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Collaboration Series: Tout Mais Le Coller - The Bruery

Collaboration Series: Tout Mais Le CollerCollaboration Series: Tout Mais Le Coller

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Ratings: 109
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 10.05%

Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Cream Ale |  7.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
"Tout Mais Le Coller" loosely translates to "everything but the stick," and that is what we went for in this beer that is meant to clone the flavors of an orange cream popcicle. We brewed this cream ale with our friends from Noble Ale Works, adding a confident dosing of both lactose and natural orange flavor, creating a beverage that will remind you of your youth. A sweet and creamy mouthfeel with that unforgetable bittersweet bite of an orange, peel and all. This beer is far from subtle in flavor and is a very fun one to share with friends.

(Beer added by: CheapBeerBuzz on 12-10-2013)
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Photo of cooch69


4.33/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured this one at our First Ever Free Snobs United Tasting.

This was the first beer of the night and let me tell you something, It was a hell of a start!!!

Poured a murky orange with a tight cream head. The beer is smooth and medium bodied. Refreshing enough to take down a full bottle or two. The alcohol is very masked as well.

Nose is wheaty, playdough, orange and vanilla.

Taste comes in following the nose with a nice hint of spices and the finish ends with an intense pasty vanilla note.

I'm pissed I only bought one of these.

Need more!!!

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2014 19:33:32 | More by cooch69
Photo of SHODriver


4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: pours a deep orange with a half inch of dense off white head that fades to a small pool and collar
S: smells of oranges and vanilla
T: tastes of sweet and bitter oranges with some vanilla and sugary sweetness. swallow is more creamy sweetness and orange flavor
M: fairly thick and creamy in the mouth with soft carbonation. refreshing finish
O: The Bruery has done a couple ambitious beer projects in the recent months and this one is no exception. The flavor profile hits all the marks of a tasty frozen treat. I'm not sure how this one got lumped in with the cream ales because to me it is more of a fruit beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2014 01:58:37 | More by SHODriver
Photo of mdfb79

New York

4.08/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Got a bottle of this in the RS last year. Big fan of creamsicles so was interested in trying this. 750ml bottle poured into my Bruery tulip.

a - Pours a deep amber-brown color with one finger plus of off white head and moderate carbonation evident. Looking like a normal cream ale.

s - Smell is spot on, like orange creamsicle. Sweet orange, cream, vanilla, cream soda, fruits, wheat, dough, and bread. I like it quite a bit.

t - Tastes of cream, vanilla, bready malts, orange, citrus, fruits, dough, orange soda and cream soda mix.

m - Medium body and low to moderate carbonation. Smooth and creamy, no heat. Great mouthfeel.

o - Overall a really cool and interesting beer that I liked and think worked well. It smells like orange creamsicle, and is basically a mix of an orange soda and cream soda in beer form. I like all those things so to me this is good, and I'm assuming exactly what they were going for. If you like creamsicle worth checking out; much better than Or Xata as an experimental beer IMO.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2014 22:03:57 | More by mdfb79
Photo of HuskyinPDX


3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle opened on 1.10.14
Bottled: 11/09/13

A - Pours a cloudy light brown with a large fluffy tan head that fades slowly.

S - Stronge orange peel zest.

T - Orange, tangerine, vanilla ice cream, just like the icre cream treat.

D - Good carbonation with a medium body.

O - Spot on, nice work. Nice creamy and orange flavors. This one took me back.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2014 05:44:38 | More by HuskyinPDX
Photo of N17shelfside


2.18/5  rDev -43.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 1.5

Really not that good a beer. I like both Noble and the Bruery and they did make a beer that tastes like an orange creamsicle, but why does the world need such a beer? I got this beer as I felt like it was worth a try, but in reality this seems a bit like the Or Xata was to me, a gimmick where if I really want an orange creamsicle or I want Horchata I can get the real thing for a fraction of the price and it is the real thing! As a beer such a strong orange flavor doesn't really work for me. Something like a sour with kumquats is a much better use of citrus than this, to play it off with the cream ale style just creates something of a sticky mess.

This actually is my first drainpour and reason why I was happy to give up my reserve society status.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2014 03:01:23 | More by N17shelfside
Photo of jlindros


4.34/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Split with rudzud as per our hoarders partnership.

Big creamy fluffy creamy head that fades at a med pace, nice lacing, but the color is weird, dark murky mahogany like brown with weird orange hue.

Nose is. Whaaa, amazing, orange creamscicle with berry notes, lactose, juicy orange, juicy fruit punch, mild caramel candy note, artificial orange but still orange, nice vanilla ice cream, bit of orange cake and the gum I had as a kid that had the little syrup injected in it.

Taste starts similar as the nose, just pure orange candy cake creamscicle and orange sherbet. Lots of orange sherbet, and creamscicle, nice orange with little artificial orange as well as mild zest, nice orange cake with a little candy cake batter too. Little caramel candy with that, into lactose and creamy flavours, and a nice vanilla ice cream. Orange marmalade eventually, little bitter rind as it starts to finish, as well as bitter flavours, a little oily bitter slight tannic orange rind finish, fairly dry, that bitter tannin flavor really starts to get nagging, little antiseptic.

Mouth is med bod fairly creamy, decent carb, booze is hidden fairly well and only really comes through with a warming sensation as it warms.

Overall awesome, an orange creamscicle on top of a vanilla ice cream covered orange cake, def a great twist on a cream ale, very well done, but probably won't hold up to age. Although the bitter tannic nagging antiseptic like finish takes away from it a little.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2014 01:42:43 | More by jlindros
Photo of rudzud


4.5/5  rDev +16%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Split with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a really weird dark brown with orange highlights. Really like caramel sauce. There was a nice one finger light brown head that fades to leave nice side lacing. A very, very ugly duckling beer.

S - Aromas of well, an orange creamsicle! Shockingly so! Orange flavoring, vanilla, cream (lactose), even the wooden stick!! Orange cake too. Mind you, this doesn't smell like a fresh orange...This smells like artificial orange one associates with an orange creamsicle. This smells absolutely incredible!

T - Taste is orange sherbet, vanilla, creamy lactose, light wood, caramel rollo. Tastes so much like an orange creamsicle, or atleast like an orange yellow cake with a pile of vanilla ice cream and whipped topping. There is a weird bitter, tannic, orange oil thing going on at the finish.

M - Mouthfeel is nice for the style, drinkable, alcohol is hidden nicely.

O - Overall this beer was a true ugly duckling. The nose blew me away, the taste is delicious save for the odd lingering finish. This might be my favourite "new" beer the Bruery released in 2013!

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2014 22:49:25 | More by rudzud
Photo of rand


3.4/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From 750 mL bottle to nonic pint glass

A: An unexpected amber-red in color, looks more like a red IPA than a cream ale - there's absolutely no haze. Frothy 1-inch head dissipates fairly quickly, leaving little trace.

S: Well, there's no denying the orange-citrus scents up-front. And not in a way we describe hop nuances - this smells like OJ, straight-up. Toasty malts round the bouquet, with dry, toasty aspects and honey sweet notes simultaneously.

T: The flavors are more syrupy sweet on the palate. There's a enough toasty notes to keep things from becoming cloying, but as the beer warms it's walking a thin line. Very much like an orange-cicle, with creamy, milky sweetness mashed up against orange rind. Toffee-sweet malts join the saccharine parade, with just enough grainy, toasty notes to keep this from becoming unpalatable. Finishes long and sweet.

M: Frothy, medium bodies and oily-slick.

The brew gets points for what it was trying to do, but I don't really have a sweet tooth and this is by no means my go-to style. For a cream ale I'm thinking something dryer, lighter in alcohol while carrying the frothy complexion. Still, there aren't many brews that taste like this, so worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2014 08:25:40 | More by rand
Photo of inlimbo77


3.76/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The Bruery
Tout Mais Le Coller
750ml, November

A: Very deep dirty orange almost amber color. Good off white creamy frothy head. Sticky lacing.

S: Nailed the orange cream sickle smell. Get that fresh citrus.

T: Up front you get that burst of citrus. Almost orange zest. Then that smooth sweet creamy note hits mid palate. The finish is lingering vanilla. Really does have great flavor for what they were going for.

M: Medium bodied. Some body and creamy flavors on the tongue.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2014 21:53:59 | More by inlimbo77
Photo of Furlinator


3.86/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours hazy rust color with 1/2 inch of off-white head that quickly fades to a thin ring on top and leaves spotty lace.

Smell is of orange zest, vanilla and faint cinnamon. The aromas are somewhat muted.

Taste is of bready malt, orange juice, faint vanilla and a hint of cinnamon. Creamy, carbonated orange marmalade.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with high carbonation.

An interesting, if not outstanding, effort. Mouthfeel comes across a bit thin and carbonated so, I compare this more closely to an orange soda than a cream-sickle. Still, it's a unique offering and pretty tasty.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2014 22:05:29 | More by Furlinator
Photo of rawfish


4.15/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear orange amber into a snifter glass, tiny half finger head with minimal retention. Some reaching off white lacing that is delicate and sporadic at best.

Instant nostalgia in a bottle, The Bruery and Noble set out to mimic a creamsicle and they nailed it! The artificial orange soda impression with strong vanilla tones smoothing it out is perfect as is the sweetness of the malt, simple syrup with a bit of caramel. I served this one cold right out of the fridge to mimic really getting the ice cream impression. As the beer warms the aroma becomes slightly more like a spiced amber with bready malt base evident and the orange aroma becomes more natural and takes a backseat to the sweetness..

I appreciate that this beer doesn't carry the sweetness of the aroma into the taste, bready caramel malt is balanced and reserved with some herbal, balancing hops. The creaminess of the lactose becomes evident near the end of the drink and the orange zest hits late as well.

Medium body with average carbonation, alcohol well hidden and though the flavors and aroma might suggest that the carbonation in this beer is creamy and smooth it really isn't anything special.

The phenomenal aroma of this beer that really does mimic a creamsicle very accurately. Otherwise it passes as average cream ale. The flavors are balanced overall and I would definitely try this again, maybe save a bottle for more summer break, child at play, nostalgia.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2014 05:34:49 | More by rawfish
Photo of notchucknorris


4.19/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a hazed orange color with a foamy off-white head.

S: Big aromas of orange and orange peel, caramel and vanilla.

T: Lots of orange and sweet malt flavors upfront. Middle brings a rich lactose creaminess with some vanilla and cream. Finish has a touch of orange zest and finishes sweet. I get why a lot of people aren't crazy about this, but I loved it. They nailed what they were going for completely.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2014 05:38:39 | More by notchucknorris
Photo of UCLABrewN84


3.56/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at The Bruery in Placentia, CA.

Pours a murky orange with a foamy orange-tan head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, vanilla bean, orange extract, and alcohol aromas. Taste is much the same with vanilla, orange, and alcohol flavors on the finish. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with some fairly sharp extract-like qualities that make this one only drinkable in small amounts.

Serving type: on-tap

01-13-2014 06:41:18 | More by UCLABrewN84
Collaboration Series: Tout Mais Le Coller from The Bruery
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