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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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wilderthanyou (758) - Guelph, CANADA - APR 6, 2007
Surprised at the low marks this beer got. I was pleasantly surprised. Pours an amber red colour with a very thin stick head. Very subtle aromas of caramel and vanilla bean. The aroma reflects the taste up front, with a hoppy build up which comes to a nice bitter climax at the end. Really appreciated the flavors in this beer. The palat was a tiny bit watery, but not too bad at all, carbonation was decent. All and all I enjoyed this beer, and I’d certainly buy it again.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TheJester (1860) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - APR 3, 2007
473 mL can. Reddish brown. Both cans I opened were gushers - huge beige head that subsided to almost nothing. Smells malty/brown sugar sweet. Taste is quite sweet, a little fruity, and, somehow, a little sour. Very little hops present. Smooth. No need to rush back to this one.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beer Snob (501) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 26, 2007
My first reaction was a semi-surprised "oh! I like this." But the aftertaste is metallic and there’s a clotying sweetness that mars the overall impression. Still, a nice looking and smelling ale with a very nice semi/sweet fruitiness to it. Not bad...

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrManning (2003) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 11, 2007
Another above average beer from this brewer. Pours coppery red with a good foamy beige head. Bready, caramel, slightly burnt malty and spicy aroma. There’s a sweet burnt malt, treacle type flavour, sugars, and an odd yeasty funk I am not sure is supposed to be here, but here it is. Well made though, and good for a cream ale.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mabel (5414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 28, 2007
[206-20070215] 473mL. Doughy yeasty under-baked bread aroma with grassy earth undertones and a hint of animal qualities. Clear, brown red body with fast-rising small bubbles and a medium-lasting light tan foamy head. Flavour continues under-bakedness of bread, less grassy and more lemon in the aftertaste. Medium body with both a smooth and sour pucker feel. Comes together but it’s an odd combination.

1.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Lubiere (9872) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 22, 2007
Can from LCBO. A hazy reddish amber alw with a thick big bbuled light moka head. A light berry aroma with light caramel. In mouth, a sourish beer, with astringent medical notes. Light nuttyness and butter in finish. Infected...surprising since this is canned. Oh well. Drain pour.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnBarleycorn (537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 28, 2007
Pleasing red/chestnut-coloured appearance. Reserved aromas of malt, berry and rum. Smooth, creamy palate could use a little more umph. Nice, fruity flavour evolves quite pleasantly, swelling towards the middle with a sensation of strawberries and cream. A nice beer, and would be even better if it wasn’t so suburban and reserved.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Boutip (4677) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 8, 2007
Can: Poured a medium amber color ale with a great white bubbly head with average retention. Aroma of light malt with some hints of sweetness. Taste is also comprised of semi-sweet malt with no hops discernable. Body is lightly creamy but overall this beer is really lacking in character.

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mds (2205) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 6, 2007
Can. Pours a dark copper body with a medium-sized creamy white head. Caramel and bread are predominant in the aroma. Sour fruit composition with strange spice and bread malts. Finishes with more of that sour fruit. Not that I was expecting more from a cream ale but I was sort of expecting something different than this. Mediocre.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
VeloVampire (625) - Parkdale, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2006 473 ml can - pours a deep bronze with a two-finger, fast-diminshing off-white head. Aroma both sweet malts and a strange sourness, almost like sour grapes. Odd. Flavour kind of grape-y as well, with some sweet malts in the background and a quick dry finish. Kind of tastes like drinking a very light red wine that is carbonated and has gone off. I ended up dumping the last third. Not something I would get again. There are far superior Ontario beers for anyone to waste their time on this one.


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