Brewed by Bell City Brewing
Style: Cream Ale
Brantford, Canada


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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   IBU: 29   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
Don’t let this Cream Ale fool you. This pre-prohibition Cream Ale is a smooth full flavored Ale that will appeal to your casual craft beer drinker and to craft beer lovers. At 5.9%, this sessionable beer can carry a bit more bitterness than your typical lawnmower cream ale. The added wheat malt gives it the creamy body and wonderful lacing to the last drop. With 4 malts and a blend of 4 hops, including Sarachi Ace and Bravo, this Cream Ale is really how Cream Ale used to be. That’s how we roll! Expect the un-expected from Bell City Brewing.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tessic (1153) - Brantford, Ontario, - MAY 18, 2014
This cream ale poured a deep amber colour with a small off white head. Scents include ripe fruit, malt and candy. First sip was quite malty with a side of fruit. Finish is a little perfumey.

BigfFatBeerLover81 (34) - St. Thomas, Ontario, CANADA - APR 1, 2017
This is why craft brewing exists. They should have called this Angel Tears, cause I cry with joy every time I drink it.

iKnowBeerBest (7) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 8, 2017 does not count
Not your traditional cream ale but delicious none the less. Dark copper pour, large soapy head caramel and coffee notes, almost a cross between a dark ale and a cream ale. Unique can with a sleek finish - defiantly a beer tj try if you see it in the lcbo!

lukin (635) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 28, 2016
can. Ruby colour and off-white large head. Caramel and nutty malts, fairly aggressive hop bitterness. Not sure how much of a cream ale it is, but its enjoyable for sure.

czar (9094) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 3, 2016
can. pours unclear copper-red with a small off-white cap offering minimal retention and lacing. stench caramel malts, sweetish caramelized pecan nuts, maple syrup (!), specialty malts, grassy and slightly earthy hops, clean yeast. moderate carbonation, light body - oily; semi-sweet earthy-spicy finish. nothing creamy about it, if not for its sugary caramelized content. like an apple pie sweetened with maple syrup. this proves that a cream ale is BS.

lesifflebiere (1887) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 29, 2016
Liquide couleur noisette rougeoyante, avec une généreuse mousse beige en surface. Limpide et plutôt mince. En bouche elle est copieusement maltée, mielleuse, expulsant des effluves d’érable et de caramel, avec une effusion houblonnée qui ferme la marche. Une "cream ale" qui se rapproche davantage de l’ambrée ou même de la rousse de service, mais qui allie avec succès des saveurs intenses et une charmante "complexité".

Subliminal64 (184) - London, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2016
No doubt that this is a quality beer. Unfortunately the hops were too overwhelming. I should have paid more attention. Cream Ale is its own style, and hops in this much quantity are reserved for IPA’s. Glad I tried it. Will not buy again. MB The Beer Bearon

Tranquillity (2339) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 5, 2016
Can. Brown body, huge brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, rye bread. The taste is strong and slightly smoky, with a nice citrus kick at the end. Creamy.

Metalchopz (3395) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 5, 2016
Second Bell City brew review of the night. Pours a clean rich amber colour with a creamy beige head, good retention and creamy lacing. Fruity aromas with nice malts. Eventually, lots of butterscotch come out. Mild caramel flavours with some decent light hops to balance things. Thankfully not as rich as their Lenoir Belgian Ale. Pretty drinkable actually.

Kauge (1958) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 5, 2016
Can from LCBO. C0316 - canned March 2016? Pours clear dark amber, almost coppery, with a fine light beige head. The aroma is rather nice: nutty and caramelly, grainy, plus stone fruits and toffee, herbal and flowery hops. Tastes toffee and caramelly sweet with earthy, leafy, herbal bitterness. Very dry finish to go with that, almost like black tea. Thin but crisp carbonation, mediumish body. Pretty unusual for a Cream Ale - as far as my experience with the style thus far is concerned. I quite like it.

Listigovers (1174) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 16, 2016
Amber slight haze. Toffee smell, bread. Tastes very bready, slight sweet and creamy palate, pleasing bitterness in finish, nice after raking leaves.

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