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Slipstream Cream Ale - Phillips Brewing Company

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Slipstream Cream AleSlipstream Cream Ale

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BA SCORE
83
good

63 Ratings
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Ratings: 63
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 10.99%
Wants: 1
Gots: 9 | 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:
Duck into the slipstream and enjoy the rich flavours of a BC original! Medium bodied and smooth like pedal stroke.

(Beer added by: BDTyre on 06-28-2008)
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341ml bottle. Showcase variety pack fodder here in Alberta.

This beer pours a clear ruddy amber hue, with two chubby fingers of filmy, foamy, and ok, dammit, creamy eggshell white head, which leaves a few instances of drooping archway lace around the glass as it peels it out of town.

It smells of roasted nutty caramel malt, some prominent biscuit edginess poking in, with a nice complement of fruity, dusty hops joining the fray. The taste is more sweet caramel malt, moderated by a multi-varied nuttiness, soft dusty graininess, and decent orchard fruitiness.

The real star here, is, of course, the slickly smooth, and yes, oh hell yes, creamy (bubbles? sure, they're there, but only in the service of the...wait for it - sultry) body. This aspect is readily discernible from the get-go, and it's a heady adjunct to the smoothness, one which is actually dissection-worthy in its own right. It finishes on the sweet side, the nutty malt and citrus-tinged leafy hops continuing to play well together.

Too many so-called cream ales (Canada - I'm looking right at you, dudes) fall short on that most basic of tenets - they just don't have that smooth, and well, creamy essence of bearing, a characteristic which this offering obviously does not lack. Add to it the nice English bittering hop notes, and we have quite the eminently quaffable bevy.

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A - clear copper brown with one thump of head that retained and laced okay
S - sweet caramel and bready malts, with some resin and floral type hops scents
T - the bready and sweet malts are nice up front, then the florals with hints of licorice and toffee
M - medium bodied, with some of the creamy full aspects expected, a subtle dry on the finish
D - cream ale smoothness and good flavour balance, a good brew that goes down easy enough

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A - Pours a slightly hazy copper with an amber hue, thin layer of head, no real retention and no real lacing.

S - This one is quite nutty with roasted almonds dominating the scent, a bit of a floral hop follows and some caramel on the finish.

T - Again, the flavour is quite nutty with roasted almonds off the top, followed by some chocolate malts, and the slightest leafy hop on the finish. The taste of toasted sesame seeds lingers on the palette as well. Quite nice.

M - Mouthfeel is light and smooth. Finish was nice as well, not overly dry.

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Appearance- Pours a warm amber hue with a half finger of bubbly head.

Smell- caramel, brown sugar, and nutty aromas.

Taste- Pretty much the same as the aromas and a pleasant tartness.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied with light carbonation. Smooth and slight creaminess to the feel.

Overall- An enjoyable cream ale by Phillips. Its one of the better representations of a cream ale I've sampled in a while.

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Slipstream Cream Ale from Phillips Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.