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

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C.R.E.A.M. Cream Ale With CoffeeC.R.E.A.M. Cream Ale With Coffee

Brewed by:
Sixpoint Brewery
New York, United States

Style: Cream Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by BeerVikingSailor on 11-23-2015

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 448 |  Reviews: 134
Photo of jjamadorphd
3.94/5  rDev +2.1%
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 HamdenHector
3.3/5  rDev -14.5%
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 -3.9%
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 AlexFreudenberg
3.77/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cyber_phoenix
3.68/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drtth
3.96/5  rDev +2.6%
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 Jstarr2517
3.42/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AccipiterofBeer
3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of GDawgs34
3.97/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GarbageMan10
3.08/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of whatname
3.62/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of oldsailor
3.89/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tcsox
3.4/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Maillard
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bogdawg
3.68/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nhirsch04
3.91/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.99/5  rDev +3.4%
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 LooseMoose1978
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HenryPorter7777
3.78/5  rDev -2.1%
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 +5.7%
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 dbrauneis
3.79/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beejay
3.15/5  rDev -18.4%
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 -7.3%
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 mltobin
3.7/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hopheadhiker
3.79/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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