TURDFERGUSON (4058) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 15, 2010
Bottle. I just don’t understand the appeal of cream ales, number 1. Secondly, why would a large craft brewery choose a cream ale as the winner for it’s annual homebrew competition when nobody even knows what a cream ale is. Thirdly, this beer is not very good, but it may be great for a cream ale. I think Gennesee’s cream ale is the standard and its actually the best one I have ever had. This was way too sweet, corn flakes, grain, didn’t taste much of the crisp hops. And this year they chose a kolsch, and not only a kolsch, but a shat one. Surprise. ScottyP (425) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - SEP 13, 2009
Pours clear gold with thick white head. Arom of malts, sweet corn. Similar taste, grainy with a easy bitter finish. decaturstevo (6343) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 8, 2009
Light sweet corn and malt aroma. Gold with a creamy thick head and lace. Flavor of sweet corn. Thin and slightly watery. A decent cream ale. I will re-rate when my palate is in better shape. DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JAN 27, 2009
Bottle from Bruisin’. Moderately hazy, fairly thin golden color with a foamy white head. Mild grainy flavor and nose, a little corn and malt, almost no hops. Easy drinkin’. Would work as a gateway for new craft beer drinkers or as a summer refresher, but not much more. lb4lb (2629) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 26, 2009
Bottle from ROBORB in trade. Thanks man. Pours golden with a short lived white head that leaves a bit of lacing. Smell is light grassy hops and subtle sweet malt. Taste is smooth and creamy with a balanced light sweetness with just a twinge of hop bitterness to balance. Overally, very creamy mouthfeel for a lighter feeling beer and soft to medium carbonation. Very drinkable and non offensive.
merlin48 (656) - Jenkins, Kentucky, USA - JAN 24, 2009
Bomber pours a mostly clear pale yellow body with small white head. Faint aroma has a hint of pears. Lots of corn syrup sweetness with some earthy hop bitterness. Slight metallic note. Forgettable. SpringsLicker (3665) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 12, 2009
Thanks to Butters for sharing this one at decaturstevo’s 2008 Zapit Tasing Tasting.
Slightly hazy medium yellow body with a fleeting, thin white head.
Thin, watery. Magjayran (1378) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 12, 2009
Clear fizzy yellow beer. Aroma is sweet and malty with a hint of apple and honey. Very sweet with just a touch of bitterness at the finish. Very plain. Butters (4063) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2008
Bomber. Pours a near clear yellow with a ring of white head. Sweet corn aroma and flavor with hints of vanilla. Very clean. One of the best cream ales ive had, but that still is not saying much. BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - DEC 16, 2008
Bottle shared by Butters. Poured golden with a white head that settles but renews with a twirl of the glass. Aromas and flavor of corn and malt with a light hop background. Light body and sweet.