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Slipstream Cream Ale - Phillips Brewing Company

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Slipstream Cream AleSlipstream Cream Ale

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66 Ratings
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Ratings: 66
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 10.74%
Wants: 2
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Phillips Brewing Company visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
Cream Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BDTyre on 06-28-2008

Duck into the slipstream and enjoy the rich flavours of a BC original! Medium bodied and smooth like pedal stroke.
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Ratings: 66 | Reviews: 19
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look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12 oz brown returnable bottle into a nonic. Purchased in Phillips Showcase variety pack with best by date of 25 April 2015 on packaging, but 3 May 15 on the bottleneck.

A: Crystal clear amber-brown with prodigious 1-2 finger off-white head with average retention but copious lacing down the glass. No mention of this beer being a cream ale on the current label/packaging.

S: Aroma is of toasted and roasted medium dark malts. I am not sure how this comes off as a cream ale -- it smells like an English brown ale. There is little to no hop, maybe some earthy Fuggles type of note but not much else. Some mild fruity yeast esters and no alcohol in the nose.

T: The flavor is subtle, too subtle, with a flat slightly musty tannic character. Not much sweetness, light bitterness, just some low character medium dark roasted malts. There is some nutty character as it warms. Yeast esters provide a little grapey fruitiness but not much else. Not a great beer.

M: Thin and bordering on watery, little body with the tannic light astringency it really isn't very pleasant feel-wise.

O: Slipstream will likely slip right out of my memory -- bland with some tannic astringency like an oversparged homebrew. Not one I will look forward too -- I will probably try to blend and see if it can be helped.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This poured a nice amber colour with a slightly tan head. The nose was a brown sugar, caramel maltiness. The tongue was pretty much the same with a hint of vanilla in the end. Fairly mild carbonation so a very easy drink. I enjoyed this one.

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Appearance: A nice medium brown with a fluffy off white head and excellent clarity.

Smell: Sweet, sugary, malts, molasses.

Taste: Sweet malts, bright grassy hops, caramel, light brown sugar, vanilla. Very tasty.

Mouthfeel: Very creamy and smooth.

Overall: A nice beer, well balanced and quite refreshing.

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From bottle included in a mixed pack. Pours a surprisingly rich dark amber with white head that makes one wonder if cream ales always have to be a bit tepid. Looks tasty. Aroma is sweet and malty, not complex but inviting nonetheless. The first sip reveals some perfumy vanilla and grassy herbal hop notes, followed by some sweet caramel, faint chocolate, and a touch of earthy spice that recalls potato or root cellar. Not fruity. Decent English-style hopping for a cream ale, pepper and gooseberry coming to mind, and the mouthfeel is bang on, velvety smooth and melding nicely with the steadily accruing bitter, ashy, yet almost minty finish to create a really pleasant session experience.

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Slipstream Cream Ale from Phillips Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.