RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.2/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   ABV: -
Cream Ale (first brewed 1994; occasional release). This unfiltered ale is golden in color, medium light in body and moderate in the hop character. Cream ale is made by using ale yeast fermented at colder temperatures (like a lager). The colder ferment causes a slower, more gradual fermentation and a smoother flavor with only a very subtle fruity flavor. Cream ale is a hybrid style; it has traits of both ale and lager.

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Drake (14332) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 15, 2015
Northeast Bucket List Trip Beer #43. Keg at the brewpub. Pours a hazy orange with a large creamy off-white head. Good head retention. Aroma of corn, grain, doughy malt, mild grassy hops. The taste is grain, corn, mild floral and grassy hops. Medium bodied, mild lingering bitterness, crisp.

argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - APR 30, 2006
(22oz bottle, thanks to wilkie) Clear pale straw body with small white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, apple/pear, some honey, light cereal. Taste is medium sweet, grain, honey, light pear. Light body with nice crispness.

jcwattsrugger (12559) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 16, 2006
Portsmouth Carlysle Cream-on tap-pours a big creamy white head with pale yellow/straw color. Aroma is mild sweet malt, secondary citrus. Taste is mild sweet malt, secondary citrus, cream. OK/mild carbonation.

MartinT (10155) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 30, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2006 Any first impressions?
-A veil of head lingers on the dull, clear golden.
-An aroma of grain and faint butterscotch does not impress.
-Plenty of toasty hay is prolonged into bitterness, all atop the herbal hops.
-The prickly carbonation for the style makes it easier to quaff.

What if you dig deeper?
-A pleasant pear, banana and gooseberry fruitiness enlivens the sweet malts.
-The rising honeyed grain finish is luscious.
-This is an admirable flavor juxtaposition for the style.
-A quirky cream ale for well-crafted helles lovers.

Pints bottled and on tap at the brewpub.

DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2010
Cask Stillage from the Jug at the Colorado Convention Center, Denver 30/09/2005 (As Carlyle Cream Ale) Clear golden coloured and hoppy. Creamy on the palate with a hint of dryness in a lasting finish.

AirForceHops (8037) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 28, 2012
Draft, served in a pint. Clear yellow, steady layer of foam with great retention. Easy sweet malt, grain and a moderate hop in the finish to help balance it. The hops play well with the grain. Texture / mouthfeel follow this style. Simple beer in a simple style. The Brew master; does a wonderful job making a simple, light style desirable.

TaktikMTL (8014) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 9, 2007
En fût. Verre de dégustation à la brasserie. Arôme: En fût. Verre de dégustation à la brasserie. Apparence: La couleur est blonde pâle avce une très faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de céréales avec une pointe de miel. Courte durée de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture crémeuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de champignons en arrière goût (?). (Rating #1117)

kramer (6991) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2007
22 oz bottle, from brewery store. Pours a clear light straw to yellow gold body with a minimal thin partial covering of white foam. The nose is rather light with some pale malts, light corn, and a hint of DMS. Flavor is pretty good for a Cream Ale. Light husky and crackery malt with just enough bitterness to balance. Finishes with light corn and yeast notes. Mouthfeel is light bodied and airy, yet not overly thin. NIce lively pinpoint carbonation. Pretty good length to the finish. Overall, a pretty darn good for a Cream Ale. Never watery or thin. Well done.

ClarkVV (6962) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 7, 2004
2004 draught. Color: Light pale gold, with hints of buttery yellow. White head. Aroma: Sweet floral essence, soft vanilla and cream tones, with a bigger fruity bouquet as it warms. Flavor is just superb and much fuller and better than I expected. Wonderful fruity yeast mixes with honey, light toffee and barley. Low hops on the finish are just apparent and just a wonderful smooth, flavorful, even finish. Light crisp fruit notes dance on the palate throughout. As well, this one is very drinkable, and almost tastes like a cask offering. Wonderful beer, probably my favorite from Portsmouth.

tom10101 (6297) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 8, 2015
On tap (3 oz) @ Portsmouth Brewery.

Appearance: Slightly hazy golden with a small ring of white foam and little lacing.

Aroma: Quite herbal and grainy with floral/honeyed notes and leafy hops.

Taste: Light spiciness with mild honey notes, grains and very light herbal bitterness.

Palate: Light body. Medium carbonation. Clean. Very short aftertaste.

Overall: Quenching. Nice light herbal features.

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