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Cadian Cream Ale - Pump House Brewery

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Cadian Cream AleCadian Cream Ale

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74
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37 Ratings
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Ratings: 37
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.07
pDev: 18.57%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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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StomachUlcers

New Brunswick (Canada)

1.75/5  rDev -43%

06-02-2013 05:28:23 | More by StomachUlcers
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DogFood11

California

1.78/5  rDev -42%

The search for a new brew to try continued today at a Saint John Liquor store. Pump House Cadian Ale caught my eye as their red was a decent gobble. This light copper brew was clear and filled with moderate to mild carbonation.

This one lays on the sweeter side of the palate even for a cream ale. It has some underlying extract type sweetness. Vanilla, cream soda backer. Has a hard time cleaning up. Would have liked to have something in there to cut the sweetness. Maybe a charred edge or a sampling of bitterness.

Notes: I wouldn't want this as a session beer nor would I seek it out for an occassional taste. Fairly one sided offering with little to nothing of interest.

12-27-2007 19:34:16 | More by DogFood11
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

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
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dasenebler

Maine

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
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Converge

Alberta (Canada)

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
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biegaman

Ontario (Canada)

2.53/5  rDev -17.6%

Thanks to Jeff (tupalev) for the bottle! Enjoyed with Blankboy and HogTownHarry.
Pours with average head, a deep golden head. Bronzed in colour. Aroma slightly corn-starchy. Doesn't offer much for appeal. Quite unfavourable taste - like odd cider quality with rotting fruit. Macro like character. No idea as to hop or malt choice - poorly developed flavour profile. Carbonation a little too high, texture grainy and off putting. An overall ugly beer that leaves a bad impression of the brewery.

10-18-2006 02:31:34 | More by biegaman
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MeisterBurger

Ontario (Canada)

2.63/5  rDev -14.3%

Pours very foamy, with a big bubbly head that clearly had somewhere else to be because it was gone in a real hurry. Color is somewhere between pale gold and straw.

At first it smelled a little like....a macro adjunct lager. Uh oh. Some grain, mostly oranges or sweet mandarins. Slight grassy hops.

Taste is...thin. Watery. Wanting. I get a wheaty, buttered corn taste that is somewhat sweet with an underlying fruity flavor with a bitterness in the middle and a clean finish. Overall I would have to say that the taste lacks any real substance or character and is wholly unremarkable.

Mouth feel is mostly a flat yet creamy, very light bodied beer.

This beer might have a use as training wheels to help wean someone off macro brewed lagers, but otherwise it's not anything I ever need to put in my mouth again.

04-23-2009 00:33:29 | More by MeisterBurger
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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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CurtisD

New Brunswick (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -10.4%

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

New Brunswick (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -10.4%

05-18-2014 09:23:56 | More by DreamDeath
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Exeter

Alberta (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -10.4%

05-31-2014 06:30:58 | More by Exeter
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mrmanning

Ontario (Canada)

2.85/5  rDev -7.2%

Bottle- Deep straw, pours a fluffy but short lived white foam. Simple nose with grains, sweet fruit (plum) cereal, some caramel, slight hops.Tastes sweet of cereal grains, some bready malts, a bit fruity. Slightly hoppy in the finish.Ok. Wouldn't have pegged it as a cream ale if I didn't know beforehand.

11-16-2009 13:33:19 | More by mrmanning
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joemcgrath27

Alberta (Canada)

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
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souvenirs

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
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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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schnarr84

Alberta (Canada)

3/5  rDev -2.3%

12-21-2011 00:07:03 | More by schnarr84
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berley31

New Brunswick (Canada)

3.08/5  rDev +0.3%

A: Poured with a small, off-white head that diminished to a thin foam quite quickly. Body is yellow and slightly hazy.

S: Aroma is nothing special... smells like some cooked corn and light traces of wheat.

T: Again, unfortunately, nothing to write home about. Lightly sweet at the beginning, but quickly fades to nothingness. I'd expect more from a cream ale than this.

M: Medium-bodied and slightly creamy, with soft carbonation.

D: Sure, it's easy to drink, and you can detect what it seems like they're trying to do with this beer... but in the end, they don't quite manage to deliver.

09-01-2009 23:34:39 | More by berley31
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seand

California

3.08/5  rDev +0.3%

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.

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

Alberta (Canada)

3.1/5  rDev +1%

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.

05-11-2010 02:07:55 | More by Shadman
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.13/5  rDev +2%

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.

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

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
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andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

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
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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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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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Cadian Cream Ale from Pump House Brewery
74 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.