Brewed by Quidi Vidi Brewing Company
Style: Cream Ale
Quidi Vidi Village, St.Johns, Canada


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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.41/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Originally brewed under the name ‘Eric’s Red – Cream Ale’. This beer was first named not for its colour but after the famous Viking ‘Eric The Red’ and was crafted to celebrate the 1000th anniversary of the Viking’s return to L’anse Aux Meadows in 1998. It was first brewed with the intention of being a seasonal beer and featured a Viking themed bottle but the name and packaging was recently changed to avoid any confusion about this beer being an amber ale when it is in reality a wonderful example of a refreshingly smooth cream ale that was the Silver Medal Winner at the 2001 World Beer Championships in Chicago, IL. Reddish copper in colour with a light caramel toffee malt sweetness and gentle hop character, Eric’s Cream Ale is an excellent choice for those looking for a beer with a little more character while still being extremely approachable.

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   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Cinctus (206) - - OCT 29, 2012
Hardly creamy at all. Pours amber. Sweet beer aroma. Mild, sweet flavour. An above average beer.

Travlr (26105) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 28, 2017
Bottle at The Crow's Nest. Clear golden color white edge head. Aroma of light cereal. Taste is light light lager. Fortunately Joy's stories about the role of the pub during the Second World War, and the massive collection of memorabilia it houses, took my mind off this beer.

BreWedge (558) - goose bay, Newfoundland, CANADA - AUG 16, 2017
341 ml bottle. Pours a clear gold with a large but short-lived, large-bubbled white head. Aromas were a little odd. I said fresh peas and my wife said apple juice. Tastes are malt forward with a lightly sweet grainy bite on the back end. Light body and carbonation with a short finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

Tim Webb (470) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2016
Blind tasting at a friend’s home. Fresh bottles. Oh dear. I thought he had poured me a Bud. I was so disappointed at such a low-down rotten trick. Then I realised it was a craft Bud. Don’t do this to beer. How much is a tick worth?

Ferris (16521) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 15, 2016
Bottle - Light corn. Clear gold with a rich white head. Light almost honey like notes and some Apple.

crazy_cat_lady (706) - - AUG 6, 2016
Bottle at Fisherman’s Landing Restaurant in Rocky Harbour NFLD. Golden yellow with a white head that disappeared completely. Vaguely creamy mouthfeel. Little to no flavour. Very faint aroma of flowers and honey. Better than Black Horse, but the bar is low.

CRock (271) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 22, 2016
Creamy mouth feel expected from a cream ale but not much on the flavour end. It’s nothing too special but certainly not terrible.

nick146 (18) - St. John’s, Newfoundland, CANADA - APR 16, 2013
This is my favourite beer brewed by Quidi Vidi. Pours a golden colour with a small temporary head. Smells of sweet herbs, bread, and bubblegum. Great taste, the perfect balance of sweetness and bitterness. A great, easy-drinking beer!

XaenDovet (1281) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 24, 2012
Pint at Celtic hearth. Minimal cap on a clear yellow sea of sucky. Aroma of malty cereal. Taste of sugary water.

blackmetal (246) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 7, 2012
Fairly malty but not very creamy at all. Somewhat flat and cheap for a "cream ale"

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