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Clear Sky | Wolf's Ridge Brewing

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BEER STATS
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
30
Avg:
3.93
pDev:
31.55%
 
 
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Wolf's Ridge Brewing
Ohio, United States | website

Style: Cream Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our pre-Prohibition styled American Cream Ale is brewed traditionally with American barley and corn to create a crisp, light, all-day drinker.

Added by zimm421 on 05-31-2014

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Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 30
Reviews by zimm421:
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2.75/5  rDev -30%

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Photo of Cynic-ale
3.43/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SomethingClever
4.65/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle poured into willybecher glass This Daybreak the Coffee vanilla version

A: light yellow gold with maybe a touch more gold and great clarity poured with a nice soapy head but it disappeared quickly

S: coffee, vanilla, light corn malts, some toast smell bready sweet

T: nice sweet coffee vanilla taste with a nice grainy bready corn finish

M: lighter to medium with a touch of cling good carbonation

O: This beer is exceptional the coffee and vanilla are right there in the nose and taste but what blows me away is the amazing malty grainy finish that just almost screams lager. I would go out of my way for this beer.

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Photo of prototypic
3.54/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ohiobeer29
2.75/5  rDev -30%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of lusyrsgirl
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Smooth cream ale. The way cream ales are supposed to taste. Enjoyed at Digfest and was pleased to be able to have something besides an IPA. Very drinkable. Nice beer for summer. reminded me of Sun Kings cream ale which I also love. Little hazy. Full mouth feel. 250 characters is too much!!

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Photo of BrewUSA
3.81/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
3.94/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sabtos
3.38/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Clear, gold body with minimal head.

Delicate cream and cornbread aromas.

Soft and dry, flavors of biscuit, light butter and corn keep this light and easily drinkable.

Now what the hell is up with all the reviews talking about coffee? Come on people, learn how to review the correct beer: http://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/33530/191752/

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Photo of masterofsparks
3.03/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BeerBucks
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SaltofOH
3.73/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle dated February 1, 2016. Pilsner glass. NOT DAYBREAK. For all those who reviewed the coffee-infused version of this beer, this is not it.

Appearance: Before judging the beer itself, I'm just going to note that I love the "lumpy shoulder" bottle and the elegant label and cap. With a fairly aggressive pour, yields one finger bright white head, and a full gold with rows upon rows of streaming carbonation. Some retention of a thin skim of foam, but the lacing is very, very good.

Smell: a fairly sweet, "beery" smell. Nothing off. A little hint of drying hay or straw. Doesn't smell like much; which is what the style is supposed to smell like. Certainly smells better than a blonde ale.

Taste: Pretty light, inoffensive arrival. Remains light, a little grassy across mid-palate. Not as much sweetness as I would have expected. Not really sweet at all. Then transitions to a fairly bitter/hoppy ending. Not in absolute terms, but for the style. There is something that is just a little too potent in the ending hop note. Like Prima or Pivo pilsners, when the hops start to go off on an excessively hopped light beer, you can really tell - perhaps this is approaching that.

Mouthfeel: Lighter side of midweight. Really, it's remarkably crisp and clean for an ale. Carbonation is strong, which is appropriate for the style, but is not carbonic or biting. I'd say this is the strongest part of this beer- it is utterly crisp and refreshing.

Overall: This is a good lager-like ale, though I have to say that when I am in the mood for a beer of this type, I am inclined to go for a German lager. Perhaps this is more true to our national brewing heritage, but it just doesn't do it for me. I have complained that outside of Great Lakes Brewing Co., it's impossible to get good lagers (or lager-like beers) in Ohio. This certainly proves that wrong. It is a well-crafted quasi-lager that hits the spot for quality local lawnmower beer. Would love to do a side by side with Madtree Lift, which I think I liked better. I have had Daybreak, and I can see why people love that so much as compared to this; I think the coffee would go really well with whatever that hop is that I am tasting.

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Photo of merock1402
4.4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bonis
3.7/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dewsby
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Brown120
4.05/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Dicers
3/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.89/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheOakKing
4.6/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of DrJGR629
4.72/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Well balanced vanilla and coffee. The cream ale is the perfect house for this combo

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3.96/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.69/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Clear Sky from Wolf's Ridge Brewing
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