Kiwanda Cream Ale | Pelican Pub & Brewery

Kiwanda Cream AleKiwanda Cream Ale
BA SCORE
40.8%
Liked This Beer
3.65 w/ 250 ratings
Kiwanda Cream AleKiwanda Cream Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Pelican Pub & Brewery
Oregon, United States
pelicanbrewery.com

Style: Cream Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
12.5 degrees Plato
Alcohol: 5.1% by volume
Bitterness: 25 IBU
Color: 5 lovibond

Added by marc77 on 03-15-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#32,682
Reviews:
74
Ratings:
250
Liked:
102
Avg:
3.65/5
pDev:
12.05%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
30
Gots:
60
Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 250 |  Reviews: 74
Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.57/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.04/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Can't remember whether I had this at the Tilamook spot or simply from a bottle afterwards. Either way, I've had it multiple times. Was this their flagship at one time?

Pours a golden color, full 1" white head on top. Looks unfiltered. Aroma is mostly barley type grain notes. Taste is more of the same. Relatively smooth, not much going on here, which does kind of conform to style guidelines. The mouth feel is actually way more bitter than I would have expected. I mean, 25 ibu? Tastes like 45. Bomber format is lame because of the price per ounce. Its a serviceable beer for the most part.

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Photo of Cthulhusquid
4.46/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look: Clear yellow body, one finger white head.

Smell: Mild grains and noble hops.

Taste: Same as above, but includes some mild corn.

Feel: light body, medium carbonation, a hint of sweetness.

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Photo of safaricook
3.61/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dschamp
3.81/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BarrelAgedG
3.87/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.35/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DoctorEvil65
3.52/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Delekhan
3.34/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this on tap in a pint glass at The Chowder Bowl in Newport, Oregon.

L:It was a nice golden color with a pretty hefty head.
S: Smelled mostly of Malt and Wheat.
T: It was oddly tart with a slightly cream taste to it and a bit of wheat. That taste overall was really subdued and not what I expected. An oddly bitter aftertaste as well that made the beer feel a little imbalanced for me.
F: It had a nice creamy soft texture and went down nice.
O: It was an ok beer would probably reorder if all there was available were big names though that is extremely unlikely in the PNW. Not bad but would not likely go out of my way to get it.

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Photo of fizzician
4.14/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

At the Tillamook brew pub, poured into a pint glass. Pale gold colored with small white head, minimal lacing, lots of bubbles. Straightforward malty aroma. Light, crisp, refreshing feel with mild malty notes, hints of apricot. Tasty and easy drinking.

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Photo of jrsqc7
4.12/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Light straw colour with lovely head and light lacing.

Flavor is light and very congruent. Malts dominate with light floral hops punching through. Carbonation is smooth yet somewhat aggressive.

Awesome.

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Photo of Taybeh
3.46/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a spieglau ipa glass from a single 12 oz. bottle, pours a clear and fairly bright light gold with a nice 2 finger white foamy head, and good retention. Nose is quite unlike almost any other beer that I can think of...has a kind of overly sweet shortbread note that dominates, which is unique, but doesn't really appeal to me. Also a little grassy hoppiness and some grainy sweetness. On the taste, the overly sweet doughy notes aren't quite as prominent but they still show up mid-way and kind of run the show from there. Before that, though, there's a faint hint of some bright citrus, and some delicate graininess that is quite nice. Mouthful is substantial and maybe even creamy without being thick... also feels quite light and thin, but not in a watery way...quite crisp toward the end. Interesting, but that sweet breadiness isn't for me. Not too long ago I had one of the better pre-prob lagers I've tried in a long time from the very organic Bang, so that may be affecting my expectations here. Anyway, I'm glad I tried this one but I'm not planning on having a second go.

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Photo of NickSMpls
3.47/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bomber, it's a pleasant and slightly cloudy light gold color. Aroma is breads and biscuits. The cream ale tastes of light malts and just the light bittering in the backgound. Finish is light and clean Cream ales are not the most popular style by a long shot, but a nice alternative and light on ABV by nature.

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Photo of mnine
3.93/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Skrumpy
3.63/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Mostly clear, with a bit of particulate. Thin, bubbly head and streak lacing. Aroma is light floral, caramel malt, with some grass, citrus, and herbal notes. Flavor is herbal, grass, bread malt, and light citrus. Crisp and refreshing, a decent beer overall.

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Photo of Mister_Faucher
3.47/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerAndFilm
3.73/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Darhawk
3.44/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sir_Goatman
3.38/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of irasmith17
3.13/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Not very exciting. Thin for a cream ale.

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Photo of stevoj
3.44/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Smooth and slick best describe this cream ale. Small creamy white head, slightly hazy golden body. Sweet malt aroma, bread dough, biscuits. Taste is slightly tangy and sweet, malty, light citrus, hay. Abrupt finish.

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Photo of Taologic
3.49/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gagnonsux
4.11/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rarigney
4.1/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Birdlegs
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Kiwanda Cream Ale from Pelican Pub & Brewery
Beer rating: 40.8% out of 100 with 250 ratings
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