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

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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.6/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mabel (8537) - 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 itís an odd combination.

1.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Lubiere (12689) - 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 wasnít so suburban and reserved.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Boutip (5795) - 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 (2250) - 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.

1.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Sammy (10885) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 14, 2006
On-tap at West 50 Pourhouse. Red with lace. Sourish,lightish body. I was expecting a malty beer. Unfinishable.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 30, 2006
Sweet malt nose, amber, tiny head, some fruity flavours, very sweet malt. Thin, too sweet to drink much of. Poor.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GregClow (3118) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 27, 2006
Bottle sample at Golden Tap Awards. Nice reddish-orange with a small pinkish head. Aroma of malt and raisins, with a hint of chocolate, and a faint sour tinge. Flavour starts with soft malt notes, a slightly sour fruitiness, and has a dry, light bitterness in the finish. I got those same odd sour notes from their Lager - I guess itís from their yeast? - and like the Lager, this is an OK but not great beer.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Radek Kliber (7086) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 21, 2006
Bottle. Amber ale with small ring on top, middle fizz. Aroma accented with light sugar candy and fruits. Thin front (body), strange flavours in the middle, malts, spice. I am not sure if this ale was planned to be like that. Poor.


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