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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.23/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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A lighter ale brewed with ~20% corn. Cold-conditioning creates a clean, crisp beer.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
csaso (1229) - Missouri, USA - JUN 23, 2013
Tap - big foamy head, pale straw color, light sweet malty/corn aroma and flavor, mild creaminess - not bad for a cream ale, definitely not one of those that tastes like spoiled milk, this one is pretty mild (which is good for me)

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gregwilsonstl (961) - Missouri, USA - SEP 15, 2012
Sweet and crisp. Creamy. Nearly clear yellow. No head. Very refreshing. Higher alcohol than expected, but cant taste it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmagnus87 (2220) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUL 16, 2012
Drank as Schlafly Cream Ale. Different ABV that this one, maybe it shouldnít have been aliased. Pretty darn good. Probably one of the best cream ales Iíve had as of late.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
seymour (1323) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - SEP 27, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2012 Tasted on-tap 9/17/2011 at the Hop in the City Festival in a clean half-pint taster glass. A brewer friend of mine raves about Cream Ales, insisting they really should be the Great American Beer everyone loves to drink (as opposed to light lager.) After sampling Schlaflyís version, I understand what he means. Crisp and refreshing. Goes down easy. 9/15/2012 Update: sampled on tap at the 2012 Schlafly Hop In The City festival. Just as smooth, tasty, and unpretentious as last year. Maybe even better. Definitely an easy-drinking, refreshing American beer. Mostly neutral, but nonetheless more going on than the vast majority of mass-produced adjunct light lagers.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EarlyCuyler (12) - Missouri, USA - JUL 19, 2010
I wish people would rate this beer against the style, and not whether they like cream ales or not. This beer fits the style profile perfectly! AROMA - corn and grains, not overpowering, but not bland. APPEARANCE - brilliantly clear straw, with a nice foamy head. TASTE - corn and grain sweetness, with a slight hint of hops. Really easy drinking, but still has a nice flavor profile that keeps it from being bland. PALATE-Light body with a creamy finish. Lively carbonation without being overpowering.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
MrRain (472) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 2, 2010
12oz draft at the Tap Room. This is a very clear ale that looks like a lager but with fluffy white head. The aroma is minimal and mostly consists of water. The body is medium and the taste is grainy with a touch of softness. Itís almost as if softened water was used to brew this. The aftertaste is long and dry.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strykzone (4486) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUN 27, 2010
Draft at The Tap Room. As nice a cream ale as I can remember tasting. Light cloudiness to the golden hue. Nice malt, grass, and creamed corn. Very nice understated spice. Very nice feel. Well done!

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
phaleslu (5889) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 26, 2010
Draft at the Schlafly Tap Room. Pours a clear yellow-gold with a thick white head. Aroma of grassy and floral hops, spices, pale and caramel malts, and metallic notes. Flavor is very grassy, with some corn, floral notes, spices, pale malts, metallic notes, and vegetal notes. Light-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a grassy mouthfeel. I think Iíve come to the conclusion that cream ales arenít really my thing. This just didnít bring much to the table for me.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kwoeltje (2211) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - JUN 20, 2010
(draught) hazy bright gold with white head and really nice lace. Aroma is grassy hops and light malt. Flavor is slightly sweet light grain (I was wondering about - it was only after I read the description that it was probably the corn I was tasting) and nice grass hops finish. A really refreshing and unique beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vyvvy (3613) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 19, 2010
Pours hazy yellow with a dense white head. The aroma is powdery and floral with light malt and a hint of spicy hops. Medium body that is very filling in the mouth with lots of frothy carbonation. it has a very soft feel to the body. The flavor starts with spice, pale malt with lots of smoothness (probably from corn) then it has a prickly spiciness and some mineral traits. This doesnít have the normal soggy veggie taste thatís in a lot of cream ales. The finish is still on the mineral side and there is a light hoppy presence. While itís not my favorite style this is very nice for what it is.


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