Cadian Cream Ale - Pump House Brewery
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Ratings: 37 | Reviews: 23 | Display Reviews Only:
3.78/5 rDev +23.1%
Pint on tap at the brewery's restaurant in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada.
Appearance: Pours a clear gold with a one-inch white head. Looks like a lager. Leaves some attractive lacing.
Aroma: This has a really faint nose. There's nothing offensive in it, but there's also kind of nothing in it. Some very, very faint yeast, maybe.
Taste: This beer has a nice balance of flavors. It almost kind of tastes like if half-and-half was made in beer form. That probably sounds terrible, but it's actually quite nice. It has a pretty good heft to it and sort of a creamy milkiness. Most "cream" ales use the adjective to describe the beer's heft or mouthfeel, but this one actually seems to apply it to the taste. No one flavor dominates, though there are some faint spices on the finish. I don't get any hops. No alcohol either.
Mouthfeel: This is a fun beer to drink. Nice cream-like smoothness, and easy on the palate. It's much denser than it looks, but it's also refreshing and easy.
Overall: This is an enjoyable, fairly simple beer that is certainly worth picking up in a mixed six or grabbing on draft if you can find it. It's sessionable and reasonably flavorful and accessible, but also has a pretty unique profile among cream ales - a style I enjoy, so maybe I'm partial.
06-07-2014 03:00:43 | More by illpass78
British Columbia (Canada)
2.88/5 rDev -6.2%
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
12-13-2013 02:48:14 | More by souvenirs
2.15/5 rDev -30%
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
10-19-2011 01:38:51 | More by wordemupg
2.5/5 rDev -18.6%
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.
10-04-2011 03:06:25 | More by Converge
2.33/5 rDev -24.1%
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.
09-21-2011 22:03:36 | More by dasenebler
3.53/5 rDev +15%
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.
09-21-2011 13:12:32 | More by tigg924
2.88/5 rDev -6.2%
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
09-12-2011 00:28:17 | More by joemcgrath27
3.23/5 rDev +5.2%
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.
03-26-2011 18:50:56 | More by andrenaline
New Brunswick (Canada)
3.53/5 rDev +15%
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.
02-28-2011 23:00:09 | More by spree92
Prince Edward Island (Canada)
3.15/5 rDev +2.6%
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.
11-27-2010 15:22:46 | More by PEIBeerGuy
3.43/5 rDev +11.7%
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!
08-20-2010 03:20:04 | More by ChrisCage
Cadian Cream Ale from Pump House Brewery
74 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.