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Brewed by Quidi Vidi Brewing Company
Style: Cream Ale
Quidi Vidi Village, St.Johns, Canada

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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.42/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Originally brewed under the name ‘Eric’s Red – Cream Ale’. This beer was first named not for its colour but after the famous Viking ‘Eric The Red’ and was crafted to celebrate the 1000th anniversary of the Viking’s return to L’anse Aux Meadows in 1998. It was first brewed with the intention of being a seasonal beer and featured a Viking themed bottle but the name and packaging was recently changed to avoid any confusion about this beer being an amber ale when it is in reality a wonderful example of a refreshingly smooth cream ale that was the Silver Medal Winner at the 2001 World Beer Championships in Chicago, IL. Reddish copper in colour with a light caramel toffee malt sweetness and gentle hop character, Eric’s Cream Ale is an excellent choice for those looking for a beer with a little more character while still being extremely approachable.


Cinctus' rating

2.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Cinctus (200) - - OCT 29, 2012
Hardly creamy at all. Pours amber. Sweet beer aroma. Mild, sweet flavour. An above average beer.


2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
CRock (174) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 22, 2016
Creamy mouth feel expected from a cream ale but not much on the flavour end. It’s nothing too special but certainly not terrible.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nick146 (18) - St. John’s, Newfoundland, CANADA - APR 16, 2013
This is my favourite beer brewed by Quidi Vidi. Pours a golden colour with a small temporary head. Smells of sweet herbs, bread, and bubblegum. Great taste, the perfect balance of sweetness and bitterness. A great, easy-drinking beer!

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
XaenDovet (1282) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 24, 2012
Pint at Celtic hearth. Minimal cap on a clear yellow sea of sucky. Aroma of malty cereal. Taste of sugary water.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
blackmetal (185) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 7, 2012
Fairly malty but not very creamy at all. Somewhat flat and cheap for a "cream ale"

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jimmay (807) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 14, 2012
355ml bottle direct from brewery. Pours amber in colour, small head. Decent malty taste, hint of euro hops. Not bad.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
northropfrye (3196) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 21, 2012
Boring red colour. Raisny malty aroma and taste. A touch too sweet, not really balanced. Drinkable, flavourful, but nothing special.

1.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 21, 2012
bottled. big thanks to matt for bringing this back from st johns with him. only a sligtly reddish tinge, morelike amber. aroma of old pantry, cardboardy finish. all the blandness of red ale and cream ale rolled into one!

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
reebtogi (5522) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 6, 2011
355ml bottle pours a pale amber color with a modest white head that settles quickly leaving a few spots of lace behind. Aroma is light grains and hops. Taste is light malty sweetness with a moderate hoppy bitterness. Certainly, the best that this brewery has to offer so far. But, still, just an average brew.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
pintbypint (3326) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 14, 2011
341ml brown bottle. Golden pour with a moderately sized white head which fades into a thin creamy sura e foam. Aroma has a slight fruitiness, some apples. Flavor has quick fruity notes, apples and some grains. Finish has some lingering fruit, some dryish grains. Light body, medium to high carbonation.


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