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Canyon Cream Ale - Crow Peak Brewing

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Canyon Cream AleCanyon Cream Ale

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BA SCORE
72
okay

44 Ratings
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Ratings: 44
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 2.97
pDev: 17.85%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | 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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lauran24

Arizona

1.5/5  rDev -49.5%

08-20-2012 19:56:32 | More by lauran24
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Johnhaley1989

North Dakota

2/5  rDev -32.7%

10-05-2012 20:38:44 | More by Johnhaley1989
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MNTom

Minnesota

2.05/5  rDev -31%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

So, I'm a huge New Glarus Spotted Cow fan. Its a cream ale as well. This had a higher rating than Spotted Cow so I thought I was in for a treat. I walk up to the door and actually see Beer Advocate stickers on the door. I get excited. I saddle up to the bar and order the Canyon Cream Ale.

It looks light in color with average lacing and head retention. I've never much cared how a beer looked, foamed or laced. I'm in it for smell in taste because well...ultimately theyre all that matters.

Smell, it was pretty weak. I really had to try to pick out any discernable scents in the smell.

Taste, watered down or weak and faint. I picked out a few faint floral notes, hints of malt and pear skin. Hints. There was no defining character of a flavor.

Disappointed. I've tried the 11th hour IPA and Pile-o-dirt porter as well. Those two on tap and in can. I'm about to head out to school in Rapids City so I plan to return. If I have a disappointing outing in person again I plan to address this with the bar tender. Hell I might even bring some beer with me to prove a point.

Serving type: on-tap

08-09-2011 16:50:48 | More by MNTom
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

2.08/5  rDev -30%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Shared this gem with the rb crew recently. The beer is clear and pale yellow with a small white head. The aroma brings malt, yeast, corn. The flavor follows suit. Corn and malt. Light bodied with lingering adjunct flavors. Eh...not a fan of this one at all.

Serving type: can

03-06-2013 19:54:29 | More by Huhzubendah
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sparx1100

Minnesota

2.25/5  rDev -24.2%

11-13-2012 03:36:48 | More by sparx1100
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CopperMtnPlowboy

Ohio

2.25/5  rDev -24.2%

04-09-2013 02:28:45 | More by CopperMtnPlowboy
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Drknight

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -15.8%

08-14-2013 01:00:33 | More by Drknight
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Hanzo

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -15.8%

10-06-2013 21:46:01 | More by Hanzo
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nmann08

District of Columbia

2.5/5  rDev -15.8%

03-03-2013 20:57:13 | More by nmann08
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djrn2

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -15.8%

10-14-2013 18:01:11 | More by djrn2
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OregonGrown7

Nebraska

2.75/5  rDev -7.4%

09-28-2013 23:39:29 | More by OregonGrown7
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Cramerican

North Dakota

2.75/5  rDev -7.4%

02-15-2012 04:36:30 | More by Cramerican
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Jabartheljr

South Dakota

2.75/5  rDev -7.4%

05-10-2013 22:03:37 | More by Jabartheljr
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Chucker17

South Dakota

2.75/5  rDev -7.4%

10-02-2012 21:34:16 | More by Chucker17
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vette2006c5r

South Dakota

2.78/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Canyon Cream Ale pours a bright straw yellow color with almost no head. There is an aroma similar to garbage that has been sitting in the hot sun for a while. The taste however is crisp and has a mellow golden malty undertone. The taste is watery, but still some flavors can be picked out. Overall it tastes good, but its a bit weak and boring.

Serving type: on-tap

07-24-2013 02:55:56 | More by vette2006c5r
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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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EllySu

South Dakota

3/5  rDev +1%

07-26-2014 00:02:08 | More by EllySu
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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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AnthemOfTheSun

South Dakota

3/5  rDev +1%

01-12-2014 19:52:40 | More by AnthemOfTheSun
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Canyon Cream Ale from Crow Peak Brewing
72 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.