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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Style:
American Cream Ale
ABV:
7.2%
Score:
87
Avg:
3.88 | pDev: 10.05%
Reviews:
135
Ratings:
452
From:
Sixpoint Brewery
 
New York, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  22
Gots
  119
SCORE
87
Very Good
C.R.E.A.M. Cream Ale With CoffeeC.R.E.A.M. Cream Ale With Coffee
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Photo of Nass
3/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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-

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Photo of jjamadorphd
3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of CTHomer
3.3/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

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;

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Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
3.71/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of drtth
3.96/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.99/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of HenryPorter7777
3.78/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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Photo of scottyshades
4.08/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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Photo of Beejay
3.15/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of GStone899
3.58/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of HipCzech
3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of pro45
3.28/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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.

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Photo of Czequershuus
4.16/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This beer pours a pale amber with a solid head. The aroma features wheat crackers, foresty hops, and mild coffee. The flavor has notes of milk chocolate, wheat thins, mild coffee, mild cinnamon, toffee, butterscotch, and nuts. The mouthfeel is very light with spritzy carbonation. Overall this is a really tasty beer - quite light in body, but with nice layers of flavor, enjoyable like a light coffee drink.

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Photo of EMV
3.81/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a slim can into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Clear medium copper pour. Thin white head leaves modest lacing.

S: Espresso, grain, and sweetness.

T/F: Crackery malts and some grain notes. Modest coffee character and tart/bitterness. Some citrus character from the hops. Overall gives it a nice sweet/tart kind of balance. Medium to light in body. Good carbonation... finish is mild citrus with hints of roast.

O: A rather unique beer and one that's pretty damned tasty. I can't think of a good comparison for this one, and that's not a bad thing. I only got 1 not knowing what to expect and very pleasantly surprised. What isn't surprising is that Sixpoint has brewed another fine beer.

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Photo of MaltsOfGlory
4.01/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz can

Pours a small white head into my can-style glass, nearly a finger. Dissipates quickly, but leaves some foam around the edges for possible lacing. The body is a somewhat dark orange, with a high visibility, and a lot of carbonation. Looks ok so far.

The nose is freshly ground coffee, pretty dry. It’s hard to smell anything else. It’s nice, but it will lose
a few points for only having one aroma really. Overall good though.

Flavor is much the same. The coffee is more mixed in with the body of the beer, less in your face than
the nose. Finishes with an un offensive, candy like sweetness. The beer is very smooth, and pretty darn
crushable, that part is quite nice. It’s a tasty beer, but I get hung up on how one dimensional it is. It’s
way more smooth and refreshing than I thought it would be though, so I’ll go 4 here.

The mouthfeel helps out a lot too, very smooth, with a surprisingly decent body on it, I can feel it sitting
in my mouth. The carbonation is about medium. Overall, a nice mouthfeel here, really compliments the
beer well.

The drinkability is very high, does not feel like a 7% beer at all.

The appearance turned out quite nice. I got thick lacing all the way down the glass on this guy. Good
looking beer.

Overall this is a good beer, it’s tasty. I would hope for more complexity, but it tastes good.

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Photo of Chickenhawk9932
3.68/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a nice rich Amber with a cream head.

Smells of coffee, roasted malt, and herbal hop.

Big full coffee in the mouth deep and rich, with a nice touch of roasted malt, finishes tart and sour with notes of lemon.

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Photo of StoutElk_92
4.32/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. can

Pours clear amber orange with a creamy frothy white foam head. Smells like cereal grains, caramel, roasted coffee, some spice, mild dried fruit, with floral earthy herbal grassy pine. Tastes like sweet cereal grains, caramel, green coffee beans, some spice, mild dried fruit, with floral earthy herbal grassy pine. Feels medium bodied, creamy and smooth with moderate carbonation. Overall a nice cream ale with coffee.

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Photo of Gajo74
3.58/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Out of the can it pours a clear amber color with a modest head. A thin ring like crown retains throughout as well as some lacing.
In the nose, unsurprisingly, there is the aroma of coffee as well as sweet cream. However, there is also a hint of citrus and fresh grain.
Overall, this brew feels medium bodied and creamy in the mouth. At first, I found the taste a bit on the sugary and sweet side; like a coffee that has too much milk and Splenda. However, this balances out somewhat further along the way, as some bitterness from the hops and coffee makes its presence known.
An interesting experiment from one of my favorite breweries, although, I'm not sure I would have this again.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.84/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Sixpoint Brewery "C.R.E.A.M."
12 fl. oz. can, "BB16AUG2017" and sampled on 29MAR2017
$1.83 @ (Wegmans) Cherry Hill Wine, Liquor & Beer, Cherry Hill, NJ

Notes via stream of consciousness (because it's easier than editing): Love these skinny cans. Nice labeling. 7.2% ABV??? Wow. Ahhh, another light colored coffee beer. It's a fairly clear deep golden that's bordering on becoming orange-ish beneath a short head of creamy white. Coffee in the aroma - coffee beans that is - oily, nutty, roasty. The head has now dropped to just a thin lid with little lacing left around the glass. The flavor delivers a fair amount of fruitiness and grainy malt with the coffee as an additional note - it's pleasant in the nose but it doesn't really carry over into the flavor with the same fullness it suggests - I was really expecting it to be the other way around based on the other golden coffee beers I've tried, but OK, this is fine. It's just a touch harsh, to be honest, with some alcohol showing in the finish, and a raspy bitterness - it's not a cream ale, it's more of a strong ale! That works too, but it's not as smooth as I'd expected. Also, at 7.2% I'm not sure I'd want to have one of these out at the bar with my cronies. It's definitely a good waker-upper though, or "hair of the dog". Medium bodied and crisply effervescent. It's unusual, but not really that interesting.

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Photo of johnsweber
4.45/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The fact that someone came up with a coffee cream ale is wonderful. Another great Sixpoint offering. It's an interesting and refreshing diversion from the coffee stouts which are fantastic but now somewhat predictable. This has the drinkability of a medium body ale with the beautiful coffee flavor and the creaminess to mellow it all out. Good job.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.43/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Brief impression from a 12 fl oz can.

7.20% ABV. "Cream ale brewed with coffee."

Cold brew coffee sets off this blonde malt ale, with no overt hoppy or yeasty flavour coming through at all. A simplistic coffee-forward brew, C.R.E.A.M. delivers on its meagre goals, achieving a balanced flavour profile with coffee bitterness countering malty sweetness. Well-built, coffee-emphatic, pleasant.

It's not intricate or subtle fare, but it's damn drinkable for the 7.2% ABV and there are no faults or off-flavours. Well put together with decent depth of flavour and an approachable build.

Cream ales are not often mentioned by conventional American beer enthusiasts, but Sixpoint is trying to move the style forward with this tasty ale. I can't say it's terrific, but it's a nice expression of the style and it's a few notches above Genny. Its easy drinkability and balance make it a winner for me, to such extent that I'd venture to say it may be my favourite Sixpoint beer. At ~$10.99 a six pack in NYC, I don't know if I'd get it again, but it's well worth trying at least once, and I'll enjoy finishing what I bought.

B- (3.43) / WORTHY

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Photo of Benish
3.59/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Well...this beer is interesting. Pours a nice burnt orange color with a strong white head. The aroma is quite bizarre, smells like dog food actually. Very grainy and earthy. But the taste is quite the contrast. Taste exactly like coffee in a cream ale. The characteristics of a New Glaris Spotted Cow with coffee added. The cream ale shines through with a sweet grainy profile but then the touch of coffee adds a slight mocha taste. The mouthfeel is almost light bodied with ample carbonation. For what it is, I would say this is one oddball beer.

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Photo of NastyNorseman
3.84/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Cold brew coffee, caramel, peanuts in the aroma with grains in this golden-copper brew. Shut head that dissipates and rings out well. Taste is cold brew heavy, creamy, silly smooth with caramel malt flavors as the palate warms with good hoppy bitterness, a little metallic. Not boozy for 7%+. Medium bodied.

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Photo of hiphops
3.32/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

gorgeous copper brown medium foamy head.
smells like coffee raisin mocha roasted nuts
tastes balanced sweet but a touch of bitterness
feels thin and dry and kind of prickly
this is pretty decent

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Photo of Dragginballs76
3.99/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours clear golden color with thin white head that quickly dissipates, spotty lacing.

Aroma - Lots of cold brewed coffee, I swear I smell peanut butter. Little bit of roasted malts and vanilla.

Taste - Taste is similar to the aroma, lots of cold brewed coffee and a undertone of peanut butter. There is a good bit of creamy flavor as well.

Feel - Very smooth and creamy feel, well carbonated

Overall - A really good beer, hits all the points cold brewed coffee cream ale.

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C.R.E.A.M. Cream Ale With Coffee from Sixpoint Brewery
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 452 ratings