Cream City Pale Ale - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
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3.68/5 rDev +1.1%
A: The beer is relatively clear light amber-copper in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a very thin off white head that died down rather quickly, leaving some lacing on the surface and a thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: There are light aromas of caramel malts in the nose along with some notes of citrusy hops.
T: The taste is mostly dominated by flavors of caramel and pale malts and has some hints of grapefruit. There are some hints of initial sweetness but these quickly fade away and are replaced by a slight amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied, quite smooth and a bit creamy on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer seems to be more flavorful compared to other American Pale Ales but is still very easy to drink.
06-29-2012 13:45:54 | More by metter98
4.1/5 rDev +12.6%
12 oz bottle poured into a Lakefront imperial pint.
Bottled during Apr Wk3 (2012) notched on the label.
A - Pouring a virtually inactive crystal clear golden amber color with a plump, slow-to-settle cream-colored head, it left some hearty lacing on the glass.
S - A delicious abundance of citrus hops pour out while a touch of pine needle off-sets the rich grapefruit aroma that wafts up. Pale malt with a hint of caramel sweetness is detectable in the background but it's the hops that are showcased here.
T - Hops and malts get along well and balance nicely in Cream City. A rich malty flavor in the background is politely overturned by citrus and pine notes. Simple and effective.
M - Medium-light bodied, Cream City has a kiss of sweetness that's quickly washed away to a lightly bitter, very dry hop finish. Crisp and lightly refreshing, Cream City is!
O - A true American Pale Ale, Cream City sticks to it's guns with simple and effective grain and hop additions, not exceeding the style, pushing towards IPA boundaries. Unlimited drinkability is the core essence of this beer as Lakefront balances hop and malt for a underlying sweetness and citrus finish. Cream City wont blow you out of the water, but damn is it a good beer.
05-30-2012 23:47:51 | More by BeerFMAndy
3.58/5 rDev -1.6%
The beer pours a yellow color with a white head. The aroma is full of grain and grass, with some orange citrus thrown in for good measure. The flavor is hoppier than the aroma. I get some orange, pine and resin notes from the hops, as well as some biscuit malt notes. The bitterness level is low. Thin mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
05-15-2012 03:01:05 | More by Mora2000
2.95/5 rDev -19%
12 oz bottle, bottled on the 3rd week of November '11.
Pours a hazy dark orange/gold. A small half-inch head on top. Great sticky lace left on the glass. Mild citrus tones in the nose. Slight yeasty bready aromas as well. The body could stand to have a bit more carbonation to back it up. Light tartness greets me on the first sip, then finishes with a nice bitter zip. But the flavors fall flat after that. Bready flavors, mild honey sweetness - nothing really stands out though. Little aftertaste. The ingredients are there for a great APA, it's just poorly executed.
Thanks, Andy, for the opportunity though!
02-28-2012 14:20:02 | More by Onenote81
Cream City Pale Ale from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
82 out of 100 based on 247 ratings.