limalimamoli (52) - Oceanside, California, USA - NOV 15, 2006
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: Faint malt notes. A sweet, corn-like aroma. Hop aroma low . Faint esters present Appearance: Golden medium head with high carbonation. super clear
Flavor: medium hop bitterness. moderate maltiness and sweetness, malt prevails in the taste. A low to moderate corny flavor from corn adjuncts and some DMS. Mouthfeel: light and crisp, although body can reach medium. Higher gravity slight alcohol warmth.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
This didn’t do it for me. The amber body with weak white head released aromas of hops, clover honey, yeast, Illini sweet, and fresh cream. Creamy in the mouth but the aromas didn’t translate into flavor. It was a bit too bitter for a cream ale.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 22, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub 12/16/2005: Pours a transparent golden bronze with a nicely-lacing white head. Sweet, mild cream corn aroma has a good malty presence. Starts with some sweet pale maltiness and some peppery hops. Well-balanced and very drinkable, an interesting and well-done brew.
Terminus (3220) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JAN 17, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
tap at brewpub-pours lightly cloudy orange with a soapy white head with good lacing all around the english pint glass. light citrus, faint vanilla cream, with a light funky yeast twang. french vanilla here. flavors are sweet cream, toasted grains, light hops (piney/earthy) with a husky malty finish. alcohol is detected but not overpowering. nice balance with an earthy hop finish to balance out all the cream sweetness. Nice work FFF!
ClarkVV (3891) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 6, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2005 growler shared with OldGrowth on 1/1/2006. Acquired in a great trade with the generous RoofTopRogue.
Head recedes to nothing over a matter of about two or three minutes, though initially it pours large and beige colored. Shining, burnished brass/straw body is clear. No lacing, yet there is a light film left on the glass. Initial aroma smells strongly of coconut shavings, malibu rum, very light isopropyl-like alcohols, and something more that I can’t put my finger on. I come to the conclusion of "fancy bath soaps" and OldGrowth immediately suggests, "French milled soap". Yes! That’s it. An undeniable likeness to french milled bar soap. And, surprisingly (to me anyways) not in a bad way at all. The coconut eventually fades and the yeast that seems to be producing it becomes more clear as the beer warms, though it is still lightly sourish and fruity-dry. Alcohol notes in the nose never strengthen, and probably recede as the beer warms, making it of little concern overall. The flavor begins with coconut to the max, very yeasty and a dry, bitter, leafy hoppiness. Citric, dry, light pine. As it warms, it takes on a very round and fruity flavor, soft, with very dry pale maltiness, though hardly even honeyish in nature. Very much like dried out white bread dough, though the light touches of caramel add the needed sweetness. When cold, it has an almost creamy, lemon-vanilla cake icing appeal, that seems to fade as it warms. Low carbonation, but not thin or watery at all. The bubbles are small and minimally expansive, engaging, moderately, the palate. But it proves to be a very slippery texture overall, gliding down seemlessly, with only a bite on the end from the yeast, mixed with a light kick of alcohol. Actually very well-to-style, if you extrapolate what a double cream ale would be. It’s enjoyable to find a beer that actually benefits from drinking at colder temperatures.
OldGrowth (2598) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 2, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Growler, provided by ClarkVV. I’ll start by saying I’m not usually a cream ale drinker. Good nose, Spicy. Coconut (like Malibu), cinnamon, minor tangerine and french milled soap. Cooper oarnage color, nice head that faded quickly, no lacing. Spiced flavors, like aroma. The coconut and tangerine really stand out to me. Medium body, lite creamy mothfeel, sweet finish. Had a flavor I associate with some of 3Floyds brews. It’s intersting, but not something I’d have alot of, even if we did drink half the growler. Thanks Clark for this rare treat.
railcat1 (685) - Hammond, Indiana, USA - JAN 1, 2006
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2006 new style to me and was smooth and very drinkable. creamy and tasty with spicy overtones. could not figure out what it was all i know is if this is what a cream ale taste like they did a good job another fine beer by the guys i been going to the brewery for four years and have seen the progress of beers and they amaze me each time with the effort they go to try anything and have it come out in a FFF way always good and not normal again keep up the good work CHEERS
tjthresh (1865) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - DEC 31, 2005
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Imperial pint served at the brewpub. Yellow/orange in color, with a sticky white head. Not much of an aroma. Maybe some adjuct character, but the flavor is full of sweet apricot and peaches. Maybe a vanilla milkshake. Very nice. Very full body. I enjoyed the hell out of the beer. Eat your heart out Little Kings!
ElBorracho (472) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub. Deep yellow with orange highlights. Peaches and bread on the nose and mouth. Finishes slightly sweet with mild hops and some alcohol. Fairly thick on the palate. Enjoyable.
thedm (4924) - Fort Wayne, USA - DEC 23, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This draft brew from the brewery poured a small sized head of foamy finely sized long lasting off-white colored bubbles that left behind a good lacing. The body contained soft carbonation, was slightly hazy and orange brown in color. Its aroma contained notes of malty hoppy mild . Its mouth feel is initially tingly rich thick with a lingering tingly sweet palate and a mild caramel malty aftertaste. Its flavor contained malty hoppy doughy notes and was very tasty with a sweetness to this cream ale. All-in-all very nice brew.