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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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39 Ratings
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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.05
pDev: 19.02%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | 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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1.75/5  rDev -42.6%

Photo of DogFood11
1.78/5  rDev -41.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

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.

Photo of Sathanas
2/5  rDev -34.4%

Photo of wordemupg
2.15/5  rDev -29.5%
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

Photo of dasenebler
2.33/5  rDev -23.6%
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.

Photo of Converge
2.5/5  rDev -18%
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.

Photo of biegaman
2.53/5  rDev -17%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

Photo of MeisterBurger
2.63/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

Photo of beerhunter13
2.75/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of CurtisD
2.75/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of DreamDeath
2.75/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of Exeter
2.75/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of mrmanning
2.85/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

Photo of joemcgrath27
2.88/5  rDev -5.6%
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

Photo of souvenirs
2.88/5  rDev -5.6%
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

Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Gatordaddy
3/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of schnarr84
3/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of berley31
3.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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.

Photo of seand
3.08/5  rDev +1%
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.

Photo of Shadman
3.1/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

Photo of biboergosum
3.13/5  rDev +2.6%
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.

Photo of PEIBeerGuy
3.15/5  rDev +3.3%
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.

Photo of andrenaline
3.23/5  rDev +5.9%
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.

Photo of DoubleMalt
3.25/5  rDev +6.6%

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Cadian Cream Ale from Pump House Brewery
74 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.