Trafalgar Cedar Cream Ale

Formerly brewed at Trafalgar Ales and Meads
Style: Cream Ale
Oakville, Canada


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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.57/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Cedar Cream Ale is an easy drinking, amber coloured ale. Brewed in the North-American style of cream ales, its sweet subtle nose is derived from the addition of cedar chips during fermentation and ageing. Pairs well with BBQ dishes such as steak and hamburgers.

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Lubiere (13898) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 20, 2009
A hazed reddish amber ale with a very thin off white head. Aroma of dirty grain mash tun with light corn notes. In mouth, a light crisp grainy malt with very little hops or character. Very boring. Not infected. LCBO March 18 2009.

Sammy (12178) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 4, 2009
Pours a golden yellow, fairly clear body with creamy head that takes a while to fizz out. Carbonation bubbles. Acidic lemon and malt taste. Medium at best mouthfeel. Not horrible but too drinkable. Aroma is boozy with some malt.

jercraigs (10365) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 14, 2009
2009-06-14. Hazy amber body with a small quick white head. Aroma is mild, light yeast touches, muddled malt. Mild wood touches are light but are the predominant identified note in the aroma. Flavour is similarly muddled, light bitterness throughout, light wood and malt blended together, wood lingers in the finish and becomes cumulative as you drink through the glass. Not unpleasant but it never quite comes together. Not infected or off as seems to be the case for some other Palatable while chilled but does not entice me back for more. Bottle from LBCO

JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 19, 2009
Amber pour with a very thick, sticky white head. It’s actually a pretty good-looking pour. The nose is lightly minty with a bit of crackery character. The nose is full of dirty diacetyl and woody hops. Ugh – this really sucks.

mabel (9246) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2009
[2278-20090614] 341mL bottle. Grainy hay water aroma has some mild woody fruit. Slightly hazy, brown amber body has a quick head. More grainy wood in the flavour has an odd fruitiness and a long wood finish. Medium body. Fair.
(From LCBO; w/ jerc)

blankboy (7689) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 7, 2009
Bottle (341ml). Beer #2 of "Crappy to mediocre beer rating night". Eesh, not a good start: Pours a flat looking hazy golden-orange with pretty much no head. Aroma of very lightly roasted caramel malt, honey, fruit, grain and some vegetal notes -- a bit of diacytl too. Watery flavour of buttery caramel malt, grain, fruit and honey -- like the appearance, a bit flat. No cedar or wood detected. Average bitter finish. Average bodied. Not a fan of Cream Ales and this is definitely not the beer to change my mind.

Radek Kliber (7345) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAR 23, 2009
Bottle 341 ml
Appearance: amber with gold, rather smallish top, no lace noted
Nose: malted, with honey character, little to no hops
Flavor/Palate : Medium full bodied. Nutty sweet with caramel character . Not very complex. Why called cedar ? I failed to find hoppy cedar feel, not even woody ….

HogTownHarry (6823) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - MAR 26, 2009
Bottle (341ml). Oooh - silver foil wrapper around the twist-off top, it must be awesome. Clear, farily deep amber pour, two lasting fingers of foamy off-white head (3+). Mildly roasty sweet aroma, definitely some cereal grain in there - like toasted honey oat cereal ... not much bitterness, maybe a touch floral. The taste is ... weedy; a little rye tang, but too much sweetness and not enough proper malt body. A little chewy, sadly a bit flat, and some dry, almost stale bitterness in the finish; that really hangs around on your palate too - I was looking for some bread or something to scrape away its aftertaste before moving on - I think to something good!

Boutip (6372) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 17, 2009
Bottle: Poured a light copper color ale with an average size foamy head with good retention and minimal lacing. Aroma of grainy malt with no traces of hops or cedar noticeable. Taste is again dominated by some grainy malt. Not bad overall but just lacking character and no trace or supposed cedar aging or even close to resembling the style.

jgb9348 (6249) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAY 2, 2009
Clear golden tinted copper coloured body with a very thin slightly off-white head - not too nice. Aroma of fresh fruit, apricots, malt and some hops. A bit of yeast and toffee as well in the scent, but nothing too strong. Light-bodied; Sharp astringent malty flavour with a cardboardie and watery flavour following right behind. Aftertaste shows the bitter malt, some light sugars and a lot of water - pretty bland. Overall, not such a great beer, but definitely not offensive. More watery than I expected, but not horribly so. I sampled this 12 ounce bottle purchased from the LCBO in Downtown Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on 08-April-2009, sampled on the Eastern Shore of Virginia on 01-May-2009.

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