wxman (1865) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2014 MrRain (542) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 2, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz draft at the Tap Room. This is a very clear ale that looks like a lager but with fluffy white head. The aroma is minimal and mostly consists of water. The body is medium and the taste is grainy with a touch of softness. It’s almost as if softened water was used to brew this. The aftertaste is long and dry.
Enjoyed at the source. Pours a clear pale yellow with nice lacing. Aroma of corn grits. Taste is smooth sweet pale malt, bread dough, corn grits and a very mild hint of mown grass. Excellent example of the American summer refresher. jackl (8555) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 1, 2014
Keg @ Schlafly. Deep gold with a small head. Nose is fairly bready. Creamer corn, funnel cake. Taste is inoffensive, light and simple. Sweet pear and cake batter. Pillowy mouthfeel. Light bitterness on the finish. About as good as a cream ale can be, I’d say. csaso (2361) - Missouri, USA - JUN 23, 2013
Tap - big foamy head, pale straw color, light sweet malty/corn aroma and flavor, mild creaminess - not bad for a cream ale, definitely not one of those that tastes like spoiled milk, this one is pretty mild (which is good for me) gregwilsonstl (2707) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 15, 2012
Sweet and crisp. Creamy. Nearly clear yellow. No head. Very refreshing. Higher alcohol than expected, but cant taste it. jmagnus87 (3302) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUL 16, 2012
Drank as Schlafly Cream Ale. Different ABV that this one, maybe it shouldn’t have been aliased. Pretty darn good. Probably one of the best cream ales I’ve had as of late.
seymour (2121) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - SEP 27, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2012 Tasted on-tap 9/17/2011 at the Hop in the City Festival in a clean half-pint taster glass. A brewer friend of mine raves about Cream Ales, insisting they really should be the Great American Beer everyone loves to drink (as opposed to light lager.) After sampling Schlafly’s version, I understand what he means. Crisp and refreshing. Goes down easy.
9/15/2012 Update: sampled on tap at the 2012 Schlafly Hop In The City festival. Just as smooth, tasty, and unpretentious as last year. Maybe even better. Definitely an easy-drinking, refreshing American beer. Mostly neutral, but nonetheless more going on than the vast majority of mass-produced adjunct light lagers. EarlyCuyler (12) - Missouri, USA - JUL 19, 2010
I wish people would rate this beer against the style, and not whether they like cream ales or not. This beer fits the style profile perfectly!
AROMA - corn and grains, not overpowering, but not bland.
APPEARANCE - brilliantly clear straw, with a nice foamy head.
TASTE - corn and grain sweetness, with a slight hint of hops. Really easy drinking, but still has a nice flavor profile that keeps it from being bland.
PALATE-Light body with a creamy finish. Lively carbonation without being overpowering. Strykzone (7797) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUN 27, 2010
Draft at The Tap Room. As nice a cream ale as I can remember tasting. Light cloudiness to the golden hue. Nice malt, grass, and creamed corn. Very nice understated spice. Very nice feel. Well done! phaleslu (10895) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 26, 2010
Draft at the Schlafly Tap Room. Pours a clear yellow-gold with a thick white head. Aroma of grassy and floral hops, spices, pale and caramel malts, and metallic notes. Flavor is very grassy, with some corn, floral notes, spices, pale malts, metallic notes, and vegetal notes. Light-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a grassy mouthfeel. I think I’ve come to the conclusion that cream ales aren’t really my thing. This just didn’t bring much to the table for me.