beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUN 24, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2003 Color is a very nice light ambery/orange with a thin foamy head. Absolutely awesome aroma of sweetish malt, its super fresh and clean with a great peachy, musty hopness, very nice indeed, I must of kept smelling this stuff for about 4 or 5 minutes before I even took a swig. Great aroma! Taste is perfect, terrific and outstandingly yummy, its smooth and mild with a very nice hop thats peachy and floral and balanced with a calming sweet malt, super-d-duper, yummy in my tummy. Feel is just right, solid medium body with a great hold of balanced smoothness throughout and is slightly bitter and tamed down nicely. So damn good, its amazing, I was blown away to say the least, great, great stuff! mwendt99 (20) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 14, 2001
This is a great american pale ale. Nice flowery, hoppy nose and a clean finish. The earlier reviewer is absolutely correct about the freshness of this stuff and all Lakefront beers. They aren't pasteurized and age poorly. TheBeerLover (1027) - DC Metro Area, USA - JAN 25, 2006
Anyone who has ever been to Milwaukee, WI, instantly knows how Milwaukee became known as The Cream City. Many of the old buildings in downtown Milwaukee were constructed with cream colored bricks, giving these buildings a striking look. It is a name that Milwaukee is proud of, and these cream colored buildings dot the city of Milwaukee. Sprecher Brewing of Glendale(just outside of Milwaukee) has an outstanding cream soda called Cream City Cream Soda. The local beer rag is called Cream City Suds. So why not name a beer after the Cream City? Leave it to The Lakefront Brewery of Milwaukee, to do so, with their Cream City Pale Ale. One would think a brewery in the Cream City would have done a cream ale, but what beer lover is going to argue with an excellent pale ale? Not this one!
Lakefront Cream City Pale Ale pours to a deep golden color with a nice white head and a lively carbonation. The nose is very fragrant with zesty, citrus hop aromas, and some nice pale malt aroma as well. The palate is firm with lots of good pale malt flavors, touches of sweet malt, and ripe estery fruit. This beer finishes long, and dry with a very assertive, zesty, tangy hop bite that lingers on the tongue.
An outstanding version of American pale ale. On draught this beer is sublime, and it is quite excellent in bottles as well. This beer has got the signature hop character you would expect in American Pale Ale, but also has a wonderful malt character, and some nice fruity esters. This beer makes for a wonderful aperitif, but is also a natural with grilled meats. Serve this with a nice juicy seasoned rib eye or NY Strip steak, grilled mushrooms and onions, and a baked potato with all the fixings. Of course this is Milwaukee, so it would go great with some grilled brats, or a spanfekel dinner(roasted pork) as well.
Scubatrip (610) - Annandale, Virginia, USA - SEP 12, 2006
This beer is fantastic! And I don’t say that often. On tap in Milwaukee, pours a beautiful hazy amber color with a thick foamy head that clings to the glass the whole way down. I couldn’t judge the aroma too well because of the smoking in the bar, but it was lightly hoppy and malty in the nose. It’s not overly hoppy to the taste, but it is very full in flavor. There’s citrus, caramel, amber malts and light floral hops. It all blends together into this fantastic flavor that I could drink all day. Very smooth on the tongue the whole way down. Excellent beer. muzzlehatch (4969) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 12, 2001
Bottled, 2001. Typical APA orange color with a hint of red; somewhat cloudy and translucent, almost opaque. Nose is wonderful, flowery/hoppy and spicy though a bit restrained from this brewer; flavor that follows is even better, richly malty and hoppy at the same time; an exquisitely balanced brew with grapefruit and flower notes throughout and a very smooth, dry finish. A great APA from one of the USA's best beermakers.
orville (160) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 28, 2006
Pours an amber and smells of strong hops. This is unpasteurized and down right delicious. A great session beer that packs a decent hop punch. drpimento (3714) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 13, 2007
Well, THIS time, this beer is just killer. Super drinkable: not too fruity or coy. Solid pale ale. Very well balanced. good head and lace. nice Amber color. Had this on draft at Bodega Brew Pub downtown La Crosse, Wisconsin USA. Available in bottles too. TAR (2776) - Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina, USA - JUL 15, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2003 Wonderful pale ale aroma. Beautiful blend of grapefruit, apricot, and caramel. Very attractive creamy foam with nice stick power. Velvety/creamy mouthfeel. This could serve as an aperitif and/or digestif. Adequate hop character to stimulate the palate. Sweet toast/nut/caramel flavors to provide sweetness and warmth to the gullet. I consider this style among my least favorite. I can usually find nothing standoutish. But this ones steps above the rest with grace. TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 2, 2003
Um, this really doesn't look like a pale ale. But once you take a sip, you really don't care what it looks like. Damn, another great brew by one of the worlds best breweries. Wulfstan (509) - California, USA - MAY 8, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2008 This is a tasty, fairly well-balanced American-style pale ale. Amber, it has a medium, dense, light tan head that slowly shrinks to a thin top, leaving a little weak lace. The aroma is light caramel and bread with grapefruit and pine, just a little too grapefruity for me but not heavily. It’s a bit like Lagunitas Censored. The taste is bready and grapefruity with a light sweet body with a hint of caramel, lingering light bitterness, and a pleasant, soft feel. Just a tad too grapefruity for my preferences, but again not much and has nice, persistent flavour with a strongly enticing, lively, tart, bitter-sweet jiucy quality. It’s engaging, easy to drink, yet very tasty. It’s somewhat like a much more flavourful and interesting Sierra Nevada Pale Ale.