Travlr (9840) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can!!! Barely hazy golden color, fluffy white head. Aroma of cream soda. Taste is bittersweet vanilla and bitter herbs. Hmmmmm.
ben4321 (3353) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location: 12 oz can from my Dad, 11/27/13, Thanks for the Hardywood hook-up Pops!
Aroma: The nose of this one has clean pale malts, some bread, and some grass
Appearance: It pours a clear golden color with a nice, lasting white head and good lacing
Flavor: The flavor is clean and malty as well, not too sweet, but very clean, with a grassy finish
Palate: The body is light, it has a clean feel, average carbonation, and a somewhat dry finish
I could session the hell out of this. It is a super crisp, clean, and drinkable beer, and at under 5% it goes down easy. I can see why many of the hipsters in Richmond have made the switch over from PBR.
phaleslu (5174) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. can from RABinVA- thanks again, Ryan! Pours a pretty cloudy gold color, on the duller side of the gold spectrum, with a big cream-colored head that leaves a lasting film atop the brew. Plenty of pale and sweet malts, straw, corn, grass, and a hint of banana. Light-bodied, with moderate to medium carbonation and a dry, malty mouthfeel. This is not a style thatís ever really done it for me, but I think this one is about as good as cream ales get. I could drink plenty of these in a row on a warm summer day.
radagast83 (3752) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz can drunk on premise at Hardywood. Aroma was light corn notes, plenty of sweet pale malts, and some slightly grassy notes. Flavor was actually nice malt character, with some grassy hops, and some straw notes. Was nice and creamy and refreshing.
Silverbush85 (59) - - OCT 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
About a shade darker than a typical lawnmower beer, and a nice evenly balanced bittering bite. Highly drinkable
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TheBeerGod (4907) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - SEP 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can at Hardywood. Gold pour with a tall foamy white head. Aroma is sweet and slightly floral with light corny notes. Taste is sweet malt, light hops, grains and soft corny notes. Body is light-medium with a moderate, creamy carbonation. Ends with more sweet malt, light hops, soft corn and faint hops.
ThisWangsChung (638) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz can into a pint glass.
A: Pours a darker straw color. About two fingers of white-colored head is formed, and fades away almost at a record pace. The rough-looking texture is also pretty poor, as well.
S: Cereal grains, perhaps unsurprisingly, are the dominant aromatic note. Two things really work in its favor - a lack of obnoxious corn sweetness, and even some nice grassiness.
T: First things first: when looking at these basic styles (cream ale, pale lager, pilsner, or what have you) I look for one thing: how well-hopped is it? This one, thankfully, has a healthy citrusy finish to help balance the textbook adjunct character. While it is pretty sweet, it never becomes cloying.
M: Itís definitely a light-feeling beer, as it should be. Itís not very dry, however - in fact, I think the carbonation is about 10% underdone. But it is refreshing and easy drinking.
O: Iíd reckon this is everything I could want in a good cream ale. Iím even regretting not picking up more than a single can.
HopTsing (399) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JUN 9, 2013
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
rom the can poured a clear golden brew with a light white head. Light well balanced aromas and flavores of malt and hops.
tia (848) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JUN 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can @ RG 20. Golden with light dissipating head. Smells wheaty and a little sour and lightly sweet. Lightly sweet balanced by dry.
Butters (3583) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 9, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled at the Richmond Gathering 20th! Clear golden pour with thin ring of whitish head. Corn bill on the nose and flavor. Refreshing, with more full flavor than most. Lightly bitter noble hop ending. For a cream ale, it really wasnít bad, but I just didnít go crazy for it.