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Killer Whale Cream Ale - Bold City Brewery

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103 Ratings
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Ratings: 103
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.17
pDev: 16.4%
Wants: 0
Gots: 22 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bold City Brewery visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
Cream Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: cjgator3 on 04-08-2009

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Ratings: 103 | Reviews: 25
Photo of cyrushire
3.11/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TBCE
3.12/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of chinchill
2.99/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at WoB in JAX Beach.
Pale golden with a thin head.
AROMA: light and very mild malts.
Flavor: follows
Feel: thin with decent carbonation.

Photo of ArchimedesSox
3.45/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Hazy yellow, with a slight orange tint. Small white head, decent lacing

S: Grains, corn

T: Sweet malts and corn taste, then a slight hop bitterness, very slight sweet aftertaste

M: Thin, smooth

O: Very nice lighter beer. To quote Forest Gump, " I could drink about a million and a half of these". Nice alternative to an American Lager.

Photo of dmorgan310
3.33/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Shaw
3.3/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

A pale gold with a short white head that vanishes quickly.

Aroma of grain with a hint of hops and sulfur. The grainy aroma carries over to the taste, which mixes cereal flavors with notes of bread and some mild hop flavors.

Creamy body that's a hallmark of the style.

Something for those who aren't fans of bitter brews. An option for the times you want to drink a lighter ale. This is a lawnmower beer.

Photo of nathanmiller
3.8/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ovaltine
3.25/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.73/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bold City Brewery "Killer Whale Cream Ale"
12 oz. can, coded "344 14 14:35"
$2.29 @ Total Wine @ More #901, Tampa, FL (uggh, I could've bought it at Winn Dixie in Jacksonville for $1.66)

Killer Whale Cream Ale pours a hazy (not to style) deep gold body beneath a short-lived head of bright white that drops to just a thin collar and leaves little lacing behind.

The aroma is clean with the exception of a light touch of sulphur and some yeastiness, and expresses a pleasant combination of grainy malt and apple-like fruitiness.

In the mouth it's light and crisp. A touch more carbonation might give it a little zip.

The flavor delivers the malt promised in the nose, with a wider, fuller character. It remains grainy in a good way, and backed by a minimal amount of hop flavor it becomes a bit grassy. It's only lightly sweet, and a limited, restrained bitterness balances it. The gentle fruitiness gives it life, and it's really quite pleasant and easy to drink, finishing dry with some residual grainy malt and a hint of grassy and leafy hops.

Although it doesn't quite match the specifications for a mainstream "cream ale" (mainly clarity, some aromatics), it's quite a nice beer in its own right (and I don't know any craft brew drinkers who are too into clarity). Quaffable might be a good word to use to describe it!

Photo of adamjhepler
2.72/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Hazy golden in color. Aroma hints of yeast, bread and a flour tortilla, wheaty bready. Not an awful beer but not my favorite

Photo of JustEd
2.93/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Burgieburg
3.78/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Doesn't pour like a traditional cream ale and has a little more carbonation than you would normally expect from a cream ale. Great taste and smooth finish; absolutely no hop but leaves a subtle buttery aftertaste.

Photo of carrwoo
3.68/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of senglish7
2.88/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of JDW4195
4/5  rDev +26.2%

Good beer. Tasty. Smooth, and absolutely no hoppy taste. Could use a higher ABV, but hey...it's pretty decent.

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2.75/5  rDev -13.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -21.1%

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2.6/5  rDev -18%

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2/5  rDev -36.9%

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3.43/5  rDev +8.2%

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3.25/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of geishadoll009
4.24/5  rDev +33.8%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.55/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Earlycsquid for sharing this one at the monthly bottle share held at Flask Fine Wines in Studio City, CA.

Pours a hazy yellow with a foamy beige 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, grain, earth, and grass aromas. Taste is much the same with grain and grass flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of toast bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with solid grain forward aspects all around.

Serving type: can.

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3.5/5  rDev +10.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -21.1%

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Killer Whale Cream Ale from Bold City Brewery
74 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.