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Thunder Canyon Sandstone Cream Ale - Thunder Canyon Brewery

Thunder Canyon Sandstone Cream Ale
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Ratings: 9
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.03
pDev: 15.18%

Brewed by:
Thunder Canyon Brewery visit their website
Arizona, United States

Style | ABV
Cream Ale |  3.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
TCB's cream ale, light in flavor, color and aroma. Cream ales are mild and light bodied with no hop aroma and very little hop flavor.

(Beer added by: beerguy101 on 09-28-2003)
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Photo of BeerKangaroo


3.49/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Started off with this.

Into a pint glass.

A: golden and somewhat hazy yet still a clear color, slight small carbonation is seen rising, slim less than a finger's worth of head that dies immediately and leaves no lacing.

S: aroma of a normal cream ale - corn malts/adjuncts - some may say and stays the same smell all throughout the entire consumption

T: mainly sweet through the corn malts/adjuncts, no aftertaste and no finish

M: light to somewhat medium on the body, mostly sessionable, carbonation is good for the style and for me and leaves a slightly creamines coating the mouth and tongue

O: good Cream Ale worthy of coming back to

Serving type: on-tap

04-09-2014 23:01:45 | More by BeerKangaroo
Photo of xymyl


2.5/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Yellow/goldish with a fragile white head that appears to have more density due to high carbonation.

Aroma: light salty hops and yeast with pale malt playing a very minor role.

Taste: Not very creamy, not enough protein to give any structure to its simplicity. In the general realm of a cream ale but missing the point. If they did a real protein rest and put it on nitro this could be much better.

Overall: Very simple and light, not actually refreshing though, pretty generic, could be a cream ale, could be a blonde ale, could almost anything light and uninteresting.

Serving type: on-tap

05-09-2007 18:43:44 | More by xymyl
Photo of Gueuzedude


3.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer sits a lightly hazy straw-gold color in my glass, it is topped by a thin, wispy pale head. The aroma is quite faint, but definitely beery; it is lightly herbal, and has a bit of thin malt to it (hops are most dominant in this ephemeral aroma). The taste has notes of sweet grain up front with a light herbal / spicy hop note in the middle through to the finish, which has a light bitterness to it. Overall this is thin, though slightly beery, and is spot on to style with a bit of fruitiness, but it is certainly not something that I will try again.

Serving type: on-tap

11-06-2005 04:20:49 | More by Gueuzedude
Photo of beerguy101


2.95/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Light gold color. Small white head. Aroma is grainy, grassy and sweet. Milder taste, light bodied, some malts with a slight hoppyness. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean. Aftertaste is slightly bitter. A light and refreshing beer, nice for a 90+ degree day, but kind of uninspired.

Serving type: on-tap

09-28-2003 20:48:57 | More by beerguy101
Thunder Canyon Sandstone Cream Ale from Thunder Canyon Brewery
- out of 100 based on 9 ratings.