Collaboration Series: Tout Mais Le Coller | The Bruery

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Collaboration Series: Tout Mais Le CollerCollaboration Series: Tout Mais Le Coller

Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States

Style: Cream Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.70%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
"Tout Mais Le Coller" loosely translates to "everything but the stick," and that is what we went for in this beer that is meant to clone the flavors of an orange cream popcicle. We brewed this cream ale with our friends from Noble Ale Works, adding a confident dosing of both lactose and natural orange flavor, creating a beverage that will remind you of your youth. A sweet and creamy mouthfeel with that unforgetable bittersweet bite of an orange, peel and all. This beer is far from subtle in flavor and is a very fun one to share with friends.

Added by CheapBeerBuzz on 12-10-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 23 | Ratings: 181
Photo of stakem
3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle poured into a snifter. The brew is a dark copper color with a tan cap resting atop.

Slight mineral feel to the nose before blending to citrus notes. Collectively the nose is a bit of a let down as is typical with most cream ales.

The taste is sweet with orange and the aftertaste is no bullshit just like a dreamsickle icecream bar. Very minor herbal note and some mineral aftertaste that is strangely almost meaty.

This is a medium bodied brew with modest carbonation. I could do without the mineral character and the meaty aftertaste which was real strange. However, this is just another example of the bruery attempting a very specific flavor profile/concept and absolutely nailing it. It was immediately reminescent of my childhood (albeit a beer version) but was enjoyable. Definitely the most talked about beer of the tasting in which it was opened.

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Photo of SierraFlight
3.71/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Short-notice bottle share with Justin and Morgan at the Residence Inn fire pit. Cloudy orange body with orange-tinged tan head. Aroma is right on for what they were aiming to do - orange juice, vanilla, caramel malt, and some booze. Taste is similar, less sweet than the nose would indicate with a lactose edge, orange has a mildly unpleasant cough medicine character, a touch of orange peel bitterness in the end. Medium body, creamy texture, average carbonation, medicinal finish.

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Photo of GPHarris
4.22/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - poured a one finger thick creamy tan head into a snifter. The body was a dark purple-brown color.
S - bready, orange, vanilla.
T - bready, orange, raisins, vanilla. Finishes with a hint of spice.
M - creamy and slick.
O - interesting take and I liked it. The aroma is excellent.

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Photo of macrosmatic
3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Reviewed from notes. Poured from 750 mL bottle into a Cigar City pint glass.

A: Quite hazy dark copper to brown, with a thin off-white head that fades quickly. Low visible carbonation.

S: Mandarin oranges - mildly artificial in character - a cream soda sweetness, vanilla, and lightly toasted malts.

T: Reminds me of orange flavored cream soda - oranges, vanilla cream ale, moderately sweet, lactose creaminess, some bready malt backbone, and a creamed rice sweetness. Light creamy sweetness in the hang.

M: Sticky mouthfeel, a heavier body than expected. Carbonation on the low side, and the alcohol is well-hidden.

O: Pretty well-executed on the whole, and something I'd tell you if you think it sounds good, you'll like it. Not my favorite beer, perhaps, but it's exactly what the brewers said it would be. Maybe use it more as a dessert beer, and one to share with a few people.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
3/5  rDev -22.1%

Hoarders 2013 bottle shared with Paul.

Copper/amber/orange body depending on the light. Small head. Sweet aromas of Popsicles, dessert, citrus, alcohol, cream soda, vanilla. Is it well executed? Yes, I suppose it is. Is it something I can drink 375 mL of? No thanks. I'm an adult (sort of) so I'm pretty much done with toddler flavors in my beer. Pass.

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Photo of DefenCorps
3.43/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks, Abraham.

A moderately hazy dark amber with a dense, off-white head that falls off leaving little lacing, this looks decent, The nose smells like an orange creamsicle. Vanilla, orange, sugar syrup, vanilla sugar, graham cracker, toffee are all present. The palate is pretty sweet with vanilla, orange syrup, sugar syrup most noticeable up front. This is followed up with some vanilla graham cracker. Despite the sweetness, this does feel watery on the finish with a lingering semi-fake orange flavor present. Medium in body, moderately carbonated and rather intensely sweet, this is much better than I was expecting. While I'd much rather have a drier orange cream soda, this does manage to work. Solid for a gimmick beer.

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Photo of JulioH
4.29/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This beer is very well executed. I didn't get a chance to read the label before I tried it. The aroma left me out in the blue, but when I tasted it, it was a delicious beer. This is a creamsicle type beer, and possibly the only one that I have had that is great. Hopefully they make it again, but this thing was outstanding and unique.

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Photo of ThickNStout
4.11/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750mL bottle acquired through the Reserve Society. Bottled 11/19/13. Served in a Bruery snifter.

Pours a moderately dark chestnut with definitive orange highlights and two fingers of frothy cream hued head. A thin layer and wide collar remain, leaving a good iot of lace behind.

Aromas of orange sherbet, sugar cane, heavy cream and an almost oaky note. Mmmm! The authenticity keeps me coming back for more.

The flavor follows the nose. Orange peel, citrus sorbet, cream ale, lactose sweetness, mild caramel and a little bit of pancakey malt. Every niw and then there is a hint of alcohol but this is straight up orange push pop.

Medium, mildly creamy body with hearty carbonation. Aftertaste of citrus pulp, orange cream and sugary residue.

Well The Bruery and Noble Ale Works certainly succeeded in making an authentic orange cream ale. It's quite tasty but ultimately I only need about 8-10 ounces before I'm just fine. Worthy of a try but it may be advisable to have two or three friends to share with unless you really like orange cream a whole lot.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.36/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Deep orange. Almost copper. Big white head. Sticky lacing and a thin collar.

Smell - Orange and creamy. Vanilla. Lots of vanilla. Caramel.

Taste - Toasty caramel malt. Orangy, but less than the aroma. Lots of vanilla. Astringent finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Creamy. Medium carbonation.

Overall - Smells much better than it tastes. I get the idea, though.

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Photo of cvm4
4.05/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours an amber body with an eggshell head.

S - Spot on orange creamsicle! Sweet orange, vanilla, cream soda and bready.

T - The taste mirrors the nose exactly. Not one change and that's a great thing.

M - Medium body and carbonation with a creamy mouthfeel.

O - Orange creamsicle to a T! A fun beer to drink for sure!

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Photo of cooch69
4.31/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured this one at our First Ever Free Snobs United Tasting.

This was the first beer of the night and let me tell you something, It was a hell of a start!!!

Poured a murky orange with a tight cream head. The beer is smooth and medium bodied. Refreshing enough to take down a full bottle or two. The alcohol is very masked as well.

Nose is wheaty, playdough, orange and vanilla.

Taste comes in following the nose with a nice hint of spices and the finish ends with an intense pasty vanilla note.

I'm pissed I only bought one of these.

Need more!!!

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Photo of SHODriver
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: pours a deep orange with a half inch of dense off white head that fades to a small pool and collar
S: smells of oranges and vanilla
T: tastes of sweet and bitter oranges with some vanilla and sugary sweetness. swallow is more creamy sweetness and orange flavor
M: fairly thick and creamy in the mouth with soft carbonation. refreshing finish
O: The Bruery has done a couple ambitious beer projects in the recent months and this one is no exception. The flavor profile hits all the marks of a tasty frozen treat. I'm not sure how this one got lumped in with the cream ales because to me it is more of a fruit beer.

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Photo of mdfb79
4.08/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Got a bottle of this in the RS last year. Big fan of creamsicles so was interested in trying this. 750ml bottle poured into my Bruery tulip.

a - Pours a deep amber-brown color with one finger plus of off white head and moderate carbonation evident. Looking like a normal cream ale.

s - Smell is spot on, like orange creamsicle. Sweet orange, cream, vanilla, cream soda, fruits, wheat, dough, and bread. I like it quite a bit.

t - Tastes of cream, vanilla, bready malts, orange, citrus, fruits, dough, orange soda and cream soda mix.

m - Medium body and low to moderate carbonation. Smooth and creamy, no heat. Great mouthfeel.

o - Overall a really cool and interesting beer that I liked and think worked well. It smells like orange creamsicle, and is basically a mix of an orange soda and cream soda in beer form. I like all those things so to me this is good, and I'm assuming exactly what they were going for. If you like creamsicle worth checking out; much better than Or Xata as an experimental beer IMO.

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Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.94/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle opened on 1.10.14
Bottled: 11/09/13

A - Pours a cloudy light brown with a large fluffy tan head that fades slowly.

S - Stronge orange peel zest.

T - Orange, tangerine, vanilla ice cream, just like the icre cream treat.

D - Good carbonation with a medium body.

O - Spot on, nice work. Nice creamy and orange flavors. This one took me back.

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Photo of N17shelfside
2.2/5  rDev -42.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 1.5

Really not that good a beer. I like both Noble and the Bruery and they did make a beer that tastes like an orange creamsicle, but why does the world need such a beer? I got this beer as I felt like it was worth a try, but in reality this seems a bit like the Or Xata was to me, a gimmick where if I really want an orange creamsicle or I want Horchata I can get the real thing for a fraction of the price and it is the real thing! As a beer such a strong orange flavor doesn't really work for me. Something like a sour with kumquats is a much better use of citrus than this, to play it off with the cream ale style just creates something of a sticky mess.

This actually is my first drainpour and reason why I was happy to give up my reserve society status.

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Photo of jlindros
4.35/5  rDev +13%
look: 3 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Split with rudzud as per our hoarders partnership.

Big creamy fluffy creamy head that fades at a med pace, nice lacing, but the color is weird, dark murky mahogany like brown with weird orange hue.

Nose is. Whaaa, amazing, orange creamscicle with berry notes, lactose, juicy orange, juicy fruit punch, mild caramel candy note, artificial orange but still orange, nice vanilla ice cream, bit of orange cake and the gum I had as a kid that had the little syrup injected in it.

Taste starts similar as the nose, just pure orange candy cake creamscicle and orange sherbet. Lots of orange sherbet, and creamscicle, nice orange with little artificial orange as well as mild zest, nice orange cake with a little candy cake batter too. Little caramel candy with that, into lactose and creamy flavours, and a nice vanilla ice cream. Orange marmalade eventually, little bitter rind as it starts to finish, as well as bitter flavours, a little oily bitter slight tannic orange rind finish, fairly dry, that bitter tannin flavor really starts to get nagging, little antiseptic.

Mouth is med bod fairly creamy, decent carb, booze is hidden fairly well and only really comes through with a warming sensation as it warms.

Overall awesome, an orange creamscicle on top of a vanilla ice cream covered orange cake, def a great twist on a cream ale, very well done, but probably won't hold up to age. Although the bitter tannic nagging antiseptic like finish takes away from it a little.

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Photo of rudzud
4.51/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Split with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a really weird dark brown with orange highlights. Really like caramel sauce. There was a nice one finger light brown head that fades to leave nice side lacing. A very, very ugly duckling beer.

S - Aromas of well, an orange creamsicle! Shockingly so! Orange flavoring, vanilla, cream (lactose), even the wooden stick!! Orange cake too. Mind you, this doesn't smell like a fresh orange...This smells like artificial orange one associates with an orange creamsicle. This smells absolutely incredible!

T - Taste is orange sherbet, vanilla, creamy lactose, light wood, caramel rollo. Tastes so much like an orange creamsicle, or atleast like an orange yellow cake with a pile of vanilla ice cream and whipped topping. There is a weird bitter, tannic, orange oil thing going on at the finish.

M - Mouthfeel is nice for the style, drinkable, alcohol is hidden nicely.

O - Overall this beer was a true ugly duckling. The nose blew me away, the taste is delicious save for the odd lingering finish. This might be my favourite "new" beer the Bruery released in 2013!

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Photo of rand
3.44/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From 750 mL bottle to nonic pint glass

A: An unexpected amber-red in color, looks more like a red IPA than a cream ale - there's absolutely no haze. Frothy 1-inch head dissipates fairly quickly, leaving little trace.

S: Well, there's no denying the orange-citrus scents up-front. And not in a way we describe hop nuances - this smells like OJ, straight-up. Toasty malts round the bouquet, with dry, toasty aspects and honey sweet notes simultaneously.

T: The flavors are more syrupy sweet on the palate. There's a enough toasty notes to keep things from becoming cloying, but as the beer warms it's walking a thin line. Very much like an orange-cicle, with creamy, milky sweetness mashed up against orange rind. Toffee-sweet malts join the saccharine parade, with just enough grainy, toasty notes to keep this from becoming unpalatable. Finishes long and sweet.

M: Frothy, medium bodies and oily-slick.

The brew gets points for what it was trying to do, but I don't really have a sweet tooth and this is by no means my go-to style. For a cream ale I'm thinking something dryer, lighter in alcohol while carrying the frothy complexion. Still, there aren't many brews that taste like this, so worth a try.

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Photo of inlimbo77
3.76/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The Bruery
Tout Mais Le Coller
750ml, November

A: Very deep dirty orange almost amber color. Good off white creamy frothy head. Sticky lacing.

S: Nailed the orange cream sickle smell. Get that fresh citrus.

T: Up front you get that burst of citrus. Almost orange zest. Then that smooth sweet creamy note hits mid palate. The finish is lingering vanilla. Really does have great flavor for what they were going for.

M: Medium bodied. Some body and creamy flavors on the tongue.

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Photo of Furlinator
3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours hazy rust color with 1/2 inch of off-white head that quickly fades to a thin ring on top and leaves spotty lace.

Smell is of orange zest, vanilla and faint cinnamon. The aromas are somewhat muted.

Taste is of bready malt, orange juice, faint vanilla and a hint of cinnamon. Creamy, carbonated orange marmalade.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with high carbonation.

An interesting, if not outstanding, effort. Mouthfeel comes across a bit thin and carbonated so, I compare this more closely to an orange soda than a cream-sickle. Still, it's a unique offering and pretty tasty.

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Photo of rawfish
4.2/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear orange amber into a snifter glass, tiny half finger head with minimal retention. Some reaching off white lacing that is delicate and sporadic at best.

Instant nostalgia in a bottle, The Bruery and Noble set out to mimic a creamsicle and they nailed it! The artificial orange soda impression with strong vanilla tones smoothing it out is perfect as is the sweetness of the malt, simple syrup with a bit of caramel. I served this one cold right out of the fridge to mimic really getting the ice cream impression. As the beer warms the aroma becomes slightly more like a spiced amber with bready malt base evident and the orange aroma becomes more natural and takes a backseat to the sweetness..

I appreciate that this beer doesn't carry the sweetness of the aroma into the taste, bready caramel malt is balanced and reserved with some herbal, balancing hops. The creaminess of the lactose becomes evident near the end of the drink and the orange zest hits late as well.

Medium body with average carbonation, alcohol well hidden and though the flavors and aroma might suggest that the carbonation in this beer is creamy and smooth it really isn't anything special.

The phenomenal aroma of this beer that really does mimic a creamsicle very accurately. Otherwise it passes as average cream ale. The flavors are balanced overall and I would definitely try this again, maybe save a bottle for more summer break, child at play, nostalgia.

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Photo of notchucknorris
4.18/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a hazed orange color with a foamy off-white head.

S: Big aromas of orange and orange peel, caramel and vanilla.

T: Lots of orange and sweet malt flavors upfront. Middle brings a rich lactose creaminess with some vanilla and cream. Finish has a touch of orange zest and finishes sweet. I get why a lot of people aren't crazy about this, but I loved it. They nailed what they were going for completely.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.58/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at The Bruery in Placentia, CA.

Pours a murky orange with a foamy orange-tan head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, vanilla bean, orange extract, and alcohol aromas. Taste is much the same with vanilla, orange, and alcohol flavors on the finish. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with some fairly sharp extract-like qualities that make this one only drinkable in small amounts.

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Collaboration Series: Tout Mais Le Coller from The Bruery
3.85 out of 5 based on 181 ratings.
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