esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 3, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Sugar Maple. Golden amber with a medium off-white head. Aroma of pale malts, corn, mild hops and a touch of sourness. Taste is kinda bland with middle-of-the-road malt, mild hops and a bit of floral & earthiness to it.
jkwood04 (4963) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 1, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
16oz can. Aroma of pale and caramel malts with dough and some light hops. Flavor the same. Average texture. A decent beer for the style.
milewide (1824) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 30, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Two words: sweet and bland! Little "bitter" in aroma or taste. Amber color, with decent body.
wlajwl (4929) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is mildly sweet malts and slight hint of hops. The flavor is sweetish malts and hoppiness in the finish.
GL2814 (361) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 28, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured from tap, the golden amber color is enhanced by the mild cream colored head. There is a mild hops taste, but a smooth finish. All in all a very balanced and tasty beer.
jefcon (1537) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAY 27, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can’t tell you how much I appreciate the innovation of pint-size cans, especially on this cream ale, where you just have to fill your glass to the top if you want to avoid any initial disappointment that there isn’t more to enjoy. Soft hops, grassy and sweet, with a milky malt. Unctuous on the tongue, refreshing and quenching. What a great effort.
DavoleBomb (1614) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured into a perfect pint.
3.0 A: Moderately hazed dark orange brown color. Two and a half fingers of beige, frothy/foamy head. Retention is average and moderate amounts of randomly dispersed clumps of lacing are left behind.
3.5 S: Bready yeastiness is probably the strongest aspect of the nose. To follow, hops of the earthy, floral, and herbal variety manifest. Mildly sweet, mildly biscuity malts round this out.
3.0 T: Solid blending of the yeast, malt, and hops, but the end result doesn’t impress or discourage. Grainy malts with a moderate neutral malt sweetness. Mild bitterness with earth, herb, and flower hop flavor. Mild yeasty breadiness. Not bad, but run of the mill.
3.5 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Light, pleasant creaminess.
3.0 D: Not a bad brew, but there’s enough similar, yet tastier ones out there to forget about this.
Serving type: can
Reviewed on: 05-22-2012 00:06:20
AirForceHops (5030) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 22, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
16 oz. can from Bert’s Better Beers. A nice example of an cream ale. Nice eye appeal in my footed pilsner glass. Gold with full, frothy head. Lots of retention. Lots more hops then I was expecting. However, the brewer’s deScription is spot on. Semi-sweet malt with a balanced hop. Creamy texture as it should have. It’s nice for the style.
bmerz (741) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 21, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Can. Cream ale? Bad pale ale it seems. Reddish and hazy, no head or lace. Funky but dead hop aroma. Flavor is fairly sweet with some spicy, herbal, and earthy hop notes followed by a strong metallic and dead yeast finnish. There is a cool creamy aspect in the later half of the palate. The mouth feel is awful...is cloying and gritty. I live in BK and pass on this every time I see it on tap. The only reason I’m drinking this now is to rate how bad a brewery they are and hopefully pop some of the hype bubble. It’s not as bad from the can as it is the tap though.
tone77 (256) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a light brownish color. Smell is very hoppy, this is a cream ale? Taste is also hop forward, a bit of malt. Overall a decent beer but not really to style.