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Thomas Creek Stillwater Vanilla Cream Ale - Thomas Creek Brewery

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Thomas Creek Stillwater Vanilla Cream AleThomas Creek Stillwater Vanilla Cream Ale

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BA SCORE
73
okay

141 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 141
Reviews: 68
rAvg: 3.15
pDev: 18.73%
Wants: 7
Gots: 8 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Thomas Creek Brewery visit their website
South Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Cream Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
23 IBU

(Beer added by: aracauna on 04-26-2004)
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2/5  rDev -36.5%

sirsteve42, Oct 13, 2014
Photo of ThisWangsChung
2.68/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

12 oz bottle into a wine glass.

Appearance: Pours a light straw color. The head is a finger high and white in shade. Retention isn't very impressive, and a decent amount of lacing is left on the glass. (3)

Smell: I pick up a weak bubblegum note first and foremost. A touch of vanilla comes through after opening up a bit; so does its grainy malt backbone. Like most cream ales, it's dead simple, but there are no significant flaws, either. The vanilla - though subtle - is nice. (3)

Taste: There's a bigger vanilla note on the palate. In fact, wow, there's a lot of vanilla. Also in fact, it's a pretty one-note brew: the cream ale base is rather nondescript. If nothing else, I'm mildly impressed how the vanilla isn't disgustingly artificial. (2.5)

Mouthfeel: Being a cream ale, it's relatively full-bodied and creamy (NO WAY.) But the addition of vanilla makes it too sweet for me. Carbonation is high, but again, it's not as drinkable as it could/should be. (2.5)

Overall: Due to being entirely one-note, I can't give it a very good score. But, it does showcase vanilla respectably well (at the cost of everything else...) Who knows, some out there will like this one. (2.75)

2.68/5: Want to taste nothing but vanilla? Here's your beer!

ThisWangsChung, Oct 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +11.1%

kevinmaher, Sep 23, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -12.7%

MJHolsey, Sep 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +34.9%

wrightst, Sep 16, 2014
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3/5  rDev -4.8%

atlbravsrno1, Sep 04, 2014
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3/5  rDev -4.8%

zestar, Aug 19, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -20.6%

malfunxion, Aug 19, 2014
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3/5  rDev -4.8%

ncstateplaya, Aug 14, 2014
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1/5  rDev -68.3%

thefuneral, Aug 02, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -28.6%

Vestlake, Jul 29, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

DrMindbender, Jul 28, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Holmsiepoo, Jul 26, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Cloaked_Phantom, Jul 19, 2014
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3/5  rDev -4.8%

thestoutmaster, Jul 18, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

rudabegga9, Jul 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +42.9%

Dclynch79, Jul 15, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

shoretaxi, Jul 04, 2014
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2.79/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

I was hoping for this beer to have a nice vanilla taste, but I was sadly disappointed. There's maybe a slight bit of a chemical vanilla taste, but it's not strong at all. Actually, the ale had more of a bubble gum like flavor to me, and that's not something I really seek out in beer.

iheartmyTHO, Jun 30, 2014
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3/5  rDev -4.8%

HazardousBrewer, Jun 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev -4.8%

crownrl28, Jun 14, 2014
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2/5  rDev -36.5%

osuskin, May 14, 2014
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3/5  rDev -4.8%

52P48, May 02, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

AngusOg, Apr 28, 2014
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2/5  rDev -36.5%

Golden32, Apr 01, 2014
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Thomas Creek Stillwater Vanilla Cream Ale from Thomas Creek Brewery
73 out of 100 based on 141 ratings.