Cream Ale - Mikkeller ApS
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United Kingdom (England)
4/5 rDev +6.1%
A 330ml bottle with a BB of Jan 2014. Acquired quite a while ago from a webshop and stored in my garage. This is a collaborative brew with the Revelation Cat brewery in Rome. Cream ale is a style I haven't tried before - should be interesting....
Poured into a Delirium chalice. Bottle conditioned. A hazy golden-amber hue with intense carbonation and fine yeast sediment. Produces a huge head of creamy white foam with good retention; this slowly collapses to a surface layer. Nice lacing. Aroma of light malt with hints of earthy yeast, grain, floral hops, mild citrus and stewed hops. It smells enticing.
Tastes of light malt with a hoppy character and a dry finish. Notes of floral hops, subtle citrus, earthy yeast, grain and stewed hops. A faint quality of noble hop aroma and a whisper of solvent in the background. A restrained, dry bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth and full-bodied for the style, with prickly carbonation. A creaminess comes through once the carbonation has died down a little; very nice on the palate. Somewhat astringent, with an aftertaste of bitter aromatic hops and yeast.
Very tasty, and goes down all too easily. Not sure how true this is to style; I suspect the original cream ales were less hoppy. But I'm not complaining - this is nicely balanced and very drinkable. Well worth sampling if you have the chance.
12-21-2012 23:04:03 | More by jazzyjeff13
3.3/5 rDev -12.5%
330ml bottle, a collaboration between Mikkeller and Revelation Cat Craft Brewing, an Italian brewer who apparently share the infatuation with the American hop bomb line of thinking. And the tommyguns on the label are sprouting grain stalks and hop leaves - um, ok. Some sort of riff on the flower-in-the-gun-barrel give peace a chance trope?
This beer pours a cloudy golden yellow hue, with a ton of billowy white head, which renders some soap film lace around the glass as it settles. It smells of pale malt, and sweet citrus, like orange and lime candy, with a pine hop bitterness. The taste is bready malt, and strongly bitter citrus/pine hops. The carbonation is fairly fizzy, the body full in weight, somewhat smooth, but not creamy. It finishes sweet, the citrus cream (there it is!) blending with some latent pale malt graininess.
Cream ale, huh? While plowing this recipe with good ol' American bittering hops may make it taste good, if you're a hophead, this is more false advertising, than anything. What this really is, is a pretty hoppy west coast IPA. Minus significant points for not calling it so.
04-02-2011 23:40:54 | More by biboergosum
3.63/5 rDev -3.7%
Pours amber with a quickly fading head.
Nose shows spicy, piny hops along with some bready malt and soft wheat. A bit faint.
More spicy hops as flavours along with soft brady notes and a faint grainy hit. Also some booze with a slight industrial note. The hops and bready malt are nice though.
Great moderate carbonation and a lightish body.
02-02-2013 04:46:36 | More by CrazyDavros
3.85/5 rDev +2.1%
Drank from my Duvel Tulip
A - Pours a very pale Gold colour with a large White head that reduces clowly to a film. Some lacing.
S - Gentle hop aromas from the bottle. Once poured it becomes slightly more delicate with a citrus aroma.
T - Delicate and sweet citrus hoppy flavour, with a slightly bitter finish , that is a little spritzy.
M - Light to medium body with low to medium carbonation.
O - Definitely different from your average AIPA and a little more refreshing. Worth a shot but wouldn't have another.
09-02-2011 13:01:51 | More by eric5bellies
4.3/5 rDev +14.1%
330ml bottle served into an Oversized glass.Enjoyed on mar´11
Pours pale yellow.Foggy.White persistent & dense crown.Medium size bubbles.Wheat & yeast aromas,citric notes.Crispy bitterness.Dry piney & gentle hoppy flavor.Very refreshing sensation & easy drinkability.Light body & correct carbonation.Very well balanced flavors & aromas.
08-21-2011 08:26:03 | More by GONZALOYANNA
3.45/5 rDev -8.5%
Picked this up at my favorite beer store in Belgium, Dranken Geers. Slightly hazy golden yellow pour with a one finger thin white head with nice lacing. Some subtle citrus hops initially on the nose, but that quickly gives way to hints of grass, lemon, and a bit of funk and bread. The taste is a bit harsh at first for a cream ale. A lot more bitterness than I had expected. But as it warms, the malt emerges and balances it out nicely. The flavors are very subtle with hints of lemon, corn, and grass. The mouthfeel is not creamy at all and is borderline fizzy. Big initial bitterness that yields to a crisp, dry, subtly sweet finish. It's been a while since I've had a cream ale, but this is not what I remembered. But then again, Mikkeller never follows the norm and that's why I love them.
09-18-2012 16:01:05 | More by beerdrifter
4.1/5 rDev +8.8%
Bottle from wordemupg, thanks Chris! 341ml into a tulip, holdbar til October 20, 2014. A bottle conditioned cream ale...
Hazy pale orange, a few fingers of white head with some webbed lacing and chunky retention. Juicy citrus hop notes on the nose with some big yeast wafting from the glass. A bit bready, lightly floral - unique to any 'cream ale' I've come across. Taste is more along the lines of what I had expected, grainer malt notes and solid, but restrained hopping still moderately juicy and citrusy. A bit drying in the finish with some yeast. Medium feel and excellent drinkability, wish I could have access to this year round. A well assembled cream ale.
05-10-2012 03:27:48 | More by liamt07
3.73/5 rDev -1.1%
Bottle from hopduvel in Gent into Chimay chalice, straw gold color, finger of off white head.
Smells piney, a bit floral
Taste is piney bitterness, a little citrus, very smooth, I got some cream soda aftertaste halfway through, but its not overly creamy.
Very sessionable. In belgium I would compare this to a Taras Boulba, its a very similar beer.
07-09-2011 12:37:23 | More by lanbewardin
3.85/5 rDev +2.1%
The beer is clouded deep yellow, a white small head with little lacing.
The smell is sweet citric, orange jam with lime, a spicy note.
Tasting of sweet bread upfront, then oranges and lemons, a herbal bitterness at the end.
Medium high carbonation, small bubbles, rather soft and fresh.
An easy drinkable ale, a bit short on bitterness. Tasted at a beer sampling at De Klomp, Linköping, Sweden.
03-12-2011 15:00:17 | More by rarbring
3.88/5 rDev +2.9%
Pours a hazed straw yellow, decent cap of white froth. Scent is pale and made up of grassy, earthy hops and fresh dried grains. Taste surprised and was bolder than scent dictated, good character extracted from the minimal ingredients. Solid notes of grassy and earthy hops, fresh yet lightly musty dried grains and light touch of sweetness and ale like fruityness. Lighter side of medium bodied, creamy and lightly grainy. A very easy drinker with some character.
09-19-2011 14:52:06 | More by rfgetz
3.6/5 rDev -4.5%
First had: on tap at Farmers' Cabinet, Philly, PA
Poured into a tulip glass, a hazy golden-yellow with shades of orange. Grainy aroma, with scents of citrus--mainly lemon--and funk. Crisp and light on the tongue, some yeastiness, very grassy, musty and funky, in a good way. Light mouthfeel and rather refreshing; nicely drinkable.
06-05-2011 02:44:29 | More by Rifugium
3.78/5 rDev +0.3%
Pours a hazy, pale golden color. 1/4 inch head of a white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of sweet malt, slight hops, slight citrus, and slight earthiness. Fits the style of a Cream Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, slight citrus, slight pale hops, slight earthy malt, and hint of wheat. Overall, good, but the 'creaminess' is quite hard to discern.
09-05-2010 19:40:55 | More by Tone
3.5/5 rDev -7.2%
Served on-draught into a Mikkeller goblet at the Mikkeller Bar in Copenhagen. Reviewed from notes.
A: Pours a one finger head of white colour, slight cream, fair thickness, and poor retention (especially for the average ABV). Colour is a cloudy gold.
Sm: Cream, bittering hops, and barley. A moderate strength aroma.
T: Cream, bittering hops, and slight amber hops. Complex for the style; normally I wouldn't expect IPA style bittering hops in a cream ale, but it's well executed here. A far cry from Kilkenny, but lovely. Well balanced and built.
Mf: Smooth on the open with bittering hop coarseness on the climax to bring out the flavour. Wet and refreshing, but less creamy than expected.
Dr: 5% ABV makes this a good session beer. A great refreshing very drinkable beer, but I do expect more from me favourite brewer. It's also expensive as all hell (which doesn't influence my rating).
10-08-2011 20:59:36 | More by kojevergas
Cream Ale from Mikkeller ApS
85 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.