GreatDane1632 (1169) - North Dakota, USA - JUL 11, 2015 v1rgil (151) - Burnaby, British Columbia, - MAY 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is slightly malty and hoppy.
Pours a creamy cloudy caramel blond colour. Low carbonation and few bubbles but there are bubbles forming on side of glass.
First sip reveals slighlty smokey flavor and sour cream with medium sweetness. It has a very smooth mouthfeel. Very unique. My first imerial cream ale. Great experience. Lingering sour glaze like aftertaste.
Rated based on notes taken 9 Aug 2012 -- Doesn’t taste much like a cream ale. More like an unhoppy version of a DIPA. Kinda misses the mark for me. liquidhedonism (289) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - MAR 24, 2015
22 oz bottle. Aroma: malty and fruity, with hints of strawberry, biscuit, and caramel. Taste/Palate: sweet and creamy; finishes slightly tart. julesjis (256) - Oregon, USA - MAR 24, 2015
Poured from a 22. Aroma is like an overspiced winter ale. Flavor is sweet like cotton candy at first and then a bit skunky to finish. Couldn’t quite place all the flavors, mostly fake orange and cotton candy. Has a creamy mouth feel, like a bad cream soda. SHIG (4964) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - APR 7, 2014
Bottle: Poured a coppery orange with a thin white head. Aroma was sweet grassy. Taste is a sweet candy with mix of grains and malts. Weird combo that doesn’t make me happy. Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - MAR 31, 2014
The appearance was a hazy golden amber colored body that is slightly transparent with a two fingered creamy white foamy head. It ends up leaving some light clingy lacing.
The smell had some corn adjunct malts and light hops.
The taste was mainly sweet through the corn malts. There is a light corn aftertaste with a creamy finish (which tells me its a cream ale).
On the palate, it sits light and is fairly sessionable. The carbonation is subdued and cream-like due to its style.
Overall, well, if anything, its good for its style as there’s nothing wrong in that department, but to make an "imperialized" version just says its a quicker getting drunk beer on the first day of baseball season. I’m unsure if I would have this again.
Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 15, 2013
Yellow pour with a huge white head. The aroma is full of orange, wheat and cream. The flavor is different. I get some strong cream notes, as well as some grain, grass, biscuit, yeast and pepper. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Beerdrinker79 (2188) - Idaho, USA - JUL 3, 2013
22 oz wax dipped bottle- Pours clear golden with a large three finger white head. Aroma is sweet and spicy, kind of corny. The taste is sweet pilsner malt and very floral, the alcohol is noticeably there leaving an alcohol taste after the swallow. Body is medium and mouth feel is creamy. Decent, but I think the Idea of a cream ale is for it to be sessionable, what’s next, an imperial session ale. mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUN 25, 2013
Stunned by the bad reviews on ratebeer for this one; I find it wonderful. Slightly sugary and sweet malty flavors, with a creamy mouthfeel. But, there's a kick of bitterness to keep things interesting. Incredibly full flavored cream ale, which typically are uninteresting or sugar bombs. Recommended in this style! A-
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Gerbeer (3896) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 11, 2013
650 ml bottle. Pours amber with medium head. Light aromas of cotton candy, malts, and cereal. Yikes, more sugar than malts! Possibly a bit of toast, honey, and floral notes. But the sugar/syrup content kills everything else. Extra negative marks off for the wax cap and extra farting around required to open the bottle. Who is impressed by wax? Crit (4049) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 10, 2013
Hazy gold,lasting white head.Nose of corn & light spice. Corny grainy alcoholic palate, spicy notes. Quite unpleasant