Tout Mais Le Coller
The Bruery

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Style:
American Cream Ale
ABV:
7.7%
Score:
87
Avg:
3.92 | pDev: 10.2%
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
182
From:
The Bruery
 
California, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  14
Gots
  17
SCORE
87
Very Good
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Notes: "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.
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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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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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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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O - Orange creamsicle to a T! A fun beer to drink for sure!

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Tout Mais Le Coller from The Bruery
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 182 ratings