Truebrew69 (17) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 13, 2013
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Great summer beer. Tastes like a blonde ale with a nice touch of vanilla flavor on the end. Light body and good taste
nuplastikk (3839) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 1, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Drake (7123) - 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.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - APR 25, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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!
aracauna (2935) - Georgia, USA - APR 26, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Suttree (4745) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 31, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
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.
FreshHawk (596) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - OCT 30, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2010 Bottle.
A - Light sunflower golden color. Average sized, foamy, creamy, smooth, pearl white head. So-so retention leaving just a little ring of lace.
S - A little faint, but sweet corn and malt are strong along with a definite hit of vanilla. A faint spiciness with pretty much no hops present.
T - Similar to the nose but a little stronger. Sweet corn and malt provide the backbone and there is a strong kick of vanilla. The vanilla doesn’t taste artificial either (not the best vanilla flavor I’ve had, but not bad/artificial). Again a very faint hint of spice as well as a touch of breadiness. Somewhat reminiscent of a cream soda.
M - Light body with average carbonation. Thin but slightly smooth.
D - Goes down very easy and not too sweet, in a cloying way at least. Would be able and willing to put down a couple in a sitting.
Notes: Not a bad beer and what you would expect in a vanilla cream ale. Definitely sweet and reminds me of cream soda. Not a lot else going for it though. I enjoyed it, but I don’t really know when I would want to drink it.
leah2974 (445) - Georgia, USA - JAN 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a thin bodied, light colored ale. Mouth feel is slightly creamy. Overall a yeasty, balanced ale.
Shag (2501) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JUL 1, 2005
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
First question is, do you like cream soda? Because this is exactly what this smells like. It poured a cloudy yellow with a large head. They arent kidding about the vanilla its all over the place. The flavor is vanilla ice cream and sweet n low. This is like an ice cream float of sorts. Kids would love it! So keep Junior away. Interesting experience.