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RATINGS: 164   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
One of our most popular beers ever, this vanilla cream ale has a malty backbone thanks to some flaked corn and honey malt. Just a hint of vanilla adds depth to the flavor and makes this beer a medium bodied cult classic. Its sure to woo the ladies, but also flavorful enough to satisfy the dudes. Youll swear you were drinking a cream soda...but tricks are for kids.

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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sathorael (159) - Oceanside, California, USA - JAN 19, 2013
Pours a light amber with medium tan head. Little retention or lacing. Aromas of banana, spice, and a little Belgian yeast? Very reminiscent of a subdued witbier/blonde. Taste is much of the same with a mild vanilla right before the finish. Finish is sweet with a lingering vanilla oiliness.


4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
timmy4 (19) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 26, 2017
Vanilla cream ale. Wow. So interesting. Strong vanilla but not super sweet.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Itzjerm (2660) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - APR 25, 2017
No body and no head. Nose perfect vanilla. Taste is light grain and vanilla. Nothing special in this beer but vanilla. little body. meh

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
chadski (123) - California, USA - APR 23, 2017
Strong vanilla soda aroma. Flavors are a bit more subtle but still distinct with a lot of character.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Werckmeister (2715) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - APR 15, 2017
12 oz can at home bought from Beergonzo. Canned 06/20/2016. yellow hazy color, small white head. smells berry notes, some currant, light sweetness, creamy. decent smell. light to medium body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes flowery, berry notes, chewing gum, light sweet currant notes again, lightly herbal. finishes lightly sweet and lightly bitter with notes of sweet red currant, bubble gum, flowers and lightly citric. okish beer, but also not very exciting, might be better a bit fresher..

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ineedbeer (2121) - Oakland, California, USA - APR 13, 2017
Poured from a 22 oz bottle. Its tough to tell if the bottle code is a date, but it looks like it may be from June, 2016; thanks Whole Foods! :( Aroma has moderate honey notes with some lighter corn. Quite a bit of vanilla character. No hop aromas and just some faint floral esters. Pours a fairly clear, golden color with a small, moderately thick, white head that recedes to a film that lingers for quite some time. Moderately high lacing and faint legs. Flavor is somewhat sweet upfront and a bit sweeter mid-palate, but it finishes drier than I was expecting which is nice. Medium bitterness in the finish. Light honey and corn notes. No hop flavor. Medium vanilla notes, but definitely less than in the aroma. Mouthfeel is medium light bodied and somewhat crisp, but a bit flabby on the edges with moderate carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall, better than I was expecting, but I also had pretty low expectations. The vanilla is too strong in the aroma, but it is better in the flavor. Flavor has a bit of a weird transition from front of palate to mid and late palate.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ronritter (482) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - APR 11, 2017
12 oz can pours light gold with frothy head aroma and taste is vanilla and caramel

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cybercat (5563) - Georgia, USA - APR 1, 2017
Pours clear topaz with a thick and persistent pancake-batter head. Aroma delivers fresh, creamy malt and hay notes plus a hint of apple. Flavor nicely echoes the aroma while upping the apple character. Smooth mouthfeel presents good body, fair fizz, and a fruity and hay finish. California Creamin indeed!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (25612) - Malm, SWEDEN - MAR 30, 2017
Draft @ Brewskis Bar & Arcade, San Diego, CA. Pours a golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty creamy aroma with weak hints of citrus. Fruity malty creamy hoppy citrus flavor. Has a fruity malty creamy hoppy finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CH-303 (2159) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - MAR 29, 2017
Appearance: Light orange, slightly hazy. Tiny fizzy head.
Aroma: Light malt, light fruits, light caramel.
Taste: Quite strong vanilla, light malt and fruits. Some sweetness.
Bought: Beers of Europe, 355 ml can, 2.49
Info: 22/3-2017, BB: 30/9-2017

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jase3812 (55) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 21, 2017
Sweet and smooth cream Ale with honey and sweet caramel corn flavours and big biscuity aftertaste. It reminds me of my great grandfather who would eat Weet bix with honey and warm water. As a little kid I thought that was weird. This tastes like that breakfast.


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