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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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74
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124 Ratings
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Ratings: 124
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 3.17
pDev: 17.67%
Wants: 7
Gots: 4 | 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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tdm168

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - gold with a thin lacing of white head

S - cereal grains, faint creaminess

T - vanilla, creamy, cereal grains, sweet graininess

M - medium bodied, well carbonated

This idea had promise. I like the underlying cream ale. I would probably like this a lot more if the vanilla didn't come across as artificial. Ultimately, this is a nice, flavorful-for-the-style, refreshing, lighter offering that will help you through some of the warmer days ahead.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2013 01:03:05 | More by tdm168
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New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev +2.5%

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iheartmyTHO

Georgia

2.79/5  rDev -12%
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.

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06-30-2014 22:43:53 | More by iheartmyTHO
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HazardousBrewer

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -5.4%

06-20-2014 22:16:04 | More by HazardousBrewer
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Georgia

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2/5  rDev -36.9%

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3/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.25/5  rDev +2.5%

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Alabama

2/5  rDev -36.9%

04-01-2014 01:33:48 | More by Golden32
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Georgia

2/5  rDev -36.9%

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Michigan

1.9/5  rDev -40.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Light golden color with no head. The aroma is a combination of vanilla and creamy malts that give it a strange, skunky sweet smell. There is a very light hint of vanilla and some light bitterness, but overall very little flavor. This is a shame because I tend to love vanilla, but so far no luck in a beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2014 19:09:26 | More by brutusmuktuk
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Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +2.5%

02-03-2014 04:12:54 | More by jp312
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Indiana

3.5/5  rDev +10.4%

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North Carolina

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Florida

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North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +10.4%

10-14-2013 23:58:21 | More by KevinGordon
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camartin27

Ohio

3/5  rDev -5.4%

10-05-2013 13:52:25 | More by camartin27
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +10.4%

10-02-2013 03:18:11 | More by Bandi
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metter98

New York

3.16/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A: The beer is clear light yellow in color and has a moderate to high amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a short but dense off white head that has very good retention properties and hardly died down.
S: Light aromas of biscuit malts are present in the nose along with faint bits of vanilla.
T: Much like the smell, the taste has light flavors of biscuity malts along with hints of vanilla.
M: It feels light-bodied and a bit creamy and watery on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink but isn't overly flavorful and seems a bit thin on the mouthfeel.

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10-02-2013 03:13:14 | More by metter98
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +18.3%

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twiggamortis420

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3.51/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle pours a mostly clear gold color with a frothy white head. Nice retention and leaves a sheet of foam all around the glass. An impressive looking beer at least.

Nose is honeyed grains, with a hint of vanilla. Pretty standard Cream Ale aromas and is a little on the sweeter side than average. Im surprised the vanilla does not make more of a presence.

Taste is right in line with most cream ales I have had - the malts are light and grainy at best. There is something about cream ales that give it a unique taste - apart from blonde ales...they seem a little sweeter with a fuller body. The vanilla is pleasant, if a little on the light side. It a fairly well done beer, but being a little better than average in a rather uninspiring style category isnt going to garner the highest rankings unfortunately. I would drink this again for sure and if I was looking for a tasty, light-ish beer - this would do nicely.

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08-08-2013 23:25:25 | More by twiggamortis420
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Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -21.1%

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CommanderCob

Alabama

2.75/5  rDev -13.2%

08-05-2013 00:01:50 | More by CommanderCob
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dowen17

Alabama

1.44/5  rDev -54.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

Pours a clear piss yellow like cream soda. Two finger, VERY foamy, white head with low retention and some lacing.

Not much on the smell. A very small hint of vanilla on the nose. Other than that it smells like any other cheap beer you'd buy at a gas station. It's pretty repulsing, actually.

Taste is watery. Not really picking up any vanilla. Slightly bitter and not much going on for it. I don't understand the "vanilla ale" name at all.

Mouthfeel is very carbonated. Watery. Again, nothing special.

For this to be a "vanilla ale" it tastes just like any cheap beer you'd buy. Definitely wouldn't seek out/buy again. Only tasted because a buddy had some. If you like cheap beer I guess this is okay. The name is pretty deceiving for what it is.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2013 07:51:08 | More by dowen17
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South Carolina

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Thomas Creek Stillwater Vanilla Cream Ale from Thomas Creek Brewery
74 out of 100 based on 124 ratings.