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RATINGS: 167   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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2.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jehoesefat (366) - Poway, California, USA - JAN 10, 2014
Smells like sweet cream soda. Pours murky copper with a minimal white head. Tastes like a cream soda mixed with beer, I think I would like it more if it was less beer flavored and more cream soda flavored.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Block (2643) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAY 13, 2017
This is a 2017 backlog entry. I may add more details on this beer at a future time.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Navers (85) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 10, 2017
Can from Hippo Beers, Glasgow. Beer served in 5C, Duvel Glass. Pours hazy yellow, with a little and quickly disappearing head. Aroma is similar to soda shake with condensed milk and vanilla. Coconut, banana and lime notes are also noticeable. Flavor is milky, creamy, powdery vanilla, not well balanced with medium bitterness and watery finish. Anyway beer is interesting and unique.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BiddleBrau (1212) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2017
Golden white head.vanilla nose. Tastey, creamy. A tad sweet but over looking the ocean its perfect

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 (2749) - 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 (128) - 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 (3040) - 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 (2132) - 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 (563) - 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 (5658) - 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!


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