thornecb (4102) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours gold into a Sam glass. White head with medium retention recedes to skim surface. Sweet kettle corn and funk aromas. Medium bodied with sweet carnival candy and funk. Dry, lasting bitter finish.
EHouse (170) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 9, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a rusty orange with a quickly dissipating head of the bubbly goods. Nose is sweet and buttery with lots of malt. Taste is smooth, a clean wash of malted cream, slightly sweet like cream soda with just a hint of bitterness in the finish. Simple and refreshing, though the sweetness is a little too much after a few cans.
deyholla (5849) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 31, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap. Poured a deep near clear amber with a thick cream color head that dissipated slowly to the edges and laced. Aroma was full of a strong sweet biscuit note with backing sweet grains and a hint of light fruits. Flavor was similar with strong biscuit throughout that had underlying sweet grains and light fruit notes. Bit sweet for me.
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A Sim rate (can from Whole Foods NYC): Aroma is malty with sweetness but really no finesse. Bitter initial hit but unfortunately the sweetness doesn’t back you up this time. It’s not offensive but it’s really not balanced or sophisticated. Really not the end to my batchelorette weekend that I was hoping for.
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 Capone’s, 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 (1580) - , Massachusetts, USA - MAY 23, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at Julio’s Spring Beerfest. Wasn’t 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 (4968) - , 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 Capone’s this past weekend. Served in a mini snifter.
Right off the bat, I’ll say that I was quite excited to try this one, as it’s 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 (2684) - 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 can’t 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 (2588) - 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.