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Killer Whale Cream Ale | Bold City Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bold City Brewery
Florida, United States
boldcitybrewery.com

Style: Cream Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by cjgator3 on 04-08-2009

BEER STATS
Reviews:
29
Ratings:
132
Avg:
3.19
pDev:
35.11%
 
 
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1
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Reviews by zac16125:
Photo of zac16125
2.9/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bold City Killer Whale Cream Ale
12oz bottle into a pilsner glass

A: Pours a crystal clear, straw yellow with just under a fingers width of bright white head which dissipates down fairly quickly to only a thin outer ring. Looks like a budweiser, except slightly darker. Leaves no lacing.

S: Toasted white bread. Thats about all I get.

T: Lots of grain, some adjunct type flavors. A touch of spice. Not awful, in fact, better than I expected, but still not very good.

M/D: Heavy carbonation, medium bodied, drinkability is good, but for such a light beer it better be.

O: A decent example of a pretty dismal style. I dont really understand the concept of craft beer and adjunct ingredients. A craft brewery brewing a cream ale is like a woman getting a breast reduction, it just doesn't make sense and quite frankly should be illegal. Overall, not terrible, but I would not ever purchase this.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of SassyPants79
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wesbrownyeah
2.92/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Killer Whale Cream Ale by Bold City Brewery Jacksonville Fl. 5.5% alcohol.

A- Pours a calm yellowish orange fluid that produces a small white head leaving light if any lacing.

S- Slight citrusy scent and mild malts are in the nose.

T-M- Taste is a small bite of citrusy hops and mild malty backbone. Mouthfeel is smooth but lacking on the creamy side but all and all drinkable.

O- Drinkable as hell if at the right price.

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Photo of codysjb
2.28/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Bold City Cream Ale
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into my DFH Signature glass
A: Pours a cloudy, straw colored yellow with no head.
S: Like a generic lager with some lemon and a little funkiness.
T: Bland, tastes like a cheap lager i.e. Budweiser; I thought this was supposed to be a cream ale, where’s the ale? Where’s the cream? Maybe some slight lemon flavor.
M: Same, Generic and slightly skunky despite only buying this two weeks ago.
O: Not impressed, better than PBR that’s about it. C

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Photo of adamjhepler
2.72/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Hazy golden in color. Aroma hints of yeast, bread and a flour tortilla, wheaty bready. Not an awful beer but not my favorite

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Photo of t00sl0w
3.71/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is a light ale brewed in Jacksonville Florida. It is a easy beer to drink, and if you want something simple to enjoy while talking with friends. It is far better than any of the corp light beers, but dont expect a IPA here either.

A- light golden colour, small head about the size of a finger.

S- bread, roasty

T- just like the smell, a very bready taste, sweet

M- light, thin, smooth

D- very drinkable, little aftertaste.

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Photo of chinchill
2.99/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at World of Beer in JAX Beach.
Pale golden with a thin head.
AROMA: light and very mild malts.
Flavor: follows
Feel: thin with decent carbonation.

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Photo of dsauter
3/5  rDev -6%

Photo of azorie
1.85/5  rDev -42%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Well it fits the style its a ale like bud, decent but nothing great in fact most of Brain beers with the exception of the IPA and white wheat ale, taste all about the same good but bland. I mean its beer, it gives you a buzz and its local fresh and cheap, if it was not Cheap I would not buy it to be honest. Seems its too 7 b like to me, the guy needs to break out and do something different.

A: clear yellow , no yeast, its filtered, little head when poured into a pint glass maybe 1/2 inch tops

S: some bread, very very faint hops

T: crisp, clean, bland, some what pilsner like, BMC like, not my favorite, some light bread, no hops

M: lite body, kind of watery

D: it goes down ok, but has a twang after taste, I did not think it was that great its decent but I did not want another.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.73/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bold City Brewery "Killer Whale Cream Ale"
12 oz. can, coded "344 14 14:35"
$2.29 @ Total Wine @ More #901, Tampa, FL (uggh, I could've bought it at Winn Dixie in Jacksonville for $1.66)

Killer Whale Cream Ale pours a hazy (not to style) deep gold body beneath a short-lived head of bright white that drops to just a thin collar and leaves little lacing behind.

The aroma is clean with the exception of a light touch of sulphur and some yeastiness, and expresses a pleasant combination of grainy malt and apple-like fruitiness.

In the mouth it's light and crisp. A touch more carbonation might give it a little zip.

The flavor delivers the malt promised in the nose, with a wider, fuller character. It remains grainy in a good way, and backed by a minimal amount of hop flavor it becomes a bit grassy. It's only lightly sweet, and a limited, restrained bitterness balances it. The gentle fruitiness gives it life, and it's really quite pleasant and easy to drink, finishing dry with some residual grainy malt and a hint of grassy and leafy hops.

Although it doesn't quite match the specifications for a mainstream "cream ale" (mainly clarity, some aromatics), it's quite a nice beer in its own right (and I don't know any craft brew drinkers who are too into clarity). Quaffable might be a good word to use to describe it!

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.43/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Was in JAX fro a Monday evening Football game and stayed at the Hyatt that had the Killer Whale Cream Ale on tap. The beer is a light ale brewed and is very easy to drink, The beer poured a light clear golden with thin white head. The smell included grain and barley. The taste was similar to the smell a very bready taste with slight hints of sweetness. The mouthfeel was light in body but smooth with mild carbonation. Overall is was a decent cream ale and very drinkable.

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Photo of cjgator3
3/5  rDev -6%

Photo of avisong
3.14/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of KensWorld
3.69/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of highdivejon
3.75/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of ImperatorScab
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Keith_R
3/5  rDev -6%

Photo of StevenMilligan
3.08/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of cyrushire
3.11/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of wrecknut
3.19/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SPLITGRIN
3.43/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of tnoose904
4/5  rDev +25.4%

Photo of CraigTravor
3/5  rDev -6%

Photo of coopdog1000
3.52/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.75/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Killer Whale has a thick, creamy, white head, a mostly clear, yellow appearance, lots of fine, powdery sediment, and rather heavy lacing left behind. The aroma is of sweet malts, with flaked maize, in the background. Taste is of sweet malt, low-level, mellow hop bitterness, and white corn, possibly. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Killer Whale finishes crisp and refreshing.

RJT

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Killer Whale Cream Ale from Bold City Brewery
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