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Killer Whale Cream Ale - Bold City Brewery

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74
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65 Ratings
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Ratings: 65
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.14
pDev: 17.52%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | 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:
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(Beer added by: cjgator3 on 04-08-2009)
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.08/5  rDev -1.9%
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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nickfl

Florida

3.7/5  rDev +17.8%
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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beernads

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

08-21-2013 00:47:36 | More by beernads
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.28/5  rDev +4.5%
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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WoodBrew

Illinois

3.45/5  rDev +9.9%
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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Duff27

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

04-27-2014 23:39:11 | More by Duff27
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Lare453

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

04-11-2014 03:00:50 | More by Lare453
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Gatordaddy

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

04-23-2014 17:13:49 | More by Gatordaddy
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Lovely85

Florida

4/5  rDev +27.4%

01-13-2013 04:36:15 | More by Lovely85
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Stinger80OH

Ohio

3/5  rDev -4.5%

01-13-2014 12:41:07 | More by Stinger80OH
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Zach136

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

10-28-2012 00:35:34 | More by Zach136
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CampusCrew

Florida

3.35/5  rDev +6.7%
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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PorterLambic

Florida

2.9/5  rDev -7.6%
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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KVNBGRY

Florida

3/5  rDev -4.5%

08-01-2012 04:32:13 | More by KVNBGRY
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Keith_R

Georgia

3/5  rDev -4.5%

10-28-2012 02:33:56 | More by Keith_R
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JISurfer

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -4.5%

03-31-2014 03:19:18 | More by JISurfer
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DustinSWB

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

11-04-2013 03:50:49 | More by DustinSWB
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patre_tim

China

3.58/5  rDev +14%
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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Mattyb79

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

06-06-2013 01:49:01 | More by Mattyb79
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Lob

North Carolina

1.75/5  rDev -44.3%

12-25-2012 01:03:20 | More by Lob
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POTABLE83

New York

3/5  rDev -4.5%

09-04-2013 15:07:17 | More by POTABLE83
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carrollmel7

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -4.5%

06-26-2012 03:10:57 | More by carrollmel7
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KeyWestGator

Florida

3/5  rDev -4.5%

07-05-2014 00:22:51 | More by KeyWestGator
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dsauter

Indiana

3/5  rDev -4.5%

11-20-2011 21:37:44 | More by dsauter
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zac16125

South Carolina

2.93/5  rDev -6.7%
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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Killer Whale Cream Ale from Bold City Brewery
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