GuinnessHong (147) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 23, 2012
3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light, golden clear. Aroma not very pleasing - somewhat like a funky cheese. However, flavor is crisp & clean. Pretty well-balanced. Not too bitter, sour, or sweet. Good refreshing summer ale.
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 12, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at BW3 in Indy. Pours a pale yellow-straw with a froth and persistent head. Nose is corny and sweet, some marshmallow notes, no hops. On tasting, it’s a pretty straightforward cream ale. Moderately sweet and grainy, faint citrus. Faint bitterness as well. Nothing really spectacular, but a decent Cream Ale.
hoffrobert (178) - Indiana, USA - JUL 1, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light, sweet and creamy. Little hops. A bit metallic from the can. A tad citrus and acidic. Unfortunately it gave me a headache.
emcclarnon (1) - Indiana, USA - JUN 29, 2012 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is very malty
Appearance reminds me of a sun peeking through the clouds, it is moderately to highly carbonated, so it sparkles in the light. It has nice lacing that sticks around for awhile.
Taste is somewhat like a domestic beer, only creamier with outstanding drinkability. It showcases plenty of malts and is well done for the style of beer.
The Palate is very creamy with a nice smooth mouthfeel. When compared to budweiser, bud is a 4 and this is a 9.
Overall, I will be buying this again, Consider me a well satisfied customer. Another classic Indiana beer.
onceblind (5154) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 16, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
@ Oskar Blues Burning Can Fest 2012. Aroma was kinda weird with this almost tangerine tone and some earthy pale maltiness, and a bit of cereal grains. taste was light and malty, pretty grainy sweet with virtually no hops, all pale grain sweetness. Like carbonated wort.
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JUN 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
16oz can. Rating #62. I had this a few days ago. Real nice beer, nice crisp maltiness with a touch of a hop bite. Very clean and well done. (2398)
pete4999 (1179) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can, as pictured, from Howardf not too long ago. Poured a clear straw gold with minimal white head. Very easy to drink, not a ton of overbearing flavor on it. Straw flavor,
jcwattsrugger (11337) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 22, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
CBC 16oz can-pours yellow with a thin white head. Aroma is citrus,grain. Taste is citrus/spice, grain.
JaBier (5160) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 5, 2012
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Can shared by another patron at the Smuttynose tasting at Ale Wine & Spirits on 4/27/12. Clear yellow pour with a medium white head. Aroma of sweet malt, a bit creamy, not much else. Flavor of sweet malt and water.
Brigadier (3175) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - MAR 18, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Unfortunately the followup to the Osiris was a bit of a letdown. I’ve never really been a big fan of cream ales but this one isn’t that great even so. For the price it was not bad ($2.75 Happy Hour deal) but I wouldn’t pick up cans unless there was absolutely nothing else on the shelf except macros.
Aroma / Appearance - The transparent golden body did not do much to obscure the light trickling in from outside. Bubbly carbonation was a little too active as well. The scent of powdered sugar, cream filling, and lemon crisp made this feel like sitting at the dessert section of a deli. It was easy on the senses but perhaps a little too much so.
Flavor / Palate - Lemons, cream filling extracted from a Twinkie, and orange zest live a short and plain life before fading near the front of the throat. What does remain is a sweet texture. The finish is not remarkably distinct if you’ve had any other common cream ales. Even so it gets some points for effort and the fact that it is a local though I won’t be trying it again any time soon.