johnnnniee (1940) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from the brewery shop.
Pours a medium golden color with a huge creamy bubbly bone white head that persists forever. Aromas of floral and earthy hops with a fair amount of bready pilsner maltiness and a light touch of fruit and corn. The flavor is clean bready with a touch of honey and corn on the malt side with a solid shot of earthy hop flavor. Light hop bitterness is present but doesn’t let this on skew from the malty side. Light to medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet sugar watery mouthfeel. Solid cream ale, I really enjoyed this!
bob_w (291) - new york, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
a bit of a fruity aroma, a little estery. smooth malt flavor with some fruitiness. medium body, not much hop flavor or bitterness, but it builds towards the finish with a clean merging of the soft malt flavor with a good hop bit. fairly clear medium honey gold color. a bit of a tangy note. creamy texture/flavor as it warms.
Thorpe429 (4968) - , Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Portsmouth during our New England trip. Pours blonde. White head. Nose has a bit of light grain and faint hops. Flavor is fairly mild without too much. Relatively easy drinking but very basic.
thornecb (4092) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours pale gold into a snifter. White conglomerate head with good retention recedes leaving scant lacing. Sweet butter and toffee aromas. Soft with marshmallow and butter front to back. Lasting bitter earth finish.
AirForceHops (2552) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft, served in a pint. Clear yellow, steady layer of foam with great retention. Easy sweet malt, grain and a moderate hop in the finish to help balance it. The hops play well with the grain. Texture / mouthfeel follow this style. Simple beer in a simple style. The Brew master; does a wonderful job making a simple, light style desirable.
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask Stillage from the Jug at the Colorado Convention Center, Denver 30/09/2005 (As Carlyle Cream Ale)
Clear golden coloured and hoppy. Creamy on the palate with a hint of dryness in a lasting finish.
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - SEP 10, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
1st on my 10 tasting flight @ Portsmouth. Pours yellow with a ring head. Not much of a nose. Taste is sweet, light and really there ain’t much there. Nothing to write home about.
kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - SEP 5, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bought this bomber at the brewery. Poured to a light golden orange with thin off-white head that lasted awhile and left little lacing. Nose was a mild floral hop, and the mouthfeel of this medium bodied beer was a bit on the thin side. Flavor followed the mild floral hop theme and the finsih was medium short and unremarkable.
Not a bad session beer, but nothing great either.
kramer (4550) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle, from brewery store. Pours a clear light straw to yellow gold body with a minimal thin partial covering of white foam. The nose is rather light with some pale malts, light corn, and a hint of DMS. Flavor is pretty good for a Cream Ale. Light husky and crackery malt with just enough bitterness to balance. Finishes with light corn and yeast notes. Mouthfeel is light bodied and airy, yet not overly thin. NIce lively pinpoint carbonation. Pretty good length to the finish. Overall, a pretty darn good for a Cream Ale. Never watery or thin. Well done.
TaktikMTL (5494) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 9, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
En fût. Verre de dégustation à la brasserie. Arôme: En fût. Verre de dégustation à la brasserie. Apparence: La couleur est blonde pâle avce une très faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de céréales avec une pointe de miel. Courte durée de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture crémeuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de champignons en arrière goût (?). (Rating #1117)