CakeWalk Vanilla Cream | Right Brain Brewery

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3.6/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Right Brain Brewery
Michigan, United States
rightbrainbrewery.com

Style: Cream Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Cream Ale conditioned with vanilla bean

Added by tectactoe on 06-28-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#36,432
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
58
pDev:
11.11%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of Tshane
2.78/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

First beer of the night at St. Patty's party at Sean O'Callaghan's in Plymouth MI.

Not wanting to waste my taste buds on Guinness, Smithwicks or lawnmower (e.g., hideous Bud) beer.

Pours hazy golden wheat color with a half inch head in a plastic St. Patty's std beer cup.

A lot dryer and lighter than expected based on posted reviews. More like what I recall of a Michelob ultra many years ago.

Ugh. I'm truly wishing I had not brush my teeth 20 minutes ago. That always kills the best flavors of beer, brings up icky bitterness.

I wish I could taste the vanilla but I think the toothpaste killed my taste buds for that too.

Mouthfeel rating is required, but I care squat about that. Why not make it optional??

Overall a disappointment, but I'm partly to blame.

Also think it's not my favorite style, too dry, not sweet and fruity enough, though the reviews drew me in to believe so.


It's disappointing overall that so many people love that icky high hops flavor, the IPA craze is sweeping the nation and most reviews don't mention how strongly hoppy the beers are.

Need better written reviews, more details about hops and bitterness from y'all please!!

Also the Brothers should post IBU factors on every beer. Make it standard along with ABV. It's IMPORTANT!

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Photo of Rostie
3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of KennethBeer
3.92/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of C_Adams
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gopens44
3.84/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

As good a looker as cream ale can get, decent lacing supplied by a finger or so of frothy white head over a hazy dark golden beer. Nose is really the only low point as very little of anything is discernible. Maybe mineral water. Taste is a notch above most I've had of the style, as the vanilla addition isn't overpowering, but masks that overly corny thing in most others. Feel is terrific, as it's very, VERY drinkable. Just fun to drink all around.

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Photo of Calraven
3.78/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Raime
2.8/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Tracker83
3.73/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Blackop555
3.71/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours gold. Short, foamy, white head that is short lived.

Smells vanilla, grainy and bready malt.

Tastes light vanilla, almost cream soda like, light bready malt and earthy hints. Semi dry finish with light floral bitterness. Lighter body and fizzy medium carbonation.

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Photo of Tee76
3.66/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dope
3.47/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JustLikeMyDad
2.21/5  rDev -38.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Jonathan-Morgan
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of szmnnl99
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PA-Michigander
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BigTuna1066
3.44/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Danielr26
3.39/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Fishwhisperer
3.79/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Grupatre
4.11/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beercatbrew
3.73/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.57/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dtm426
3.52/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HardyA
3.58/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tripel_Threat
3.99/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Recently I've gotten to know Right Brain's offerings a bit more in depth. It seems they do quite a few cream ales, and it shows in CakeWalk. Classic cream Ale in appearance, aroma, and flavor. Pale gold and clear, with not much noticeable carbonation. A few fingers of head dissolves over time to nothing, some sticky dots of lacing here and there, but not much. Aroma is heavy with corn and biscuit malt aroma, with grassy and vanilla bean notes popping through. The flavor hits very much the same way, crisp and clean. Creamed corn, biscuit malts, grass/floral hops and fresh vanilla bean ice cream. Finish clean with no aftertaste. While not quite cake, the aroma alone paints an image of nilla wafers half submerged in a dish of vanilla ice cream.

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CakeWalk Vanilla Cream from Right Brain Brewery
Beer rating: 3.6 out of 5 with 58 ratings