chinchill (5396) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 3, 2013
12 oz bottle poured clear light golden with what looks like a high amount of carbonation. Large, sudsy white head is durable. Ho-hum aroma and flavor is too much like a macro lager...but with vanilla. High but seemingly appropriate carbonation; light body.
O: refreshing but timid. hopscotch (11451) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 1, 2013
Draft... Jupiter Craft Brewer’s Festival 2013... Clear, straw-colored pour with a small, creamy, white head that sticks around for a good while. I’m getting no aroma from this brew at all – none – zero – zip – zilch. At least it’s inoffensive. Light-bodied and watery with moderate carbonation. Tastes like seltzer water with a gentle splash of vanilla and the faintest sweetness. Short, crisp, mildly sweet finish. leah2974 (429) - Georgia, USA - JAN 16, 2013
Pours a thin bodied, light colored ale. Mouth feel is slightly creamy. Overall a yeasty, balanced ale. heemer77 (5361) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - NOV 7, 2012
A bright medium gold colored brew with a thin off white head. Sugar cookies! This is mostly what I smell. There is also some hay. This tastes a lot more dry than I expected. There is also lots of wood and some hints of the sugar cookie character, but it is very light and in the finish. A little bit herbal, this one is decent. The vanilla is barely detected. Not one of Thomas Creek’s best efforts. alobar (3970) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 4, 2012
Pours a golden yellow color with a thin white head. Solid lacing. Aroma of grain, citrus, and hint of vanilla. Creamy mouth feel with citrus, vanilla, and a hint of grain flavor. Nice beer.
Brigadier (3780) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - SEP 10, 2012
12 ounce bottle
maxwelldeux (4433) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - SEP 1, 2012
As far as cream ales go this one was not too bad. That said it was hardly remarkable. For a simple session beer it gets the job done. Maybe I would pick up another if they were on sale but there are a number of more local options instead.
Aroma / Appearance - The body looks like carbonated vanilla cream soda with a pillowy soft head. Vanilla extract, cream filling from a custard donut, and other sweet aspects smell more like a fountain drink than a beer.
Flavor / Palate - Vanilla and sugar blend into a saccharine combination that refreshed the palate. As delicate as it is the taste ranges from inoffensive to just enough flavor to avoid being dull. This is a fine cream ale for the most part.
Pours with a very thick head. Hints of vanilla to the those are inviting, but the taste ends up being a relatively low quality cream ale with some slight sweetness. Patrickctenchi (6812) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - AUG 27, 2012
Pours slightly hazy, lemon-gold with a tall frothy/lumpy head.
Scent is faint....apple...no vanilla to speak of...sweet grain.
Taste is slightly sour grainy malt....light.
...maybe a touch of vanilla as it warms (though, not much)
It’s ok, but not at all what the name/description leads you to believe.
Aftertaste is a bit unpleasant. hellbilly (3306) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2012
pale gold with a little white head.
faint aroma... matchsticks, wheat, wet grain, a little apple-like fruitiness and woody vanilla.
it tastes like vanilla cream soda....along with light spice and a touch of nuttiness.
the body is med. the mouth feel is sugary even though it is not sweet. 5/3/7/3/13 alogan97 (71) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2012
Neutral aroma, no real hints of vanilla. Golden hay color. Upon taste you get a hint of vanilla in your nose. Other than that, this beer has mote of an grainy flavor, with a distinct aftertaste.