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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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (12234) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 3, 2008
Reddish colour. Caramelly, earthy nose with a light blackberry fruitiness. Soft, clean, lightly caramelly palate is lightly fruity.

1.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Lubiere (9789) - 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.

1.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Sammy (8406) - 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.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jercraigs (7638) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 15, 2006
Amber brown, cream coloured head. Sweet candy honey aroma, bit of a strange note to it. Pleasant bitterness is a touch astringent and has a bit of the same strange character as the aroma. Light candy sweet orange and very astringent lemon. Average palate. Tough to tell if this is a bit off (I only got it a few weeks ago at the brewery) or it was just never in very good shape. Disappointing.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
j12601 (6584) - 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.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Radek Kliber (6378) - 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.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
KyotoLefty (6185) - 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.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
HogTownHarry (6063) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2006 Bottle (341ml). At BeerBistro, 2006 Golden Tap Awards. Interesting colour - bright clear apricot, pretty much no head. Sour grainy aroma, ugh, really put me off. Taste was sour malt, wispy stale dry dead grass hops, and nasty green persimmon sourness in the finish. Weak body, acidic, nasty aftertaste - ugh, no thanks, tally up my vote as "no"

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
blankboy (5979) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 18, 2007
Can. Fourth beer of the night for my own Swill (or almost swill) Fest. Pours a hazy orange-amber with a small diminishing off-white head. Mild aroma of sour apples, grain, sweet malt and...meh, I don’t know -- too sour and crappy. Flavour is also sour and grainy, almost astringent and harsh, along with some sugary sweetness. Light to average bodied. Man, this just isn’t good, I would think this is off but I just got this can a week ago. A typical awful Canadian Cream Ale.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
TaktikMTL (5658) - Montréal-Nord, 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)


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