ThisWangsChung (747) - 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: It’s definitely a light-feeling beer, as it should be. It’s not very dry, however - in fact, I think the carbonation is about 10% underdone. But it is refreshing and easy drinking.
O: I’d reckon this is everything I could want in a good cream ale. I’m even regretting not picking up more than a single can.
Elwood (3027) - 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 (3028) - 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 (15) - - 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.
jcos (1520) - Maryland, USA - MAR 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location/Date:Can on 3/20/2014.
Appearance: Pours cloudy yellow
Aroma: Sweet aroma, vanilla.
Taste: Light bitter, vanilla
Summary: Enjoyable cream ale, very good session style beer.
jgb9348 (4636) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAR 18, 2014
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Crisp clean clear coloured golden coloured body with a thick, three centimetre tall pure white head. Aroma of pale malt, alcohol, cardboard, sour grapes, metal and very little else. Light-bodied; Very mild malty flavour with some metal, lemons and nothing else except for some bitterness. Aftertaste shows some pungency from metal and some funky flavours at the tail end, but nothing else really comes out except for a herbal note. Overall, a pretty poor offering, and aside from the can from a craft brewery, not any better than most creams out there - this is lacking in almost every dimension. I sampled this twelve ounce can purchased from Trader Joe’s in Falls Church (Bailey’s Crossroads), Virginia on 6-March-2014 for US$1.67 sampled at home in Washington on 18-March-2014.
vlan1 (188) - Eastern Shore, Maryland, USA - FEB 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Drank directly from can per can instructions. Nose is mainly corn. Taste is mild pale malt, corn and grassy hops. Smooth clean mouthfeel. Very clean and refreshing.
nimbleprop (4553) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz can pours a hazy orange with with some thin, creamy, white head. Nose is lemon peel, some herb, a little raw corn, some grass, some wheat chaff, yeasty unbaked white bread. Flavor is alright, sweet, lemon, grass, flower petals, some orange, a little honey. Clean finish. Fine beer.
DCLawyer (1358) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 18, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cab->mini lager. Hazy pale yellow with effervescent white head. A: lager grains, grass, malt. T: bland and watery corn lager. A touch better than a macro pale lager.
Beergeek23322 (2133) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - DEC 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
//. From can. Golden yellow with a white head. Floral, grassy and corn aromas. Malty flavors with corn and grass. The finish is tart and a little bitter.
Travlr (9999) - 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.