Cadian Cream Ale - Pump House Brewery
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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
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
2.33/5 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
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
2.53/5 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
3.23/5 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
Cadian Cream Ale from Pump House Brewery
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