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Killer Whale Cream Ale - Bold City Brewery

Killer Whale Cream AleKiller Whale Cream Ale

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Ratings: 52
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.11
pDev: 17.68%


Brewed by:
Bold City Brewery visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
Cream Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: cjgator3 on 04-08-2009)
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patre_tim

China

3.58/5  rDev +15.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2013 13:59:20 | More by patre_tim
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zac16125

South Carolina

2.93/5  rDev -5.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2012 18:15:11 | More by zac16125
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I have had this one before but a friend of mine loves it and brought some over so I am reviewing it this time around.

A: thin white head on a hazy golden-yellow body. Not exciting but par for the style.

S: musty light malt flavor. typical grain and grassy notes as well.

T: more grains, bread and light malts. very subtle fruity notes if you search them out.

M: light body and highly carbonated.

Overall: maybe I am harsh on these because I am not a fan of the style but to me a cream ale should be creamy and most usually are not.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2012 23:02:38 | More by kylehay2004
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codysjb

Florida

2.25/5  rDev -27.7%
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

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2012 14:28:50 | More by codysjb
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wesbrownyeah

Florida

2.93/5  rDev -5.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2011 06:03:51 | More by wesbrownyeah
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CampusCrew

Florida

3.35/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

If I have to have a light beer, let it be this. It's light and refreshing and actually has some fruity notes and no off flavors. This beer will pair with those lighter meals like salads that imperials won't. It's a golden color with a high carbonation which makes this a nice bubbly delight. The craft beer to train people on..

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2011 02:52:58 | More by CampusCrew
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route66pubs

California

3.73/5  rDev +19.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2011 03:44:25 | More by route66pubs
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PorterLambic

Florida

2.9/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Arrives clear and pale yellow with white head that drops fairly fast but leaves a smattering of lace.
Smell is malt, tortilla chips and not much else.
Taste is weak like the nose with malt and tortilla chips, some yeast and faint hops.
Light body though heavier than a lager. Lightish effervescence. Not bad but nothing to recommend it either.

Serving type: on-tap

08-16-2013 00:22:54 | More by PorterLambic
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WoodBrew

Illinois

3.45/5  rDev +10.9%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

12-08-2011 02:38:08 | More by WoodBrew
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.28/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured on-tap at the Bold City Brewery, the beer was served up in a pint glass. The beer pours a pale yellow-gold coloring, slightly hazy, with not a trace of head. There is a slightly sour malty aroma, with some slight musty overtones. Round and smooth bodied, yet it remains light in mouth. The beer has roasty/toasty flavors, with a smokey and roasted aftertaste. Smooth finish. This is well-bodied, which is different for the lager taste that this cream ale carries with it. Interesting brew, and I think it might have been a little bit better out of the growler after it had some time to settle and warm. Either way, I would drink it!

Serving type: on-tap

05-25-2011 02:41:48 | More by GarthDanielson
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Fieldzy27

Florida

2.48/5  rDev -20.3%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

01-29-2011 19:32:14 | More by Fieldzy27
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boldcity2008

Florida

2/5  rDev -35.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

Had this a few times around town before I decided to render judgment.

A: pale yellow in color, some head not much, I think its too cold.
Temperature check yep its 36F right out of the tap.

S: sweet bread, and some malt nose, with a faint detection of hops. not much here.

T: humm can you say bud? very light in flavor, some sweet malt, not yeast, spicy faint hops. very bland.

m: light body. medium carbonation

D: well tastes and drinks like bud to me, which I hate, some since I hate this beer, not much to say, other that so long.

Serving type: on-tap

10-14-2010 15:54:30 | More by boldcity2008
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nickfl

Florida

3.7/5  rDev +19%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-11-2010 03:06:18 | More by nickfl
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t00sl0w

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +20.6%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-17-2010 15:33:56 | More by t00sl0w
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unclejimbay

Florida

3.9/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: growler

10-12-2009 13:13:35 | More by unclejimbay
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azorie

Florida

1.83/5  rDev -41.2%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

04-24-2009 20:20:25 | More by azorie
Killer Whale Cream Ale from Bold City Brewery
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