blankboy (6217) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can [473ml]. Pours a cloudy, bubbly orange-amber with an average size diminishing frothy off-white head. Semi-mild aroma of resiny hops, light sweetness, sweet pale malt, some fruit and spices. Flavour of hops and fruit along with pale malt and spices. Decent bitter finish. More like a Pale Ale then a Cream Ale, which is a good thing. Medium bodied. Nothing great but it’s pretty good, I liked it.
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TURDFERGUSON (3963) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 19, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can from a local deli. the guys there went out their way to help me. and even split up a few of these 4 packs for me. I was impressed with the service. that place belongs on ratebeer for their service alone. and a not too shabby selection. anyway. back to this berrr. Super orange hazy with a medium sized white sudsy head. Nose is sweet, but not overly sugary, some light citrus and resinous hops, a little bit vegetal, dust and dirt lingering. Flavor is pretty good. Mildly sweet, mildly bitter. Nothing great (but still a very good cream ale for all i know, just not my style), but easy drinking and approachable cream ale.
hotstuff (4230) - Indiana, USA - APR 19, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. Poured a medium sized off-whte head that was mostly lasting, fair amount of lacing, hazy body, fast rising carbonation, and a golden hue. The Aroma was malty, semi-sweet and pine. Ditto for the Flavor. The Mouthfeel was mildly tingly and this is a medium bodied Cream Ale beer. Overall, this beer had very subtle aromas and flavors which took away from the overall experience of drinking/rating.
madvike (2802) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - APR 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
16oz. can - Pours lightly hazy amber with a big foamy off-white head. Light herbal hopping on the nose, big barley graininess, and a light honey sweetness. Really big fluffy carbonation that’s extremely smooth in the mouth. Grainy taste as well, with a bit sharper hop profile, a bit of toffee, and a drying mineral finish. The hops just have a bit of boozy sharpness to them that are a bit off-putting. I’d like to see them a bit smoother. Still, it’s easy-to-drink and flavorful, without being too heavy. Light years different than Spotted Cow even as they’re both listed as cream ales, but I’d take this any day of the week.
DrnkMcDermott (2822) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted from can at Standard market, Westmont. A darker gold color than the Crisp pils. Smell is much lighter, almost hard to find. But the taste more than makes up for it. Kind of citrusy, like a pale ale at first. Then a slight spicy note of wheat malts.
rubbishystuff (1868) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
From Gene’s. Strange beer. Creamy and sweet. Hops at the very end hiding under other flavors, seems out of place. Flat palate. Not bad but maybe not my thing. Serving: Can
HonkeyBra (3491) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
16 oz. can. What? A cream ale? That isn’t spotted cow? AWESOME. Pours a hazy amber pour with a bright, white, thick head. Aroma of herbal hops, amber and caramel malt. Mild sweetness in the nose as well. Flavor is balanced between mild sweet and mild bitter notes. Nice, creamy sweetness towards the back of the throat. Medium bodied. Finishes on a bitter note. This was a very nice surprise.
NikkTwist (1708) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2013 Draft. Slightly dark cloudy amber. Big head that disappeared quickly. Would not consider this a cream ale. More a marriage of light toasty malted ale and a standard IPA. Not much aroma but some lively flavor. Slight hop bite but fairly smooth start to finish. Good session brew.
mkgrenwel (572) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - APR 13, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Actually somewhat dark for a cream ale. Looks like a dark IPA, almost an amber. Thin head. Aroma is sweet and yeasty. A hint of orange. Flavor is much the same. That pervasive doughy, yeasty flavor that I don’t care for in NA beers. Defined spike of orangey hops in the back. Low on the bitterness, letting the sweetness show through. A little hint of woody resin in the middle. Pretty full of flavor for the style. Carbonation is a little heavy. Full bodied and slick on the tongue. Just a weird beer. Blindly, I’d have to guess this was an APA, but with something off about it. It doesn’t fit the typical Cream Ale mold, but then again I’ve never really figured out the point of a Cream Ale anyway. Not bad, but I’d rather see something else as a regular offering from Sixpoint.
beerscout (298) - New Windsor, New York, USA - APR 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Lager Glass. Pours a murky caramel brown color. Fluffy off-white head. Hops are dominant in the aroma, and there is grass, a touch or orange peel/lemon, with some pine. Palate is bitter with hop up front, then mellows into malts and finishes sweet. Flavor varies from corn/grain, then piny hops, then caramel malts. At times, it wants to be watery, then pilsner-like, but then it finishes more like a malty lager, and texture like a hefe would. But its neither in the end. But, I put it above other beers as it looks good and the taste is interesting enough.