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Cream City Pale Ale - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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Cream City Pale AleCream City Pale Ale

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252 Ratings

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Ratings: 252
Reviews: 129
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 12.91%
Wants: 11
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lakefront Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.68% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brakspear on 03-01-2002)
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

boehmer7, Oct 16, 2012
Photo of Chucker17
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Chucker17, Oct 12, 2012
Photo of MadScientist
3.88/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A hazy deep gold with orange highlights. The persistent, off-white head of creamy bubbles falls to a thin cap quickly but never goes away.

S: Moderate citrus and moderately-light piney hop aromas with some malt aroma. There is a light fruity ester, almost peach like. A faint herby/grassy note gives me the impression it was dry hoped.

T: A muted citrus and pine hops flavor with a firm hops bitterness and a supportive, clean malt sweetness. The hops are showing signs of age and would be better when fresh, but still come across nicely. The balance is fairly bitter but the malt keeps it from being dominating. The finish dry with a linger hops bitterness and some citrus hops flavor.

M: Medium bodied with a moderate carbonation. There is a slight creaminess but a slight astringency.

O: I will be looking for a fresh example, this is a pretty good Pale Ale but the hops are showing their age. A fresh bottle should be great, as this is still very enjoyable.

Bottle in March 2012

MadScientist, Oct 03, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

mttdls, Sep 19, 2012
Photo of djrn2
3/5  rDev -17.6%

djrn2, Aug 26, 2012
Photo of ObeMaltKinobee
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

ObeMaltKinobee, Aug 11, 2012
Photo of MarshMan71
4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

MarshMan71, Aug 07, 2012
Photo of ooftu
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

ooftu, Aug 01, 2012
Photo of DIPADude01
4/5  rDev +9.9%

DIPADude01, Jul 28, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

bonbini26, Jul 26, 2012
Photo of rjmclaw
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

rjmclaw, Jul 18, 2012
Photo of Herky21
1.75/5  rDev -51.9%

Herky21, Jul 18, 2012
Photo of Joeyuwp
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Joeyuwp, Jul 14, 2012
Photo of metter98
3.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

metter98, Jun 29, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

carteravebrew, Jun 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

LoraxLager, Jun 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

Zbrown2307, Jun 13, 2012
Photo of JohnQVD
3/5  rDev -17.6%

JohnQVD, Jun 02, 2012
Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.1/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

BeerFMAndy, May 31, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

wakajawaka76, May 30, 2012
Photo of Mora2000
3.58/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Mora2000, May 15, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Happy_Camper, Apr 25, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

kb2250, Apr 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

ABisonEgo, Apr 04, 2012
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3/5  rDev -17.6%

AlphaKing414, Apr 02, 2012
Cream City Pale Ale from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
82 out of 100 based on 252 ratings.