TheBeerLover (1026) - DC Metro Area, USA - FEB 19, 2006
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 15, 2006 Cream ale is an American beer style. Its not an ale, but a lager,and enjoys a warm ferment, and a cold conditioing, making it round and smooth. Brewed with adjunct, usually corn grits, it t gives the beer, a slightly tart and sour edge. Spotted Cow pours to a hazy pale yellow color, with a slight head that fades, and a moderate to soft carbonation. The nose of this beer isn’t too remarkable, has some pale malt, and sweet corn aroma, and light, grassy hops. Palate is soft, with good pale malt, and some sweet corn/adjunct flavor, which is slightly sour and refreshing. Finishes with more pale and corn flavors up front, then ends with a mild bitterness. Very drinkable, quaffable beer. Has good flavor, and is the type of beer you could really pound with impunity. A great "law mower" or summer refresher. I like this one.
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 14, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap. Hazy honey-colored body. Pale six-row aroma with sweet field corn. Wet grain and field corn flavor with light leafy hops. Dry, dusty mouthfeel. Don’t know why this stuff so popular.
BlueFalcon (15) - Savannah, Georgia, USA - FEB 8, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light, fruity, and very smooth. Easy to drink and refreshing in warm weather. Much better on tap in a small town -- worth the drive to Potosi or Patch Grove.
drfabulous (4809) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - FEB 4, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A buddy brought this back from Wisconsin once, and while good, it didn’t meet the hype New Glarus generates. Tasted very Pilsner-ish to me, not my favorite style. Oberon is better.
sayravai (4691) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 4, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottled, thanks oh6gdx!) Opaque orange with almost no head. Aroma of slightly sour apples, lots of fruity oranges, mild witbier spices. Very fruity initial flavor with oranges, some lemon and wheat. Somehing like a mix of Ukranian witbier and a hint of saison. No hops to speak of. The finish is a bit disappointing, as it hardly exists. Light to medium-bodied, slightly fizzy carbonated, but otherwise smooth and refreshing palate. A very fruity and quite pleasant brew, although too easy and mild for my taste.
beerprincess (52) - Indiana, USA - FEB 2, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A pale pour with a fruity aroma. A creamy smooth banana palated that leaves a slight linger.
Zeswaft (1466) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - JAN 30, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2006 Leave this one in the bottle. It pours out cloudy pale gold with no head. I mean no head. Aroma is mild with some kind of banana fruitiness and malt. This beer seems more like a wheat beer to me. Texture is soft and creamy, quite pleasent. Very refreshing and light bodied. I’d drink a six pack of this for $6 any day. In terms of appearance, ignorance is bliss with this beer. I like the labeling of these beers. Considering this is New Glarus’s lowest rated beer and my first, I think I’m in for some real treats. It’s just a delicious simple beer.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 26, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours whittish gold with a white head. Smells of vanilla and fruit. Taste is creamy with some vanilla, fruit and malty notes.
beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(01.20.06) 12 oz brown bottle from the American Club, Kohler, WI. Hazy light yellow hued ale having a small tiny white head. No discernable carbonation. Faint fruity aroma. Light-to-medium bodied ale that starts dry with light malt and fruity, citrus (grapefruit?) flavors. Finishes dry with light corn aftertaste. A good refreshing crisp drinkable beer.
qdog (201) - Cleveland, Mississippi, USA - JAN 21, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Styles, cloudy golden color with minimal head, hint of citrus and hops in the aroma and taste, i get a slight sweet finish. not too bad