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Cadian Cream Ale - Pump House Brewery

Cadian Cream AleCadian Cream Ale

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34 Ratings
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.07
pDev: 18.57%


Brewed by:
Pump House Brewery visit their website
New Brunswick, Canada

Style | ABV
Cream Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Blonde coloured ale with the wonderful essence of fresh blueberries. Sweet flavours of peppery blueberries, malts and spicy hops make this one a winner all the way. A one-of-a-kind refresher.

(Beer added by: pezoids on 09-29-2003)
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Ratings: 34 | Reviews: 22 | Show All Ratings:
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djcreepshow

Nova Scotia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +14%

07-22-2013 23:37:37 | More by djcreepshow
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souvenirs

British Columbia (Canada)

2.88/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

from a combo pack from the NSLC in Windsor, NS

A: clear yellow, a few millimetres of head
S: not much smell, maybe a hint of mango or honey?
T: unpleasant flavour of honey/corn sweetness? not backed up by other flavours
F: crisp, fairly thin
O: definitely wouldn't get this again

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2013 02:48:14 | More by souvenirs
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ZachT

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +14%

09-21-2013 16:13:22 | More by ZachT
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DoubleMalt

New York

3.25/5  rDev +5.9%

09-09-2013 23:45:18 | More by DoubleMalt
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StomachUlcers

New Brunswick (Canada)

1.75/5  rDev -43%

06-02-2013 05:28:23 | More by StomachUlcers
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beerhunter13

Ontario (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -10.4%

04-13-2013 16:46:32 | More by beerhunter13
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cfalovo97

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -2.3%

11-06-2012 19:52:43 | More by cfalovo97
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Gatordaddy

Maryland

3/5  rDev -2.3%

08-20-2012 02:12:57 | More by Gatordaddy
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CurtisD

New Brunswick (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -10.4%

08-16-2012 13:38:34 | More by CurtisD
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Ivanhoes_Backpack

New Brunswick (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +5.9%

03-15-2012 15:30:09 | More by Ivanhoes_Backpack
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Skizem

New Brunswick (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +46.6%

12-23-2011 22:39:58 | More by Skizem
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schnarr84

Alberta (Canada)

3/5  rDev -2.3%

12-21-2011 00:07:03 | More by schnarr84
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1p5v

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +30.3%

12-18-2011 06:36:13 | More by 1p5v
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

2.15/5  rDev -30%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

341ml bottle poured into pint glass 18/10/11

A clear golden yellow with lots of tiny bubbles feeding a finger of bone white foam that hangs around for a bit leaving a couple random patches of lace

S wet soggy cornflakes and a little purple candy, smells sour though not that inviting

T ya just more sour soggy cereal with a little sweetness too it, not that great just tastes a little off

M has some body to it and carbonation works well but it leaves a foul lingering taste in your mouth

O somethings just not right here, there's a flaw or it's just poorly made

I've had great stuff from Pump House but this just isn't it, I might give it another shot just to make sure I didn't get a bad bottle

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2011 01:38:51 | More by wordemupg
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Converge

Alberta (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

341ml bottle poured into a 16oz pint glass.

A - Fizzy white head. Urine yellow. No retention, no lacing.

S - Cereal grain sweetness, with evident honey undertones. Grassy and somewhat skunky.

T - Grainy sweetness, cereal, corn. Not very clean or crisp given the thin flavor. Not very good.

M - Fizzy carbonation. Thin body.

D - Unimpressive, but I wasn't expecting much. These cream ales just seem to be lagers with some weird funk added in.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2011 03:06:25 | More by Converge
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dasenebler

Maine

2.33/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

341mL, no date.

Pours a clear, very light yellow-gold with a decent head actually. Impressed with the retention. The lacing is minimal.

The aroma is grainy and hay-like, not much else.

The flavor is sweet and grainy, with almost no bitterness. Fairly clean, but I'm not digging the flavor at all. Kind of a weird grapey-fruity thing going on too. The mouthfeel has very large bubbles and seems forced and somewhat harsh.

I guess you could drink this, but I wouldn't repeat the experience. Next.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2011 22:03:36 | More by dasenebler
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tigg924

Massachusetts

3.53/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: moderate carbonation, 1 inch head, clear, gold in color

Smell: toasted malt, sugar, and honey—smells like a non-alcohol beer

Taste: sweet malty, bready, grass with a bit of hops at the end

Mouthfeel: very sweet with a touch of bitterness at the end, medium body, medium carbonation, very smooth

Overall: Arguably the smoothest beer I have had in some time. This almost tastes like the base beer for 21st Amendment’s Hell or High Watermelon—what I would expect to get without the fruit flavor. A great, sessionable, malty beer. A nice take on the style.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2011 13:12:32 | More by tigg924
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joemcgrath27

Alberta (Canada)

2.88/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - a hazy pale golden, short head dissipated fairly quickly
S - wheaty and yeasty, mild tropical fruit aroma, light leafiness
T - a grainy musty start, sour citrus, bready with a strange mineral aftertaste
M - light with lower carbonation, even a little flat, with a somewhat bready finish
O - a pretty average brew all in all, and not quite what I was expecting from a cream ale, glad I only bought a single

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2011 00:28:17 | More by joemcgrath27
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andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

3.23/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Pours a hazy pale straw colour, thin layer of head with little retention and no real lacing.

S - Scent is reminiscent of a hefe with caramel notes. Some grassy wheat and tart citrus notes with sweeter caramel undertones.

T - Unique flavours, and I'm a bit confused by the style. Almost a cross between a hefe and a cream ale with wheat and cloves coming off the top followed by some caramel and toffee notes on the finish.

M - Medium bodied ale, but goes down a pit prickly. Finish is a tad dry as well.

O - Overall, not at all what I was expecting from a cream ale. Unique indeed and worth a try, but Pumphouse has some better offerings IMO.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2011 18:50:56 | More by andrenaline
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spree92

New Brunswick (Canada)

3.53/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Poured a cloudy orange-yellow. The white head dropped fast but left great lacing lines. A lot of carbonation bubbles rising to the top, fast.

S- Sugary sweet smell is very strong. Apple rind, citrus peel and a slight belgian yeast finish.

T- Wow, a little disappointed. Very bland. No hops or malts. Very minor fruit flavors.

M- All that carbonation, and it isn't noticeable.

D- -34c with wind today, this would be better suited for the summer. Still, smooth and creamy though.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2011 23:00:09 | More by spree92
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PEIBeerGuy

Prince Edward Island (Canada)

3.15/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A hazy, (even) creamy-looking yellow ale with a bit of semi-creamy head that reduces to a skim pretty quickly.

The smell is a mix of apple and custard / tapioca. It smells sweet and creamy... so far, the name fits.

The taste is hard to pin, which is good, I guess. When I had some in the summer, straight out of the bottle, I enjoyed it more, though. It's still OK in a glass. The apple smell isn't in the flavour. The flavour is more of something creamy... a bit of biscuit dough, maybe. There is something about it that reminds me of lettuce of all things (slightly bitter lettuce, at that). Kind of a clove / spice note to it. It's a bit odd, really... OK, but not great.

The feel is good. The carbonation is balanced well, and it's not too watery. Just creamy enough.

The drinkability is OK. It is a bit odd/unique, which is, in some regards, good, but... overall, it's not too tasty.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2010 15:22:46 | More by PEIBeerGuy
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ChrisCage

Alberta (Canada)

3.43/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

A- Not exactly what I was expecting but this is very hazy brew! It is a pale golden color and it does lack a head unfortunately. It starts out fairly thin and settles to a foamy patch right in the middle of the glass. Moderate lacing but it doesn't stick for long....the overall look reminds me of an unfiltered apple cider.

S- There isn't much aroma and what there is, is dominated by a dry grassy/grainy smell. To be more precise, it has a malty sweet aroma and it's very mellow...it's very basic and actually makes me think I'm smelling white milk, which I don't recall ever happening before. No hops noted on the finish....just kind of bland smelling in general.

T- Very malty but it isn't as sweet tasting as the aroma let's on....more of a creamy/buttery flavor that ends up lingering on the palate after the swallow. There is a small hop presence on the finish but nothing special. This is a uniquely flavored brew, but that's probably a good thing IMO.

M- This is a thinner bodied beer, however there is a certain creamy texture to it that makes it feel richer than expected. The carbonation is normal I'd say...not palate scrubbing but not overly mild.

D- Would I drink this on a regular basis? Probably. It's different in it's own right....it definitely is creamy which is why it's called a cream ale I guess. It's richer in character than I expected and I think it would please the average person who just wants a decent craft beer to drink. The alcohol is hidden well and I would have no problem downing several of these!

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2010 03:20:04 | More by ChrisCage
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seand

California

3.08/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours a translucent yellow with a creamy white head. A film retains well enough to leave some lacing.

S: Somewhat grainy and a bit overly sweet.

T: Also a bit overly sweet, almost syrupy, not particularly balanced. Kind of one dimensional.

M: Creamy medium body, medium carbonation.

D: Reasonably drinkable, though a bit too sweet.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2010 21:59:18 | More by seand
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.13/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

341ml bottle. Is 'Cadian' a local term for 'Acadian'?

This beer pours a hazy medium golden colour, with three fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and mildly creamy bone-white head, which maintains average retention, eventually giving up an array of forked lightning lace around the glass.

It smells of sweet, fairly grapey fruit up front, soft cereal malt, a hint of sour milkiness, and some grassy honey. The taste is more purple rock candy, a tame creamed caramel malt, a touch of cereal biscuit, middling generic fleshy orchard fruit, and some rather understated earthy hops struggling to offset the sweetness.

The carbonation is moderate, just a wan frothiness milling about, the body medium-light in weight, and fairly creamy - equal parts dairy and air. It finishes well off-dry, the sugary biscuit and candy-like fruitiness not exactly going anywhere.

Well, truth in advertising, at least - this is indeed a creamy offering, though a tad too sweet and weirdly one-dimensionally fruity for my liking. The hops are also conspicuous in their absence, and I don't think I'll be revisiting this one.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2010 02:15:48 | More by biboergosum
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Shadman

Alberta (Canada)

3.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not sure if Cadian is drunkese for Canadian....

Bright colour, let's call it bright straw yellow. Slightly hazy, with a fizzy head, poor retnetion. Little bits of lacing.

Sweet, slightly malty aroma. I do detect an almost creamy nose to this, almost like ice cream.

It's not that the taste is bad, just a bit too muted. To be honest, my first thought was this tastes like a domestic Saisson ale. Sweet maltiness, a nint of hop dryness. touch of preserved fruit ( pear/apple)

Bit watery & thin. Low carbonation works pretty well here though.

Doesn't knock your socks off, but then it is in a bit of a 'catch all' category. Macro friend's might find it enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2010 02:07:55 | More by Shadman
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Cadian Cream Ale from Pump House Brewery
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