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RATINGS: 128   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
A light-bodied and golden American style cream ale with a highly refreshing palate and an undertone flavor of pure vanilla essence.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
hatchattack (255) - Virginia, USA - JUL 25, 2010
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
picknbrew (196) - Mechanicsville, Virginia, USA - JUN 27, 2010
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUN 15, 2010
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 13, 2010
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thagr81_us (175) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - MAY 25, 2010
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Cybercat (4180) - Georgia, USA - MAY 3, 2010
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (10949) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 6, 2010
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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Butters (3983) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 16, 2010
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.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Panzuriel (1513) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - DEC 18, 2009
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
zach8270 (3913) - Henrietta, New York, USA - NOV 4, 2009
(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.

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