ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 29, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A - Pours a cloudy copper-orange color with a finger of frothy off-white head. The head fades down to a thin layer leaving behind some nice lacing.
S - The aroma is a mix of sweet malts and grains. There is also just a touch of hops and some bready aroma mixed in as well.
T - The beer starts off with some sweet grain and malt flavors and just a touch of hops. Through the middle, some sweeter malts and some bready flavors come through. The finish is a mix of sweet grains and corn with just a touch of hops that linger.
M - Medium-light bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels really smooth and avoids feeling watery. Also does not feel empty at all. The finish is fairly clean.
D - Duper drinkable. The flavors stay interesting and complex enough while never feeling heavy. On the flip side, it also avoids feeling empty and watered down.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 28, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Caponeís, Norristown. Bright orange/brown pour with a moderate carbonation to it. Nose is soft and floral, with citrus, sugar, and a slight herbal tweak. Body is thick, creamy, and lively, with plenty of substance for style. The flavors are a combination of sweet and dry citrus, making this an almost IPA-ish cream ale. Fairly interesting and I enjoyed it.
BroSpud (1526) - , Massachusetts, USA - MAY 23, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at Julioís Spring Beerfest. Wasnít a big fan of this one. It was OK for the style I suppose just not great overall. Reminded me of a typical macro.
Thorpe429 (4944) - , Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Caponeís this past weekend. Served in a mini snifter.
Right off the bat, Iíll say that I was quite excited to try this one, as itís been the number one Cream Ale for quite some time nice. Since most beers in this style are pretty awful, I was anxiously anticipating trying a good one. This delivered. Bigtime.
Pours a clear golden color with a really nice white head. Good retention and some swell lacing. Good so far. The nose was really quite faint. There was a touch of floral hops with a bit of breadiness. Pretty tame. Really tame, in fact. The taste countered with an explosion of flavor. Perfect balance between light bready/grainy sweetness and floral and herbal hops. Nice and delicate. Very refreshing. Best cream ale, by far. The feel backed that up. It was nice and crisp with a solidly bitter finish. Really well done. Enthusiastic thumbs up, Sixpoint.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 04-25-2011
iowaherkeye (2676) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - APR 17, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
$7.99 growler just filled at Brew York (in Duane Reeds) on 72nd and Broadway--I canít think of the last time I paid so little for a growler. Slightly hazy medium gold with a one finger creamy off-white head, fading to a thick film. Aroma has some floral hops with a bit of hair spray, and then some honey and toasted grain. Getting a tinge of burnt plastic as well. Flavor is a little drier at first with the florals, but does have some light lactose and sweet grain showing up. Semi-dry finish with bitterness peaking at a 3. Body is a little watery, light smooth carbonation. Not too bad at this price point, definitely drinkable.
alobar (2516) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours an orange color with a hop aroma with some toasted malts. Lots of hops in the flavor-which was a surprise. Also had some toasted malt and grain flavor. Not bad, but not typical.
simoneopazz (148) - , ITALY - APR 8, 2011
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
poca schiuma retrogusto delicatamente amarognolo e decisamente persistente.risulta molto beverina e ottima x dissetarsi!
Signalwriter (86) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 6, 2011
2.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sorry to rate this one relatively low, but I had the pint on draft at the Meatball Shop, NYC - against the spicy food, Sweet Action did not stand up very well. The gold-amber color was nice but there was not much in the way of a nose. It is a medium-bodied ale with a laid-back flavor and a mild accent of citrus. Better luck next time.
theisti (3008) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - APR 1, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Shaker pint draft at Peculier Pub in New York City. Pour is hazed orange, with a smallish off white head. Very unfiltered looking, almost cask like. Aroma has some floral hops, along with sweet toasted malt and a touch of corn. Taste is the floral sweetness along with the toast of the malt and finishing with the corn, which detracted a bit. Palate had low carbonation levels and an unfiltered medium body. Based on the mouthfeel and look of this beer, I really would have guessed it was a cask pour, but donít think Peculier had a cask system. Nice cream ale.
TonyDiUlio (643) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 21, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Had at mcrossens.with ashley. Pour is a hazy body caramel. little head. No lace. Aroma of apricot, white grapes and apple. Flavor is sweet malts with hints of white grape. Full body and nice lay on the tongue.