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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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wilderthanyou (758) - Guelph, CANADA - FEB 26, 2009
I hate to say this...ugh..it really hurts to say it.....but this beer....it actually doesn’t suck?!? And it’s a Trafalgar beer!?! The stars must have aligned on the day they brewed this one up because from what I can tell it’s one in a million. Pours a honey gold colour with a head that dissapears instantaneously. The aroma is surprisingly complex, I can’t stop smelling this beer, with notes of manuka honey, oak, baby powder, vanilla, anise and many more things I can’t pick out. The flavour is decent, a light grassy hop note upfront, malty base line, light bitter hop bite finish, not to complex, but tasty and smooth. Very surprised, hopefully this is a turning point for trafalgar brewery.

3.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bejaaamin (115) - London, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 11, 2009
light brown copper, little head. nose; all over the place, im picking up a ton, apricots, dried dark fruits, sweet rolls, mint, earthy, mushrooms, wet wood and grass, subtle hop sharpness. taste; cedar picks up at the finish, somewhat smokey like, dried fruits, more cedar when it warms, pretty good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gilvanblight (772) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 14, 2009
Deep orange pour with pretty much no head. Nutty warm scent. Nice flavour, not very strong. Rather good but nothing special.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gorbalev (2917) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrManning (2003) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 12, 2009
Bottle from the LCBO- Deep mahogany pour has only a thin ring of white head. Nose of fruit, some cedar, caramel, vanilla, a bit nutty. Sweet nutty flavour profile has caramel and woody components with fruity, grassy finish.A bit thin overall. Pretty good, but only in small doses for me.

3
   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.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mgermani (1000) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
VeloVampire (625) - Parkdale, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 26, 2009
341 ml bottle - pours a clear copper, amber shade with a very small and short-lived off-white head. Aroma fairly non-descript - some honey, grains, sour apple. Flavour similar, although an intriguing slight spicy tinge is noted on the back-end. Hops? Cedar? Not sure. Fairly standard Cream, apart from that "tinge". Freshness certainly helps here - it’s a shame, but I wouldn’t buy this same beer 2 weeks from now, not how the LCBO handles it...Overall, nice - glad it’s not in a bomber as I probably wouldn’t have bought it. You know the saying: half-a-dozen times bitten...

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GRM (2969) - 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 =

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mabel (5414) - 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)


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