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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.


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2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Parksy (123) - Alberta, - JUN 14, 2012
Had it from a tap at Taps Brewery in Niagara Falls - nothing really to write about. Just there.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chucklemation (451) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - JAN 3, 2014
Poured on tap at Taps. An amber ale. Smells somewhat of caramel. Has a creamy and smooth feel, though lacks a very distinct flavor. Not too memorable, but decent.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bendrixian (1094) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - OCT 25, 2013
Clear brew with a burnt wood/auburn colour. Aroma of malts, biscuit, caramel and slight roast. There is also a fair amount of yeasty notes in the brew. On the palate it proves to be medium bodied, creamy texture and has a fast finish. Sociable beer with a flavour that is lightly roasted.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
agent_511 (157) - - OCT 20, 2013
Such a wonderful refreshing beer. Pours a copper red with a large white head. Nutty aroma, with a strong caramel malty nose as well. Low spicy hop aroma as well. Tastes of caramel malt and a little spicy hop flavor as well. Balanced toward malty. Wonderful beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
herrbrown1974 (427) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 6, 2011
On tap at the Irish Harp Pub in Niagara on the Lake (as their house ale). Pours a brick red. Aroma of molasses and cinnamon, hint of sour apple. Malty, caramel flavours. Creamy body, slightly sour finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Metalchopz (2261) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
duckdown (81) - 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

2.8
   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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ontbeertaster (2323) - 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

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rederic (2908) - 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.


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