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Foam Top Cream Ale - Beachwood BBQ & Brewing

Foam Top Cream Ale
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 11.57%

Brewed by:
Beachwood BBQ & Brewing visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Cream Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: womencantsail on 07-06-2011)
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Photo of HopHead84


4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4


On tap at Beachwood Long Beach.

A: Dark gold with a pillowy white head. Lots of lacing on the glass.

S: Sweet grains meld with faint fruity notes: apple and pear.

T: Grainy and lightly sweet with light fruity esters that bring to mind apple and pear. Low bitterness and a clean finish.

M: Light in body with medium carbonation.

Overall: Easy drinking, refreshing, and well crafted. An enjoyable representation of the style. I could drink a lot of this.

Serving type: on-tap

04-23-2012 04:15:12 | More by HopHead84
Photo of UCLABrewN84


3.88/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Beachwood BBQ & Brewing in Long Beach, CA.

Pours a clear gold with an off-white head that settles to an oily film on top of the beer. Thin rings of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt/grain and some grassy and herbal aromas. Taste is very much the same with a mild bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good cream ale with a better taste than smell.

Serving type: on-tap

04-03-2012 01:14:20 | More by UCLABrewN84
Photo of kojevergas


3.05/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served on-draught into a strange curved pint glass at Beachwood BBQ in Seal Beach, California. Reviewed from notes.

A: Pours a two finger head of white colour, decent thickness, slight cream, and bad retention. Colour is a semitransparent copper.

Sm: Clean barley and malts. That's it. Very simple. A bit bland.

T: Clean full barley body without too much sharp carbonation. Hints of honey. Surprisingly little cream for a cream ale. Simple but fairly balanced. Boring but enjoyable. Pleasant and drinkable. It's no Kilkenny, but I like it.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Nice thickness. Adequate carbonation. Fairly complementary of the flavours of the body.

Dr: Drinkable but a bit boring. I don't think I' get it again. Very drinkable - its best attribute.


Serving type: on-tap

03-23-2012 03:37:46 | More by kojevergas
Photo of dgilks


3.93/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Clear pale gold colour with a foamy white head. Fair head retention.

Slightly grainy aroma with a touch of sweetness and a mild fruitiness. Good.

Smooth sweet malt with some light bittering and atouch of earthy hops.

Medium light body with moderate carbonation. Crisp.

A nice light crisp ale with some solid flavour. Great summer drinking.

Serving type: on-tap

10-18-2011 04:27:22 | More by dgilks
Photo of Halcyondays


4.03/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Beachwood I,

A: Pours a clear yellow with a fizzy white head, some lace.

S: Touch of grassy hops with some bready malt.

T: The light bready malt is balanced well with a hint of grassiness, very European like in its approach. Some husky grain in the finish.

M: Very clean and crisp, light-bodied.

O: This is a beer that showcases Julian's talent as it is a very light beer and there are no brewing flaws. It's well made for sure. This will not blow anyone away with flavour, but on a hot summer day it hits the spot.

Serving type: on-tap

07-21-2011 01:08:01 | More by Halcyondays
Photo of uselessgdtaste


4.38/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap at Beachwood Brewing during their soft opening. Of the 4 they had, I felt this was superb. It was not hoppy, dark, or anything that would get most people putting up high numbers, but for the style, I felt it was exactly what I wanted it to be. Light, refreshing, with great flavor.

Serving type: on-tap

07-06-2011 20:49:37 | More by uselessgdtaste
Photo of womencantsail


3.68/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Beachwood Brewing

A: The pour is a pale straw color with a white head.

S: Definitely some corn along with straw and grassy hops. There's a light floral note to it as well, and some biscuit malts and a bit of bread. Pretty basic cream ale aroma.

T: Slightly sweet with toasted grain, corn, biscuit malts, and bread. A soft hop bitterness, and some floral and grass notes. Somewhat sweet, but overall, a nice balance.

M: Light in body with a medium carbonation.

O: Cream ales are usually sort of a throwaway offering at a brewpub, but this one was a nice, balanced, easy to drink beer.

Serving type: on-tap

07-06-2011 01:38:10 | More by womencantsail
Foam Top Cream Ale from Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
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