Russell Cream Ale - Russell Brewing Company
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Russell Cream Ale from Russell Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 23 ratings.