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Vanilla Cream Ale - Raccoon River Brewing Company

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Vanilla Cream Ale
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Ratings: 9
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 2.51
pDev: 38.25%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Raccoon River Brewing Company visit their website
Iowa, United States

Style | ABV
Cream Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our alternative to the common raspberry beers brewed at almost every brewpub in the country. Originally brewed on a whim as a light summer specialty brew, popular demand forced us to include the Vanilla Cream Ale in our house beer rotation.

(Beer added by: Mitchster on 08-30-2003)
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gueuzegeek

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +49.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one is really interesting. It is a very pale clear gold with a very foamy head that dissapated after a while. There is NO doubt this is vanilla. I can honestly say it smelled just like cream soda, and was probably equally easy to drink. I do not think the ABV was very high, but do not know for sure. That is probably a good thing, since one could easily drink this down as if it was a soda, and maybe even faster if you are not a beer drinker who knows better!! The taste was rather sweet, but not as sweet as a soda with sugar. This was a unique memorable brew. The only reason I gave it a 3.5 on taste and a 4.0 in drinkability is that it was really easy to drink, but not necessarily something I would repeatedly get.

Serving type: on-tap

02-26-2004 22:59:28 | More by gueuzegeek
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harpus

Alabama

2.5/5  rDev -0.4%

03-19-2014 03:00:17 | More by harpus
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Joey-bags1990

Missouri

1.75/5  rDev -30.3%

12-29-2013 22:37:37 | More by Joey-bags1990
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PatrickKlopfenstein

Iowa

1.75/5  rDev -30.3%

05-17-2013 03:34:05 | More by PatrickKlopfenstein
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bsinger45

Colorado

1.4/5  rDev -44.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

I tried this on tap at El Bait Shop in Des Moines. Even looking at it I could tell I was about to be disappointed. It was extremely thin in mouth-feel and body, and the vanilla flavour was completely one-dimensional. Save yourself a trip to the tap-house! Get some Bud Light, add vanilla extract, and you've got this beer.

Serving type: on-tap

05-07-2013 21:18:40 | More by bsinger45
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Herky21

Iowa

1.25/5  rDev -50.2%

03-06-2013 15:03:52 | More by Herky21
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RelentlessLefty

Iowa

3/5  rDev +19.5%

12-28-2012 17:04:11 | More by RelentlessLefty
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BretSikkink

Mexico

3.23/5  rDev +28.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Clear golden yellow color with a thin, insubstantial head. The foam recedes quickly and leaves only the spottiest of lace.

The nose is definitely full of vanilla, but more of the "mixed with high fructose corn syrup for cream soda" than "finest native Mexican bean carefully stripped for creme brulee". The malt component is very pale, and mildly sweet with a musty yeast note.

This is pretty much a cream soda with a little booze - definitely not as sweet, but all the flavor notes are the same. Dry brew, backed with mild, subtle grain notes. The straw color is indicative of the lightness of the malt, probably with some corn in the mash. Very light and one-sided leaning toward the vanillin flavor.

Thin mouthfeel with bracing carbonation. Vanilla doesn't tend to last in the mouth; no exception here, as the carbonation and vanilla work together to sweet the whole thing off the tongue and out of the mind.

Weak beer, in terms of strength and flavor, but not really too bad for those in search of a super light quaffer.

Serving type: on-tap

12-31-2008 17:17:28 | More by BretSikkink
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Mitchster

Michigan

3.95/5  rDev +57.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pale golden in color with mild carbonation forming a thin white head with minimal retention and lacing. Aroma is distinctly vanilla with a hint of malt. The aroma and flavor of vanilla are not artifical as in many beers of this style...The vanilla is brisk and well-balanced, forming a cohesive unity with the delicate malts and hops. Mixing this 50/50 with the Stonecutter stout produced a real treat...give it a try. My girlfriend loved this brew. Light to medium in body with a wet finish.

Serving type: on-tap

08-30-2003 20:56:50 | More by Mitchster
Vanilla Cream Ale from Raccoon River Brewing Company
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