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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.06/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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In 1935, Richmond, Virginia made beer history as the first place ever to sell canned beer, a cream ale from Krueger Brewing Company. A tribute to the original canned beer, Hardywood Cream Ale is an unfiltered example of the style that embraces its east coast roots with an unbelievably smooth body and a refreshingly clean finish from extended cold conditioning in our lagering tanks. Raise a can to RVA, where the canned beer revolution began! Best with: Pub fare, fried or steamed seafood, a hot summer afternoon by the river.


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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Silverbush85 (60) - - OCT 19, 2013
About a shade darker than a typical lawnmower beer, and a nice evenly balanced bittering bite. Highly drinkable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerandBlues2 (9667) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - AUG 26, 2014
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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
obguthr (3827) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - AUG 25, 2014
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.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Westmeister (1748) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 5, 2014
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.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Emeister84 (985) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Subtle malt on the nose. Brown with a quickly vanishing head. Mostly dry with a touch of nutty sweetness. Light-medium bodied, smooth.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
JDBaker11058 (1264) - Maryland, USA - JUL 24, 2014
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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mansquito (3384) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUL 14, 2014
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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Elwood (3153) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUL 9, 2014
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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Iphonephan (3236) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JUL 3, 2014
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.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wbright10 (16) - - MAY 27, 2014
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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcos (1527) - Maryland, USA - MAR 24, 2014
Location/Date:Can on 3/20/2014.

Appearance: Pours cloudy yellow
Aroma: Sweet aroma, vanilla.
Taste: Light bitter, vanilla
Palate:Light body.

Summary: Enjoyable cream ale, very good session style beer.


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