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Trafalgar Cedar Cream Ale

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

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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.57   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
cfrancis (2498) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 30, 2009
Mixed aromas of hop, sour and earthy tones. Taste was just as mixed, nothing really coming out. Just a confused brew.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
cyrenaica (1062) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - APR 23, 2009
341ml bottle
5.0% ABV
I tried this beer on March 28, 2009 after purchasing from one of my local LCBO outlets. The beer pours a hazy reddish gold with a very thin short-lived whitish head. The aroma is mainly grainy malt, some sour smells, and very little hops. The mouthfeel is weak to medium bodied and very little cvarbonation. The flavour is sour, woody, grainy, and not very good.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gorbalev (2950) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 18, 2009
Bottle, courtesy of jimmay (thanks!). Looks good - medium orange, good sized bubbly white head. Slightly fruity aroma. Taste - interesting, surprisingly. Neat bite of ginger? hops? orange peel? Mixes well with the light fizzy body. Lots of orange citrus in taste. Not bad refreshing taste when served ice cold actually. I surprisingly did not mind this, but I drank it quick before it warmed up.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cartoonkhaki (1220) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - APR 10, 2009
Amber orange with small off white head that quickly disappears. Sugary malt aroma, light fruity sweet flavour, dry water body. This really isn’t all that great.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
blankboy (6263) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 7, 2009
Bottle (341ml). Beer #2 of "Crappy to mediocre beer rating night". Eesh, not a good start: Pours a flat looking hazy golden-orange with pretty much no head. Aroma of very lightly roasted caramel malt, honey, fruit, grain and some vegetal notes -- a bit of diacytl too. Watery flavour of buttery caramel malt, grain, fruit and honey -- like the appearance, a bit flat. No cedar or wood detected. Average bitter finish. Average bodied. Not a fan of Cream Ales and this is definitely not the beer to change my mind.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Sammy (8911) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 4, 2009
Pours a golden yellow, fairly clear body with creamy head that takes a while to fizz out. Carbonation bubbles. Acidic lemon and malt taste. Medium at best mouthfeel. Not horrible but too drinkable. Aroma is boozy with some malt.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
probstblueribbon (3053) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 30, 2009
341 ml bottle from LCBO, served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass. MR17/09.

App.: Hazy deep golden with remnants of a white head. Aroma: Beginnings of an infection – touches of nasty tang and organic acids, oddly vegetal with just hints of malt trying to be noticed – slightly perfumey and fruity, sort of a weird woodsiness, could be cedar I guess. Palate: Medium body and sparse effervescence. Flav.: The infection is more evident in the mouth, an unpleasant green herbal bitterness, some organic acids, a little fruity/malty, not much else; dry and thin with an unpleasant bitter kinda barfy finish.

TO be fair, the first bottle of this stuff wasn’t infected, but I still can’t help wondering why I bother with this brewery!!

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
robinvboyer (3255) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 30, 2009
amber pour with a small white head. There is actually some cedar in the aroma, but it’s mixed with chear malt, and the typical nasty ale yeast flavor Trafalgar is known for. There is more cedar in the finish, along with more cheap malt. this is an odd beer. It was interesting to try, but i dont see myself having it ever again.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chops (60) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 26, 2009
341ml Bottle from the LCBO. Pours dark amber, no head. Bland malty aromas. Despite the watered down flavor I think I could session this beer. If its cheap I will buy this again.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
HogTownHarry (6129) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - MAR 26, 2009
Bottle (341ml). Oooh - silver foil wrapper around the twist-off top, it must be awesome. Clear, farily deep amber pour, two lasting fingers of foamy off-white head (3+). Mildly roasty sweet aroma, definitely some cereal grain in there - like toasted honey oat cereal ... not much bitterness, maybe a touch floral. The taste is ... weedy; a little rye tang, but too much sweetness and not enough proper malt body. A little chewy, sadly a bit flat, and some dry, almost stale bitterness in the finish; that really hangs around on your palate too - I was looking for some bread or something to scrape away its aftertaste before moving on - I think to something good!


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