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Cream Ale - Empire Brewing Company

Cream AleCream Ale

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80
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41 Ratings
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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 20.23%


Brewed by:
Empire Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Cream Ale |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kkosmoski on 01-23-2009)
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4/5  rDev +14%

12-23-2013 03:47:03 | More by Odysseyalien
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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

perhaps the best cream ale I have encountered. on the nitro tap at blue tusk. it pours a cascading deep honey color with a lavish white head as thick as they come. perfect ring lacing behind in my schooner after every sip. the nose is rather subtle, a blend of malts on the lighter end of the spectrum, and a prominent English smelling ale yeast. I feel this before I taste it, smooth and refined, clean and bright, exceptional mouthfeel. the taste is just a peg less exciting. a straightforward light malt beer, very fresh, with just enough hops to keep it a beer. slight sweetness as it finishes, but a mute bready swallow is what is best describes this brew. maybe empires best offering. id like to see more of the cream ale style around. also, the nitro tap is the absolutely perfect format for a beer like this. great all year round, one of my new favorite Syracuse sessions.

Serving type: nitro-tap

09-09-2013 19:02:30 | More by StonedTrippin
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look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Golden, clear as crystal. Thick 2 finger head of creamy, dense, white head. A truly gorgeous looking beer.

Smell: Not too much going on here. Light wheat smell, tiniest bit of hops. Maybe a bit of corn.

Taste: Weird soapy taste. Ugh. Otherwise, bready, corn, sweet in aftertaste with a slight bitterness. The soap, though!

Mouthfeel: The complete opposite of the taste. A damn masterpiece. Light body with medium carbonation and SMOOOVEEE Creaminess. Super, super, awesome.

Overall: If only the taste was as good as the mouthfeel. Honestly, this one is still worth trying just for the smooth feeling it gives. But, alas, I can't get past that weird soapy flavor. For the record, no, the glass was not dirty with soap!

Serving type: on-tap

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Served on-tap at Valhalla in New York, NY

A: Pours a clear medium golden yellow in color with a light amount of carbonation and some medium yellow highlights. The beer has a finger tall creamy off-white head that very slowly reduces to a thick film covering the entire surface of the beer with a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of bready malts with just the slightest hint of sweetness.

T: Upfront there is a light amount of sweetness from the bready malts which fades into a light amount of bitterness from some lightly grassy hops.

M: Light bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Smooth and creamy.

O: Easy to drink and sessionable, a great beer for a hot muggy summer day.

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From 02/22/13 notes. Had this on tap at a bar right next door to Houston Hall in NYC; forget the name. Served in a pint glass.

a - Pours a murky medium orange color with one finger of white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of citrus hops, fruity malts, tropical fruits, bready malts, toasted malts, floral hops. Nice and fruity, with lots of citrus.

t - Tastes of citrus hops, fruity malts, vanilla, roasted malts, burnt malts, and toasted malts. Less fruit here, but still quite nice.

m - Medium body and low carbonation. Body is super smooth creamy; really awesome mouthfeel. They nailed it for the style.

o - Overall a pretty solid cream ale. Nice citrus and fruit in the nose and very malty taste, with an amazing mouthfeel. Would have it again.

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Cream Ale from Empire Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.