RateBeer
overall
69
95
style

bottled
common

on tap
available

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Share this beer with friends!
No commercial description


valleyann83's rating

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
valleyann83 (15) - California, USA - AUG 27, 2013
Yes marshmallow cream. If you like that type. A little thick for a cream ale. But not too bad. Couldn’t drink the whole 22, just because its not my style. But good beer if this us your cup of brew.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rick_91709 (176) - USA - OCT 2, 2014
Poured from a can. Orange color with a creamy head. Not much lacing. Major vanilla aroma. Same with the taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BucannonXC5 (882) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 16, 2014
Type: 22-oz. bottle Glass: Karl Strauss pint glass From: Costco in Mission Valley (San Diego), Calif. Price: $4.79 Purchased: Aug. 27, 2014 Consumed: Aug. 29, 2014 Misc.: N/A Poured a honey, golden, straw, semi-clear color with 1-to-2 fingers of khaki tan head that withered away fairly quickly. A good deal of bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass. Below average wet watery lacing along the sides of the glass. Below average retention on the top all the way down. (Sight - 3.53) Smelled honey, vanilla, cream, sweet sugary corn, caramel, light grape and some rye malts. (Smell - 3.75) Taste was much, much better. Got vanilla cream, caramel, honey, vanilla extract, grass, Cream Soda and amber malts. Reminded me of a very good American Adjunct Lager. (Taste - 4.00) Light body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Long, sweet finish. Something slightly off late on the tongue, but still a nice feel. (Feel - 3.94) A very good cream ale. I don’t know how many I’ve rated so far, but this one went down easy. Close to an AAL in my opinion, but not quite. Sweet, sugary, vanilla goodness. (Overall - 3.90) 3.90 88 B+

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thorongil2 (1276) - , Ontario, CANADA - SEP 8, 2014
(tap) clear, bright light orange amber colour with a small white head; aroma of toffee, caramel; balanced flavour, like the aroma, long light bitter finish

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrewDad (5004) - Olympia, Washington, USA - AUG 6, 2014
San Diego Summer Trip 2014 - Golden in color, clear with a thick white head. Creamy in flavor with a good malt mix. Easy hops backing this was nice and tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skmikeg (936) - Poway, California, USA - JUL 31, 2014
Pours a medium orange with a half finger white head with just a little lacing. Aroma is of vanilla, citrus, wheat, and marshmallows. Taste is vanilla, wheat, marshmallow, citrus, light bitterness, and biscuit malts. Has a medium body with a semi creamy mouthfeel and a bittersweet, medium finish. Overall, a very interesting beer that is nice for a rather mediocre style.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nivekkcul (14) - - JUL 12, 2014
This is a very good cream ale very light and easy tasting with the vanilla after tones and was very good on the pallet.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
utterlyrandom (3) - California, USA - JUN 29, 2014 does not count
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

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BobbyAnalog (334) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 19, 2014
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.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rlgk (11026) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - APR 16, 2014
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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GarrettB (1056) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 8, 2014
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.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 5


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50