1FastSTi (3220) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 14, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Well, here it is the number 1 rated Cream Ale. Picked it up in Madison for $1.59. The beer pours to a very effervescent bright honey golden body with a thick and very lively frothy white head. Nice lacing. The aroma is sweet corny cereal and caramel and butterscotch ice cream toppings. Perhaps the 3 musketeers shell as well? Very strange aroma. The flavor is sweet corny cereals, sweet toasty malts, lightly spicy/grassy hops. The palate is very clean with a moderate mouthfeel and velvety texture. Great for a not-so-great style.
SuIIy (1984) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAY 27, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle from ClarkVV. Pours a clear light golden color with a small white head. Head receedes a bit but a fair film is left and a thick ring rests along the edges. A nice sweet nose with hints of corn and sugar. Palate is clean and crisp. Flavor is sweet with a nice corny and grassy touch to it.
Ughsmash (6914) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 12, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Poured a bright clear golden with an inch or so of dense white head. Nose was very pleasant.. with creamy sweet malts, fragrant hops with an English feel, lighter, freshly-sliced fruits (pears and apples come to mind), and the requisite sweet corn. Ultra-smooth in the flavor department, too... sweet malts provide a nice base.. citrus hoppage appears at the edges.. light fruits are still there.. and corn is well-placed. Remarkably easy-drinking and tasty. Lawnmower-rific! Well done!
deschepp (5) - USA - DEC 20, 2005 does not count
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Crisp, clean aroma enticing thirst. Clear honey-gold appearance. Light flavor, low to moderately hopped and slightly acidic. Light body and noticeably creamy texture. Overall an easy drinking-beer.
frisbe60 (14) - Spring Green, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 20, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very light aroma, with little flavor. It has a slight bitter start that disappears immediately after swallowing. A good beer for the target audience.
TheEnemy (562) - Chicago, USA - OCT 5, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2006 12oz bottle.
Lake Louie’s sop to swill-swillers that, at least in growler form, was palatable to afficiandos as well. Pours medium golden straw-color with thin white head. Macro-brew adjunct sour-mash aroma and flavor. Flavor also has some malt sweetness, light-to-medium hop crispness, and only a hint of the "cream" flavor the name implies. Smooth, creamy palate confirms this beer is more substantial than your average macro-brew corn soda, even if it doesn’t taste a whole lot better. This beer was much better from a growler -- more creamy, less corny, and based on my notes from the growler sample, would have scored at least half a point higher. The only Lake Louie beer that didn’t translate well from growler to sixpack. I expect it’s better on tap, and I will re-rate if I find it on tap. <P>[ RE-RATE Jan 9th 2006 ] I took a chance on another six-pack and found the flavor to be much more akin to how it tasted the first time I got it in growler form. Still some adjunct flavor, but it fits the style. Also a touch more spice from the hops than the last go-round but hops are still a background feature as appropriate to the style. Still not a particularly stand-out beer but it’s as good as you can expect of the style -- in fact, it’s the top-ranked cream ale on RateBeer as of this writing. Overall it’s a decent enough thirst-quencher tha’s both easy-drinking and tastes better than mass-brew junk by a long shot.
<P>Original rating: Aroma - 4; Appearance 3; Flavor 5; Palate - 4; Overall - 12; Score - 2.8
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 6, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at the brewery. Slightly hazy and a bright, strong yellow color with a dense, creamy, white foamy head. Muted, corn husks and lemon tinged aroma. Citric characteristics - driven by lemons - join some vanilla crème and sweet whole kernel corn to comprise a simple flavor profile. Some malt sweetening and enough characteristics to file this one under the "lawnmower beer" category.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - JUL 18, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a growler provided by beer procurer, Phil. Light amber with a foamy white head. Lots of fruitness to the nose and quite a bit of corn. Not the sweet corn. More the seed corn. Light maltiness. Smooth and light body. Gentle carbonation. Flavor was clean and fresh, refreshing. A decent Lawnmower Beer.
Gurst (338) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - APR 10, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Immeadiately after opening the growler, I’m presented by an array of fruit esters; banana, apple, orange, peach. Flavors are big and impressive, mixed fruit, caramel malts, thick cream, and an end of a very mild floral hoppiness. Flavors don’t rush you at once, each gets its turn to shine. Mouthfel is very full, and the brew goes down very nicely, no rockiness or rough flavors to hamper enjoyment. My only complaint is the yellow-orange color, which looks a bit sickly, but otherwise this is an amazing brew!
barleyandmalt (25) - USA - NOV 30, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2005 A solid cream ale. Very well rounded mouthfeel--not at all watery. Fruity notes.....perfect finish for a light beer. Could use some stronger colors and more complex smells