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

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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.55   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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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.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
KyotoLefty (6455) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 29, 2008
500 ml can in Toronto. Reddish brown color, low white head. Highly effervescent. Rather weak aroma of caramel malt and hops. A touch of dark fruits. Fruity, malty flavor. Smooth, with dark fruits and some bitterness that is quite earthy. Slightly candy-like as well. Not really special or interesting, but quite drinkable and not really bad.

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
GRM (2988) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 14, 2008
Can, 473 ml, purchased at the LCBO, savoured on July 14 2008; eye: caramel, lightly hazy, light effervescence, voluminous beige head that falls rather rapidly, a bit of lacing; nose: nice hops mixed with caramel syrup, lots of grapefruit, lime; mouth: watery, a bit of lime, a bit of caramel syrup, finale in citrus-caramel; overall: once is enough FRANÇAIS Canette, 473 ml, achetée à la LCBO, savourée le 14 juillet 2008; œil : caramel, légèrement voilée, légère effervescence, mousse beige abondante qui tombe plutôt rapidement, un peu de dentelle; nez : bon houblon mêlée avec un sirop de caramel, beaucoup de pamplemousse, lime; bouche : aqueux, un peu de lime, un peu de sirop de caramel, finale en citron-caramel; en résumé : une fois c’est suffisant

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
hopson (635) - Williamsville, New York, USA - JUL 7, 2008
draft- not as bad as I thought it would be. Creamyness not there. Nice estery profile, with a robust bitterness. Cream ale- certainly not, but a decent drinker at a place with little options.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
radiomgb (2249) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 1, 2008
Orange/bronze in colour, very small white coloured head, very patchy light lacing. The aroma is very appley, quite sweet, some sourness. The flavour is fruity, lightly floral, some grains, high sweetness. Sweet mouthfeel, light body, medium/light carbonation. Fiishes sweet, lingering, late dryness.

Words can’t describe how boring this beer is.

473ml can from the LCBO in Peterborough, Ontario.
Opened on December 21, 2007.
No date.


4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cyrenaica (968) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 10, 2008
473ml can
4.9% ABV
I tried this beer on May 9, 2008 after purchasing from the Queen’s Quay LCBO outlet. The beer poured a beautiful translucent rusty red colour with some effervescence leading to a short-lived whitish head. The aroma was sweet malt, some fruit tones (I’m thinking plums), and a little hoppiness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, amply carbonated, and a little sour on the tongue. The flavour is no where near as fruity as the aroma. There is some sweet maltiness, some sourness in the middle, and slightly bitter finish. This beer suited my tastes quite well.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
TaktikMTL (5761) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 26, 2007
Canette de 473 ml achetée chez LCBO (Ottawa, ONT). Arôme: Odeur de caramel au beurre avec une pointe de pomme. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée légèrement voilée avec une moyenne densité de bulle. Présence d’un moyen col mousseux et d’une large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de caramel au beurre et de pomme. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement crémeuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Présence de beurre en arrière goût. (Rating #1356)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
robinvboyer (3108) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 13, 2007
500ml can. Murky red color. NIce finger of head, good lacing on my glass. Aroma is sweet, kinda like cake icing, but i can detect some hops in there, along with some ripe fruit. Flavour is clean, and slightly malty, with a touch of hops, and the sweetness from the aroma is there in the finish. Mouthfell is slightly thick, i guess you could say creamy. Wow, i must admit i wasn;t expecting much, but this is a very nice offering.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pintbypint (2605) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 30, 2007
473ml can from trade with matt7215. Pours hazy orange. Frothy and large off white head, lasts forever. Floral aroma with a bit of mal fruitiness. Lemony hops are up front, tangy, a bit sour, this fades to some toasty malt with a bit of light leafy green hops in the finish. Light body with little carbonation. Was expecting a much sweeter product, the tartness was interestng.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
caledonian (367) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 6, 2007
Can. Pours a hazy amber with a frothy head. Malts dominate the aroma and flavor. Weird blend of sweet and sour.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
matt7215 (2173) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 28, 2007
473 ml can. pours light reddish brown with a small off white head. aromas are sickly sweet, so much so i know this is not goin to be enjoyable just from the aroma. flavours are very sweet fruit, caramel, brown sugar. this is probably as sweet as dragon stout but in cream ale format, which makes it intolerable. i will not buy it again.


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