Sathorael (151) - Oceanside, California, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a light amber with medium tan head. Little retention or lacing. Aromas of banana, spice, and a little Belgian yeast? Very reminiscent of a subdued witbier/blonde. Taste is much of the same with a mild vanilla right before the finish. Finish is sweet with a lingering vanilla oiliness.
utterlyrandom (3) - California, USA - JUN 29, 2014 does not count
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma has strong notes of vanilla that make it smell just like Cream Soda! since its a light body beer its the vanilla is the main flavor which will not make this beer everyone’s favorite but it is definitely one of mine
BobbyAnalog (320) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 19, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2014 A light, effervescent summer brew with fleeting notes of vanilla and oats. A much better, creamier ale than similar styles. A sweet, dessert nose and a silky body give this Vista offering some gusto.
rlgk (10044) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - APR 16, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at Mother Earth Tasting Room in Vista. Pale golden beer with a small white head. Malty toffee aroma, cream, butter, caramel, some biscuits. Malty caramel flavor, vanilla, cream and biscuits. Too sweet.
GarrettB (987) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 8, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
When you buy a cream ale, I suppose you should expect a cream ale. The cashier at Costco seemed to think this bottle was generating a great deal of local controversy and agitated mumbling, so I thought I’d give it a try and see how the beer version differed from the canned, sugary and carbonated version I essentially grew up on. And minus a little sugar? I can’t say there’s much of a difference. Cream ale, it turns out, tastes a great deal like cream ale. It has that distinctive sweeter element, marshmallow on the nose, a moderate to lope carbonation, and a taste that is more than nostalgic - it’s almost identical to root beer’s younger and slightly less social little brother. Like some fruit ales, it’s hard to think of this as a true beer, though I am glad to have tried it. However, the sooner this circulates out of Costco (and the sooner it no longer raises controversy around Costco’s hallowed halls) the better.
StefanSD (2069) - Lakeside, California, USA - APR 4, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Not horrible, but waaay too much vanilla in this for me. First loser from an otherwise excellent brewery.
Sledutah (4276) - Utah, USA - MAR 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle from The Beerhive
Cloudy golden with a medium sized white head and good lacing. Aroma is vanilla, wheat and citrus. Flavors of vanilla, straw and grassy
Nice, lots of flavor
DedicatedToFun (2123) - Santa Monica, California, USA - FEB 2, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not a very good cream ale but part of the flight at teh brewery so pretty fresh
GT2 (8161) - San Diego County, California, USA - JAN 29, 2014
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Short: Vanilla flavored cough syrup
[ Mother Earth ][ Tap ][ 2oz ][ Taster ][ $1-2 ][ 1/25/14 ]
Long: Clear golden pour, weak lacing. Nose is honey, macro lager esque, lemon. Medicinal cough syrup taste with over the top vanilla bean. Papery finish.
Flaws: Medicinal, papery
jehoesefat (265) - Poway, California, USA - JAN 10, 2014
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Smells like sweet cream soda. Pours murky copper with a minimal white head. Tastes like a cream soda mixed with beer, I think I would like it more if it was less beer flavored and more cream soda flavored.
bergstaden (1170) - Røros, NORWAY - JAN 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden with a white head - there is some hops in the aroma - Malt body with some hops as well and a taste of vanilla - Mlats and vanilla goes into the finish - This was kind of good