Brewed by Wellington Brewery
Style: English Pale Ale
Guelph, Canada
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 189   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.84/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
(formerly Special Cream Pale Ale.) A refreshing and creamy smooth ale that is notably full of flavour.

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DocLock (11189) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2006
Big thanks to Hogtown Harry for this. Pours coppery, with aroma of bready malts, hopcitrus, and some tropical fruit, and those elements appear in the flavor as well. Medium to light body, and refreshing.

Eructoblaster (4453) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 23, 2005
Limpid amber body with a good off-white creamy head. Pretty decent hoppy aroma (Fuggle) with light roasty hints. Its hoppy taste carries fresh herbal notes and ends with a fair bitter finish. Good intro to non-macro Pale Ales.

ryananderson (118) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 3, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2005 Bottle. Moderate hoppy aroma with some malt in there as well as some grain notes. Orange-red colour with a small white mostly diminishing head. Flavour starts with some light sweetness and bitterness and finishes with light to moderate bitterness with the light sweetness still present. The flavour has some maltiness and there is also some alcohol present. Average length finish. Light to medium body with soft carbonation.

blankboy (7865) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 14, 2005
Draught at the Cadillac Lounge. Pours a clear copper with an average size white head. Some nice bubble action going. Aroma and flavour of sweet caramel malt, floral hops and fruit. Palate was a little thin and bitter in a slightly unpleasant way. Overall a good Pale Ale.

Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 1, 2005
On tap, Winking Judge. Golden orange pour, decent sized off white head. Slight hops in aroma with some sweet malt. Mouthfeel was very creamy. Taste was terribly unbalanced - really too sweet with some hops thrown in as an afterthought. Like a creamy version of Creemore gone wrong. Not one of their better efforts.

iambeer (255) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 30, 2005
Not a bad beer for breakfast. a nice doughy mouthfeel. Weak on the bitterness, but I liked that about this beer. a fine effort.

DerWeg (1748) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 21, 2005
UPDATED: APR 21, 2008 On tap at Bookshelf Cafe, was a fine Creemore Lager clone it seems - odd hop presence, not a fan of Creemore lager. A bit fizzy, aroma of nondememo ’cottage beer.’ Moderate-thin palate. Drinkable but not what I’d want a second pint of. Just okay, and I LIKE what Wellington does in other beers. Will try bottled. ** Slight re-rate ** re-tried at another Guelph restaurant, on tap. This is leaning dangerously towards being almost a Sleeman-style Macro, It reminds me more of a lager with a certain palate ’bite’ also. There is basically no ale fruit either. No hop distinction at all. Uncomely. Minus point four.

JustinBathurst (134) - Corner Brook, Newfoundland, CANADA - MAR 24, 2005
Finished off a 6-pack of this "Special Cream Pale Ale" over the past two weeks. 5 of the bottles were fine, but one bottle seemed a little bit off--it’s taste wasn’t consistent with the other 5. Overall, a nice beer with good golden appearance and a nice well-rounded mouthfeel. Good bitter flavour overall, but at the back of the tongue is somewhat watery and unpleasant. I think it’s growing on me, though.

Jan Primus (160) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 7, 2005
Poured into a pint glass, clear copper colour with small head which dissapeared almost instantly. An aroma that reminded me of cheap beer. Taste was bitter and thin in the body, needs some maltiness. These guys make a great imperial stout but this spa I’ll avoid in the future.

asheft (3125) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 13, 2005
[old bottle] Hazy golden-orange with filmy and bubbly head ring. Strange banana aroma full of DMS and candy--I think this bottle may have been a bit old/oxidized. Bland taste with some graininess and some bitterness--really very little to report. Metallic feel with a thin body. I would maybe try a fresher bottle or from tap, but I won’t go out of my way.

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