Drake (8214) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Letspour. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a medium sized creamy white head. Good head retention. Aroma of corn, toasted grain, honey and a mild herbal hoppiness. The taste is toasted grain, corn, honey, grassy finish. Medium bodied, crisp, well balanced. Excellent cream ale.
Steve_0 (2575) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 8, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the Tillamook location. Pour is clear yellow with a big white head and great lacing. Skunky, malty, doughy, bready and sweet fruity aroma. Taste is sweet malty, stale bread, fruity, doughy, and grassy. Light body with medium carbonation. Bleh.
Experiment_Ale (988) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 8, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
At prewpub in Tillamook with Taylor, Stephen, and Dina. Pours clear cider orange, zero head. Aroma is musky mustard malt. Taste is musky moly grainy malt, red malt.
stevoj (2070) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smooth and slick best describe this cream ale. Small creamy white head, slightly hazy golden body. Sweet malt aroma, bread dough, biscuits. Taste is slightly tangy and sweet, malty, light citrus, hay. Abrupt finish.
Sarlacc83 (702) - Oregon, USA - MAY 30, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Needed a cream ale; this provided.
A: Clear gold with a foamy white head.
N: Biscuit, corn, pine, spruce, bread.
T: A little sweet and a little bitter. Not terribly powerful on either end.
M: Creamy, carbonated, lighter body.
O: A very light, uninteresting beer. Nothing terribly wrong with it, but it’s mostly a tick.
MrChopin (3258) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 27, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
transparent gold, no lacing. Dusty cream nose, mute with stale grains. Front is stale, high effervescence mutes delicacies before sweeter, doughier mid, syrupy adjunct lager like finish, sugar and faint dms in the sticky end.
Fatehunter (1179) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - APR 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a finger of head on a cloudy light straw colored body.
The aroma is a dry grain smell.
The taste is a light lemon bitterness with a creamy background.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
It’s light on the "cream" but still enjoyable.
maekchu (2052) - Hirakata, JAPAN - FEB 23, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught at the Tap Room in Tilamook. Sweet, lightly malty nose, with some yeastiness. Bright straw color. Creamy sweet malt / grass and biscuit / a bit harsh in finish. Thin-medium body. Tasty. Okay. a bit brewery fresh, with the yeasty note.
gramity (1307) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 7, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pale golden, brief head. Sweet and neutral, lightly grainy and nutty. Dryish grassy finish. Refreshing, but near thin.
5000 (6239) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ Brouwers Café: Gold in color, light carbonation, moderate foamy white head, nice lacing. Very light bready/doughy aroma. Slight mealiness, but minor. Smooth on the tongue, pale breadiness, malty, very slightly mealy. Decent amount of sweetness. Very clean. Moderate body and mouthfeel. A touch of corn like mealiness on the finish, but its not too strong. Unlike others, this one is very clean. Light and very sessionable without being too sweet.
GT2 (8353) - San Diego County, California, USA - OCT 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Pelican brewpub. Pours a clear golden, big carbonation. Webby, white foam. Nose is fresh grass, vanilla poundcake. Taste is really nice and juicy, fresh orange, excellent noble hop balance, big buttery biscuit with orange marmalade. Mild bitterness. Really good. Tailor made for a GABF gold entry.