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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
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131 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 131
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 3.18
pDev: 17.61%
Wants: 7
Gots: 5 | 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 +10.1%
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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Sovietfox

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

04-29-2013 23:53:33 | More by Sovietfox
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elvislwyr

Alabama

2.36/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours clear yellow into a glass, two shades brighter than straw. Not much head. Not much to get excited about.

S: The bouquet is faint and floral. No vanilla detected to my nose.

T: Cloying citrus, not much complexity, a finish distinctly reminiscent of lesser American adjunct lagers in its graininess. If vanilla is present, it is very light, not even an undertone.

M: Nothing unexpected here. Average carbonation, slightly on the dry side of the spectrum.

O: Doesn't bear much resemblance to an ale, to me. Much closer to a typical American adjunct lager. Not much here I would want to revisit.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2013 23:55:10 | More by elvislwyr
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justinm4bama

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

04-28-2013 04:21:40 | More by justinm4bama
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ltdantheman

Georgia

3/5  rDev -5.7%

04-26-2013 14:53:40 | More by ltdantheman
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OldhouseRecs

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +25.8%

04-06-2013 02:54:23 | More by OldhouseRecs
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M_C_Hampton

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

03-26-2013 02:47:48 | More by M_C_Hampton
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ADTaber

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

03-21-2013 20:19:21 | More by ADTaber
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PIPhilosopher


3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

01-10-2013 18:20:34 | More by PIPhilosopher
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sendbeer

Georgia

2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

01-05-2013 05:48:47 | More by sendbeer
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tmm313

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

12-08-2012 18:06:07 | More by tmm313
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tvv375ia

Iowa

3.43/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

poured from 12oz bottle into pint glass

A-fizzy straw yellow beer with bright white one finger head, whats not to love?

S-almost nothing reminds me of a normal fizzy yellow beer

T- finally something not reminiscent of fizzy yellow beer. This has some vanilla coming through with a hint of honey sweetness

M-some good creaminess in this one

O-better than I expected when I first poured this one and I may even try it again

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2012 11:06:42 | More by tvv375ia
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Cris4545

Indiana

3/5  rDev -5.7%

09-08-2012 14:27:01 | More by Cris4545
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Calculat0r

Japan

4.5/5  rDev +41.5%

09-04-2012 15:03:24 | More by Calculat0r
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YellowHammer


1.93/5  rDev -39.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

-Smells almost like a Coors Light.
-White head with no lacing.
-Taste is disappointing, no vanilla cream that you'd expect. The vanilla is basically nonexistent. This beer honestly tastes and smells almost like a Coors Light.

Overall a misleading beer which is very drinkable but not something that you'd savor. Its almost a funnel beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2012 02:56:45 | More by YellowHammer
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LouDogg114

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

08-27-2012 00:32:33 | More by LouDogg114
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slowdaddy

Alabama

3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

08-20-2012 05:56:17 | More by slowdaddy
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

08-06-2012 17:10:47 | More by DrunkinYogi
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Bradwnelson

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -5.7%

07-28-2012 23:48:57 | More by Bradwnelson
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GTB

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

07-17-2012 02:49:02 | More by GTB
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Lob

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +25.8%

07-16-2012 12:23:35 | More by Lob
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swgwilt

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -5.7%

07-10-2012 19:23:09 | More by swgwilt
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.6/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: very thin white head on a clear pale gold body. not very exciting. some lacing.

S: honey, vanilla, wheat, light biscuit notes. light on the nose.

T: where the appearance and nose lack, the flavor makes up for it. the vanilla really brings out the creaminess. wheat, honey and some sour lemon notes round this one out.

M: light body and high carbonation. crisp and refreshing.

Overall: this beer is incomplete. Ups and downs but I guess the flavor matters most and it is decent for the style.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2012 23:31:53 | More by kylehay2004
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ColSanders123

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

05-26-2012 03:09:13 | More by ColSanders123
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mattenglish

Florida

3/5  rDev -5.7%

05-16-2012 23:43:05 | More by mattenglish
Thomas Creek Stillwater Vanilla Cream Ale from Thomas Creek Brewery
74 out of 100 based on 131 ratings.