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Trafalgar Cedar Cream Ale

Trafalgar Cedar Cream Ale
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Formerly brewed at Trafalgar Ales and Meads
Style: Cream Ale
Oakville, Canada


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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.57/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Cedar Cream Ale is an easy drinking, amber coloured ale. Brewed in the North-American style of cream ales, its sweet subtle nose is derived from the addition of cedar chips during fermentation and ageing. Pairs well with BBQ dishes such as steak and hamburgers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2009
[2278-20090614] 341mL bottle. Grainy hay water aroma has some mild woody fruit. Slightly hazy, brown amber body has a quick head. More grainy wood in the flavour has an odd fruitiness and a long wood finish. Medium body. Fair.
(From LCBO; w/ jerc)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Spab (3440) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 15, 2009
341 bottle from LCBO. Pours a clear copper with a small white head. Sweet malt aroma with slight woodishness. Flavour is underwhelming - wood is more prominent but little malt profile. Light carbonation and body. Pretty mediocre.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mgermani (1002) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 26, 2009
Pours a copper-orange with no head. Aroma is vague fruity citrus - perhaps chinotto? Vaguely woodsy. Nothing overtly cedar here - some hops and that vague woodsy note, vanilla and other earmarks of cream ale. Lingering flavourful finish, although the flavours... Light carbonation, thin body. Meh. Wish there were more distinct cedar notes here. Average.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jercraigs (9877) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 14, 2009
2009-06-14. Hazy amber body with a small quick white head. Aroma is mild, light yeast touches, muddled malt. Mild wood touches are light but are the predominant identified note in the aroma. Flavour is similarly muddled, light bitterness throughout, light wood and malt blended together, wood lingers in the finish and becomes cumulative as you drink through the glass. Not unpleasant but it never quite comes together. Not infected or off as seems to be the case for some other Palatable while chilled but does not entice me back for more. Bottle from LBCO

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Diogène (1145) - Mirabel, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 10, 2009
Bottle. Clear copper with a thin bubbly white head with poor retention and average lacing. Aroma is mostly corn with metal, slightly toasted malt and minimal hopping. Flavor is sweet malt, metal, corn, boiled vegetables and grassy hops. Medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GRM (3768) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 3, 2009
Brown bottle, 341 ml, best before July 2009, purchased at the LCBO, savoured on June 3 2009; eye: copper, clear, no effervescence, tiny ring of tan head, no lacing; nose: light malt, light resinous hops, slight wood; mouth: light malt, light resinous hops, slight wood, finale in caramel malt with more bitterness than anticipated, medium-light body, average carbonation, slightly bitter and sweet, a bit watery; overall: ok FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 341 ml, meilleure avant juillet 2009, achetée à la LCBO, savourée le 3 juin 2009; œil : cuivrée, claire, pas d’effervescence, très petit anneau de mousse fauve, pas de dentelle; nez : léger malt, léger houblon résineux, très léger boisé; bouche : léger malt, léger houblon résineux, très léger boisé, finale en malt caramel avec plus d’amertume que prévu, corps moyen-léger, carbonatation moyenne, très légèrement amère et sucrée, un peu aqueuse; en résumé : ok =

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 19, 2009
Aroma is a soft malt, slight woodiness, amber, tiny white head. Taste is malt, nuts with wood notes. Slight bodied, but pleasantly bitter. Good.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
EnSiFeRuM (501) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 10, 2009
Bouteille de 341 ml. Nos yeux observent une bière de couleur ambrée avec un col de mousse fugace. Au nez on découvre des arômes de maïs et de toffee. En bouche le corps est mince avec une effervescence faible. On goûte des saveurs oxydée avec une amertume aigre. La bière devait être contaminée.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Eructoblaster (3891) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 3, 2009
Bottle - 341ml. Hazy amber body with average carbonation and a thin white foamy head. Decent malty/hoppy aroma with some woody and pine hints. Taste is well balanced but it lacks complexity. Ends with a short bitter finish. Not a bad ale.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
jgb9348 (5730) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAY 2, 2009
Clear golden tinted copper coloured body with a very thin slightly off-white head - not too nice. Aroma of fresh fruit, apricots, malt and some hops. A bit of yeast and toffee as well in the scent, but nothing too strong. Light-bodied; Sharp astringent malty flavour with a cardboardie and watery flavour following right behind. Aftertaste shows the bitter malt, some light sugars and a lot of water - pretty bland. Overall, not such a great beer, but definitely not offensive. More watery than I expected, but not horribly so. I sampled this 12 ounce bottle purchased from the LCBO in Downtown Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on 08-April-2009, sampled on the Eastern Shore of Virginia on 01-May-2009.

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