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Cream Ale - Mikkeller ApS

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Cream AleCream Ale

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85
very good

49 Ratings
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Ratings: 49
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 10.61%
Wants: 4
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Denmark

Style | ABV
Cream Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ADZA on 04-17-2010)
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SoPeL

Poland

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

11-15-2013 15:04:33 | More by SoPeL
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GONZALOYANNA

Spain

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
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EastBay_Nick

California

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

07-13-2013 19:25:39 | More by EastBay_Nick
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tomtoms

Lithuania

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

03-31-2014 19:59:09 | More by tomtoms
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woosterbill

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

On-tap at Craft Beer Co. into a goblet.

A: Clear light amber body under a dense, sticky white head. Classic.

S: Smooth, fruity, bready. Some citrus and tropical notes stand out. Very nice.

T: Rich. Follows the nose entirely, but with stronger flavors all around. Great balance of fruitiness and maltiness, with a bittersweet finish. Excellent.

M: Extremely frothy. Too frothy.

O: This was shockingly good. I didn't expect anything too crazy or distinctive from a 5% Cream Ale, but this was just drenched in flavor. Wonderful beer.

Cheers!

04-02-2012 03:44:08 | More by woosterbill
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

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
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lacqueredmouse

Australia

4.1/5  rDev +8.8%

What's with the machine guns on the label? Sorry, I felt that was an obligatory part of any review of this beer.

Pours a cloudy dull straw colour, very opaque with fine impurities. Head is fine bubbled but a little filmy, and the body is particularly watery, so there's certainly not a lot of lacing. Not bad, looks like it could be refreshing at least.

Nose is absolutely redolent with huge hoppy goodness, big fruity notes. Big tropical characters, with some musty phenols sneaking in to give some depth. Wow, that's quite incredible. Big and round and fruity, but also sharp and crisp. Delicious.

Taste is very pure and clean -- obviously the lager yeast makes an appearance here. Some grain sweetness on the front, before some musty cellar characters come through with a big punch of phenolic bitterness to cleanse it all away. Finish is lightly touched with almond essence. Feel is crisp and light, leaving excellent refreshment.

Wow, I was so underwhelmed by the look of this beer that it actually blew me away from my expectations. Very drinkable and extremely enjoyable.

09-14-2010 02:30:55 | More by lacqueredmouse
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ADZA

Australia

4.03/5  rDev +6.9%

This is definately not a brew from Mikkeller that i have heard of before but looks most interesting it comes a creamy coloured label with two machine guns on the front label and it is a collabaration between Mikkeller and Revelation Craft Brewing,it pours a pale honey hue with nice carbonation that leaves a creamy two finger head and frothy lacing everywhere that sticks to the sides of the glass,the smell is quite subtle for a Mikkeller brew but still nice with hints of creaming soda(in a good way) and a tinge of fruity hops,it has a full creamy smooth mouthfeel with tastes of very smooth pale malts and some bitter hops that is smoothed out right at the finish to take away a little of the bitterness but its still there which i like,overall a nice brew that would buy again and would like to see some more examples of this style but i have had better brews from Mikkeller.

04-17-2010 05:43:06 | More by ADZA
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jazzyjeff13

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
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KevT

California

4/5  rDev +6.1%

06-30-2013 00:23:11 | More by KevT
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KeeganRohovich

Saskatchewan (Canada)

4/5  rDev +6.1%

05-09-2014 01:53:13 | More by KeeganRohovich
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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev +6.1%

12-01-2011 19:23:59 | More by kjkinsey
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ngeunit1

California

4/5  rDev +6.1%

A - Served a cloudy golden-yellow color with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades down slowly leaving behind some nice lacing.

S - Aroma is a mix of light sweet caramel malt, light yeast, and a bit of corn, grain, and bread.

T - Starts off with some light sweet caramel malt with some grain and corn with a touch of yeast. Through the middle some more sweet grains come through. The finish is a mix of light biscuit sweetness with some grain, bitterness, and some yeast flavor.

M - Light bodied with moderate-minus carbonation. Feels smooth with a light and very crisp finish.

D - Very drinkable. Nice cream ale. Good yeast and grain flavor and the beer is super refreshing and balanced.

04-04-2012 05:13:05 | More by ngeunit1
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Olavi

Estonia

4/5  rDev +6.1%

10-02-2013 06:44:22 | More by Olavi
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kiki3drt292

California

4/5  rDev +6.1%

12-23-2011 21:58:28 | More by kiki3drt292
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afsdan

Colorado

4/5  rDev +6.1%

03-21-2014 04:09:55 | More by afsdan
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StEdo

Lithuania

4/5  rDev +6.1%

08-20-2014 17:02:49 | More by StEdo
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dgilks

Australia

4/5  rDev +6.1%

Clear golden colour with a small, smooth white head. Fair head retention.

Rich and robust stonefruit and citrus hop aroma with some very mild malt. Exceptionally hoppy for a cream ale but nice.

Creamy pale malt with plenty of fruitiness and a reasonable dose of bitterness. The combination of fruit character and light malt is very nice but I find it hard to call this a Cream Ale.

Medium-light body with moderate carbonation. Good.

I really like this beer but the name Cream Ale is only slightly ironic. Well done to Mikkeller just don't be expecting what's written on the label.

12-05-2011 06:56:03 | More by dgilks
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schnarr84

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +6.1%

03-19-2013 06:27:34 | More by schnarr84
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StJamesGate

New York

3.95/5  rDev +4.8%

Hazy honey blonde with stiff snow white foam that webs. Butter cookie with orangey hops on the nose.
Peach melba with a touch of almond nougat then intricate but gentle waves of floral & citrus hops.
Sugar cookie and orange boiled sweet on the comeback with surprisingly tight and numbing linger. Medium, very soft, round and dry.

Columbus, Amarillo and Challenger, says the label.

Unsurprisingly, the thing about this is the feel. Tough to get excited about something purposefully understated, but it's done right. Could easily stay on this all night.

Would love to see this head to head with Sweet Action.

04-09-2012 22:05:55 | More by StJamesGate
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dansmcd

Australia

3.93/5  rDev +4.2%

A - Pale orange in colour, with a frothy white head which receds quickly to a collar, leaving a white cloud in the middle surface. Not much in the way of lacing.

S - Fresh peach and plum, strawberry and cream, yeast and some booze.

T - Canned peach, tangerine, strawberry, cream, under-ripened white grapes, champagne.

M - Quite tart, thin to medium bodied, not at all creamy, high carbonation, dry finish.

O - Wonderful aroma, has some belgian qualities, nice sessionable ale.

12-01-2011 06:46:46 | More by dansmcd
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rfgetz

New Jersey

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
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richmof

Belgium

3.88/5  rDev +2.9%

Mine poured a hazy golden amber with a transient carbonated head that dissipated very quickly and didn't lace at all - I poured into a Maredsous goblet for want of the house glass.

On the nose I get hops, citrus and a touch of malt with a deep inhale.

On the palate it is not at all what I was expecting. A real bitter fest. I get hops and citrus peel - lime and grapefruit, even angostura. The finish doesn't let up and there is an almost quinine bitter quality to the finish.

I am a fan of bitter hopped beers but this is an extreme example. So, while I enjoyed it, I imagine it is probably not to everyone's taste.

To add to the first review, while the label has two machine guns counterposed, one emits hops and the other barley emitting from the barrel.

05-13-2010 22:47:34 | More by richmof
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eric5bellies

Australia

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
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rarbring

Sweden

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
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Cream Ale from Mikkeller ApS
85 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.