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Killer Whale Cream Ale - Bold City Brewery

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BA SCORE
74
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80 Ratings
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Ratings: 80
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.17
pDev: 16.09%
Wants: 0
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bold City Brewery visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
Cream Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: cjgator3 on 04-08-2009)
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Ratings: 80 | Reviews: 17 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Fieldzy27:
Photo of Fieldzy27
2.48/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass at kickbacks
Reviewed from notes

A-Pours ultra gold. Oddly thiny fizzy head for a cream ale with not much lace or bubbles.

S-very very light aroma a little sweetness and some very faint indistinguishable hops.

T-A mild amount of sweetness and a splash of citrus and no creaminess. Weak flavors all around and a funky odd aftertaste that lingers.

M-Oddly the mouthfeel saves this beer for the most part. Its almost what it should be for the style maybe a little on the fizzy side.

D-Drinkability of this beer is as high as it is light. I did not really care for its flavors that much but if you did this would be a very drinkable beer for you. I did try the Dukes brown ale after this and enjoyed it much better but didnt have the time to review it. In the future however I will pass on this one.

Fieldzy27, Jan 29, 2011
More User Reviews:
Photo of wesbrownyeah
2.93/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Killer Whale Cream Ale by Bold City Brewery Jacksonville Fl. 5.5% alcohol.

A- Pours a calm yellowish orange fluid that produces a small white head leaving light if any lacing.

S- Slight citrusy scent and mild malts are in the nose.

T-M- Taste is a small bite of citrusy hops and mild malty backbone. Mouthfeel is smooth but lacking on the creamy side but all and all drinkable.

O- Drinkable as hell if at the right price.

wesbrownyeah, Jun 16, 2011
Photo of codysjb
2.25/5  rDev -29%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Bold City Cream Ale
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into my DFH Signature glass
A: Pours a cloudy, straw colored yellow with no head.
S: Like a generic lager with some lemon and a little funkiness.
T: Bland, tastes like a cheap lager i.e. Budweiser; I thought this was supposed to be a cream ale, where’s the ale? Where’s the cream? Maybe some slight lemon flavor.
M: Same, Generic and slightly skunky despite only buying this two weeks ago.
O: Not impressed, better than PBR that’s about it. C

codysjb, Jan 20, 2012
Photo of t00sl0w
3.75/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is a light ale brewed in Jacksonville Florida. It is a easy beer to drink, and if you want something simple to enjoy while talking with friends. It is far better than any of the corp light beers, but dont expect a IPA here either.

A- light golden colour, small head about the size of a finger.

S- bread, roasty

T- just like the smell, a very bready taste, sweet

M- light, thin, smooth

D- very drinkable, little aftertaste.

t00sl0w, Jun 17, 2010
Photo of dsauter
3/5  rDev -5.4%

dsauter, Nov 20, 2011
Photo of azorie
1.83/5  rDev -42.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Well it fits the style its a ale like bud, decent but nothing great in fact most of Brain beers with the exception of the IPA and white wheat ale, taste all about the same good but bland. I mean its beer, it gives you a buzz and its local fresh and cheap, if it was not Cheap I would not buy it to be honest. Seems its too 7 b like to me, the guy needs to break out and do something different.

A: clear yellow , no yeast, its filtered, little head when poured into a pint glass maybe 1/2 inch tops

S: some bread, very very faint hops

T: crisp, clean, bland, some what pilsner like, BMC like, not my favorite, some light bread, no hops

M: lite body, kind of watery

D: it goes down ok, but has a twang after taste, I did not think it was that great its decent but I did not want another.

azorie, Apr 24, 2009
Photo of WoodBrew
3.45/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Was in JAX fro a Monday evening Football game and stayed at the Hyatt that had the Killer Whale Cream Ale on tap. The beer is a light ale brewed and is very easy to drink, The beer poured a light clear golden with thin white head. The smell included grain and barley. The taste was similar to the smell a very bready taste with slight hints of sweetness. The mouthfeel was light in body but smooth with mild carbonation. Overall is was a decent cream ale and very drinkable.

WoodBrew, Dec 08, 2011
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3/5  rDev -5.4%

cjgator3, Sep 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +18.3%

highdivejon, Jul 04, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +2.5%

ImperatorScab, Sep 24, 2013
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3/5  rDev -5.4%

Keith_R, Oct 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev +26.2%

tnoose904, Nov 25, 2012
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3/5  rDev -5.4%

CraigTravor, Aug 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +10.4%

coopdog1000, Mar 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +10.4%

JKG, Sep 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +10.4%

ninaturner, Feb 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +10.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +10.4%

Arborescence, Apr 15, 2012
Photo of patre_tim
3.58/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Straw yellow, no carbonation in the body, but the head is the largest I have ever seen on any beer, including many Belgians. With no agitation, the bottle overflowed with foam on opening, filled up a half pint glass with seven fingers of foam, then a full pint glass with 7 fingers of foam. Still beer in the bottle, and more foam is oozing out! Foam is off white and fluffy with large and small bubbles.

S: Phenols, some belgian style yeastiness, fruitiness, some german pilsener hops. Seems like a pilsener crossed with a Belgian pale, but much lighter.

T: Very light, the Belgian yeastiness comes through, as well as the pilsener hops, some hard water.

M: Light watery body, low carbonation.

O: Love the bottle, carried this one thousands of miles to China where I’m enjoying it near the end of summer. Light and refreshing, would pair with lots of foods, especially pizza, hot dogs and hamburgers, summer fare.

patre_tim, Sep 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +26.2%

josh__mason, Jul 28, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +2.5%

twizzbeatz, Dec 21, 2012
Photo of zac16125
2.93/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bold City Killer Whale Cream Ale
12oz bottle into a pilsner glass

A: Pours a crystal clear, straw yellow with just under a fingers width of bright white head which dissipates down fairly quickly to only a thin outer ring. Looks like a budweiser, except slightly darker. Leaves no lacing.

S: Toasted white bread. Thats about all I get.

T: Lots of grain, some adjunct type flavors. A touch of spice. Not awful, in fact, better than I expected, but still not very good.

M/D: Heavy carbonation, medium bodied, drinkability is good, but for such a light beer it better be.

O: A decent example of a pretty dismal style. I dont really understand the concept of craft beer and adjunct ingredients. A craft brewery brewing a cream ale is like a woman getting a breast reduction, it just doesn't make sense and quite frankly should be illegal. Overall, not terrible, but I would not ever purchase this.

zac16125, Oct 14, 2012
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3/5  rDev -5.4%

gatorlove, Dec 08, 2013
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3/5  rDev -5.4%

KeyWestGator, Jul 05, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -13.2%

Swim424, Dec 31, 2012
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Killer Whale Cream Ale from Bold City Brewery
74 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.