heemer77 (5210) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - NOV 7, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A bright medium gold colored brew with a thin off white head. Sugar cookies! This is mostly what I smell. There is also some hay. This tastes a lot more dry than I expected. There is also lots of wood and some hints of the sugar cookie character, but it is very light and in the finish. A little bit herbal, this one is decent. The vanilla is barely detected. Not one of Thomas Creek’s best efforts.
alobar (3224) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 4, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a golden yellow color with a thin white head. Solid lacing. Aroma of grain, citrus, and hint of vanilla. Creamy mouth feel with citrus, vanilla, and a hint of grain flavor. Nice beer.
Brigadier (3335) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - SEP 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle
As far as cream ales go this one was not too bad. That said it was hardly remarkable. For a simple session beer it gets the job done. Maybe I would pick up another if they were on sale but there are a number of more local options instead.
Aroma / Appearance - The body looks like carbonated vanilla cream soda with a pillowy soft head. Vanilla extract, cream filling from a custard donut, and other sweet aspects smell more like a fountain drink than a beer.
Flavor / Palate - Vanilla and sugar blend into a saccharine combination that refreshed the palate. As delicate as it is the taste ranges from inoffensive to just enough flavor to avoid being dull. This is a fine cream ale for the most part.
maxwelldeux (4219) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - SEP 1, 2012
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours with a very thick head. Hints of vanilla to the those are inviting, but the taste ends up being a relatively low quality cream ale with some slight sweetness.
Patrickctenchi (5227) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - AUG 27, 2012
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours slightly hazy, lemon-gold with a tall frothy/lumpy head.
Scent is faint....apple...no vanilla to speak of...sweet grain.
Taste is slightly sour grainy malt....light.
...maybe a touch of vanilla as it warms (though, not much)
It’s ok, but not at all what the name/deScription leads you to believe.
Aftertaste is a bit unpleasant.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pale gold with a little white head.
faint aroma... matchsticks, wheat, wet grain, a little apple-like fruitiness and woody vanilla.
it tastes like vanilla cream soda....along with light spice and a touch of nuttiness.
the body is med. the mouth feel is sugary even though it is not sweet. 5/3/7/3/13
alogan97 (71) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Neutral aroma, no real hints of vanilla. Golden hay color. Upon taste you get a hint of vanilla in your nose. Other than that, this beer has mote of an grainy flavor, with a distinct aftertaste.
kjohns21 (17) - - JUL 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
No real aroma. Appearance is average. Taste is average like any run of the mill ale but with a slight hint of vanilla. Nothing special and very one-note but overall okay and enjoyable.
Beerenberger (1581) - Fischer, Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a yellow with a white head and minimal lacing. The aroma is bready while the taste is cake-like. The mouthfeel is medium-light and effervescent. It was an enjoyable beer.
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GTAEgeek (1588) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, 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."