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RATINGS: 591   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
We brewed this Special High Gravity Cream Ale in serious celebration of the return of the salubrious Spring... With the long dark days of the Season of Damp nearly behind us and the possibilities of a long languid Summer ahead.

ChristianSA's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChristianSA (368) - Copenhagen, - SEP 26, 2007
Bottle. Hazy copper with small white head dragging fine lace. Aroma is hoppy/fruity in a fresh soapy way. Smooth flavor with caramel and hoppy notes of melon, papaya and slight smoke notes???. Smooth mouth flavor and medium long bitter aftertaste. A pleasant beer - I do not see why it is called a cream ale though...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
slowrunner77 (10244) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 16, 2014
"i was looking forward this, but in the end, there was nothing about the flavor that stood out at all. creamy, with a thick mouthfeel, otherwise a mish-mash of malt and hops, with seemingly no direction. ok."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (9140) - Ohio, USA - JUL 8, 2014
12 oz bottle from backlog notes 07. Pours a honey golden color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have some sweet character of a cream ale but includes orange citrus hops, caramel, some pine that works in toward the finish, mild bitterness, decent enough to have again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RGDave (113) - Lebanon, New Jersey, USA - FEB 25, 2011
Bottle, 12 oz. Poured a burnt orange color, with a creamy, thick head, almost a nitro-sort of head. Aroma is of sweet hops and a bit of malt. Flavor is smooth but strong; some definite hoppy character shines through, but it is more than balanced by a big, malty body. Smooth on the palate; grassy spruce hops finish. Yum!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
rubbishystuff (2334) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2015 Thanks to Brian for this bottle. Smooth and biscuity. Nice stuff. Mellowed. Serving: Bottle

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Qubert (62) - USA - MAY 24, 2010
12oz bottle: pours golden with a generous white head. Aroma is sweet malt and fruit. Flavor is the same with hops and alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 23, 2010
amber with small white head. aroma of grapefruit and slight sugar. bitter backbone. more like an iipa. flavor is similar with a biscuity finish. slight hop death

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 3, 2010
Cloudy golden pour with a generous white head. Aroma is sweet floral grass and hops. Taste is fruit malt mash and cream. Rated 8/10/08

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
williamherbert (1509) - Syracuse, New York, USA - APR 28, 2010
07/2007: The appearance is a dark gold/light orange. Hazy with plenty of carbonation. Big fluffy 1.5 finger of head. Looks creamy and good. The aroma is sweet and fragrant flowery hops, but with also quite a bit extra. A sweet berry smell (cherry) as well as a hint of what seems like orange. Awesome. A little spicy Belgian tinge, but not the harshness that smell entails. Really delicious sweet hop flavor, with some pale malt added. Itís very sweet (in a great way) and summery, but manifested within the hops. There is a kick of alcohol flavor, as well as a surprisingly spicy aftertaste. Itís fizzy and bubbly, unusual for something so hoppy. Itís creamy and thick in the feel of the liquid. Itís a hoppy cream ale. Spicy, bubbly and fizzy. Quite a good drink when you can find it fresh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (7887) - Georgia, USA - APR 4, 2010
12oz bottle courtesy StFun into a pint glass. The pour is cloudy yellow/orange with tiny floaties hanging around in there as well. The head is big, 3-finger, white, and quite fluffy and dense. The head sticks around for quite a bit as well. The aroma is fruity and malty and the flavor is the same. This really isnít too bad!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MikeF (538) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 9, 2010
One of the best cream ales around. Smooth and crisp - a perfect summer IPA alternative.

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