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Mission Springs Big Chief Cream Ale

Formerly brewed at Mission Springs Brewing Co.
Style: Cream Ale
Mission, Canada


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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 2.35/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.48/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
A lighter bodied copper coloured beer. A good beer for those who like OK Spring Pale Ale or Rickards Red.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
pintbypint (3327) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 13, 2015
Tap at MSBC. Amber, clear. Very little head on top. Nose has grains and a lot of fruitiness. Taste has nutty and toasty malts, some light hopping. Pretty simple brew overall, but not a big fan of this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4466) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 10, 2015
On tap at The Springs Taphouse Itaewon. Big Chief Cream Ale 4.5% A cloudy honey gold, the nose is honeyed biscuit while the taste is malty biscuity bready goodness with a creamy body. Good stuff.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
mcberko (14074) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 19, 2015
On tap at Mission Springs, pours a clear golden with a small white head. Aroma and flavour of light caramel sweetness, some cream soda and crackery malt. Boring and a little too sweet. Not a fan.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
lbcgreg (65) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 8, 2014
Very simple, dark beer. Light hops with a slight caramel flavor with a clean finish. .

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
blomster (288) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 17, 2011
Draught at the brewpub. Pours clear, golden. Served without a head. Aroma of bready malt, fruit. Smooth, creamy flavor, medium bodied, soft carbonation. Not bad...but not really good either...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (18780) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 31, 2010
Draught at the brewpub
Hazy deep blond color. The aroma is mild, malty and with light fruitness from the Ale yeast. The flavor is not bad, light malt, maybe more boring. Correct bitterness. Easy.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
DuffMan (9500) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 14, 2008
My first clue that this bottle was off: the neck was empty. However, my hopes remained alive when I heard the Psst! as the top was popped off.... but no, it was a cidery vinegary mess in the end. too bad, I’ll have to give this another chance I guess.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
rkell (8) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 1, 2006 does not count
I eat at the Mission Springs resturant regularly and almost always order the Cream Ale if I get it in a cold frosted glass. IMHO they don’t serve it cold enough. It tastes better cold. I find the aroma is quite promising although there’s not much of a head. The taste starts out well but ends up kind of "flat" and "thin". It’s like there’s potential there but something is missing. Still... it’s a helluva lot better than Canadian big brewery beers.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
natrat (66) - Ucluelet, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 4, 2005
Bottled, bought this for a tasting session. What a dog! Pour was thin, with minimal loose head and negligible lacing. Aroma was ok, hints of chestnut and crystal malt, somewhat promising hop aroma...chinook? Centennial?. Taste was disappointing...any hop taste present was overwhelmed by stale "tap taste." Malty flavours were underdone. I can only guess that this batch was badly bottled and had gone stale.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Oakes (15490) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 27, 2005
Dull dark straw colour. Light, faintly malty aroma. There is a hint of wood and fruit and a light citric note but not much overall. I’ll pass, thanks, there’s better out at Mission Springs.

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