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Russell Cream Ale - Russell Brewing Company

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Russell Cream AleRussell Cream Ale

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23 Ratings
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Ratings: 23
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.3
pDev: 12.12%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Russell Brewing Company visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
Cream Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: canucklehead on 03-26-2003)
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Reviews by cbnz:
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British Columbia (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

03-12-2013 01:22:25 | More by cbnz
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Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

20oz pint at the Cactus Club Cafe - a Vancouver restaurant chain showing a little love to a fellow Lower Mainland business in penetrating the Alberta palate?

This beer appears a clear, shiny medium bronzed amber colour, with one fat finger of frothy and soapy off-white head, which leaves a band of thin hanging curtain lace around the glass upon its short wake.

It smells of sweet nutty caramel malt, a bit of stale brown sugar syrup, and flinty leafy hops. The taste is more blandly nutty, bready and caramel malt, a twinge of sour dark fruit, and plain leafy, weedy hops.

The carbonation is fairly low, barely a tickle here and there, the body medium-light in weight, mostly smooth, and perhaps a bit creamy. It finishes off-dry, the nutty malt sweetness persisting.

A decent enough cream ale, nothing all that out there, but that isn't the nature of the style. Could easily drink a few of these while my attention is drawn elsewhere, especially at this pretty-people place, amusingly attached to 'The Mall'.

04-17-2011 05:48:30 | More by biboergosum
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Ontario (Canada)

3.45/5  rDev +4.5%

Enjoyed on cask at St. Augustine's. A bit of carbonation here, just tapped cask. Some colour in the body and even a bit of red. Smooth, some flavour, Ok drinkability for a basic mild ale.Tad of hops and malt.Decent cask.Neutral aroma.Sessionable, nothing exceptional.

08-01-2011 16:56:39 | More by Sammy
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2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

06-12-2013 03:12:21 | More by CWVegas
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Alberta (Canada)

3.13/5  rDev -5.2%

Served in a standard pint glass. Deep gold amber color, white head but foam quickly disappeared. Smells a bit grainy and some hops.
Flavor is good, mix of malt and hoppiness, nothing great, just a good beer. Slightly thin mouthfeel. Right around average.

11-19-2008 00:18:46 | More by BigBry
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Saskatchewan (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

01-12-2014 23:43:43 | More by Idrankthat
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British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

05-13-2012 19:11:46 | More by bumchilly25
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Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

12-21-2011 17:24:34 | More by fizzyted
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Manitoba (Canada)

3/5  rDev -9.1%

05-25-2012 05:25:45 | More by joefinnigan15
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Ontario (Canada)

3.05/5  rDev -7.6%

Enjoyed while out for dinner with my family in Kelowna, BC.

A - Pours a dark rudy red colour with a finger of light bubbly head which dissipates quickly, leaving little lacing.

S - Some a dominated by sweet malts, with caramel, toffee and a nutty scent coming through. Not noticing any overwhelming hops on this one.

T - Flavours are rather mild, but again are dominated by the malts with a light caramel flavour followed by a nutty after-taste which lingers on the tongue. The hops do come through a bit on the finish, making for a decent balance.

M - Very light, goes down smooth, perfectly balanced carbonation.

D - Nothing spectacular, but still rather tasty. Easily sessionable, and non-offensive.

08-06-2010 04:54:40 | More by andrenaline
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British Columbia (Canada)

3/5  rDev -9.1%

07-15-2012 15:39:06 | More by Coastal_Brew
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British Columbia (Canada)

3.38/5  rDev +2.4%

One of the local brewers that only produces draught product
and is not available everywhere.

This beer is dark gold with a weak head but the taste partially
makes up for the appearance. I liked the sweet finish and the
drinkability but could have done with more hops. This is a
decent pint but competition is strong in the B.C. market and
a good pint often is a dime a dozen. A great beer is not so

03-26-2003 13:20:21 | More by canucklehead
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3/5  rDev -9.1%

02-27-2012 01:55:43 | More by Syr
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British Columbia (Canada)

3.35/5  rDev +1.5%

Served from a pitcher. Dark amber-red colour with a foamy white head. Smells a wee bit like a lager, which would shouldn't get with a cream ale.

Taste is okay, but a bit on the watery side. Traces of malt, hops a bit more dominant. Thin on the mouth, but serves as a good session beer.

03-02-2005 07:20:29 | More by BDTyre
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3.23/5  rDev -2.1%

This creamer poured a clear oak into the Sammy Adams freebie glass, ½ inch of ivory head with some sticky sheets of lace. Label states it's 5% abv.

Notes of chocolate malt in the aroma, but almost non-existent in the quaff. This is along the lines of a weak brown ale, semi-sweet start with a touch of hop in the finish. Not to bad of a session type beer, light and easy going.

Brought to me by my son working in the Seattle area, glad to have tried it - but he says the Vancouver beers are very high dollar ($15 sixers for a "plain" beer).

01-02-2010 21:06:21 | More by Vancer
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Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

12-14-2013 08:48:22 | More by Exeter
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3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

04-18-2014 02:57:54 | More by Beervana
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British Columbia (Canada)

3.55/5  rDev +7.6%

A: 1/2" soapy cream colored head that dissipated over about 3 minutes. Dark amber colour that is slightly cloudy.

S: Nutty, and maple syrup.

T: Sweet, maple syrup, slightly malty, pleasant aftertaste.

M: Average thickness and carbonation.

O: Good sipping beer, better than average taste, is a good go-to beer since the six-packs cost $10.50 CDN in the BC Liquor Stores here.

06-09-2011 03:05:30 | More by DaftCaskBC
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Manitoba (Canada)

3.15/5  rDev -4.5%

A: Pours a clear dark amber with 1.5 fingers worth of off white head. Settles to a ring around the glass but didn’t leave any lacing.

S: Nutty with caramel malt. Maybe some earthy scents as well.

T: Caramel malt with some nuts later on but the taste is on the lighter side.

M: Light to medium carbonation with a light body.

O: I would say this is more of a gateway beer to different beers. It’s pretty mild but you could session this beer.

06-22-2011 23:50:13 | More by marty21
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Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +21.2%

11-30-2011 16:22:37 | More by kelvarnsen
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British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +21.2%

03-20-2014 05:29:27 | More by scameron
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British Columbia (Canada)

2.25/5  rDev -31.8%

06-13-2013 13:50:32 | More by KStark
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British Columbia (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

05-13-2012 05:27:03 | More by schopenhauerale
Russell Cream Ale from Russell Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 23 ratings.