brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sure doesnt smell like a cream ale, like sticking my nose in a hop bin,defintely more American Pale Aleish,,a successful dry hopping procedure, that pretty much dominates the nose. Taste is however totaly unlike the aroma,here you get a straight balance of grain malt and grain hop,then hop bitterness in finish, That balanced blend is then washed from the palate almost immediately after the swallow,very mysterious how that happens. I take it this is supposed to be a surprising mix of malt sweetness(hence that Cream ale designation) and hop bitterness, but that quick ghostly appearance and disappearance of the malt ,makes a style assignment impossible. Very drinkable,session type,would go great with a spicey sweet salsa
Svesse (5855) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - APR 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught at Bishop’s Arms Folkungagatan, Stockholm, 7 March 2014) Amber colour with frothy, white head. Malty, slightly fruity nose with toffee, orange and dried fruit. Malty taste with notes of orange, butterscotch, a soft malt character, hints of berries (cloudberry jam) and a balanced floral bitterness in the finish. Medium body, with a certain sweetness. Well balanced and quite tasty. Quite nice.
hoppybreweruk (32) - WALES - APR 15, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not a bad beer. Nice smooth mouth feel with caribbean fruit flavours. I do think it could do with adding more hops to intensify the flavours.
Beese (1099) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can at the Moon Under Water (JDW), Watford on 9 March 2014. Poured a cloudy orange with a dense, white head and excellent lacing. Aroma of tangerine, straw and hop resin. Initial flavours of gentle soft fruit, flowery notes and some grassy hop. Finish was chewy malt, light hop resin and marmalade.
Renobob (452) - Besançon, FRANCE - APR 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bue à la pression. Arômes dominés par les agrumes (citron/orange). Amertume modérée typique des bières américaines. Fraîche et correctement équilibrée.
jacekziegler (16) - Plymouth, Devon, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can at JDW. Served way too cold! Hazy, orange colour. Beautiful creamy head. Very good lacing. American hops dominates the aroma. Taste is a little disappointing, medium short bitterness. Leave the can to warm up if you want to try it at the Spoons.
flying_pig (832) - SCOTLAND - APR 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
355ml Can from Crystal Palace Wetherspoons, Glasgow (£2.49):
Sweet malts & some subdued hops on the nose although the smell is definitely a very light on with only a few faint floral notes, some light caramel and even fainter still, some sweet fruits too.
Caramel amber in colour with a thumb-sized, foamy white head that seems quite creamy once it settles. Some lacing & good retention.
Sweet with some malts that hint at caramel, some sweet fruits and a touch of bitterness coming through. There is some further caramel & biscuit flavours with a few lager hops.
Creamy but with a thinner body than I was expecting, it was probably light medium at best but it was exceptionally smooth and quite easy to drink with low carbonation and a wet finish.
Average but drinkable with the sweet and creamy feel being a highlight for me. The main problem was that both the taste & the smell seemed too light and basic for me. I’ll stick with Bengali Tiger over this one every time.
Sparky_ (10) - Sudbury, Suffolk, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2014
3.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
The smell is more promising than the taste. Cloudy! Do the yanks not know how to make a clear beer. As a designer I love the packaging but ultimately disappointed as an ale lover
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redbeard3 (57) - - APR 4, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had this on tap at Butter NYC. This beer is not a cream ale in my opinion. The malt side of the equation is spot on to the style, but the hops are all wrong. Ok beer as a whole.
Tonkun (609) - New Jersey, USA - APR 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Hazy orange pour with a big white head. Jammy, berry and pine. Medium body and easy to drink with a slightly fruity finish
zimbo (483) - SCOTLAND - MAR 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orangy red haze. Some foamy off white head which fades. Fizzy to start but largely dominated by pine element to the the tongue and nose. Quick prickly end.