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Cream Ale - Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

Cream AleCream Ale

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59 Ratings
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Ratings: 59
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 9.04%


Brewed by:
Hardywood Park Craft Brewery visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
Cream Ale |  4.40% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: cw577enfield on 05-16-2013)
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Reviews by ThisWangsChung:
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

3.46/5  rDev -5.2%
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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Cream Ale from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.