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RATINGS: 6   MEAN: 3.32/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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Made with crystal clear water from Lake Michigan, but never watered down. We’ve searched around the world and have yet to find a beer quite like this. A brilliant straw-colored ale, with a crisp and clean body, subtle malty profile, and satisfying finish reminiscent of a honey-dipped biscuit.


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3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
chucklemation (454) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - JUN 22, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2014 Pours a lemon yellow with a white foam head. Has an aroma of honey and bread/wheat. Flavor is subtle wheat and some lemon, with a light touch of bitterness. Not a whole lot of flavor, but this is a decent tasting light beer with a low abv (3.8% according to the can).


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (7554) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 11, 2014
Can. Cream and barley malt aroma. Hazy medium yellow with large white head. Sweet creamy barley malt and mildly bitter grass/hay flavor. A very good cream ale.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (3578) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - AUG 11, 2014
Can: Slightly hazed lemon-yellow with a huge, lacy white head. Grain, lemon scent. Taste is light and sweet citrus....honeyed grains...Just a slight grassy bittering. Very tasty.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
johnnyoski (433) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - JUL 15, 2014
Can. Light yellow with a frothy, white head. Grassy, lemon zest aroma. This same ’zest’ is present in the finish but otherwise its just a balanced light beer. As others have pointed out the can says 3.8% so I’m not sure if the formula has recently changed. Drinkable and refreshing but not what I was expecting.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tectactoe (1715) - Michigan, USA - MAR 31, 2014
Tap: Bright yellow with hints of amber, mild chill haze throughout; mostly translucent & topped with a small layer of healthy, off-white foam. Aroma is mild as cream ales tend to be; notes of light grain, honey, cereal, biscuits, & lightly buttery yeast. Taste is quite smooth; follows the same relaxed notion of the aroma... Biscuit & bread-like malt with notes of grains, oat, cereal, & faintly sweet honey in the finish. A touch of metallic flavor in the aftertaste with crisp yeast & crackers. Certainly quaffable, a nice cream ale when all is said & done.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
fakebeersnob (142) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - JUN 6, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2014 Original Rating 6/06: This is the second sampler from Right Brain that I do not see on the site. Had at the Michigan Tap Room during the Right Brain Tap Takeover night. This is what I would definitely call a gateway beer.. No real hop taste (as with the style). Had a great mouth feel. Texture reminded me of a Boddingtons. Very smooth, creamy beer that I could drink all day. Hopefully there is enough left where I can stop and get a full one tomorrow instead of just the sampler. Usually I like more dynamic flavors, but every once in a while a nice light, great beer is all I need. Update: 7.13: Found cans of this in the store and quickly bought it. This does not seem the same as when I remembered it. I know this brewery recently changed their Spear Beer formula and am curious on if they changed this one too. It was paler than I remember and not as smooth, creamy, as I recall. Unsure if it was due to tap vs can, or what. Serviceable non-cpmplex beer...but not as good as I remember.


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