flavorful enough to hold your attention throughout. It succeeds.
BeerandBlues2 (9765) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - AUG 26, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can at home. Pours clear gold with a large, foamy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is biscuit, Pils malt and corn with light spicy hops. Flavor is crisp malt dominant, light hops and bitterness with a sweet finish. Light body and moderate carbonation.
obguthr (3913) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - AUG 25, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can: Little aroma, mainly barley malt but some corn. Clear amber, thick head. Light flavor, malt forward. Again, barley with a subtle presence of corn. As good as this style can get without encroaching into another style.
Westmeister (1784) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 5, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden orange pour below a pillow white head. Taste is smooth sweet grains, light hoppiness, hint of grassiness and a pinch of lemon. Drinkable and probably the best cream ale I’ve ever had - not like I seek out this style, but enjoying off the beaten path styles since the sierra nevada mix pack.
Emeister84 (1038) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 3, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Subtle malt on the nose. Brown with a quickly vanishing head. Mostly dry with a touch of nutty sweetness. Light-medium bodied, smooth.
JDBaker11058 (1309) - Maryland, USA - JUL 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: burnished gold, with a creamy near-white head and minimal lacing. Aroma: bright nose, with a bit of lemon and honey smacks cereal. Taste: light flavor, primarily a bit of toasted white bread, some lemongrass, a bit of green apple, and ritz crackers with honey. Finish: short, clean, and crisp, with just a bit of lingering sweetness. Notes: Exactly what a good cream ale should be. Simple, easy drinking, and not overly complex. Very nice, would drink again.
mansquito (3444) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUL 14, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Trader Joe’s, Alexandria can: Pours golden with white head. Aroma is sugary with the malts and light hops. This comes out as a pretty simple cream ale. Light hoppiness. Plenty of sweetness. Easy drinking. Decidedly uncomplex, but perfectly acceptable in every other way.
Elwood (3300) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUL 9, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
From the can. Pours a nice gold color with a lasting white head. A little corn in the nose with some sweet malt notes. Flavor leans malt forward with a hint of grassy bitterness and a bit of that corn. Light, smooth, and easy to drink.
Iphonephan (3347) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JUL 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a 12 oz can at the Big Buns beer dinner in Ballston. Pours a clear gold with a thick white head. Malty nose. Flavors of biscuit and white toast. Smooth, crisp finish.
wbright10 (17) - - MAY 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Straight ahead cream ale. Drank straight from the can by the pool, hit the spot. Not too light, but light enough to not weigh you down having a couple on a hot day.