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

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Cali Creamin' Vanilla Cream AleCali Creamin' Vanilla Cream Ale

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BA SCORE
87
very good

62 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 62
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 13.11%
Wants: 4
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
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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Reviews by DeanMoriarty:
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DeanMoriarty

California

3.43/5  rDev -11.8%
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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Cali Creamin' Vanilla Cream Ale from Mother Earth Brew Co.
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