GTAEgeek (1236) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 10, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours pale yellow with a small, white head. The aroma is weak piney hops, caramel, and hay. The flavor is faintly bitter, and a little sweet. The palate is light to medium, sticky, and a little astringent. Overall, this is a little heavy for a cream ale, with a forward hop profile, relatively. It is neither refreshing nor strong, and I wouldn’t have noticed the vanilla except for the bottle label. The flavor is unpleasant, and gets worse in the aftertaste. To quote Joe: "I need to drink some milk now."
rdixon77 (746) - Georgia, USA - JUL 10, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tastes a little bit like a bland cream soda. The vanilla comes through and it is definitely a creamy mouthfeel. Not bad, but was hoping for more.
DiarmaidBHK (3418) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2012
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draft at thirsty monk. Pours yellow with a thin white head. Lots of an articificial vanilla on the nose. The vanilla is a lot more subtle on the tongue but the you get this malty, biscuity thing. The finish is way too astringent. It practically strips the acid from your tongue. Not a well balanced beer.
TURDFERGUSON (3954) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 7, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear light hay color with no head. Nose is strongly bready, light honey, surprisingly very light vanilla initially in the nose. I sorta thought it might be a sweet vanilla bomb in the nose so im thankful for their apparent restraint. Flavor showcases the vanilla more, again very bready, light bitterness. Fine beer, and good if you like lighter ales that are on the sweeter side.
dfinney23 (1691) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Vanilla doesn’t quite mask the the matly, spicy beerness beneath. Nice vanilla flavor but with an odd off aftertaste I couldn’t place. Might have to try another.
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAY 2, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Originally reviewed: 8/21/09. Poured into my pint glass a pale yellow with a thin white head on top. Little retention and little lacing. Smells of grains and slight vanilla. Hints of grass in there as well.
The mouth is a little thin, but has a nice carbonation bite. This is a pretty mild, basic cream ale. Some grassy notes mixed with a slight vanilla sweetness. Finishes sweet. Not bad. Pretty refreshing, really.
Ratman197 (9874) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 25, 2012
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle poured a hazy gold with a lingering ring of white foam. Aromas of bread and light vanilla. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of cookie, light vanilla and a hint of spice with a crisp dry lingering cookie finish.
nuplastikk (4439) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 1, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2011 12oz bottle split with Anndiesel. Filtered yellow tan, very pale. Thin, steady, white head. Creamy, vanilla aroma. Damn, nails the style for a Cream Ale. Thin and light bodied, very drinkable. Honey, vanilla ice cream niceness, with a zesty balance. Subtle, inoffensive, a great session beer. Corny, vanilla, faint balancing wheat. Well done. Great beer, my high rate simply reflects how well it captured the style.
RolkaNation (141) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 2, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled poured into lager glass. Pale straw yellow, very clear, small head that maintains. Lite aroma of vanilla, grain, a little malt, and some bready dough notes. Taste is light as well, a little sweet upfront, then a dash of bitterness, and then a clean vanilla cream finish. Little taste complexity as expected in a cream ale. Easy drinking. Not bad for a cream ale, they just aren’t really up on my beer style list.
fidelis83 (1955) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - JUL 17, 2011
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a clear, pale gold with a <1 finger creamy, eggshell head. Aroma is a touch of vanilla, dank stale malt, light mineral notes and used dishwater soapy hops. Flavor is pretty faint up front, light toast, vanilla, sweet malt. Finishes up with an increasing vanilla presence and soapy hops. Palate is light bodied with an oily/creamy entry and dry/oily finish, relatively high carbonation to break those up. I didn’t enjoy this beer too much, but I could see how it might appeal to some people, weird soapy hop notes aside.