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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.51/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
Our take on the cream ale style blends qualities of both a lager and an ale fermentation. We brewed the same base beer and lagered half at cooler temperatures to produce flavors and mouthfeel you only get from lager yeast strains. The other half was fermented at warm ale temperatures. The final product was blended together to produce a highly carbonated golden straw colored beer with both pilsner qualities and a malty backbone. Saaz hops linger in the mouthfeel, as well as the characteristic corn flavors of this style. One departure from the historical cream ale style was in raising the alcohol up to 7.2%.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (13444) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 9, 2012
Bomber poured a hazy orange amber with a lasting creamy amber head. Aromas of bread, graininess and light fruittiness. Palate was medium bodied and crisp. Flavors of vanilla, bread and fruittiness with a crisp lingering fruity vanilla finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (13320) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 26, 2014
22oz bottle. Medium off-white head atop crystal clear amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, creamsicle, some spicy, bread. Taste is moderately sweet, spicy/grass, bread, light creamsicle. Light-medium body, alcohol fairly well contained.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strykzone (6766) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 13, 2013
Bomber. An orange amber beer that is hazed and sports a golden tinted two finger head. A lot of carbonation floating up from the bottom of the Spiegelau glass. A pleasant yeasty fruit aroma with soft malts and tangerine. A mild bitterness that settles in the back of the throat in the start. Noble hops? Nice malts are more complex than in the aroma and the fruit is softer. It tastes a little hot with the alcohol coming through.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wlajwl (5845) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 2, 2012
Aroma is spices, hops and pizza dough. The flavor is malt sweetness, a decent hop bite, a hint of banana/bubble gum, and a mix of hops and malts in the finish, not smooth or crisp but balanced. Such a strange style to make an imperial of, good for what it is, much more hoppier than a normal cream ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ben4321 (5787) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 1, 2013
Location: 22 oz bottle from Buy Rite, 9/1/13

Aroma: Th one has a nice doughy and malty nose, yeasty, plenty of spice, and some grassy notes
Appearance: It pours a clear caramel-orange color with a small white head and average lace
Flavor: The taste mildly sweet, yeasty and doughy, with a mild bitterness, and a spicy finish
Palate: It is medium bodied with a rather tingly feel and a bit of boozy heat on the finish
Overall Impression: This is a pretty nice beer. There’s definitely a dearth of quality cream ales on the market. This one helps fill that void, but I’d like to see more breweries tackle this style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
obguthr (5725) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAY 4, 2014
Sweet malty nose, caramel and corn. Hazy auburn, thin head. Whole corn, less caramel. Grassy hops. Light body, alcohol not terribly evident until warm. Eh, it’s a cream ale but one of the better ones I’ve had

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kaser (5688) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 8, 2013
Thick orange pour. White head. Apricot Crazy hoppy. I guess. Pretty fucked up. Back dreck.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dmac (5645) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - APR 13, 2014
Bomber from Spirits Manahawkin. Poured an okay looking deep amber, almost reddish, with a smaller quickly fading tight foamy off white head. Aroma/flavor is all grains. Notes of pale malts, corn, white grape skin, dough and a touch of nut shell. Palate is big and slightly harsh, syrupy light carbonation and a lingering finish. Meh, not my favorite from Slumbrew by any means.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thornecb (5548) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 12, 2012
Pours bright clear amber into a Sam glass. White micro head with good retention recedes leaving spot lacing. Sweet creamed corn and caramel aromas. Medium bodied with sweet caramel upfront turning to slightly sour cooked corn before the lasting bitter roasted nut finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (4948) - Eureka, California, USA - MAR 25, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2016 Sent to me by Strykzone. Thanks Dave. Poured amber with a white head. Nose of fruit and floral hops. Medium body. Flavor is fruit and some citrus/floral hops. Light bitter finish.

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