ClarkVV (4164) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Funny story here, my mom (who is about as far from a beer drinker as you can get) went here for dinner and without looking too closely at the descriptions, I suggested she get the cream ale, expecting it to be a 4-5%, lighter, neutral-tasting beer. Well, it is surprisingly light with very little hop influence (touch of spiciness) and a creamy, soft texture on account of the wonderfully extracted maltiness (yet remains medium-bodied on account of the good attenuation). Anyways, fast forward a half an hour and my mom had to cut the meal short to leave. I hadn’t realized until too late this was 8+% abv! Haha, quite the sneaky beer, but very delicious and drinkable. Light gold body has a touch of chill haze and plentiful white head atop.
Draught at 3 Tides, Summer 2014.
monk191 (1271) - California, USA - JUL 20, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
An ok cream ale. Pours an ugly Budweiser yellow. Smell has some cream and clementines. Taste is sweet upfront with some citrus, and then a lingering sweet and salty aftertaste. Had on tap at the brewery.