alomtnez (133) - SPAIN - APR 26, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at La Tape. White head with good retention. Hazy golden colour. Weak aroma, citrus, fruity and hop. Taste is acid, fruity and hoppy bitterness. Medium oily palate and medium carbonation. More acid than described by others ratebeerians. May it be somehow spoiled?
JohnRMurdoch (3619) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - APR 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle from De Bierkoning. Hazy yellow brown, good head. Flowery boiled sweet aroma. Grain cream lemon flavour. Unusual bitter sweet aftertaste. Quite unusual & not bad.
jercraigs (8290) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2015-04-21. Hazy dark yellow body, modest white head. 3+ Aroma is surprisingly hoppy, grassy lemony hop notes. Flavour is moderately bitter throughout, refreshing hop melange of grass, straw, and sweetish lemon citrus. Average bodied palate, light alcohol in the finish amplifies the bitterness on larger gulps. Pretty nice, enough flavour to be interesting. Very drinkable. Bottle from the LCBO, Toronto.
alberti92 (142) - - APR 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Refreshing would be an understatement for this beer! Light, clean and easy drinking with a great balance of malt and hops. Loving this
Alengrin (2928) - BELGIUM - APR 17, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cream ales have been around for almost a century now, but the original North American examples almost never reached continental Europe and the style still remains largely unknown here, so I had to resort to this one to get to know it; since it’s Mikkeller, I’m far from sure this is representative for the style. Anyway, from what I heard this is a very ’unambitious’ beer style, trying to emulate the pale lager style from a top-fermented viewpoint, not unlike the ordinary blondes in Belgium. Misty peach blonde colour under a medium but breaking, off-white, ’milky’ head; the head becomes more dense and moussy with deposit, and the colour deepens as well, to a cloudy orangey blonde. Aroma of gooseberries, freshly cut cucumber, straw, unripe peach, green apple peel almost as in a Duvel, white bread, grass and sorrel (acetaldehyde, probably), very vague hint of lemon peel or even white vinegar, touch of iron but not disturbing, baker’s yeast and a very subtle apricot or pineapple sweetishness; just a little bit phenolic too. Crisp onset, fairly highly carbonated which I assume is the intention, restrained but still interesting and persisting sourish fruitiness (green apple, unripe pear, berries), smooth and medium body, pouring away easily, dry and a bit minerally with nevertheless a lightly bready pale malt sweetishness underlying, spicy ’Belgian’ yeastiness (which I assume is not typical at all for the style) increasing in the finish, somewhat ’chalky’, with a medium, grassy and leafy, deep and medium long hop bitterishness, even turning ’piney’ and resinous to a certain degree, lingering along with a residue of the pale malts. In all: I unfortunately have no other cream ale to compare this with, but if I got it right, this is more yeasty and estery than would normally be the case in this style. Had I tasted this blind, I would have been unable to discern this from any ordinary Belgian blonde; both styles are clearly intended to profit from the pale lager revolution. This one (having been made in Belgium!) does not differ at all from many dryish Belgian blonde quenchers, so until I get my hands on a real American or Canadian example of the style for comparison, this remains a non-style to me. Still, by itself, this is not too unpleasant, and reading the other ratings here, I assume having a bottle of some age (past its best before date by a few months) has deprived it from a lot of its hop aroma - which I guess shouldn’t even have been there in the first place, if the intention was to make a true cream ale...
pootzboy (1611) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - APR 16, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
330ml bottle from a 6 pack - pours a cloudy light gold with t tight white cap. Aromas are very subtle but pleasing - sweet fruitiness and some malt. Flavour is a very pronounced - dusty biscuit malts and light apple with some herbal hopping which goes refreshingly bitter in the finish, clean flavourful, mellow and really drinkable - dad’s lawnmower beer fer sure.
rezara100 (12) - Firenze, ITALY - APR 15, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Medium tcarbonation, medium body with oily texture. The aroma is intense and pleasant, and citrus, fruity with light bakery notes; The flavor is slightly sweet in the beginning that immediately gives way to a dry and growing along the tasting bitter. With too dry finish and aftertaste hopped good intensity and duration. Very refreshing and high drinkability.
Treibergs (11) - - APR 12, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Where’s the cream then, one might ask. Nevertheless, it has his strenght and gentleness in right proportions, Vienna and Munich malt guides to new direction of aroma and aftertaste.
Calisky (1422) - ALSACE, FRANCE - APR 11, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Couleur orangée trouble, mousse qui disparait. Nez houblonné fruité et note de levures. Gout houblonné fruité avec bonne amertume et levures, avec légère petite pétillance, corps un peu léger. Fin bien amère houblonnée. On pourrais croire à une ipa. Pas mal
mzaar (1915) - Varberg, SWEDEN - APR 5, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Flaska @ Pickwick Pub, Malmö. Dimmigt gul öl med ett stort vitt skum. Citron, örter och lätt av gräs i doften. Torr munkänsla. Citron och jäst dominanta i smaken. Medel mot liten kropp.