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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.72/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Morning Dew is a refreshing take on Belgian Golden ale. It is brewed with a complex blend of malted and unmalted grain, including Rye Wheat, Buckwheat and flaked Barley. It has a medium body, smooth and round with a long lingering white head.

Morning Dew is lightly bittered with German Hallertauer hops and infused with a touch of elderflower, then extensively dry hopped with Nelson Sauvin. This provides a beautiful balance of floral and fruit aromatics, followed by hints of spicy grain. The flavor is more fruit with cereal grain and spicy Belgian yeast character, with a juicy bright finish.

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3.8
j12601 (13189) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 23, 2017
Bottle shared at North River. Pours a hazed gold with a medium sized white head. Musk and a bit of fruit and grapes, lightly floral, gently sweet. Medium bodied, gentle wheat, lightly floral. Gentle musk, soft what, dry brett. Floral with some fruit and floral notes.

3.8
onceblind (10704) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 1, 2017
Slightly hazy lightish gold with a medium rocky white head. Crisp bright nose that has a touch of pale Belgian malt and honey with some light estery notes with a little grassy hay. Brisk semisweet pale malty flavor with a touch of floral nuances and fruity Belgian pale esters with a bready touch. Simple but difficult to explain, delicate yet complex

3.6
nearbeer (5636) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 17, 2017
750 ml. bottle is a slow gusher. Pours foggy golden with a gigantic foam. Nose is garlic, citrus zest, honey, stewed tomato and toast. Flavors of flowery herb, earthy grain, white grape and touches of lemon bubblegum and vinegar. Long finish has a dash of pepper and some reedy wood. Light-medium body has a nice balance from several directions and smooth, medium carbonation.

3.6
Suttree (6521) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 25, 2017
Orange, with a huge foamy white head. Smells floral, lightly fruity, and a bit grassy. Taste is pretty much the same, but a bit more crisp than I thought it would be.Some winey notes, as well. I liked it!

3.8
rustbucket0873 (460) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - APR 9, 2017
Pours orange, with huge fluffy head. the aroma is very fruity/floral with elderflower, mango and pineapple. The flavor is strong melon and elderflower with slight bitterness in teh back with some melon/citrus flavors. overall very well balanced the body is nice not to light/dry with a crisp finish. Would drink agian

2.9
Quick3Beers (1465) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 31, 2017
Pours a hazy amber from a bottle, pillowy white head. Smells of elderflowers, along with a big hit of melon. Flavor is kind of a thin, floral soap. A little oily. Finish is cornflakes. Okay beer.

3.8
zoucrew102 (2160) - - OCT 21, 2016
750ml corked bottle. Elderflower aroma with notes of wheat malt, berry fruitiness, rye, grain, spicy Belgian yeast and white wine. Pours cloudy golden colored with one finger of white head that has excellent retention and lacing. Starts with bright berry, grain, wheat malt and rye flavors. Finishes a bit dry with elderflower, spicy Belgian yeast and vinous white wine flavors. Complex, refreshing Belgian golden.

2.8
Ernest (7863) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 16, 2016
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2016 Bottle.

Head is initially large, frothy, white, mostly lasting.
Body is hazy medium yellow.

Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), moderately hoppy (herbs, flowers), lightly yeasty (basement), with notes of fusel alcohol (bug spray), scented bath soap / lavender, pepper, green grapes.

Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter, slightly unclean/fusel.

Medium body, watery/velvety texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic.

I’ve had quite a hit-and-miss experience with Cambridge so far, ranging from 2.2 stinkers up to 4.0 delight. This batch is unfortunately tainted with a nasty insecticide smell and aftertaste that pretty much kills any allure it might have, so it ends up near the bottom of the pile of the ones I’ve had to date. I might also say that the elderflowers are a bit undesirable too, reminding me too much of bubble bath and fancy hand soap...I wouldn’t say it’s unpleasant, but it doesn’t really make me want to drink it. Score is helped a bit by a nice appearance and mouthfeel, but otherwise it’s a drain pour.

3.7
Alphadelic (2249) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 7, 2016
My bottle says this is 5.5%. Been a long time since I’ve had a beer from CBC. It looks fantastic, a rich orange with a big crusty white head. The nose has that sweet and musky elderflower pollen all over it, a touch of orange and a tough of bread. In the mouth it’s quite light and smooth with a tingly carbonation that puffs out into a big cloudy mouthfeel. Really very tasty!

4
ClarkVV (6893) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 27, 2016
Draught at the brewery, Spring 2016.
Gentle haziness to this soft, tangerine-apricot-golden beer with some muted brass tones and a large, white head showing moderate retention.
Awesomely full of nelson in the nose, the grain and light tartness from the buckwheat and and spicy rye works perfect with the minerality and juicy gooseberry-white wine of the hop providing a dry, yet crisply fruity nose that is augmented and softened by light esters and a touch of cellar notes. No alcohol or flaw.
Quite dry, with grainy cereal notes, hints of vanilla and even some plastery character from the yeast. The hoppiness grows strong through the middle (though not bitter) adding melon, white wine and lightly dank, spicy notes that help balance the dryness. Elderflower adds a touch of acidity, as well, but is not overdone. Tons of fruitiness, lightly juicy, lingering with bits of pepper, honey and rustic cereal grain. Moderate, tight carbonation.


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