Brewed by Taps Brewing (Canada)
Style: Cream Ale
Niagara Falls, Canada


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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.6/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
Our newest product, Taps Red Cream Ale is beginning to rival our Premium Lager in popularity with our customers. It is a delicious, full-bodies ale with a clear, beautiful red colour. Cream ale is made by using ale yeast fermented and conditioned at colder temperatures. The colder temperature causes a slower, more gradual fermentation, resulting in a smoother flavour. Our Red Cream Ale has a full-bodies silky texture that is crisp and strong in flavour, with a fresh, clean finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Metalchopz (2730) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 2, 2011
Originally rated January 2007. Second brew tasted from Taps Brewing, found in cans at the LCBO. Pours a hazy copper-amber colour with good decent small bubbled carbonation. Very nice creamy off-white head that leaves lacing all around. Great nose of butterscotch and nuts, with a little hop. Then something odd happens. Sourness appears. And when tasted, a real sour punch occurs. Not a bad one though, and does not feel like a beer-turned-bad. Maybe because this one is not a macro ? I read others that have not had this problem. Must be a good cream ale at that point. Too bad, their premium lager turned bad on me quickly once I bought it. Had to drainpour my last bottle.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
duckdown (82) - GTA, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 28, 2011
Typing this from my iPhone as I’m sitting here drinking a pint at Taps on Queen. Bartender recommended this but it’s been the weakest of all so far tonight. Not really much to it as another poster alluded to. Very minimal, boring aroma is where it really suffers IMO. Tastes of malt and some burnt sugar. Not a terrible brew but as a "cream ale" I don’t find it very creamy (nor aromatic and flavorful) 2.5 IMO

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JRock72 (605) - - FEB 7, 2011
On tap at merchant ale house. Not much to it. I had this late in the night so I would like to try again in a can.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ontbeertaster (2361) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 5, 2011
Dark red pour, flavourful beer, you can taste the malts that make up the ’red’ part and the flavour of the cream, smooth texture and a nice finish, good offering

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rederic (3228) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 19, 2010
On tap at Taps, amber-red color, with a beige head, light toasted, caramel malt, metallic nose with a hint of soapy detergent for cleaning tank, and a subtle fruitiness aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a sweet grainy, toasty, biscuity, caramel malt, fruity, ripe apple character, with a faint cookie dough, spicy nutmeg flavour, and a faint nutty accent, leading towards a toasty, caramel malt sweetness, and a lingering hop bitterness finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
j12601 (8050) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 27, 2009
On tap at Taps on Queens in Niagara Falls. Pours a crimson hued light brown with a medium sized white head. Loads of caramel, light malt, and a bit of toast and maple. Medium bodied, creamy, with some cream soda flavors coming through. Finishes up with a light dry bitterness. Best of the first four I’ve had.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Bejaaamin (115) - London, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 1, 2009
very hazy orange/light brown, massive head that lingers. apples, bread yeast, orange, somewhat unpleasant nose. something chemical. medium carbonation, weak flavour profile. mouthfeel is generally good, yet the flavours are really hampering this experiance for me. again something chemical, slightly metalic, apples. no, not at all digging this.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
olsvammel (4757) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUN 7, 2009
It poured a cloudy dark amber liquid with a big foam that left a nice lacing. The smell was a bit weak but I could sense malt, bread, hint of nuts, meath brooth and something sweet. It also had a weak taste with some malt, bread, hint of meat brooth and someting sweet. Easy to drink with a low bitterness. However slightly accidic at the end.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
DerWeg (1568) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 30, 2009
Starts off kind of a cute cottage beer - cheery orange-red pour, forward flavors and aromas of slighly tangy ale-fruits and fresh yeast. Nods to english style. Caramelly. Turns kind of malt-extract-like later in the glass, with a clingy sweetness that wrecks the finish a little. Feels a bit soapy, the hops don’t express well. Under-attenuated sugars? A little bit Home-kit like. Not a repeat. Is cute to look at though.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
AWS9 (582) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 9, 2009
Can. Ugh, it’s like they’ve mixed coke with a cream ale. Way too tangy and sweet. This was pretty disgusting.

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