drowland (8629) - Georgia, USA - MAY 15, 2017
5/14/17. On tap on Carnival Elation. Amber pour with a nice khaki head. Diacetyl in the aroma, mild caramel, grainy. Buttery flavor as well, dirty line maybe, grainy, caramel. Meh. Isn’t this just Amber Bock or some shit? kramer (6682) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2012
Pours a clear amber body with a mimimal fizzy beige head. The nose is a little sweet with a little caramel, toasted malt, and a hint of corn, slightly grainy. The flavor is overly sweet with too much corn flavor to make it a passable attempt at a craft brew. Reminds me a bit of Yuengling Lager in that sense. Lingering sweetness on the finish unfettered by any bitterness makes for a not so wonderful combination. Light to medium bodied with a bit too much clingy stickiness from the residual sweetness. A decent deal as far as the ship goes, a bit cheaper and larger than most of the other macro crap options. ben4321 (6412) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 24, 2013
Location: Draft on a Carnival ship, 7/8/13
altonbrownd (5898) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - AUG 15, 2016
Aroma: The nose was an over-the-top sweet mess, caramel and residual sugars
Appearance: It poured a reddish color with a beige head, the standout portion of the beer
Flavor: The taste, like the nose, is a mess of sweet malts and off flavors with no balance
Palate: The body was light-medium, with a watery, macro-like feel
This one was a complete and total mess, crazy sweet, and basically just terrible. Drain pour level bad. Needless to say, I only has one.
On tap on board Carnival Festival. Yellow gold body with medium head. Nose is floral and citrus. Taste eggy, with malts and floral notes. mkel07 (5845) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 26, 2012
Draught on board Carnival Splendor. This fine amber ale is only available on board selected Carnival cruise ships. Pours a coppery red colour with a low beige head. Strong malt and caramel aromas are very pleasant as is the flavour.
BelgianBeerGal (4039) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JUL 3, 2016
Draft on the Carnival Breeze. This was honestly better than expected although it was a low bar for a cruise ship gimmick. Thin profile with sweeter malt and light bitterness. Meh. Headbanger (3992) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2014
Draft 1/30/14 (Carnival Glory)-Pours a clear amber with a small off white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, and sweetness. Taste of the same. This light to medium bodied brew was nothing to write home about. rougeau13 (2957) - Richmond, Texas, USA - MAY 26, 2016
Tap on the Carnival Liberty. Clear amber. No head. Taste and smell like Budweiser aged on Fruity Pebbles. Light bodied. Weak. Grumbo (2844) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2016
Tap on board the Carnival Splendor. Pours red/brown with a lasting creamy off white head. Aroma of malt, caramel and berries. Medium plus sweetness, light bitterness. Medium body, sticky creamy texture, soft carbonation. hman43 (1540) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - NOV 30, 2013
I drank this aboard the Carnival dream on 11/28. I had a fairly decent malty aroma. It had a light head and an light amber color. The blend of malts and overall flavor was decent.