Gahan House Cole's Cream Ale - The Gahan House
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Reviews by terryeckmeier:
3/5 rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Nothing special to report. It was your average cream ale. Nice golden straw colour with a average lasting head and lacing. Good session beer but if you're looking for something distinctive I'd try the Iron Horse or the Sydney Street. Great pub thought a must see if you're in the Charlottetown area. Try the fries best i've ever had.
Serving type: on-tap
07-06-2009 20:14:40 | More by terryeckmeier
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2.56/5 rDev -19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
On tap at The Gahan House as part of the sampler.
Pours a brilliantly clear medium golden color with a smallish white head.
Aromas of light sweet bready malt and lots of butter.
Flavor follows the aroma.
Diacetyl rest would go a long way here, I'm thankful I only had to toss back 4 ounces of this stuff.
Serving type: on-tap
07-22-2014 20:30:54 | More by johnnnniee
3.98/5 rDev +24.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
500ml bottle, part of a mixed-pack called Fathers - The Gahan Series, commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Charlottetown Conference of 1864, where the Fathers of Confederation mapped out the idea of what would become our nation. George Coles, the eponym of this offering, was the Premier of the Colony of PEI at the time, and a brewer by trade - coolio!
This beer pours a hazy medium golden amber hue, with four flabby fingers of puffy, densely foamy, and even a tad creamy eggshell white head, which leaves some thorough drifting continent and Pangaea webbed lace around the glass as it evenly subsides.
It smells of semi-sweet grainy and bready pale malt, a touch of toasted biscuit, mildly tart apple and pear fruit esters, white pepper, and grassy, leafy hops. The taste is biscuity, bready pale malt, a hint of honeyed caramel sweetness, a muddled orchard drupe fruitiness, mixed peppercorns, and spicy, grassy, and herbal hops.
The carbonation is definitely clear and present, but hardly a danger - it just manifests as a tight sort of frothiness, the body medium-light in weight, but solid-seeming, with an attendant, almost buttery smoothness. It finishes off-dry, sure, as all the bready, grainy goodness is duly offset by the lingering spice and hops, but not exactly overtaken.
Well, this is how cream ales should damned well taste - well malted, but with enough hops to make a serious go of it. Nothing mind-blowing, but for the style, this is quite pleasant to drink, tasty, and makes me wish that there were more of this one in the 4-pack, rather than the plain-Jane blueberry and wheat ales. Though perhaps, in their new packaging, their recipes have been agreeably tweaked as well - time will tell.
Serving type: bottle
03-20-2014 03:57:44 | More by biboergosum
Gahan House Cole's Cream Ale from The Gahan House
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