pelicanfleck (15) - Oregon, USA - SEP 13, 2007
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is to me the Cadillac of Cream Ales. I live about 25 miles away from the Pelican Pub & Brewery where this fine ale is brewed. This is the brew that started it all for me I must say. This is what made me a fan of cream ales. Here is my review:
Apperance: The appearance was a very light golden color. The carbonation was perfect adding several bubble trails shooting up to a very nice bleach white one finger head. Typical of cream ales this was a very light look.
Smell: The smell was perfect. Not to bitter or strong. Just right.
Taste: Now this is where this brew stood out for me. The taste was alive when you drank it. There was no lingering aftertaste and dare I say tasted as if the Beer Gods helped create this brew.
Mouthfeel: If you could drink from a chalace in Vallhala, and take some of the drink back to earth...the mouthfeel would be less than this brew
Drinkablility: This brew is the best Cream Ale on the West Coast I would be willing to bet. I have ordered many pints of this ale and have never been disappointed, ever. I would recommend this to anyone, including enemies.
Sadly, the only drawback to this ale, if there is one, has nothing to do with the brew, but the distribution. The Pelican Pub & Brewery in Pacific City Oregon has pulled all distribution locations and only sells this crafted brew at their Pub and through mailorder. Good for me but not good for those wanting to pick up a bottle.
Rogersjd (9) - Tigard, Oregon, USA - JUN 15, 2011 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
hints of carmel, fruity and a boquet of flowers... A FANTASTIC ale! Best enjoiyed at the breweery, watching the sun set over Pacific City!
swedishbrick (3) - Washington, USA - OCT 17, 2010 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2011 One of my all time favorite beers! This beer is even better at pelicans woderful location on the beach.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 27, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sometimes a beer can be perfect in the moment. This is one of those times. We finally had some nice weather today, I worked like 13 hours today. But this beer is just right.
Pours a cloudy golden in color with a quickly lasting fluffy white head. Fruity, floral hop aroma is very appealing. Though light in body, the taste leaps with peachy fruitiness, grassy hops, tiny pine, and a dry finish. A+ for the tingly mouthfeel. This is a fantastic brewery and this is a great session-type brew.
HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 8, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear straw yellow with a good head and lacing. Nice malt aroma. Creamy malt profile with a dry finish. Very drinkable.
asedzie (657) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 28, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Madison Co-op in Seattle. Nose has mild berry hop aromas, light graininess. Flavor has pronounced peach hop flavor, substantial textured barley flavors - good malt profile for a pale beer - very nice lingering dry bitterness in the finish. Palate is light and bubbly. I believe I could drink a keg of this in a sitting and enjoy every drop.
jstraw (1943) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear orange-gold with fair, creamy, white head / Smooth nose of cream, resin, hay, and citrus / Medium body, creamy and resinous, some sweetness, with good balance and lightly bitter finish / Flavors of cream, resin, orange, bread, and hay / Very nice, putting the cream in cream ale.
Reid (2050) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 15, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wonderful appearance for this beer, light amber almost hazy beer topped by a good sized off-white head that fades to a great lace all down my glass.
Great floral hop aroma complimented by some fruitiness.
Great tasteing beer I have here..creamy malty flavour..very fruity crab apple comes to mind maybe granny smith apples..not too much hops to speak of, but they are present always.
Great feel in the mouth nice and smooth.
A most excellent brew and very very drinkable..its great on tap to at the Pelican Brew pub..this is great drinking outside on the patio in summer with views of the monsterous rock and the waves beyond!
rumproasts (3750) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 30, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
golden with small head. slight tart fruitiness with peach and maybe orange? dry finish. very good cream ale.
WABeerFiend (303) - - JAN 17, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
09.29.14 best by.
Poured from a bomber into a tumbler on 07.16.14.
A: Sweet flower. Maybe citrus too. Nice.
A: Completely see through straw yellow. The head recedes quickly to a ring.
T: Flower with a malt backbone dominate. Grass is subtle.
O: It had a nice floral flavor and was very well balanced. It was very good for a cream ale. It was just a very laid-back and subtle beer.