C.R.E.A.M. Cream Ale With Coffee
Sixpoint Brewery

C.R.E.A.M. Cream Ale With CoffeeC.R.E.A.M. Cream Ale With Coffee
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From:
Sixpoint Brewery
 
New York, United States
Style:
Cream Ale
ABV:
7.2%
Score:
87
Avg:
3.85 | pDev: 10.13%
Ratings:
453
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Jan 05, 2022
Added:
Nov 23, 2015
Wants:
  22
Gots:
  117
SCORE
87
Very Good
C.R.E.A.M. Cream Ale With CoffeeC.R.E.A.M. Cream Ale With Coffee
Notes: None
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4.26 by tuka from New York on Jan 05, 2022
 
2.67 by Oh_Dark_Star from Washington on May 10, 2019
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3/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by Nass from Florida

Glad to see that Sixpoint puts dates on their cans. This is a decent ale but it's just not impressing me much, I guess I just don't really care for coffee in a cream ale I prefer them in a stout anyways. Cheers! B-

Feb 03, 2019
 
4.23 by DigitGrowler from Kentucky on Apr 26, 2018
 
3.81 by SiepJones from Pennsylvania on Dec 18, 2017
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3.94/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by jjamadorphd from Florida

On my ongoing journey to find a good cream ale, quite possibly, I may have found the best cream ale I have had to date...

About the only thing I really didn't like from this beer was it's look, but that's being nit-picky. It had a nice orange color with some yellow highlights to go with the thin white head, no lacing. The smell was a complex mixture of coffee, some booziness, a hint of sweetness mixed with the tang of oranges - which is about the same I can say for it's taste - a complex mixture of the sweet cream with the bitterness of the coffee to balance it, almost perfectly. Mouthfeel was light, astringent, with a tangy aftertaste. Overall, a very good beer, regardless of its score to other cream ales on my list, I think I really like this one (so far) the best.

Nov 12, 2017
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3.3/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
by CTHomer from Connecticut

A: crystal clear; copper in color; 1 finger ivory head that receded quickly to a wispy cap; OK lacing;

S: stale black coffee;

T: follows the nose from start to finish; mild bitterness at the end;

M: light to medium bodied; moderate carbonation; lightly dry finish;

O: coffee flavor wasn't pleasant and I didn't pick up any notes of sweetness at all;

Oct 26, 2017
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3.71/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

Poured from 12oz can into glass. Stamped 'BB16AUG2017'.
Clear honey amber body. White ring with medium lacing.
Aroma of coffee and slightly sweet malt.
Taste is sweet malt, coffee, with tangy note. Coffee disappears at end of taste, then a spicy note.
Clean, dry mouth feel.
Interesting combo of flavors and types.

Oct 21, 2017
 
3.77 by axf4129 from Indiana on Oct 18, 2017
 
3.68 by cyber_phoenix from Pennsylvania on Sep 20, 2017
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3.96/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by drtth from Pennsylvania

The clear dark amber beer pours out into a Duvel glass with a 1/2" ivory head the soon starts to recede while leaving a large ring of foam around the glass. Even to the end of the beer lots of the ring remains and there are irregular patches of foam on the surface of the beer. Sipping creates some sheets of foam that leaves patches and bits of lacing as they slide back down the glass to the liquid.

The aromas include the coffee and some toasted, almost cracker-like malt.

The flavors include the coffee, some toasted malt, some coffee-like roasted bitterness, with just a bit of sweetness way in the background.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied and quite smooth with some very finely bubbled persistent light carbonation. The finish begins as the sweet coffee flavor gives way to the dark roasted bitterness of the coffee which seems to take a very long time to disappear from the back of the palate.

A well made made beer that accomplishes what the brewer seems to have intended. Also there's an interesting and complex interplay of aromas and flavors. That said, while I'm finding this one drinkable it's not something I expect to repeat in the future, in part because I'm not a fan of coffee with cream and sugar.

Sep 17, 2017
 
3.42 by Jstarr2517 from Connecticut on Sep 16, 2017
 
3.9 by AccipiterofBeer from New York on Sep 15, 2017
 
3.97 by GDawgs34 from Georgia on Aug 16, 2017
 
3.08 by GarbageMan10 from Texas on Jul 21, 2017
 
3.62 by whatname from Pennsylvania on Jul 02, 2017
 
3.89 by oldsailor from Connecticut on Jun 29, 2017
 
3.4 by Tcsox from Massachusetts on Jun 26, 2017
 
4 by Maillard from Ohio on Jun 25, 2017
 
3.68 by Bogdawg from Massachusetts on Jun 24, 2017
 
3.91 by nhirsch04 from Ohio on Jun 22, 2017
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3.99/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a semi-hazy burnt orange color with a slim finger’s worth of foamy white head that quickly dissipated. Remnants of filmy white lacing roamed around the glass. The aroma smelled like cold pressed espresso moving delicately over top of sweet creamy notes of a blonde ale. Yes, I do believe that I do get a little bit of sweet corn as it warms. The taste was pretty much the same but barely any of the sweet corn. Light sweet coffee aftertaste slides into a semi-wet sort of finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with a good sessionability about it. Carbonation feels good, pretty low allowing the creaminess to lay down softly on my tongue. Coffee portion is smooth. Overall, so this seems to be a cross between a blonde ale and a cream ale, I guess? With Sixpoint adding some coffee in to balance and enliven. I’d say they did a really nice job just by combining two unpopular styles.

Jun 20, 2017
 
3.75 by LooseMoose1978 from North Carolina on Jun 17, 2017
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3.78/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by HenryPorter7777 from Oklahoma

Cream Ale w/ coffee influence. Pours straw Golden yellow with a light head that lingers through drinking. There's alot of subtleties in this beer with the roasted coffee, hops, bitterness, carbonation, and more. Again subtle without being overtaken by complexities. Nice Spring/Summer change if you're looking for something a little "different". 7.2% ABV

Jun 09, 2017
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4.08/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by scottyshades from Florida

Nice and refreshing. Coffee all over the nose and a nice beefy mouthfeel that is supplemented by some hop bitterness. The flavor is whole roasted coffee beans with some vanilla notes. Carbonation takes away from the overall experience, but still a nice beer! Not sure that I've had a cream ale north of 5% abv, so this is a new experience

Overall, easy sipper the misses will enjoy with you

Jun 09, 2017
 
3.79 by dbrauneis from North Carolina on Jun 03, 2017
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3.15/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3
by Beejay from Virginia

A: A brilliant honey brown in color with a light tan head.

S: Pleasant coffee and cream aroma, with a touch of a sharp note in the finish.. almost a bit of tartness.

T: Funky. There is a barrel of flavor going on in this one. Sweet with a malt and corn note, plus something vegetal in there. Finish is coffee with a little oak in the finish, and a lingering vegetal flavor.

M: Medium light in body, with very active carbonation, and a semi-dry finish.

O: Overall this one misses the mark for me. Too many competing flavors in opposition of each other.

Jun 03, 2017
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3.58/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by GStone899 from Minnesota

This beer is different. That was my first reaction. At first I wasn't impressed but it's grown on me. IMHO, it really doesn't smell that good. I get coffee with alcohol which really doesn't smell pleasant. Light colored blonde ale with a highly carbonated finish. Mild roasted coffee notes come through. Easy drinker and a good summer beer for coffee fans.

Jun 02, 2017
 
3.7 by mltobin from Connecticut on Jun 01, 2017
 
3.79 by Hopheadhiker from New York on May 22, 2017
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3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by HipCzech from Texas

Serving: 12 oz can ("BB16AUG2017"), poured into a 7 oz Libbey Gibraltar glass.

Appearance: Bright, clear amber gold with visible effervescence. Brief head of bubbly white foam with spare lacing.

Smell: Grainy malt, roasted coffee beans and zesty fruit esters.

Taste: Light blonde ale highlights roasty, nutty and fruity coffee notes without being a deep, dark coffee bomb. Earthy, balanced hoppy bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate, lively carbonation.

Overall: Great use of a lighter beer to highlight subtler coffee notes that darker malt might obscure.

May 21, 2017
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3.28/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by pro45 from New York

Look is a gold/copper with a small tan head. Nose is malt, muted coffee, toffee, caramel, root beer, vanilla, faint hops. Taste is malty, bitter hops and coffee grounds, caramel, bakers chocolate, unsweetened vanilla. Lots of carbonation and goes down fairly easy. This was a beer with no balance as the flavors did not merge too well. Average at best but wouldn't buy again.

May 20, 2017
 
3.9 by OKbrew89 from Oklahoma on May 17, 2017
 
3.88 by Its_Dipset_Eyy from California on May 11, 2017
 
3.73 by JW_WNC from North Carolina on May 11, 2017
 
3.85 by Strohm from New York on May 10, 2017
 
3.87 by swanfungus from California on May 09, 2017
 
4.46 by tedho21 from Pennsylvania on May 08, 2017
 
3.48 by bluehende from Delaware on May 05, 2017
 
4.03 by redbarnbikes from New York on May 01, 2017
C.R.E.A.M. Cream Ale With Coffee from Sixpoint Brewery
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 453 ratings