smith4498 (3650) - Winter Springs, Florida, USA - SEP 3, 2010
Growler from the brewery. Pours dark golden color with white head. Aromas of caramel, toffee and alcohol. Sweet caramel flavor with lots of alcohol. Somewhat bready. Medium body with moderate carbonation. GodOfThunder (1249) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 3, 2010
This ain’t no Genny Cream Ale! Strong flavor and aroma. Bananas and caramel in the nose. Flavor of alcohol and some light breads. Ultra smooth finish and beautiful mouthfeel. Nice. boFNjackson (4201) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 2, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2010 Tap @ Cigar City... Poured golden with a white head. Lots of cracker-biscuit malts. Much like a sessionable cream ale, it’s amazing that it’s in the 9% range because the alcohol seemed completely undetectable. Light, and tasty, if you’re into the cream ale tast. steelcitybrew (454) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2010
Pours a murky orange. Fruit, grapefruit, a bit sour aroma. Taste is malty sweetness. Decent palate. A little warming ability. Overall a decent brew Suttree (6466) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 21, 2010
Cloudy orange, no head. Grainy, syrupy aroma. Sweet. Oh man, is it sweet. Very heavy, but in a good way. Caramel and toffee, some corn flavors, too. Tasty, but really heavy.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 28, 2010
On tap at the brewery on Saturday, February 27th, 2010. Pours orange to amber in color with a medium off white head. Complex doughy aroma, with floral oranges and honey water. Thick creamy body. Massive caramel sweetness, but the hop balance carries this across. JoeMcPhee (9456) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 10, 2010
Tap at Rattle N Hum. Hazy orange pour with a thick white head. The nose is lightly smokey and phenolic with a bit of peppery booziness. There is also a touch of soft spiciness. Light sweet cocoa and a bit of an unusual cattiness as well. A bit chewy. Kind of odd. DocLock (10836) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2010
Draft at Capone’s. Pours dark coppery straw color with 1-finger off-white head. Nose is hopcitrus, fruit, pine, malt. Complex flavor, with rock sugary malt, hopcitrus, funky yeasty esters. A great cream ale, and it strikes me that a cream ale seems appropriate for a Batch 69. MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2010
Tap at Capone’s. Lighter orange color, foamy head with some lace. Taste is very fruity, orangy, hard candy like with with floral and citrus hops and honey-biscuit malt.. Very good, american-hoppy beer, but it had a unique candy-like aftertaste that reminded me of a hand-full of fruit Chicklets right out of the package (before all the candy-coating was gone). corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2010
Served on draft at Capone’s.
Pours a hazy golden amber/orange color with yellowish orange hues when held to a light source and a one finger off-white head that slowly settles into a lasting ring. Sporadicchunks of lacing left behind.
Subtle citrus and piney hop aroma wth some zesty spice, lactic cream and crisp light fruit. There’s also a touch of alcohol sweetness in the nose.
Medium bodied with a nice balanced of dry and sweet citrus hops, zesty spice, malt backbone and alcohol warmth. Very hop forward with subtle dry pine bitterness but mostly sweet and citrusy. Nice caramel malt backbone with hnts of toffee provides decent balanced. Slightly dry finish with strong alcohol warmth.