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Canyon Cream Ale - Crow Peak Brewing

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Canyon Cream AleCanyon Cream Ale

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Ratings: 48
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 2.98
pDev: 17.11%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Crow Peak Brewing visit their website
South Dakota, United States

Style | ABV
Cream Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
A light bodied ale with malty dominated flavor. Very low hop bitterness, flavor, and aroma.

(Beer added by: ForWhatAlesYou on 05-16-2011)
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Reviews by brewdoc75:
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4.05/5  rDev +35.9%

A: A light golden ale that pours with lively carbonation in my standard pint glass. A small head nestles on top and is fed by everlasting carbonation. Crystal clear, brillant light gold color.

S: light aromas of grainy malt with a lttile background sweetness. Some floral hops in the background. Not terribly aromatic, but it fits the style.

T: light malt backbone with slight graininess. No corn flavors, which is a plus for me but would be ok for the style. The hops provide light bitterness with a touch of citrus. Simple flavors that meld well into an easy drinking beer.

M: light bodied. Strong carbonation. Crisp mouthfeel with a dry finish. Spot on for the style.

O: really a nice representation for the style. I really only have some homebrewed versions and spotted cow for comparison. This is right up there with spotted cow. This was great on a 95 degree day.

07-20-2011 21:02:41 | More by brewdoc75
More User Reviews:
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South Dakota

3.11/5  rDev +4.4%

Poured from a 12oz. can into a Crow Peak pint glass.

A very pale yellow in the glass with a slight head that dissipates to some spotty lacing.

The aroma is very slight, a bit of yeasty bread, maybe a hint of honey and a slight sour note in the background.

The taste is sweet with a little hop flavor early on and a little lingering bitter surrounding the sweet, malty middle.

The mouthfeel is very light and slightly bubbly.

Overall, this is a decent cream ale, easy to drink but kind of boring. Probably my least favorite Crow Peak beer.

07-25-2014 01:18:56 | More by SD-Alefan
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New Mexico

3.25/5  rDev +9.1%

06-18-2014 04:38:37 | More by LXIXME
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3.25/5  rDev +9.1%

Review from notes.

A: Served in a pint glass, it was yellow in color with a foamy white head on top, with decent head retention and little bits of lacing.

S: Some honey, light fruit, and grainy malt.

T: More honey, some biscuity malt, and some light, sweet fruit.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

O: A decent beer, but nothing special.

11-30-2012 03:01:58 | More by mdaschaf
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3.45/5  rDev +15.8%

Crow Peak Canyon Cream Ale
12 oz. can, no apparent freshness dating
$5 can at Blatt Beer & Table, Omaha, Nebraska

Appearance: Hazy yellow-gold w/ an almost greenish cast (is this old beer?). Limited bright white head of foam. Average lacing.

Smell: Limited aroma of sweet adjunct-like malt.

Taste: Sweetish, malty, little hop, slight fruit. Basic. Accessible. Finishes dry with a mild bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Light-medium body, soft moderate carbonation. Smooth, and almost creamy.

Overall: Interesting. Tasty. Very drinkable.

01-05-2013 13:46:32 | More by NeroFiddled
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3.05/5  rDev +2.3%

A buddy brought this back from his summer trip out to SD. The beer poured clear yellow with a thick head initially then it dissappeared and did not notice any lacing. The smell had some honey and mild citrus. Taste was ok, malt and a little citrus. Mouthfeel had a light body and mild carbonation. Worth a try...sure....would I get it again...no.

08-04-2012 21:55:39 | More by WoodBrew
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3.86/5  rDev +29.5%

Had this beer in sturgis. Poured it from a can into a plastic hotel cup.

Appearance - golden with little to no head.
Smell - not much of a smell. Slightly sweet odor.
Taste - I'm a fan of cream ales and this one does not disappoint. Very light bodied and pleasant. Extremely smooth. I'm not mentioning flavors because there isn't anything strong to note. No aftertaste.
Mouthfeel - this is a perfect summertime beer. Its light, refreshing, smooth and the carbonation is pleasant.
Overall - pleasant surprise after a 12 hour drive from jackson wyoming. It was much needed and i wish I'd bought more.

07-10-2013 03:54:28 | More by sluggo013
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2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

09-28-2013 23:39:29 | More by OregonGrown7
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3/5  rDev +0.7%

First off, this is not my style of beer, if you have some new to Craft Beer then this is what I would recommend. It is a smooth and light beer.
A-it looks light and yellow
S-better then a Bud Light, at least it has a smell
T-solid, light and smooth, a good beer for too pricey for me for what it is, however, it's local to the Black Hills and brewed with local Honey. If you like Cream Ales, this is a solid example but again, not my favorite type of beer.
M-not much here but that is the style so think Cream Ale
O-It's in a can, it's local to the Black Hills, put it beside a Bud or Lite and it will kick it's A**. Nuff said.

Thanks for the Can Crow Peak. Any craft beer in a can I will try. I get tired of taking glass to recycle. Aluminum is curb side and I can store more in the beer fridge and take to the pool. This is a good beer for the wife who steers clean of any IPA.

07-22-2012 19:00:17 | More by Flatlands
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North Dakota

2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

02-15-2012 04:36:30 | More by Cramerican
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3/5  rDev +0.7%

08-17-2014 00:06:53 | More by GeePee
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3.25/5  rDev +9.1%

03-06-2013 03:07:01 | More by cofeeguru
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3.5/5  rDev +17.4%

05-16-2012 02:17:22 | More by cbcrunch
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South Dakota

3/5  rDev +0.7%

05-05-2013 23:25:54 | More by Eric908
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2.5/5  rDev -16.1%

08-14-2013 01:00:33 | More by Drknight
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2.5/5  rDev -16.1%

10-06-2013 21:46:01 | More by Hanzo
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North Dakota

2/5  rDev -32.9%

10-05-2012 20:38:44 | More by Johnhaley1989
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District of Columbia

2.5/5  rDev -16.1%

03-03-2013 20:57:13 | More by nmann08
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2.25/5  rDev -24.5%

11-13-2012 03:36:48 | More by sparx1100
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3/5  rDev +0.7%

01-21-2012 03:40:01 | More by tirlzx
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3/5  rDev +0.7%

08-06-2013 15:21:27 | More by arc3636
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3/5  rDev +0.7%

11-13-2013 23:49:31 | More by grubefresh
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3.25/5  rDev +9.1%

07-27-2013 22:13:04 | More by koes0024
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South Dakota

3/5  rDev +0.7%

07-26-2014 00:02:08 | More by EllySu
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3/5  rDev +0.7%

11-27-2012 17:39:30 | More by baxter94
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Canyon Cream Ale from Crow Peak Brewing
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