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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 2.99/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91   ABV: -
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A two-time winner at the Great American Beer Festival (1994 & 1995). A pale gold in color with a malty aroma, this refreshing beer is brewed at a higher-than-usual temperature to give it a "creamy" taste.


2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
BeerBaron22 (1) - Peckville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 26, 2014 does not count
I have not had this beer in 30 years. So as I enter a tavern in Colonial Williamsburg on vacation I was shocked to see it, let alone learn it is the number one seller. It was a local PA coal miner beer now a celebrity. Cool to see it and ok to drink. I told friends back home about the story and got headshakes and puzzled looks. Not even readily available in their own backyard. I guess it’s fun to be somebody else when your out of town.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DocLock (8054) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2012
Bottle from Wine Seller in Williamburg, VA. Poured hazy gold with white head. Nose was biscuity pale malt, mild hops and fruit. Tasted pretty solid on the palate, with creamy pale malt, backup hops, and some lactic frutiness at mid-palate. This one is decent.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
obguthr (4070) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - AUG 17, 2012
Draft: Mild corn nose. Hazy amber, thin head. Corn, lemony tartness. Finishes with a pleasant maltiness. Traces of butter. Pleasant mouthfeel.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2012
Honey-like aroma and thirst quenching wet finish with sweet corn like flavor with flowery backdrop. Overall pretty watery but matches the style well and is helps when humidity is 100% and its a heat wave outside. Don’t think I ever rated a beer so low and gave it so many kudos.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2296) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 4, 2008
used to love the beer and have been trying to locate it here on r.b. bought the stuff by the case in the brown cans and it was good beer and really cheap. i can remember years ago @ $7 a case. smooth with a nice malt and hop presence i consider this brand to be a major factor in peaking my interest in beer because it was superior in taste and body to all the other mass produced beers that are pretty much tasteless. mildly fruity satisfying and when i find it, guess i’m most likely gonna rate less beer in the future.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - AUG 11, 2007
Also had this in Colonial Williamsburg. The name is a real odd one for a Lion brew. A decent cream ale, which is not that great of a style. Pretty smooth with a decent amount of hops.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
faroeviking (10288) - FAROE ISLANDS - JAN 6, 2007
Bottle. Bought a case with some good friends in N.Y. city and partied at a hotel along with a lot of SamAdams beers. Golden bit hazy colour with a nice average lasting sticky head. Malty and caramellic aroma and hops. Flavour is smooth and creamy, fruity hoppiness, caramel, good malts. Nice aftertaste! For a mass produced cream ale this brew is really tasty.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
pbjclimber (150) - Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 4, 2006
This is a good session beer especially at $12 for a case of 16oz returnables. There are some malt and a little hop flavor and the alcohol is not that well hidden.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheBeerLover (1025) - DC Metro Area, USA - JAN 25, 2006
Liebotschaner Cream Ale pours to a beautiful, bright, pale golden color, with a bright and bubbly white head that fades, and a good bit of carbonation. The nose on this beer is pleasing, with light touches of pale malt, some corn sweetness, and traces of grassy hop aromatics. The palate on this beer is lean, but with some delicate pale malt flavors, and undertones of jammy fruit from that warm fermentation. The body on this beer because it was lagered is very round and smooth as it goes down. Liebotschaner Cream Ale finishes with some more subtle pale malt, sweet corn, and light fruity flavors, then ends with a slightly sour and grassy edge. This is an excellent, light, refreshing beer, great for warm weather quaffing, and as a beer to drink if you want to knock a few back. It only comes in at about 4-4.5% abv, and makes a good session beer. You could match this beer with a lot of different dishes, but Cream Ale really is a good drinking beer. Its the type of beer to have in the cooler when you go to the beach or the park, or a beer to enjoy at a good, unpretentious bar with a Cream Ale tap. Price on this beer is right as well, going for as little as $3.50 a six pack, and about $12-14 a case depending where you pick it up. This beer is widely avaiable in PA, select Mid-Atlantic markets, and even in New England.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - MAY 25, 2004
Pale yellow, some DMS notes in aroma, little head. Mouthfeel is watery and fizzy, like a selzter. Taste is vaguely "beery" like you would expect of a macro but with some very mild fruity and hoppy notes.


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