shigadeyo (2919) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2/19/2011: NABC Hoosier Daddy Crimson & Creme Common... Aroma: Hoppy, sweet grapefruit; rich caramel. Appearance: Really deep amber color; close to opaque; minimal ring of beige-colored foam. Flavor: Pine, deep caramel; sugary sweetness with a hint of moasses; milk chocolate and hops in the finish; finish falls off quickly. Palate: Medium body; calm and smooth; slightly milky texture. Overall: Another intersting brew! Good beer!
Draught sample (6.6% ABV; 66 IBU) at New Albanian Brewing Company in New Albany, IN. Rating #22 for this beer.
jcr (2096) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - DEC 6, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Deep amber body. Frothy, off-white head. Aroma of vanilla, strawberry, leafy hops and canned green beans. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Strong grain, vegetable taste combined with a lingering bitterness. Like eating bitter green beans. Not a fan.
Patrickctenchi (2494) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - NOV 30, 2012
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours deep red-brown with a craggy, off-white head.
Scent is peppery, toffee malt.
Taste is the same..heavily peppered.
Caramel, but a bitter...doughy..earthy bitter...
Not the greatest offering from New Albanian.
Travlr (9833) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at the source. Clear light amber color, small white head. Aroma of caramel and nutella on toast. Taste tesembles old time cream soda, but with better bslance, namely the kick of bitterness at the finish. Nice.
Brigadier (2605) - Northeastern Ohio, Ohio, USA - AUG 3, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 ounce bottle
This is not the best beer that NABC has cranked out but it was fairly affordable and palatable. Cream ales are not meant to be over the top productions. As a bonus this makes them perfect for the summer heat.
Aroma / Appearance - The opaque ruby red body shimmers in the dying sunlight. Fluid and bubbly, it is covered by a soft layer of head. Vanilla, cream soda, and slightly burnt white toast is straightforward without any tricks.
Flavor / Palate - Chewy mouthfuls of velvet cake wash across the tongue. A rich layer of cream cheese icing is followed by burnt toast. It hangs in the back of the throat for a while. Unremarkable and plain this is a fine regional beer. Donít go out of your way to get a bottle if you can get other NABC releases instead though.
bhensonb (9828) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Liz. Pours dark ruddy copper with a slight beige head. Aroma is light roast malt with some spicy hints. Med body. Flavor is red roast malt with the lactose seemingly present. Thereís some definite bitter with the passage of the malt. Not sure - but might be citrus. Pretty tasty. Finishes moderately bitter, but sits the fence on dry.
bluejacket74 (1131) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bottle. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a reddish/copper color with a half inch off-white head that fizzled away somewhat quickly. Thereís a small amount of lacing. Aroma is sweet, it smells mostly like caramel malt, along with some bready malt and a sugary/cream like aroma (I assume itís the lactose). The brew tastes like caramel malt, dried fruit, cream, toffee and some light citrusy hops. Thereís also a slight bitter finish. Mouthfeel/body is medium, itís creamy and has a moderate amount of carbonation. I think this is a solid brew, itís definitely worth trying. $7.49 a bomber.
Pawola22 (3262) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle from Keg Liquors in New Albany, IN. Pours a clear, crimson red colored body with a finger-width, frothy and creamy, beige head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is sweeter and creamy bready malts with a nice caramel a bit of a lactose sweetness. A touch of roast and a light earthy hopping. Flavor is has a much more noticeable bitterness and roast that balances the soft, creamy malts well. Some caramel, lactose, and sweet bready malts with a nice earthy hopping and a light roastiness before this finishes smooth and creamy with a medium-light bitterness and light sweetness. Lengthy aftertaste following a very smooth and soft, medium-light body and a creamy, medium-light carbonation. Overall, a pretty impressive cream ale. Really nice, soft malt body with a bready caramel and light lactose sweetness balanced well with a pretty firm earthy bitterness and light roast. Solid stuff.
screigh (398) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 10, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a deep amber color. Looks almost like a really dark tea. Very thin off white head. Aroma is sweet. Malty, creamy and sweet taste. I rated this a little low even though I like it and nothing is wrong with it. But, I donít get in any way this is a cream ale. I donít get any of that distinct cream ale yeast flavor.
574deadzone (759) - North Central, Indiana, USA - MAY 27, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Pours deep copper if not quite crimson with a healthy, tight-bubbled creamy head that sticks around. Nose involves a lot of lactose sweetness and some light earthy and fruity hops. Taste is more sweet than bitter but in balance. Palate is richer, creamy, full but not heavy with a longer bitter finish. Dessert-like quality, bigger than it seems though. Good stuff and a must drink for anyone in the hoosier state for sure.