Southern Pines Duck Hook Cream Ale
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RATINGS: 5   MEAN: 2.88/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 16   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
The Duck Hook is a traditional cream ale that is sure to bring relief from a hot summer day. Brewed with a mix of ale and lager yeast, this truly American-style beer is straw-colored with a creamy head of foam from the large proportion of 6- row barley. It has a mild perceived bitterness, similar in flavor to pilsners due to the addition of Czech Saaz hops. The mouthfeel is dry, with a slightly sweet, corn-like maltyness. The Duck Hook is a refreshing, sessionable beer that is sure to make the summer heat just a bit more bearable.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hman43 (879) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JUL 24, 2014
This was bought at Southern Pines Growler in a half growler. It pours straw colored with a creamy head that takes a while to disappear. The aroma is full of yeast carrying earthly aromas. There is a bit of lacing on the class as the head was reduced. It has a slight sweet taste with a compliments of hops and a dry finish. It is quite mild, with just a touch of bitterness. Overall a pleasant beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (19567) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 26, 2015
Draft at Macs. Clear golden color. Sweet vanilla aroma. Taste is sweet but balanced. Tasty and easy drinking.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
freekyp (1832) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - MAY 28, 2015
While I realize that Cream Ales are sort of a gateway beer, and are intended not to be heavy handed, this one is woefully underpowered compared to others of its ilk. While the beer is light and clean with a pleasant Saaz grassiness, it does lack some body as normally would be afforded by the corn residuals, and I found it coming across as fizzy. An overly dry finish ruined the experience for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HourGlass13 (503) - North Carolina, USA - APR 4, 2015
Pours a light yellow color with a creamy white head. The aroma is yeast, and earthly metallic aroma. Clean and clear with a dry finish. Fairly mild with some bitterness. No malt at all. Great for people who like lawnmower beer. Solid, yet not my favorite.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jdb288 (584) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - OCT 24, 2014
Draft at Hickory Tavern. Pours clear gold with no head. Aroma is faint orange, guava, lemon. Taste is citrusy and a lot of malt breadiness. I suppose that’s your "creamy". It went down easy though I wouldn’t order another one.

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