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Coon Rock Cream Ale - Lake Louie Brewery Company

Coon Rock Cream Ale
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71 Ratings
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Ratings: 71
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 14.97%


Brewed by:
Lake Louie Brewery Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Cream Ale |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: cokes on 07-05-2003)
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msubulldog25

Oregon

3.85/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Opened a 12 oz. bottle on a surprisingly cool March Saturday, after a bit of yardwork. NCAA Tournament on TV. Poured to a pint glass.

A: Pale yellow /'straw' color. Bright white head of crackling foam, halts just shy of a finger tall, drops quickly. Steady carbonation, almost clear but the the faintest dusting of haze. Once the head disappears, there's nothing that sticks - no lacing, no skim, no rings, nothing. Starts well, but in the end: Average.

S: Decent aroma: lightly-toasted grains, understated sweetness/floralness. Modest strength.

T: Light cereal grain some honey, mild apple fruitiness and a crackery conclusion. Hay/cut grass and small lemony twist. Balanced. Flavorful.

M: Crisp feel, less 'creamy' smooth than most I've tried of the style. I like it a lot - very refreshing, light, clean. Dry bitterness in the finish. A slight bit of stickiness/gumminess.

O: What an enjoyable pour, among the best I've had for the style. So 'spring'-like. I'd be happy to have this again.

Thanks for the bottle, Barry!

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2013 20:47:57 | More by msubulldog25
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

3.85/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a nonic.
049 13 Julian date on bottle.

A - Clear as crystal, Coon Rock pours a golden blonde color that's capped by a fleeting stark white head. The resulting skim of foam stays on the beer but there's not a speck of lace to be found on the pint.

S - Candi sugar notes and pilsner malt open Coon Rock with a noticeable sweetness that's further accented by sugary white grape and a touch of green apple skin. Wheat, husky pale malt, and that green apple skin which also imparts some tartness all balance the sweetness out with a lack of hop aroma, though faint herbal qualities shine through on the finish.

T - Dry grainy pale malt hits first, quickly changing over to the sweet pilsner malt flavor and ensuing fruit characteristics, though the white grape is far less sweet in flavor. More apple skin emerges with some tartness as this cream ale finishes dry and grainy again, lingering with notes of herbal hops.

M - Light bodied and surprisingly thin feeling for the beer's residual sweetness, Coon Rock washes down nice and easy with a light carbonation crispness and lingering dry, grainy finish.

O - The every man's beer for knocking around when some crisp refreshment is needed, Coon Rock doesn't aim to impress with crazy specialty malts or hop additions; it's just a simpleton. Simple, tasty, and refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2013 02:46:34 | More by BeerFMAndy
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.43/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This poured out as a clear looking yellow color. A thin white fizzy head on top that settling into a scattered film on top of the beer. No lacing and minimal retention. The smell of the beer is a little grassy, smells similar to some German Lager's out there. Not typically what I was expecting from a Cream Ale. The taste of the beer was slightly sweet with a decent graininess to it. The finish has a subtle bitterness to it but nothing overwhelming. The mouthfeel is crisp and clean, easy to drink and moderately refreshing. Overall it's a decent cream ale, I feel that it should be so grassy though, it should be more sweet on the nose and less Lager-like.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2012 02:58:51 | More by Knapp85
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Ryan011235

Ohio

3.55/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Pumking glass on 8/25/12

Dirty gold and light orange color; in haziness it wants to look like pineapple juice, but doesn't quite get there. Thin, white layer of foam become a ring of foam and island skim.

Cream ale aromas seldom excite me but, while this one isn't anything astounding, it's at least interesting. Cereal grains with a faint sweetness, hints of yeast and light fruits, and a modest hop blend - floral, grass and faint citrus.

The taste is similar, but has much more of a grainy penchant and the yeast is less appreciable. Hops are on the conservative side and more one dimensional than in the aroma. Fairly clean throughout.

The feel is medium light with some graininess. Carbonation is on the lesser side of average. Standard fare, but no major complaints here.

Coon Rock Cream Ale ain't too shabby at all. It's easy to drink and tastes pretty good.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2012 03:16:03 | More by Ryan011235
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PDXHops

South Carolina

3.48/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle courtesy of Ryan011235, poured into a shaker pint. I'm not really digging the magically fizzy chunks of sediment, but the long-lasting creamy head and patches of lace somewhat make up for it.

Smells of husky grains, minerals and soft sweet malt with hints of sulfur, earth and vanilla. Stray citric notes.

Coon Rock is certainly more viscous and lightly carbed than one might expect from the style. The sugar cookie sweetness is quite modest, though, and the light vanilla presence sets it off nicely. A bit of juicy citrus midswallow, and then a touch tangy, a touch grainy in the finish. A better than average cream ale.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2012 00:40:49 | More by PDXHops
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WastingFreetime

Wisconsin

3.53/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes.

Poured out a translucent pilsner straw yellow color but with only a fizzle of weak collar for a head...no lacing. Smells of mineral water, light amounts of sweet corn, perhaps a crystal malt??? (not sure about that one) and a nice accent of herbal / grassy hops. Flavor is like the nose, but also contains a medium strength bready element that pleases my palate. Lighter bodied (but not watery, thank goodness), well carbonated. Not as "corny" as Spotted Cow, but somewhat more bare-bones 'minimalist' as well. Very sessionable.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2012 06:19:20 | More by WastingFreetime
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evanackerman

Minnesota

2.78/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Beer poured a pale straw color with bright white head. Aroma was corn. Taste was very similar to an adjunct lager. Not very assertive in flavor. Mouthfeel was thin and drinkability very high. Overall I was fairly dissappointed with this one. Taste was too much like a bud miller coors product but at a much higher price. These types of beers definitely have their place, but are available at much lower cost.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2011 05:20:30 | More by evanackerman
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Adam2200

Wisconsin

3.6/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

this beer has a decent taste with an average look.

the cloudy and unfiltered is very typical of a cream ale

the mouth feel is different and that says alot with my palate it has a sparkling taste to it which gives us the bittering of the hop

overall i would buy this beer again usually in a 6-pack it is one of the decent cream ales i have had in a long time

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2011 01:24:02 | More by Adam2200
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cdkrenz

Wisconsin

3.9/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Brown body topped by an eggshell colored head. This one had alot of yeast sediment at the bottom of the bottle. Unfortunately I let it all suspend in my pour. Anyhow, I'll gove it a shot.

S - Malty and mildly sweet.

T - Mild malt flavors with a hint of banana and clove. This is a crafty flavored cream ale.

M - Smooth and rather soft as it goes down. The feel is nice.

~ This is a nice cream ale. It's not boring as I have found others of this style to prove. This is something I would recommend and if I knew the abv it might even fit into the sessionable realm.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2011 23:31:50 | More by cdkrenz
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yeahnatenelson

Illinois

3.43/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance -- Pours a hazy straw hue with a thin fizzy white head. To its credit, the beer had pretty decent head retention for as fizzy as it was.

Smell -- Cracked corn, husky malted grain, and some floral and grassy hop aroma.

Taste -- Dry corn, tortillas, husky grain, and crusty bread. The hop character is pretty pronounced for the style with some grassiness and gentle floral notes. The hopping definitely helped to balance the maltiness. Lingering flavors of corn and dry grasses.

Mouthfeel -- Light-bodied with ample fluffy carbonation and a dry finish.

Drinkabiliy -- Solid for the style, but I couldn't get into it. Definitely not on par with Spotted Cow.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2010 21:07:08 | More by yeahnatenelson
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes.

Served in a pint glass. Pours a very light golden color with a bit of haze. White head and a touch of lacing. The nose is really blank with a very mild amount of light bread plus some very faint hops. Taste is bread with a very mild amount of bitterness. Light body. Drinks well enough, but nothing special.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2010 01:03:42 | More by Thorpe429
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dhannes

Wisconsin

4.1/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I poured from a bottle into a standard pint glass...color was a somewhat lighter golden yellow; smell was good, mouthfeel was good. Unlike my last cream ale, this one had a more distinctive, creamier taste to it. I paired it with a white bean chicken chili, which no doubt enhanced the sweetness of this beer. Still not as enjoyable at the old Blatz Light Cream Ale from a decade or more ago, but I will definitely try this one again...light, creamy taste that is well-suited for warmer days.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2010 21:40:55 | More by dhannes
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3.43/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a hazy pale gold, with a finger of brite-white foamy head. Thin fizzy look to the retention, that leaves some light spotty foam behind. The aroma is sticky sweet with bready grains and a smack of lemon zest. Light floral hops and some spice fill this out although overall this is pretty light in the nostrils.

The taste is grainy malts, which has a touch of a cornbread feel on the back, some light fruity citric notes, and then finally a prickly bitteness that gives this some zip and a dry finish. The mouthfeel is light bodied but does have a tight firmness to it that keeps this crisp in the mouth.

While not the most flavorful Cream Ale I've ever had, this wasn't horrible or anything either. Easy flavors and feel here, making for a mostly pleasant quaff.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2010 18:14:05 | More by Kegatron
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drpimento

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured with a nice, white head that pretty much settle down to a light cover and some lace. Color is a crystal clear yellow. Aroma is beery, malty, light hop, a bit of yeast, and some grain. Flavor's the same but more sweet. Body is good and so is carbonation. I'd like it better if it weren't quite as sweet. Slight bitterness in finish. I will say the sweetness is short lived and that helps. Could do worse for a session beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2009 00:46:58 | More by drpimento
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ZAP

Minnesota

4.38/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-Pale yellow...slightly hazed...fluffy white head.

S-Sweet...some breadiness...a little earthy feel

T-Sweet cooked corn...vanilla....white sugar...honey bread...some faint lemony spritz on the finish

M-Creamy...velvet like...light to medium bodied...a bit of a crisp finish.

D-One of the best cream ales I have encountered....very well done and enjoyable to drink

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2009 04:50:24 | More by ZAP
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bonk0076

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a crystal clear color with a mild white head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma is of bread/dough as well as pine notes. Taste is of hop bitterness followed by smooth and sweet bread and honey notes. Excellent mouthfeel, finishes extremely smooth.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2009 00:31:04 | More by bonk0076
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Bighuge

Minnesota

4.43/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Slightly hazed sun yellow body. It glows yellow. Thin bubbly cap of dirty white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, a little bready...almost like a german pilsner kicked down one notch in the aroma department. Flavor is top notch for the style. A cream ale that has some substance. I like it. Sweet malty tones with no signs of corn or other adjuncts. Slight hay like bitterness lingering after the taste adds another dimension and alludes to a slight dry impression with the aftertaste. Body is medium to medium-full. Very drinkable and enjoyable. This is a nice achievement here with this style. I'd drink it often if it were available around here.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2009 00:18:32 | More by Bighuge
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robbyc1

Illinois

4.08/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A nice look with a white head, clearish yellow.

Nose and taste have the soft malt, apple notes, very inviting. This is a good one for this style. Nothing huge, but balanced, no hops here but a solid taste of light malt and a summer type drinker.

Mouthfeel is creamy, soft, but full. Very drinkable, best thing about it, could have several, must be around 4.5% abv I believe. Will be seeking a six pack next time in WI.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2009 01:23:41 | More by robbyc1
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Tone

Missouri

3.43/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, golden/maize color. 1/2 inch head of a white color. Decent retention and poor lacing. Smells of grass, cream, slight hops, yeast, and slight sweet malt. Fits the style of a Cream Ale. Mouth feel is crisp and sharp with a high carbonation level. Tastes of cream, yeast, tart malt, sweet malt, slight citrus, and slight hops. Overall, an average cream ale with a mouthfeel hurt by the high carbonation level.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2009 03:13:50 | More by Tone
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Wisconsin

Wisconsin

3.83/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a clear, golden, straw colored body with plenty of carbonation rising to the top. The head is white and about an inch high before slowly fading to a lace.

S - Not exactly what I was expecting but good nonetheless. Grains, malts and yeast are present but not as strong as the pears, apples and other sweet fruit, which combine to give off champagne like odor.

T - Despite the smell of the beer giving off lots of apples and pears, the taste doesn't seem to back it up as well. There are is a good balance of malts and grains along with the apples and pears but there good be a stronger pear/apple combination up front. Good carbonation throughout makes for a nice transition and finish.

M - Average flavor of apples and pears initially hit the tongue. Good amount of carbonation comes next and brings in the malts and grains to finish off. If the pears and apples were stronger up front I would have rated this much higher.

D - Pretty easy drinking beer overall. The carbonation level provides for a good balance between the fruity side of this beer and the malt/grain side.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2009 02:38:21 | More by Wisconsin
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KarlHungus

Minnesota

2.23/5  rDev -37%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This beer pours a clear light golden color. The head is half an inch in height, and recedes quickly into almost no lacing. The aroma is of corn, and faint caramel malt. The taste is the corniest of any beer I've ever tried. It is a sharp, lingering flavor that simply doesn't work for me. The mouthfeel is light bodied with adequate carbonation. Overall, I can't see myself ever drinking this again.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2009 22:06:53 | More by KarlHungus
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blackearth

Minnesota

1.58/5  rDev -55.4%
look: 1 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Purchased from Three Cellars in Franklin, WI. Pours a lighter-than-light straw color with a thick white head. In fact, this beer had the thickest head I'd ever seen because it was extremely over-carbonated. I didn't even pour a third of it into the glass without the foam reaching the top. Aroma of fruity esters and lime. Light bodied, watery taste with faint malt sweetness, hints of corn and minature hop aftertaste. Once most of the carbonation was gone and I could actually taste this beer instead of the bubbles, it was still not very good.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2009 23:42:36 | More by blackearth
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Strix

Wisconsin

3.13/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pale fizzy yellow.

Very little smell, but smell that is there is grainy with the slightest hint of skunk.

Taste is just fine, adjunct grains, a slight buttery honey taste, some pepper, and possibly the slightest bit of pilsnery hops.

Mouthfeel average. Nothing good or bad about it.

Decidedly average, and reminiscent of take-your-pick cheap macro lager. Nothing wrong with it, but fairly forgettable. Hopefully Lake Louie has more interesting options.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2009 23:16:40 | More by Strix
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sgoodship

Illinois

4.13/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up in Steve's Liquors in Madison on a "make a six" rampage.

A: A very light, hazy straw color. Large bubbles on the bottom of the glass. Some yeast floating around in the murkiness. Popped up a big soft and creamy 3 finger head. Great head retention. Nice handsome topographic lacing.

S: The aroma was almost sweet champagne-like during the pour. In the glass, it took on a different character. I expected to smell more malt but it smelled more grainy, yeasty with a dominant apple, pear type fruitiness. There's a little spiciness to it too.

T: Just as I expected from the smell. Fruitiness up front, a sweet malt middle with a gentle hop and then a finish that was surprisingly biscuity malt. A little fruity tang in the aftertaste along with a nice stale yeast.

M: Really velvety. The carbonation is quite high but it really doesn't stop the mouth from being soft and creamy.

D: It's not as crisp as some beers in the same style but it's a clean, thirst quencher that has a great mouthfeel that lives up to the name. It also has a great ability to deliver a good flavor consistently until the last drop. Some lower ABV ales of this style can start to taste weak and watery. A fine brew.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2009 04:33:31 | More by sgoodship
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ckeegan04

Texas

3.78/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From notes:

A - Hazy golden yellow. Two finger white head with average retention. Leaves very little lacing on the glass.

S - A strong grainy sweetness dominates the nose. A touch of honey lingers as well. There is also a faint spicy graininess underneath the sweetness that provides an excellent balance.

T - Very sweet at first drink. As the drink continues a spicy hoppiness comes through, very earthy. Overall, very low bitterness with the sweet dominating and the spiciness lending just enough balance.

M/D - Medium bodied, very crisp and clean. Well carbonated beer. An incredible easy drinker that would be a very good session ale.

Serving type: on-tap

11-25-2008 23:15:46 | More by ckeegan04
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Coon Rock Cream Ale from Lake Louie Brewery Company
81 out of 100 based on 71 ratings.