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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   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
EnSiFeRuM (501) - Quebec, - MAY 10, 2009
Bouteille de 341 ml. Nos yeux observent une bière de couleur ambrée avec un col de mousse fugace. Au nez on découvre des arômes de maïs et de toffee. En bouche le corps est mince avec une effervescence faible. On goûte des saveurs oxydée avec une amertume aigre. La bière devait être contaminée.

Metalchopz (3598) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 9, 2011
Originally rated March 2009. Another Trafalgar brew at the LCBO, but this one has a weird label (not sure what they are aiming for - to much shit going on) and not sure about the words "cedar" and "cream ale" following each other. Anyways, has a best before date of July 2009, so even though their beers always taste outdated, I will give this one a try. Pours a clear golden-orange colour with hardly any carbonation. I guess this is for the smoothness ? Decent off-white head, that does not last too long, but creates a bit of lace. Grainy malt nose, with a little maple syrup in the background. Flat watery mouthfeel with a little stickiness in the end. The taste is a bit hoppy with the grain malt. The mild bitterness continues through the finish. Actually, probably one of the first Trafalgar I enjoy more then hating it. This brewery is getting better, and this is an interesting product (except for the lack of carbonation).

VertBaconStrips (2409) - Blerkablerka, VENEZUELA - JAN 10, 2010
Poured a cloudy orangy gold (more on the gold side), a small white cap with a small amount of spotty lacing. Cedar aroma. It’s actually cedarish. Cool. Flowery, thick nectar, very sweet ruby red grapefruit, nectarines, oranges, nothing "dark" at all in the smell. The taste is sour and tart, ok malts, why so sour? Fruity, mild bitterness, more tartness. This is nothing like I expected - very different. Almost zero carbonation and on some sips seems a tad oily.

radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 28, 2009
Golden-orange, very thin white head, no lacing.
Aroma is grainy, herbal, wheaty, light sweetness.
Flavour is moderately sweet, grainy, some dirt.
Watery sweet mouthfeel, light body, medium carbonation.
Finishes quick, thin, water and very sweet.

Trafalgar always bores me but yet I can’t stop buying their beers. This one is no different.

341ml bottle purchased at the LCBO in Peterborough, Ontario.

Opened on March 20, 2009.

Best before July 2009.

JoeMcPhee (9598) - 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.

beerbill (3618) - Laurel, New York, USA - NOV 18, 2009
341 ml bottle courtesy of a trade with Boutip. Pours a very hazy antique gold with a thin, sloppy white head, despite pouring down the center of the glass, which disappears after the first sip and leaves no lace. Very weak aroma of malt along with a few equally light notes of cedar. The flavor is mild malt with a bit of cedar emerging towards the finish and into the aftertaste. No hops presence to speak of. Dull and uninteresting.

XtraStout (46) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 14, 2009
Oured with little head that dissipated quickly. Strong scent of honey. Taste however doesn’t suggest much sweetness. Can definately taste a hint of what I smell when camping. Overall though not enough to make it stand out. Nice drink though. I would definately drink it again were it offered to me, not sure I’d buy it again though...

Bejaaamin (115) - London, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 11, 2009
light brown copper, little head. nose; all over the place, im picking up a ton, apricots, dried dark fruits, sweet rolls, mint, earthy, mushrooms, wet wood and grass, subtle hop sharpness. taste; cedar picks up at the finish, somewhat smokey like, dried fruits, more cedar when it warms, pretty good.

Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 2, 2009
Poured medium gold with no head.
Aroma is pretty much straight up apple juice for me. A hint of caramel maltiness.
Very low carbonation.
Flavour is fruity and sweet malt, I can kind of imagine I can taste what the cedar imparted by it’s hard to identify exactly. Soft slightly sour finish.

Strangebrewer (1355) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 12, 2009
bottle. Poured dark amber with an off-white head. Warm applejuice and light hop aroma. Creamy but flat mouthfeel. Notes of caramel and apple cider. Finsh lingers with a dry light alcohol aftertaste.

terrybail (704) - London, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 10, 2009
The aroma is light creamy sweet malts
Pours a slightly hazy copper with a medium off white head
The taste is a touch sweet and creamy with a hint of malts nothing special

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