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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.16/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   IBU: 17   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
For the past 75 years, when the mountain air begins to warm in spring, thousands of hikers accept the challenge of traversing the 2,181 mile Appalachian Trail. Along the way, those weary travelers find the familiar white “blaze” trail markers to be a refreshing site guiding them from Maine to Georgia. A similar, original American tradition is the Cream Ale, a clean, dry ale designed as an alternative to mass-produced lagers. Keeping on the path of full flavored, craft beer, our Honey Cream Ale incorporates nearly four pounds per barrel of pure Appalachian honey, rather than adjuncts like corn or rice. The result is a light, crisp, slightly-sweet, session beer evenly balanced between smooth malt, a hint of floral hops, and honey sweetness.

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3.1
HopTsing (575) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - MAY 3, 2013
From the tap at the brewery poured a hazy golden brew with a nice white head. Aromas of honey and hops. Medium bodied with crisp slightly floral flavor.

2.5
tia (2228) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - MAY 3, 2013
Tap. Hazy straw with minimal head and no real lacing. Smells floral and rubbery with kind of a wet dog hint. Tastes grainy. Light with a light dry finish. I don’t really like cream ales generally.

3.2
Dogbrick (13789) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Sample at Mellow Mushroom in Johnson City. Pours a slightly hazy yellow-gold color with a thin white head that evaporates quickly to an outer ring. Spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of toasted malt and hops. Light-bodied with flavors of grainy malt and grassy hops, plus a bit of fruit. The finish is sweet honey and malt with a slight hops aftertaste. Slightly above average overall.

3.4
nearbeer (5606) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 19, 2012
Pint on tap. Light haze on the orange-golden body with a small ring of lasting bubbles. Nose is lightly toasted cereal grain kissed by some earthy pollen and honey. Taste is grain, earthy honeycomb and some nice touches of resin and citrus at the end. Light bodied, easy drinker is sweet but well balanced by a crisp finish and has light-medium carbonation.

3.2
Suttree (6505) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 26, 2011
On tap at the Knoxville Brewfest. Cloudy yellow, with a thin white head. Smells like, well, honey and cream. Nicely smooth and lightly sweet. Not bad for a style I usually don’t care much for.


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