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Begbie Cream Ale - Mt. Begbie Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

40 Ratings
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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 6.67%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mt. Begbie Brewing Co. visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
Cream Ale |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Mt. Begbie Brewing's original signature beer, brewed first in 1996. Begbie Cream Ale is a fruity ale with a subtle honey flavour. A delicious, golden ale, delicately fruity, with a subtle honey flavour that finishes with a crisp hop edge.

(Beer added by: canadianbarman on 03-30-2003)
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Photo of ZachT
3.99/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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3.92/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.74/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a light to medium golden amber with a thin white head that dissipate to patches. Aroma of sweet lager malt, mildly bready, hint of light stone fruit. Flavor follows aroma, with sweet bready malt, light stone fruit; leaning towards apricot, light honey. Finishes with light sweet malt with just a hint of hops. Medium bodied with light carbonation. A very nicely made cream ale, and like the other good representatives of the style leaves you wondering if this was what adjunct lagers were meant to be. Nothing really stands out here, but that is fitting for the style. Light, flavorful and easy drinking. Well done. I'm not a big cream ale fan, but this exceeded my expectations.

Photo of CWVegas
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Olek4374
3.6/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Purchased from my liquor store in Edmonton. My first of any Begbie beers, so let's have a go.

It pours a light brownish-orange colour with a finger's worth of head. It looks pretty nice, I'm having trouble deciding if it is brown or orange. The smell is nice - some nutty notes and a pleasant malty smell. The nuttiness is actually quite dominant. The beer tastes quite nutty when it hits your tongue, but there is a pleasant creamy note (hence the beer style) and a bit of hoppiness to go along with it, which is quote unexpected. There is some moderate carbonation, and a little bit of a bitter aftertaste. However, if you've had Sleeman Cream, it is NOTHING like that. There's so much more taste going on - Sleeman can only dream of making a beer like this.

Good beer overall. The only negative for me is the aftertaste, although it is not as problematic as a myriad of other beers I've had. As far as cream ales, this is a winner for sure.

Photo of schnarr84
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of wordemupg
3.23/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

650ml bottle poured into pint glass 11/3/12 from notes

A clear golden yellow with lots of growing bubbles that start off small and appear to get bigger as they rise, just a short lived finger of foam that ends up as a thin film leaving no lace

S loads of honey, to the point where I'd guess honey was added, some graham cracker and sweet grains

T bread and some macro flavor, yeast perhaps? pretty basic stuff not far from the nose

M thin and the bubbles are airy then go flat, has a sweet bready finish

O not the most exciting style and not the most exciting version of one, basic non offensive brew that would work better under a hot sun

not the best from Mt Begbie and something I doubt I'd bother with again.

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of mac1381
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of EskimoDave
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of chickenm
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of andrenaline
3.85/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a light golden colour, thin finger of head which quickly dissipates and leaves no real lacing.

S - Wheat and bread malts, some grassy hops on the finish, but quite light on the nose.

T - The grassy hops dominate off the top, a bit of a honey flavour and a nice sweet caramel on the finish. One of the best cream ales I've had for sure.

M - Light, bubbly and smooth with the slightest dry finish. Nothing offensive here.

D - A very tasty cream ale and one of the best of the style I've had to date. Worthy offering to any cream ale fan, and one of the better offerings from Mt. Begbie.

Photo of joemcgrath27
3.88/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - just slightly hazy golden orange, decent white head with fair retention and a good lace
S - a savoury and creamy bread smell with just a touch of honey and melon
T - the creamy bread flavour is prominent, honey hints are sublte but the taste lingers, ultimately it reminds me of a pastry
M - a very smooth and full feel like eating freshly baked bread, but there is some dryness on the finish to balance it
D - tasty and full bodied, it could get a little too filling to session, but a smooth balanced beer to be enjoyed

Photo of biboergosum
3.53/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

650ml bottle.

This beer pours a clear medium golden amber hue, with three fingers of puffy, yet mostly soapy off-white head, which leaves some thin sparse coral reef lace around the glass as it lazily recedes.

It smells of somewhat musty biscuity, doughy malt, a twinge of acrid wheat grain, a bit of nutty field honey, and earthy, moderately grassy hops. The taste is more grainy, bready biscuity malt, the wheatiness quite evident, and still kind of musty, a touch of caramel pastry loaf seeping in, with some mild lemon fruitiness, a hint of dry clover honey, and mild weedy, grassy hops.

The carbonation is fairly moderate, and more or less just pleasantly frothy, the body on the light side of medium weight, and perhaps a tad clammy in its otherwise apt smoothness. It finishes generally dry and grainy from the varied maltitude.

While the purported honey is a bit difficult to discern at most points, overall this is an agreeable, soft-on-the-palate cream ale, a thing less common than one might think, in this land o' plenty.

Photo of oakbluff
3.4/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bomber courtesy of CBA. Pours out highly filtered golden colour with minor head and lacing. Nose- honey sweetness and cooked vegetables. Taste- smooth, a little nutty and the creaminess of the mouthfeel is very much there. Metallic finish and that cooked vegetable again. Drinkability is high- good session brew.

Photo of Graham5161986
3.68/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: pours a clear colour gold with tons of rising carbonation bubbles. fizzy one finger head that dissapears quickly, leaving a slight lace.

S: caramelly sweet, light hops, and citrus tones

T: bitter hops come through, quite dry, with a sourdough bread-like finish

M: light to medium bodied, quite creamy, tingly carbonation and a smooth finish.

D: Not my favourite style, but a nice cream ale nonetheless. Smooth, not too heavy, and easy to drink - would make a great session beer

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Begbie Cream Ale from Mt. Begbie Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.