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A light-bodied and golden American style cream ale with a highly refreshing palate and an undertone flavor of pure vanilla essence.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dfinney23 (2048) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2012
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAY 2, 2012
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ratman197 (10538) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 25, 2012
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nuplastikk (4872) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 1, 2011
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
RolkaNation (141) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 2, 2011
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
fidelis83 (2092) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - JUL 17, 2011
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MmmcKay (1052) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - JUL 11, 2011
Very light golden yellow in color. Completely see through with a very light head present. Aromas are of vanilla and light malts. On the attack you get a lot of vanilla up front. Oddly enough the big vanilla fades quickly mid palate and then turns into a plain jane cream stout.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
anders37 (18351) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2011
Draft @ Hickory Hops 2011, Hickory, NC. Pours a clear pale golden color with a white head. Has a fruity malty grainy creamy aroma with hints of vanilla. Fruity and slightly sweetish malty creamy vanilla flavor. Has a fruity malty creamy finish with hints of vanilla.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
horto008 (169) - Alabama, USA - MAY 18, 2011
Rocket City Brew Fest. Easy to drink with a definite vanilla kick. Thin and bubbly for the style or it would have been outstanding. Loved the flavor and could have easily had a few more. Tasty stuff.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
iabeerguy (392) - Iowa, USA - APR 19, 2011
Faint smell of vanilla on the nose. Yellow pour with a nice white head. For me the vanilla flavor was subtle and not overpowering. A refreshing brew on a hot day.

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