Killer Whale Cream Ale | Bold City Brewery

Killer Whale Cream AleKiller Whale Cream Ale
BA SCORE
3.23/5
143 Ratings
Killer Whale Cream AleKiller Whale Cream Ale
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by cjgator3 on 04-08-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,779
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
143
pDev:
15.79%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
40
Trade:
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Ratings: 143 |  Reviews: 31
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4.5/5  rDev +39.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of X2awoods
4.5/5  rDev +39.3%

Photo of keithshoe
4.25/5  rDev +31.6%

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4.24/5  rDev +31.3%

Photo of Way2Fresh_Slim
4.18/5  rDev +29.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this on draft...nice head that goes away fairly quick...very lite, with a name like killer whale you would think very heavy, but the exact opposite...the cream note is very subtle...enjoyed this on tap, not sure about a can...will try again soon, very pricey in my area!

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Photo of JKahn93
4.07/5  rDev +26%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of Lochnessmonster
4.03/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +23.8%

Photo of JDW4195
4/5  rDev +23.8%

Good beer. Tasty. Smooth, and absolutely no hoppy taste. Could use a higher ABV, but hey...it's pretty decent.

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Photo of josh__mason
4/5  rDev +23.8%

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4/5  rDev +23.8%

Photo of Lovely85
4/5  rDev +23.8%

Photo of Chasegator
3.97/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look- light straw color
Smell- cream. Light malts and hops
Taste- sweet but light. Hints of malt and hops
Feel- light bodied
Overall- decent beer. Light but sweet.

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Photo of Herbigula
3.96/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of unclejimbay
3.9/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Killer Whale Cream Ale
Bold City Brewery
Style: Cream Ale
pint glass from a growler @ home, 10/10/09

Bought a growler with the wife and some friends to enjoy at home. I enjoyed the brew while it was fresh, it lost it's carbo after about 6 housr in fridge, but was enjoyable up until then.

A 4.0 - Light yellow golden/straw in color. Ok head & retention. Little to no lace.
S 4.0 - Aroma of grains, fragrant toasty corn/rice smells.
T 4.0 - Taste as it smells, corn aromas evident. Roasty corn sweetness.
MF 3.0 - low-medium carbonation, could be the growler as it was better at the taproom.
D 4.0 - @ $10 for a 1 gallon growler it's good for a cream ale. I would much rather drink the Hefe, Duke's Brown, or IPA - which will be my growler refills in the future.

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Photo of nathanmiller
3.8/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Burgieburg
3.78/5  rDev +17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Doesn't pour like a traditional cream ale and has a little more carbonation than you would normally expect from a cream ale. Great taste and smooth finish; absolutely no hop but leaves a subtle buttery aftertaste.

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Photo of highdivejon
3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.75/5  rDev +16.1%
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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Photo of apurpura214
3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of dd53grif
3.75/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Petey_the_Quiet
3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of Chris-1911
3.75/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.73/5  rDev +15.5%
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 route66pubs
3.73/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a thick, creamy yellow color. Haze shows readily, even when held to the light.

Sweet in the nose, with some banana aroma. Perhaps a bit of a citrus aromatic hop as well. Not unpleasant.

Definite "cream" taste reminds me almost of a non-alcoholic cream ale from my youth. Again some banana taste as well.

Excellent mouthfeel, very rich and creamy, with an excessively clean and crisp finish. Very pleasant all around.

Nothing really in the way of enjoying this. Dry and crisp in the finish leaves you wanting something else. Low ABV makes this extremely easy to drink. Soft creaminess does not disappoint.

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Killer Whale Cream Ale from Bold City Brewery
Beer rating: 3.23 out of 5 with 143 ratings
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