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McAuslan Cream Ale - McAuslan Brewing

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McAuslan Cream AleMcAuslan Cream Ale

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BA SCORE
84
good

54 Ratings
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Ratings: 54
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 10.27%
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:
Beer added by: francisweizen on 07-26-2004

St Ambroise Pale Ale served on nitro.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of wizo
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of papat444
3.48/5  rDev -5.9%
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 beerhunter13
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of 307x
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of TheBeeraholic
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of TheDoctor
3.71/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A:
Thick and creamy looking with nice cascading effects and good head retention; some light lacing.

S:
Dry hay and some slight maltiness. Nothing too in-your-face.

T:
Tastes mildly hoppy but not bitter or anything. A touch of sweetness citrus, grass, mustiness.

M:
Nice and creamy. Smooth and dry with a quick finish.

O:
This is a good beer. I read (don't know for sure) that this is just their Pale Ale with nitro and that they thought it tasted so different they decided to call it cream ale (I don't think it actually is one). I don't know if that is true but if it is, then it is quite amazing how different the taste is. I wouldn't spend tons to get my hands on it, but if it is on tap I'll definitely get it over some other stuff. Really enjoyable.

Photo of juliendesrochers
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of rale
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of KalanM
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of rappmann
3.67/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - copper with two fingers of fluffy dense white head. Cascading beautifully. The head sticks around for the entire pint.

S - smells like a toned down version of their pale ale. Spicy notes from the yeast. really beautiful caramel malty notes.

T - Tons of biscuity malt characters fnished with the tiniest hop bite. very spicy.

M - The nitro really makes me enjoy this beer on another level. It adds the creamiest finish. This beer is extremely easy to drink

O - A good example of the style. Nitro made it way better. Had it at work after my shift and I'm glad I did. Would have again.

Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of NightINgale
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of spinrsx
3.61/5  rDev -2.4%
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 Matt1516
3.84/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on nitro tap at L'Escalier.

Thanks to the the nitrogen, it was a gorgeous pour: Super creamy, frothy head and cascading down the glass and thick lacing. Dark copper body. Hoppy malt smell.

A superbly creamy mouthfeel and nice bitter ale with some hop (similar to their "blonde" pale ale). Some toasted maltiness and caramel but also a wee thin and watery.

An almost perfect session ale for a night out with friends.

Photo of gskitt
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%
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.

Photo of TheDeuce
2.78/5  rDev -24.9%
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 kwjd
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a pale orange with a finger of white head that doesn't dissipate (though it was on nitro-tap). Lots of lacing down the glass. Smells fairly hoppy for a cream ale, with lots of sweet caramel as well. Taste is mildly bitter with nice sweetness. Very well balanced. Quite smooth mouthfeel from the nitro. I used to drink this frequently before I got into craft beer so I wasn't sure how it would hold up now that I've tried so many other beers, but this still is quite a nice beer.

McAuslan Cream Ale from McAuslan Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.