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Olivers Manchester Cream Ale
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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (8141) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badlizard (5538) - Berkeley, California, USA - SEP 20, 2008
Copper red with a creamy white head. Malted barley aroma, nice mild creamy vanilla and citrus hops taste with an earthy finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holdwine (1077) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 10, 2007
On draft with nitro. Great cream ale. Easy to drink, creamy, frothy. Enough pleasant bitterness to qualify as a bitter. Well balanced with decent roasted malt character.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fozapd (33) - Burlington, New Jersey, USA - JUL 23, 2007
This one had a nice fluffy white head with a golden/orange body. It had a nice creamy taste with a great mouthfeel. Overall this is a good summer beer for session drinking near Camden Yards.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
alexanderj (3318) - Branson, Missouri, USA - JAN 27, 2007
On draught, probably liked this the most of all the beers that I sampled. Easy to drink and creamy. Great mouthfeel. Hops, vanilla, and citrus flavor, sweet finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (29334) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2006
A hazy orange beer with an off-white head. The aroma has light notes of citrus and fruit - a bit boring. The flavor has notes of citrus, fruit - peaches, and lighter notes of toffee. The mouthfeel is very creamy and smooth.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 3, 2006
Draught @ The Wharf Rat in Baltimore Amber color, creamy white head, lots of lacing. Nose of light grassy citrusy hops and some sweet malts. The flavor is tangy, moderately bitter. Too much citris character to clash with the malts.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
argo0 (11535) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 23, 2006
Beige head atop clear amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, some cola, vanilla, earthy, light salt. Taste is medium sweet, earthy, some cola, light vanilla, salt. Soft, light-medium body.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheBeerGod (5254) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUN 30, 2006
Draft at Wharf Rat on Pratt. Rusty gold with a tall creamy white head. Nose is flowery, lightly hopped and semi-sweet. Taste is malty, sweet, flowery, fruity, and has some light hops. Body is creamy and smooth with mild carbonation. Finishes with more sweet malts, flowery and slightly spicy hops and fruit notes.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (9163) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 28, 2006
Nitro... Hazy, deep amber ale with a mid-sized, creamy, almost beige head. Impeccable retention. The nose is greatly diminished by the nitro infusion, but as the herbal, earthy beer warms there are gentle reminders of leather, butter and grapefruit. Good balance in flavor. Well-bittered for the style. No sweetness. Medium-bodied and creamy with soft carbonation. Lengthy, crisp, bitter finish. Great cream ale!


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