thagr81_us (175) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - MAY 25, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Served from bottle into a Samuel Smith imperial pint. Pours a nice golden pale yellow with a one-finger white head that quickly subsides to a minimal amount. There was no apparent lacing evident. The aroma was comprised of a slight hop hint and vanilla. The flavor of this beer actually came in three stages in the same succession: First you would get a very light hop flavor that was followed by a note of vanilla, that was then followed by a note of cream upon swallowing. It was light on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a very interesting brew with multiple flavors coming in as the sip goes along. This is a nice seasonal from Thomas Creek and is very smooth to drink and enjoyable. Worth a try for any cream ale lover.
Cybercat (2910) - Georgia, USA - MAY 3, 2010
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Aroma is fairly strong and mainly of wilting lettuce - not too promising. It pours a clear straw yellow with a rather typical fluffy white head. Flavor is malty, a bit wan - not what I expect from Thomas Creek; I have enjoyed the other beers from this brewery that I have tried. Texture is fairly smooth and fizzy, about average.
Drake (7836) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 6, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle from Bruisin Ales in Asheville, NC. Pours a crystal clear pale golden color with a medium creamy white head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of vanilla, corn and nutty notes. Taste is grainy malts, nutty notes, toasted grain, vanilla, leafy hop finish. Medium bodied. I like cream ales and I love vanilla so naturally this one is just to my liking.
Butters (3658) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 16, 2010
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pours a clear dull gold with quick fading whitish head. Nose is reminiscent of some euro strong lagers, but with just a hint of some noble hops and corn. Very grainy flavor, corn, acidic bite. I’d rather have a bud. Not the best from these guys.
Panzuriel (1242) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - DEC 18, 2009
1.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Hazy pale yellow with a thin head. Nose is thin, maybe some mellow vanilla hints. very mild hops. Very very mild tasting. almost no bitters. medium vanilla mid to finish. nothing on aftertaste. rather blah and one note.
zach8270 (3165) - Henrietta, New York, USA - NOV 4, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(bottle - 12 oz) Very clear light gold with a fluffy white head. Aroma is very, very mild with the lightest hint of vanilla. Some malts though. Flavor begins with a very mild and balanced caramel malt and vanilla middle. Some smooth vanilla hint at the end that mixes with the dry malt and grassy notes.
bubbleflubber (1700) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 6, 2009
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On draught at the High Country Beer Fest, it pours clear straw with a non-retentive fizzy head. I could stretch for vanilla extract in the nose if I had to. The flavors are very bland grains with a vanilla-hued essence just after the finish, which is a curt, lackluster, simpleton cut of carbonation. Thin texture and light-bodied, this was not a shining moment in my sampling experience.
emacgee (3796) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUN 4, 2009
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a translucent light yellow with a thin frothy white head. The nose is sweet, fake vanilla, grassy, bready. Flavor is sweet and grassy, fake vanilla. Cloying. Not too much fun.
ChainGangGuy (4272) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 27, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: Pours a clear, pale yellow body with a small-sized, white head.
Smell: Sweet-scented vanilla additive amongst light pilsner malt notes and some spicy-minded hop accents.
Taste: Sweetish pale malts and lightly grainy pils come together with a taste of vanilla flavoring. Spicy hop character with a medium amount of bitterness. Small hint of citrus. Light bitterness and final taste of vanilla in the dry, crisp finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-plus carbonation.
Drinkability: An acceptable, generally easy-drinking beer, but, for me, the gimmick wears a bit thin halfway through the bottle.
brewski519 (644) - Morrisville, North Carolina, USA - MAY 3, 2009
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sampled at World Beer Festival in Raleigh NC - this beer poured a golden yellow - not a whole lot to the the aroma - maybe a hint of vanilla? Taste is the same - not much there. Easy to drink but don’t expect too much from this pretty mild beer.