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Canyon Cream Ale - Crow Peak Brewing

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42 Ratings
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Ratings: 42
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 2.97
pDev: 18.18%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | 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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ForWhatAlesYou

Minnesota

4.15/5  rDev +39.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tap poured into an Imperial pint at the brewery
5.0%ABV
10 IBU

A: Completely clear light gold. Pours a thick, dense head that falls but leaves decent lacing.

S: Slight citrus, yellow fruit. Nice sweet honey over malt.

T: Very light but with full flavor. Very crisp malt. A little citrus kicks in. Some slight fruitiness.

M: Rich and creamy for a lighter ale.

D: This is what craft beer's answer to light beers should be.

Serving type: on-tap

05-16-2011 17:19:34 | More by ForWhatAlesYou
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brewdoc75

Minnesota

4.05/5  rDev +36.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-20-2011 21:02:41 | More by brewdoc75
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sluggo013

Illinois

3.86/5  rDev +30%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: can

07-10-2013 03:54:28 | More by sluggo013
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cbcrunch

Wyoming

3.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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

California

3.5/5  rDev +17.8%

04-24-2013 02:43:48 | More by DeRusto
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MacStinson

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +17.8%

07-08-2013 20:29:54 | More by MacStinson
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tommyguz

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +17.8%

05-19-2014 23:16:50 | More by tommyguz
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

3.45/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: can

01-05-2013 13:46:32 | More by NeroFiddled
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benlippert

South Dakota

3.45/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Canyon Cream Ale is a true summertime beer. This is not a big beer by any means. It is very light and crisp, with a hint of honey. The taste is magnificent, especially on those hot summer SoDak days. This is a Crow Peak regular; one of the few beers they can.

Serving type: can

03-26-2013 21:50:14 | More by benlippert
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sommersb

Tennessee

3.35/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tasted On: 09-22-2012
Freshness: Not indicated
Packaging: 12 oz. can
Glassware: Perfect pint
Purchased: Received in a trade

My first beer from South Dakota!

A: Small white head sits on a clear, blonde colored ale. Head retention is low and there's only a little amount of lacing.

S: Honey sweetness in the aroma, plus light malts and some fruitiness.

T: The taste follows the nose, with biscuit malts and fruitiness giving it an overall sweet flavor. Really no bitterness.

M: Body is light with a moderate amount of carbonation. Aftertaste is lightly sweet

O: A very light and refreshing beer. Fairly simple but a good cream ale for summertime.

Thanks to fLax for this one!

Serving type: can

09-22-2012 17:47:14 | More by sommersb
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.25/5  rDev +9.4%

06-18-2014 04:38:37 | More by LXIXME
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mdaschaf

Washington

3.25/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

11-30-2012 03:01:58 | More by mdaschaf
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cofeeguru

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev +9.4%

03-06-2013 03:07:01 | More by cofeeguru
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koes0024

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev +9.4%

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

California

3.25/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce can. Decanted into a plastic, hotel water glass.
Appearance: Crystal clear. The color of golden straw. Looks like refreshment on a hot day.
Smell: Spicy hops and sweet corn. Neither aggressive. Maybe a little grassy.
Taste: Very light and sweet. Almost unbalanced on the sugary side. Oddly enough, it finishes quick and dry. Nothing much to speak of for the aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: Light and effervescent.
Overall: Pretty nice lawnmower beer. I’d probably prefer it to be a bit grainier and drier, but not bad nevertheless.

Serving type: can

10-07-2012 17:33:45 | More by mhaugo
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Ivanhoes_Backpack

New Brunswick (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +9.4%

09-01-2012 06:32:59 | More by Ivanhoes_Backpack
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WoodBrew

Illinois

3.05/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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.

Serving type: can

08-04-2012 21:55:39 | More by WoodBrew
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Flatlands

Missouri

3/5  rDev +1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: can

07-22-2012 19:00:17 | More by Flatlands
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Eric908

South Dakota

3/5  rDev +1%

05-05-2013 23:25:54 | More by Eric908
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tirlzx

California

3/5  rDev +1%

01-21-2012 03:40:01 | More by tirlzx
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arc3636

Kansas

3/5  rDev +1%

08-06-2013 15:21:27 | More by arc3636
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grubefresh

Arizona

3/5  rDev +1%

11-13-2013 23:49:31 | More by grubefresh
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baxter94

Kansas

3/5  rDev +1%

11-27-2012 17:39:30 | More by baxter94
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spycow

Illinois

3/5  rDev +1%

06-11-2013 16:08:20 | More by spycow
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Gatordaddy

Maryland

3/5  rDev +1%

08-14-2013 01:50:22 | More by Gatordaddy
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Canyon Cream Ale from Crow Peak Brewing
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