Olivers Manchester Cream Ale
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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.39/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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A Northern English style Bitter characterized by a rich creamy head and working class body, robust flavor and a bright amber color. This beer will fly with R.A.F. Wings.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (9689) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 3, 2011
Tap. Pours clear tawny with a large, creamy off-white head, long retention. Aroma is straw and caramel malt, light hops, and medium esters. Flavor is moderate malt with light esters and hops with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation, light warmth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ret12 (452) - Maryland, USA - SEP 5, 2011
This beer was extremely creamy with a fantastic palate. Low carbonation and not much flavor, but still very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
dlovell2 (773) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 17, 2011
On tap at Frisco Grille on Nitro. Amber color with creamy white head. Malty caramel aroma. Caramel malt flavor with hoppy finish. Creamy feel in mouth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2011
Copper orange, white cover. Aroma is creamy malt, herbal. Taste is sweet, light bitter, herbal, woody malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUN 3, 2011
Tap at pratt. Doughy cereal nose with grapenuts and light herbal hops. The taste is lightly sweet, lightly bitter with cereal, doughy yeast, very light honey and a good amount of floral and grassy hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
scottw86 (1103) - Maryland, USA - OCT 12, 2010
Poured a clear amber-red with a creamy offwhite head. Aromas of scotch and caramel malts. Taste is a bit watery and quite bitter. A good amount of creamyness complements the hops. A little light but not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
willblake (2652) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - OCT 11, 2010
20101011 Nitro at Wharf Rat. Simple, clean, mildly (surprisingly) hoppy session ale with lingering bready notes. Better than I expected. Pleasantly airy body despite the nitro tap. Well done.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - JUN 13, 2010
Tap at Pratt St. Ale House. Clear yellow-orange pour with a thick silky white head. Slight cereal aroma with some grassy hops. Creamy flavor, light cereal with a light hop finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ben4321 (3916) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 10, 2009
Location: Nitro draft (on the menu as "smooth pour") at the Pratt Street Ale House, 9/6/09, under the name "Coventry Cream Ale"

Aroma: Nose has some citrus, some nice vanilla, earthiness
Appearance: Amber color, creamy and lasting head, lots of coating lace
Flavor: Some creamy vanilla, citrus hops, a very tasty beer
Palate: Creamy mouthfeel, smooth, nice amount of body
Overall Impression: This was one of the better beers I tried at the Pratt Street brewery. A very good cream ale (which is what I think this should be categorized as). A beer I enjoyed quite a bit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (8136) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 11, 2009
Sample at the brewpub (as "Coventry Cream Ale". This beer pours a dark reddish-amber color with a medium and creamy white head that dissipates slowly. Thin sheet of lacing on the glass. Aroma of mild hops and earthy malt. Light and creamy body with flavors of citrusy hops, earthy malt and a touch of sweet fruit. The finish is smooth and mildly hoppy with a sweet malt aftertaste. Above average overall.

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