Aurelius (4961) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 1, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the bottle, this had a nice vanilla aroma. From the cup, the aroma turned sulphury. Fair label. Moderate vanilla tones, not cloying, tart and not very bitter or sweet. Medium-light body. Tangy finish. A certain fluffiness to the mouthfeel. Thanks to LuckyDog.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at the World Beer Festival - Richmond Brewers Party on 06/11/2010. Clear pale yellow body with a small white head. Sweet pale malt and light vanilla aroma. Sweet vanilla flavor with light pale malt. Medium light body with moderate carbonation. 6/2/7/3/13 - 3.1
On tap at the River City Beer Festival at the Diamond on 05/22/2010. Clear light golden body with a huge frothy white head. Sweet vanilla and light floral hop aroma. Big vanilla flavor with dry floral hop notes. Medium body with moderately low carbonation. 5/2/5/3/10 - 2.5
hatchattack (255) - Virginia, USA - JUL 25, 2010
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. pours a light creamy golden color. aroma is a little vanilla and some citrus. taste: tastes kinda like a cream soda, refreshing on a hot day, lil vanilla again, and some good carbonation.
picknbrew (196) - Mechanicsville, Virginia, USA - JUN 27, 2010
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz. bottle. Straw yellow. Big bubbles on the head. Some vanilla on the head. Not too exciting. I’m not a fan of vanilla and cream ales and this beer has not changed my mind.
coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUN 15, 2010
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a very pale yellow with a small white head and no lacing. Aroma and flavor are rather grainy, lots of vanilla, very little hoppiness, a little biscuity malt.
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 13, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught. Looks like cream soda and drinks like it too. Easy on a hot day in Richmond. Pale vanilla taste all the way very refreshing.
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 (4841) - 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 (11500) - 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 (4033) - 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.