Cali Creamin' Vanilla Cream Ale - Mother Earth Brew Co.
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Reviews by DeanMoriarty:
3.43/5 rDev -11.8%
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.
01-06-2013 22:31:29 | More by DeanMoriarty
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3.99/5 rDev +2.6%
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.
09-22-2013 07:24:57 | More by Auraan
Cali Creamin' Vanilla Cream Ale from Mother Earth Brew Co.
87 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.