The Lawn Ranger Cream Ale - Cedar Creek Brewery
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4.59/5 rDev +32.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
This one pours a very cloudy golden color with a nice pillowy white head that settles at a fast to medium rate with no lacing down the glass.
The nose is sweet and fruity with with a sharp hop note that has hints of lemon, oranges, grass bread and the faintest hint of black pepper.
The taste is a nice creamy effervescent experience that is a light mixing of dry malt with spicy hops and creamy notes of citrus, grass and a nice clean dry finish that does not cling to the palate.
The mouthfeel is a definite cream ale. it is creamy and silky and is a definitive cream ale.
Overall this is an exceptional cream ale and meets all the criteria for such a style extremely well. This one is definitely Americanized Cream Ale and has a bit more hops, .less sweetness and is just damn good.
Definitely drink this beer
Serving type: can
07-15-2014 01:08:42 | More by AtrumAnimus
3.5/5 rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Thanks to the incredible woodychandler for this beer. Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a light golden color with a 1 inch head. Smell is sweet, malty. Taste is of malts, clean, refreshing, a touch of rye. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall, as advertised, is a fine lawnmower beer.
Serving type: can
05-10-2014 08:03:22 | More by tone77
3.8/5 rDev +9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
The wondrous JenRay has come through again with more CANned beers in furtherance of The CANQuest (TM)! She is a regular CANtributor to the madness and one who is fully worthy of a trade. Texas seems to really be embracing the idea of craft CANs.
From the CAN: "Cream Ale is a style that is under-appreciated by most of the craft beer world. We want to change that. Lawn Ranger is a session ale with a solid malt character from the Ameri[CAN] 2-row, with rye and flaked oats thrown in for good measure. Rye and oats are not typical ingredients for Cream Ale, but we like the additional character and body they provide. We use a minimal blend of Apollo and Bravo hops to balance the malts and German Alt yeast. This 'Lawnmower Ale' is the one to drink during the hot Texas summers or when you want to have more than a couple. Saddle up, Mower Maverick!"; "Brewed in East Texas".
Well, I am in the minority, as usual. One of my favorite beers, as an underage CANsumer, was Genesee Cream Ale (Genny Cream) and I really drank it up during the summer of 1990 at Amigo's Bar & Grill in Portland, Maine. I will be interested to see what rye and oats do for the style. They CAN't hurt in lieu of corn, I will wager.
The Crack! unleashed a fair amount of foam, so I backed off and allowed things to settle just a bit before proceeding. It was certainly a brimful CAN, but I was unsure that volume was the root cause and so I went with a gentle pour. This was the right idea as mounds of pillow, bone-white head immediately formed and threatened to overmount the edge of the glass. I was left with just over a finger of rocky, bone-white head as a result. Color was a murky lemonade-yellow (SRM = 3.7). Nose had a grassiness to it that made me look up the hops varieties being used. Bravo was the aroma hop, but I was curious to see what Apollo was going to do to the taste. The mouthfeel was quite effervescent, paving the way for the riot of flavors to come: citrus, tropical fruit, black pepper and freshly-mown grass all came to mind. This was NOT the cream ale of my misspent youth, lemme tell ya! Great lacing began to form and cling to the interior of my glass as I pondered this beer. The finish was semi-dry with the rye providing a lingering black pepper taste that stuck in the back of my throat. Color me impressed! If this truly fits the definition of a session beer, then I would highly recommend loading up with some for the upcoming summer. If not, then CANsume at will, but know that it is a very different iteration of the style.
Serving type: can
04-18-2014 14:53:46 | More by woodychandler
3.96/5 rDev +14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4
16 oz. can poured into tall mug
L: yellow ... very clear, just a hint of mistiness in it; over multiple pourings, the nice white head of foam that pops up can be almost whatever you want it -- on this regular pour, the head rose about 1/3 to almost 1/2 inch and is not sticking much
S: creamed corn ... lots of grain; subtle, light sweetness
T: everything is subtle here, so it's hard to pull out exactly what I'm tasting -- it boils down to a light, sweet barley with some grain (corn) and no bitterness whatsoever. there is a creamed corn taste at times, but again it's very, very subtle
F: as drinkable as anything I've had without being watery ... it *is* light
O: it's not perfect, but, man ... if you want "just a beer" without any bells and whistles, this sucker is fantastic. just enough sweetness from the malt to be tasty with no hop profile at all -- no bitterness, spiciness, nothing. there is a pinch of grain in there that's mostly corn and at times creamed corn, but it never gets that sour taste some brews have when creamed corn comes to mind.
what makes this a "cream ale"? i have no idea, but i can see why so many people are loving this brew. it's simple, easy-drinking and good.
Serving type: can
04-09-2014 07:59:38 | More by Premo88
3.16/5 rDev -8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
16 fl oz aluminum can acquired at a local bottle shop and served into a Pinthouse Pizza conical pint glass in low altitude Austin, Texas. Reviewed live. Expectations are below average. Reviewed as a cream ale for obvious reasons. "IBU: 16. OG: 11.2 SRM: 3.7."
Served cold - straight from the fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.
A: No bubble show forms as it's poured.
Pours a four finger wide head of white colour. Fizzy and disappointingly thin. Lacks creaminess and frothiness. Complexion and consistency are both subpar. No lacing clings to the sides of the glass as the head recedes. Head retention is above average - about 3 minutes.
Body colour is a clear translucent yellow of average vibrance. Clean; no floating yeast particles/sediment is visible.
Overall, it's a bit underwhelming for a cream ale. Far from unique or special. There are no obvious flaws.
Sm: Clean barley, oats, pale or pilsner malts, and a nice floral hop character. A slightly spritzy perfumey pleasant aroma of average strength.
No yeast character or alcohol is detectable.
I'm excited to try it.
T/Mf: Creamy, sure, with the faintest hint of buttery character. Clean barley. Oats. American pale malts. A kiss of corn adjunct. Slight graininess. Wheat.
It's an admittedly simple build, but I find it nicely cohesive and balanced for what it is. Lacks subtlety, intricacy, and nuance. Average depth, duration, and intensity of flavour. It doesnt' really come together as fully as it needs to. For a cream ale, it's not quite creamy enough. Maybe a nitro-widget is in order?
Light on the palate. Smooth and wet. Well-carbonated. Not creamy enough. Not crisp. Largely unrefreshing. Okay body and thickness. The texture doesn't suit the taste particularly well.
Not oily, gushed, hot, boozy, astringent, harsh, or rough.
Dr: Drinkable and enjoyable, but far from world class. While I do like it in a general sense and could kill a 6 pack in one sitting, I can't see myself buying this again - especially with other superior cream ales out there around this price point (e.g. Kilkenny). It's a nice little beer from Cedar Creek, but it takes more flavour to run with the big dogs.
Serving type: can
02-15-2014 20:51:20 | More by kojevergas
The Lawn Ranger Cream Ale from Cedar Creek Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.