RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our take on the cream ale style blends qualities of both a lager and an ale fermentation. We brewed the same base beer and lagered half at cooler temperatures to produce flavors and mouthfeel you only get from lager yeast strains. The other half was fermented at warm ale temperatures. The final product was blended together to produce a highly carbonated golden straw colored beer with both pilsner qualities and a malty backbone. Saaz hops linger in the mouthfeel, as well as the characteristic corn flavors of this style. One departure from the historical cream ale style was in raising the alcohol up to 7.2%.

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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAR 24, 2013
Nice and smooth. Vibrant deep orange pour. Complex taste notes in a solid malty base: cream, some citrus (orange?) sweetness, and a bit of hoppy kickness. Perhaps a toffee note or two as well. Creamy mouthfeel and lingering notes. Very enjoyable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bill Becker (949) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - APR 25, 2017
16 ounce can. Pours a hazy reddish gold, an inch of foam, respectable lacing. Smells malty; caramel, biscuit, almost no bitterness, notes of vanilla and toffee. Taste is heavy on the caramel and vanilla, lighter on the toffee, light bitterness that seems to lean on the grassy side. Mostly sweetish finish. Tasty and enjoyable. A treat.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Huhzubendah (3690) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Shared by BigSexy410. Thanks Ben. The beer is bright orange and mostly clear, sporting a small white head that leaves some good lacing on the tulip. The aroma brings floral notes, malt, cream. Wow, the cream character really comes through in the flavor. Vanilla and cream soda notes. Soft and smooth on the palate. I would definitely have this again. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 05-06-2012

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KegOstertag (92) - - APR 5, 2013
Drank in tall pilsner glass poured from 220z bottle. Aroma - roasted earthy smell. Appearance - golden auburn with avg froth and carbonation. Taste - caramel and hazelnut. Palate - get some burnt caramel taste. Overall - tastes like an upgrade to a red or amber beer. A little more flavor but still not my favorite. Really good for the style though

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
annunz123 (957) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 14, 2013
Bread, biscuits, fruit, and a little corn in the aroma. Flavor is malty, fruity, and sweet. Finish is spicy, lightly bitter and fruity. Im becoming a fan of this brewery--if youre in the mood for something a little different, this is a really good choice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmohno (1586) - Iowa, USA - APR 11, 2012
amber orange slightly cloudy.short head quickly shrinking with a ring/froth and a little lacing. Some sweet malt candied ripe fruit,breadiness pretty mild altogether. Taste has a strong tart citrus carbonation at first with some strong malt showing sweetness with some creaminess finishing with a strong citrus/peppery hop flavor. With peppery/citrus bittering that balances the malty orangelike sweetness of this strong malt,almost seems like a imperial weizen a bit.Pretty good beer alot of good hop flavor with a strong malt presence,leaves a nice lingering flavor.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wlajwl (6604) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 2, 2012
Aroma is spices, hops and pizza dough. The flavor is malt sweetness, a decent hop bite, a hint of banana/bubble gum, and a mix of hops and malts in the finish, not smooth or crisp but balanced. Such a strange style to make an imperial of, good for what it is, much more hoppier than a normal cream ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (14376) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 9, 2012
Bomber poured a hazy orange amber with a lasting creamy amber head. Aromas of bread, graininess and light fruittiness. Palate was medium bodied and crisp. Flavors of vanilla, bread and fruittiness with a crisp lingering fruity vanilla finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kaser (6073) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 8, 2013
Thick orange pour. White head. Apricot Crazy hoppy. I guess. Pretty fucked up. Back dreck.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hampale (104) - Jaffrey, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 24, 2013
I havent had many Cream Ales in recent years (Genesee Cream Ale years ago) but thoroughly enjoyed this one. Has some noticeable but not excessive sweetness with a very smooth mouth feel. At over 7% its definitely full-bodied yet not heavy with the alcohol not highly notable. Wish Slumbrew would put this ale in a 12 oz. bottle when or if they go beyond marketing only in 22s.


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