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Cali Creamin' Vanilla Cream Ale - Mother Earth Brew Co.

Cali Creamin' Vanilla Cream AleCali Creamin' Vanilla Cream Ale

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BA SCORE
85
very good

35 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 35
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 13.65%


Brewed by:
Mother Earth Brew Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Cream Ale |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mactrail on 12-12-2012)
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.74/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Beer Belly in Los Angeles, CA.

Pours a clear light orange with a foamy white head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Thick swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, vanilla, the candy stick that comes in a Fun Dip, and slight grassy aromas. Taste is much the same with vanilla and grassy flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with an interesting but fairly strong vanilla presence all around.

Serving type: on-tap

12-30-2013 04:51:15 | More by UCLABrewN84
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Auraan

Arizona

3.99/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a beautiful deep orange/amber with a thin ring of whit head. It looks pretty good, not at all like any form of adjunct lager. Scent is very sweet, with heavy notes of cream, maize and sweet malt. It's a simple, yet pleasant scent, like a cream soda, or vanilla soda. Flavor follows the nose, very sweet. Heavy sweet cream flavors and vanilla, laid over a solid backbone of sweet malt and maybe some maize adjuncts, with a moderate level of floral and earthy hops that balance the sweetness. The end of the sip and the aftertaste are slightly bitter, especially for the beer's 21 IBUs. It's unique, has a nice combination of sweet and bitter and the vanilla notes are excellent. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation. It drinks smooth and creamy, as it should. Quite an excellent mouthfeel. I like this beer a lot. It has a nice flavor, that's sweet without being cloying and balances in some bitterness. It has a pleasant vanilla heavy scent and an excellent medium bodied creamy mouthfeel. I'd drink this one again.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2013 07:24:57 | More by Auraan
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pkalix

California

3.39/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

not sure what to expect here... but here goes:
orange color, no head.
smell is unbelievably sweet. is this a 'novelty' brew?
taste is sweet. yes, it's a novelty beer, I think. I can understand the concept but I think i'm regretting purchasing this one.
I poured it out. I threw it away. maybe you'll like it, but it just wasn't what I was looking for.
cheers!

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2013 00:08:50 | More by pkalix
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DeanMoriarty

California

3.43/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

One of a handful of Mother Earth beers I got from my brother for Xmas. Not sure the cost but I know it was purchased at Holiday Wine up in Escondido. Poured from a 22oz bomber into an Odell Brewing branded tulip glass.

Also - not too sure why this is listed as an herbed/spiced beer. Comes across as a pale with vanilla bean added. Almost identical to Alpine's Willy Vanilly that is listed on BA as an American Pale Wheat Ale. The style listed above gives one an inaccurate expectation of the actual type of ale in the bottle.

A: Pours a fairly clean light amber/straw-like hue with a 2 - 3 finger white head that lingers a while giving way to nice lacing from start to finish.

S: Honey, fresh cracked grain, vanilla bean - no hop presence.

T: Similar to the nose...more earthy and a very light bitterness from the hop. Has a cheap lager finish - similar to High Life, but obviously far tastier overall.

M: Light crisp and dry, somewhat mild carbonation for the style. Feels like the finish is on the verge of being a bit weak, but comes through in the end.

Overall a tasty session ale. Not sure on the price, but if it comes in around $5 for a bomber, then well worth the price - otherwise not really worth it. Weird time of year to release this one in the bottle...definitely more of a Spring/Summertime all-day drinker, especially at 5.2% ABV.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2013 22:31:29 | More by DeanMoriarty
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mactrail

California

2.93/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pleasant amber color with ample head. Nice foamy swirls in the tall Stella glass. Persistent and peculiar aroma which is apparently vanilla, but smells like honey as well.

Brewer says this is brewed with "flaked corn and honey malt," so you can call it an Adjunct Lager. But maybe they use ale yeast, so call it a Spiced Beer. Whatever. It's quite flavorful with vanilla along with some malty biscuit taste. Some earthy hops that seem wildly inappropriate to the spice. Rather bitter aftertaste, especially for 21 IBUs. Maybe around the holidays this could be appropriate. Seems well made, but unappealing for any "normal" drinking.

From the 22 oz bottle bought at Best Damn for $6.50. Label printed on.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2012 02:52:56 | More by mactrail
Cali Creamin' Vanilla Cream Ale from Mother Earth Brew Co.
85 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.