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Canyon Cream Ale - Crow Peak Brewing

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Ratings: 51
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 2.98
pDev: 16.78%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | 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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3.45/5  rDev +15.8%
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.

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3.25/5  rDev +9.1%

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3.25/5  rDev +9.1%
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.

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2.08/5  rDev -30.2%
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.

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3.05/5  rDev +2.3%
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.

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3.25/5  rDev +9.1%
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.

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2.78/5  rDev -6.7%
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.

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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!

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Canyon Cream Ale from Crow Peak Brewing
72 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.