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Killer Whale Cream Ale - Bold City Brewery

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74
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90 Ratings
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Ratings: 90
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.15
pDev: 17.14%
Wants: 0
Gots: 15 | 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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Killer Whale Cream Ale
Bold City Brewery
Style: Cream Ale
pint glass from a growler @ home, 10/10/09

Bought a growler with the wife and some friends to enjoy at home. I enjoyed the brew while it was fresh, it lost it's carbo after about 6 housr in fridge, but was enjoyable up until then.

A 4.0 - Light yellow golden/straw in color. Ok head & retention. Little to no lace.
S 4.0 - Aroma of grains, fragrant toasty corn/rice smells.
T 4.0 - Taste as it smells, corn aromas evident. Roasty corn sweetness.
MF 3.0 - low-medium carbonation, could be the growler as it was better at the taproom.
D 4.0 - @ $10 for a 1 gallon growler it's good for a cream ale. I would much rather drink the Hefe, Duke's Brown, or IPA - which will be my growler refills in the future.

Photo of t00sl0w
3.75/5  rDev +19%
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.

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3.73/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a thick, creamy yellow color. Haze shows readily, even when held to the light.

Sweet in the nose, with some banana aroma. Perhaps a bit of a citrus aromatic hop as well. Not unpleasant.

Definite "cream" taste reminds me almost of a non-alcoholic cream ale from my youth. Again some banana taste as well.

Excellent mouthfeel, very rich and creamy, with an excessively clean and crisp finish. Very pleasant all around.

Nothing really in the way of enjoying this. Dry and crisp in the finish leaves you wanting something else. Low ABV makes this extremely easy to drink. Soft creaminess does not disappoint.

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3.7/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours with a decent sized head of bone white foam on top of a very clear, light gold body. The head settles fairly quickly and leaves light lace.

S - A light aroma of grainy malt with a hint of spicy hops.

T - Light, grainy malt up front with a bit of a hop bite. Some bready notes in the middle with a bit of acidity. Finishes with grainy malt, light but balancing bitterness and just a touch of herbal hop flavor.

M - Medium body, moderately high carbonation, and a dry finish.

D - Quite drinkable, as expected of the style. This is not a complex or interesting beer, but it fills a niche and is relatively good for what it is. The malt character could be a bit richer and the acidity is kind of off-putting, but it is what it is.

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3.58/5  rDev +13.7%
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.

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3.54/5  rDev +12.4%
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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Killer Whale Cream Ale from Bold City Brewery
74 out of 100 based on 90 ratings.