JStax (3551) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured on draft at Jackie-O’s. Pours a very light gold color with a nice white head of foam with good retention and lacing. The aroma is very light grainy, bready notes. The taste has a lot of biscuity bready notes that really make this beer shine. Bready notes come through wonderfully in the finish. Great summer beer.
JaBier (5315) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - OCT 3, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample on the brewery side on 9/13/12. Clear yellow/gold pour with a medium white head. Aroma of grassy hops, malt and corn. Malty flavor with grassy hop character and a corn flake finish.
DrSilverworm (8182) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 25, 2011
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pale yellow - slightly green-hued color, nearly clear, thin white head that left decent lacing. Crisp, nice palate. Unfortunately this was nearly tasteless, but from what was there it just tasted like a non-offensive pale lager. This was my first cream ale, so I don’t know what they’re typically supposed to taste like, but I expected this to be... Creamier. Or at least have more of a creme aroma. Totally drinkable, though, and a good alternative for those who want to try a Jackie-Os brew but want something lighter.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Now listed at 4.25% and described as a "Belgian inspired cream ale."
Thanks to Brad for the pour of this one. Pours a light golden-yellow color with a good white head and a few bits of spotty lacing on the way down. The aroma carries some nice spice from the Belgian yeast plus a touch of doughy-bread. Light continental hops linger as well, especially as it warms. The flavor is really nice as the clove character from the yeast really comes through along with a light burst of floral and herbal hops. Really nicely down. Smooth and creamy, yet with a light body. Absolutely fantastic low-alcohol, warm-weather-drinking beer. Who knew a cream ale could taste good?
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 05-05-2011
Dogbrick (9183) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 11, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at the brewpub. This beer pours a clear golden color with a thin white head that bubbles away quickly. Spotty lacing on the glass. The aroma is mild hops and spices with a bit of honey. Light bodied with a mildly bitter hops character and notes of cloves and pepper. The finish is lightly hopped and lingers a bit. Decent overall.