All American Cream Ale | AleWerks Brewing Company

3 Ratings

Brewed by:
AleWerks Brewing Company
Virginia, United States

Style: Cream Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by jwc215 on 08-27-2008

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 3 |  Reviews: 3
Reviews by edmedina:
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3.8/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Here is a recent entry to the Williamsburg Alerwerks line. According to their website this is "Designed as "Craft beer for the non-Craft Beer drinker", Alewerks All-American Cream Ale is a lighter craft brewed offering crafted after the turn of the century corn beers of old. An extended cold conditioning period makes this on a smooth drinking beer with just the right amount of flavor." The All American Cream starts out with a lot carbonation. The head on this is about 2 to 3 fingers worth. The aroma is a nice bitter and hoppy smell. The color is a clear reddish gold. As it sits here in my Sam Adams Glass you absolutely see the bubbles moving around in there and not just in the center but all over the place. The taste is bitter almost pilsner like. It has a citrus after taste that isn't all that bad. Now I do get some yeasty taste as well. Also what tastes like sweet corn. However, it is pretty subtle.
I think what we have actually a decent beer for those folks who love the macro stuf and are interested to move to craft beer.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of jwc215
3.06/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22 ounce bottle:

Pours a clear golden with a large white head that settles to a lasting cover, leaving some lacing.

The smell is not much - clean. A bit of light lemon and grain noticeable.

The taste is of a hint of grain, hint of light wet cardboard and lemon and yeast. It has a bitterish, dry sharp finish. Taste is neither good nor bad. Seems a bit unrounded though.

Light-bodied, pretty thin, though not overly.

Seems more like a blond ale in a brewpub for non-craft beer people, though there are enough cream ale characteristics to fit the style well enough. According to the website, it's a craft beer for non-craft beer drinkers. I could see people choosing something like Genessee Cream Ale over this, though. I wish them well with it - it's not bad, but a bit too yeasty and sharp for non-craft drinkers, IMO (and too blandish for craft beer vets, even for the style.) At the end, though - it's okay.

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Photo of clayrock81
3.53/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cider gold and little cloudy with a dieing head that saw the lace go down with it. Hints of citric fruit and caramel but very subtle; picked up some faint yeast notes. Light-bodied and smooth, slightly creamy. Has a nice fruit taste like orange and some tart fruits as well. Some mellow sweet and bread malts balance the beer and it finishes clean. An easy drinking beer to enjoy on a hot day while on the grill.

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All American Cream Ale from AleWerks Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.46 out of 5 with 3 ratings
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