Cream Ale - Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
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Reviews by ThisWangsChung:
3.46/5 rDev -4.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
12 oz can into a pint glass.
A: Pours a darker straw color. About two fingers of white-colored head is formed, and fades away almost at a record pace. The rough-looking texture is also pretty poor, as well.
S: Cereal grains, perhaps unsurprisingly, are the dominant aromatic note. Two things really work in its favor - a lack of obnoxious corn sweetness, and even some nice grassiness.
T: First things first: when looking at these basic styles (cream ale, pale lager, pilsner, or what have you) I look for one thing: how well-hopped is it? This one, thankfully, has a healthy citrusy finish to help balance the textbook adjunct character. While it is pretty sweet, it never becomes cloying.
M: It's definitely a light-feeling beer, as it should be. It's not very dry, however - in fact, I think the carbonation is about 10% underdone. But it is refreshing and easy drinking.
O: I'd reckon this is everything I could want in a good cream ale. I'm even regretting not picking up more than a single can.
Serving type: can
06-07-2013 21:10:48 | More by ThisWangsChung
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3.5/5 rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Poured from the can into a nonic pint glass. Canned Jan 24th 2014, slightly old here.
A soapy thick and bone white head three fingers tall, sits on a cloudy and murky apricot orange to amber body. Some fine floaties. Head settles very slowly with some soapy retention.
Aroma is virtually non existent. Some sweet grains a bit, a little bit of orange like juice. Not much really going on or to say here.
Palate brings a little bit of the subdued senses. Mild pleasurable malt bill, with a good thick body. Slightly orange fruit sensations, and minimal bitterness. A bit of nice juiced quality to the beer, but struggling to find more to say.
I am not sure being that old for a cream ale is making a difference, but while enjoyable there is not a lot going on, compared to other creams I've had.
Serving type: can
05-26-2014 19:17:05 | More by smakawhat
Cream Ale from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.