McAuslan Cream Ale - McAuslan Brewing

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54 Ratings
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Ratings: 54
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 10.24%
Wants: 8
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
McAuslan Brewing visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Cream Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
St Ambroise Pale Ale served on nitro.

(Beer added by: francisweizen on 07-26-2004)
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Reviews by gskitt:
Photo of gskitt
3.28/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap in Montreal. Poured a dark amber, orange, bright white head. Lots of stick and lacing on the glass. Smelled of grass, grain and herbs. Not sure if this was good or bad. Taste was more subdued, herbal and creamy. I guess cream ales should be creamy. This was. Overall, an enjoyable brew but not my style.

More User Reviews:
Photo of cam477
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of beerhunter13
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of biboergosum
3.98/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

This beer appears clear medium orange amber hue, with a few fingers of very creamy white head - it looks at lot like melted ice cream, and leaves lace that seems painted on. It smells of spicy biscuit grain, and very mild earthy hops. The taste is cereal malt, and edgy, herbal hops. The carbonation is nice and soft, the body super-smooth and creamy, and it finishes dry with some fruity graininess.

This goes down so smoothly, it was hard to enjoy the scenery on its way past!

Photo of Sammy
3.88/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good. This brewery rocks. Bow & Arrow's replacement for Creemore and I think it competes well. Good cream. And surprisingly bitter aftertaste, almost a requirement of the Arrow franchise lineup. Medium mouthfeel. Malty sweet balance with genuine fruity highlights including apricot and peach.

Photo of CanuckRover
3.7/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Say what you want about nitro-beer, but they always look beautiful. Pours a light copper with a thick creamy head. Lacings coat the glass entirely.

As has been noted, the aroma takes a hit, but you can still discern the light fruity note that typifies the McCauslan range of ales. Biscuity malt with a little bit of light fruit sweetness followed quickly by bittering classic hops.

Unsurprisingly smooth and creamy. It's pretty good, but I ordered a Tankhouse to follow it up.

Photo of juliendesrochers
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of eat
3.93/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

If McAuslan didn't exist in Ontario I'm not sure that I could live here. Ontario made beers, generally, are so sad that one of the only things saving my beer life in Toronto is being able to find St. Ambroise products relatively easily. The Cream Ale, however, is a pretty rare find. The Tranzac seems to always have St. Amroise Pale Ale on tap and the Oatmeal Stout and Cream Ale on nitro-tap. Even if the music isn't always great, the beer is bound to be good. Thanks Tranzac!

I've only ever had stout on nitro-tap but cream ale would obviously benefit just as much. Pours with a huge three-finger, creamy-white head. It looks like a McDonald's milkshake. The beer is transparent and a dark honey colour. Retention is amazing and there is a wall of lace left down the glass as you work your way to the bottom.

Not a whole lot of smell here. Minerals (mostly iron), faint hops, light cream.

The taste is very well-balanced and incredibly smooth. Nice and simple flavour: medium roasted malt, European hops of some kind.

Creamy medium body and light carbonation. Nice feel.

I think the only other cream ale I've tried might be Sleeman's. McAuslan's take on the style puts Sleeman's to shame. This is very drinkable and would make a great session beer.

Photo of Mattgruv
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.55/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Tap: Clear amber ale with a huge creamy-like head with excellent retention. Aroma is solely comprised of some very nice floral malts. Taste is quite refreshing with again the floral malt bringing some added sweetness, which makes this even more enjoyable. Taste is also very creamy-like and way better then some other cream ale (Sleeman). I very much enjoyed this as a great session beer.

Photo of mmurphy525
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of CurtisD
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of bunruh
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of papat444
3.48/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A totally beige body due to the silky, creamy head mixes nicely with the light copper body. Aroma of nuts and malt is somewhat muted by the nitro. Decent flavor, mineral hops, some fruit. Very creamy body, ultra smooth but middle is a bit muddled.. Overall, decent enough.

Photo of spinrsx
3.6/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Nitro-Tap

Appearance – Clear light copper colour with an average size frothy off white coloured head. There is a low amount of carbonation visible and there is a really good amount of lacing. The head lasted for around 7 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, hops, caramel, tea

Taste & Mouth - The beer has a low amount of carbonation and the beer has a nice velvety feel. I can taste malts, caramel, and some notes of tea. There was also a bit of a metallic flavour. Th beer ends with a nice light malty aftertaste.

Overall – A very drinkable beer with a fantastic appearance. They should really start selling this beer in cans. It's not as good as some of the cream ales from the UK, but it's close. I'd buy it again.

Photo of TheDeuce
2.75/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

McAuslin Cream Ale…..in a bottle

Appearance-orange yellow color with a decent sized white head that rises with loads of bubbles and loads of carbonation. It sits and stares back at me for a minute before starting to leave as it settles. Not bad.

Smell-a little bit of fruit, hops appear, malt backbone and of course that pungent mixture aroma that comes with the style

Taste/Mouthfeel-right creaminess up front with a bit of hops, malt falls away creating a more sludgy texture without much smoothness, flavors are there upfront but don’t mix that well. Fruit at the end seems misplaced. Finishes fairly clean, unpleasant aftertaste. Mix of good and bad going on here, but while the taste is strong it doesn’t seem to work.

Overall-this beer started out great but doesn’t end as a good version of the style, maybe I had a bad bottle but the flavors didn’t work together and I didn’t find it very enjoyable. Not recommended.

Photo of cfrancis
4.18/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Le Moulin de Wakefield. Aroma is hop, malt and fruity. Nice thick froth on top. Taste is smooth and complex. Full mouthfeel that tickles the palate. Light malt flavour with a slight hop bitterness in the aftertaste. This is a very nice beer. I'd have it anytime.

Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of nighthawk
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On Nitro-tap at Hart & Thistle. Served in a pint glass. Notes from 9 Dec /09.

Golden amber hued body with a generous creamy white head that leaves tons of sheeting and retains until the end.

Aroma is muted, but fruity malts and a bit of biscuit can be discerned.

Taste has lots of fruity malt, some citrus and pine hops, and a mildly sweet biscuit backbone.

Creamy, smooth body that's still light in the mouth.

Very nice quaffer, flavourful and very drinkable.

Photo of TheBeeraholic
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of rale
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Derek
4.05/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: It looks peachy, with a touch of creamy white head. I expected more retention & lace (with the nitro-tap).

S: Fruity appricot. Quite fruity.

T: Pale, biscuity malt flavour with plenty of fruity appricot; smooth bitter aftertaste. It's quite fruity... I wonder if it's the same yeast they use for their appricot wheat?

M: Creamy body with moderate mouthfeel; light carbonation.

D: Bring it on!

This is only slightly darker than a typical North American creme ale, but with the creaminess of the best that Ireland has to offer.

Photo of Rlombardi75
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of Copyrightkilla
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of Viggo
3.93/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On nitro at C'est What?.

Pours a slightly hazy amber, thick and creamy white head forms, very dense, settles to a thick layer that never goes away, lots of lace chunks stick to the glass. Smell is nice, lots of citrus and floral, grapefruit, honey malt, really quite hoppy, caramel, nice citrus character, a bit herbal as well. Taste is nice too, very citrusy, caramel and honey, grapefruit, oranges, floral, nice malty middle, solid herbal/citrus bitterness in the finish. Mouthfeel is light bodied with low carbonation, very creamy. Pretty nice beer, solid hoppiness.

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McAuslan Cream Ale from McAuslan Brewing
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