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Cadian Cream Ale - Pump House Brewery

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Cadian Cream AleCadian Cream Ale

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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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Photo of seand


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
Photo of 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
Photo of 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
Photo of 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
Photo of 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
Photo of 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
Photo of DogFood11


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
Photo of Viggo

Ontario (Canada)

3.78/5  rDev +23.1%

Thanks to Mandrake for sending this my way for CanBIF3!

Pours a clear amber, big fluffy white head forms, settles down to a thin layer and ring, leaves lots of lacing behind. Smell is sweet, very malty, caramel, citrus, bit of floral, some vanilla, quite nice, very balanced. Taste is sweet and malty, caramel, slightly buttery, floral in the finish, nice flavours. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with medium carbonation. Nothing spectacular but a solid ale and something I would drink on a regular basis were it available.

07-05-2007 01:44:13 | More by Viggo
Photo of MMansfield

Nova Scotia (Canada)

3.88/5  rDev +26.4%

Had a bottle in the fridge for a while now. Available at most NSLC locations.

Appearance: Pours a lovely golden colour with a huge frothy white head. Tons of lacing and great retention.

Aroma: Bread and butter mostly with a some florals. A slight hint of vanila in there as well. Not too aromatic.

Taste: Pretty well balanced. Not overly flavourful but provides a good drink. Quite sweet with hints of fruitiness. Finish is moderately bitter and buttery.

Mouthfeel: Has more body than I would've expected, lives up to the cream ale style for creaminess. Drinkability very high.

Final Statement: I really enjoy this beer. Contrary to the previous review, I feel this is a quality, solid entry into the craft cream ale category. The style is generally brewed to appeal to people who do not necessarily drink craft beer, however, this one is definately a pretty well crafted cream. Worth a try for sure.

06-24-2007 03:58:17 | More by MMansfield
Photo of 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
Photo of pootz

Ontario (Canada)

3.43/5  rDev +11.7%

A good solid cream ale.

bright gold in the glass 2 finger fluffy cap, goo lacing.

Aroma was bready malts over apple-pair tones

nice chunk of crystal malt up front, some sweetness, some fruit and some cedar hop tones....finished with a slight bittering and bready after tastes.

Very drinkable and mellow character

08-31-2006 20:59:00 | More by pootz
Photo of PiratePete

New Brunswick (Canada)

3.28/5  rDev +6.8%

This is the only Pump House product that is bottled although at the time of writing there are plans to bring out two of their other brews in bottle. Pours out a medium amber colour with a really big head leaving a light lacing around the glass. A very pleasant malt smell that is augmented by a malt taste and very nice mouth feel. Not heavy or light but just tingly and refreshing. A good ale. Leaves a slight hint of licorice in the mouth for a moment after it goes down. Not really all that creamy but I sure would like another one. It is only available in New Brunswick, Canada in bottle and on tap.

09-29-2003 10:52:30 | More by PiratePete
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Cadian Cream Ale from Pump House Brewery
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