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RATINGS: 126   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.83   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
BackyardDogs (41) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 14, 2014
Bottle and gets a perfect score from me. It taste like what you would expect. A very nice cream ale with a vanilla finish. It is very refreshing and is only brewed in the spring and summer months. Wish they could put it in cans as well and make it year around. One of my favorites. Love the Creek. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Truebrew69 (19) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 13, 2013
Great summer beer. Tastes like a blonde ale with a nice touch of vanilla flavor on the end. Light body and good taste

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nuplastikk (5071) - 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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (10501) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - APR 25, 2004
I had this both ways due to the urging of the brewmaster. The first time you try this, it is wonderful, light and refreshing with vanilla as an afterthought, not cloyingly sweet as I expected. Almost like someone just poured a drop of real vanilla extract into your glass. Backed up by a solid malt character. The other way to try this one is mixed with the doppelbock and let me tell you that is like candy in a glass, a must try!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HuskerTan (766) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Bottle. A- Vanilla, nuts, milk, toast, butter. A- Yellow color, hazy liquid, minimal head. T- Vanilla, cream, butter, sugar, slightly sweet, slightly malty. P- Light body, thin milky texture, soft carbonation, creamy finish. O- A nice cream ale. Very smooth, and the vanilla makes this really good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
aracauna (3252) - Georgia, USA - APR 26, 2004
Tasted this at the Border Beer Bust and was a bit surprised. It was one the beers in the experimental category and it was a bit like drinking a cream soda without most of the sweetness. I almost scored it in second place for the category, but the lightness of the beer let it fall behind. Excellent flavor, the vanilla is balanced with the light straw malt and the low hopping makes it extremely drinkable. I could see turning on non-beer drinkers pretty easily with this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (5541) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 31, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2004 Golden, with a white head. subtle but nice vanilla aroma. Flavor is vanilla and malty - like a ’nilla wafer. mellow, smooth finish. points for not going overboard with the vanilla flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kaser (4069) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Didn't expect much from a 'cream ale' but this is really tasty. Yellow pour from can at Edison. White thin head. Lemon and vanilla notes. Just a poundable beer

   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.

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