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Olivers Manchester Cream Ale
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Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
willblake (2654) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EricE (1368) - Seattle, Washington, 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ben4321 (4649) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (9346) - 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 (5535) - 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 (1125) - 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 (3407) - 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 (30239) - 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.


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