McAuslan Cream Ale | McAuslan Brewing

McAuslan Cream AleMcAuslan Cream Ale
BA SCORE
3.71/5
69 Ratings
McAuslan Cream AleMcAuslan Cream Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
McAuslan Brewing
Quebec, Canada
mcauslan.com

Style: Cream Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
St Ambroise Pale Ale served on nitro.

Added by PiratePete on 11-29-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#26,863
Reviews:
30
Ratings:
69
pDev:
9.7%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
5
Trade:
0
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Photo of illpass78
4.13/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Pint on draft in a nonic at Poutineville in Quebec City.

Appearance: Somewhat cloudy copper with a big cream head that sticks around forever. Looks great.

Aroma: Floral, malty, rich. Has kind of a citrusy, lemony aroma backed by bready maltiness.

Taste: Citric and malty. Caramel, bread, toast. Some grass. Lemon. Grains. Some pine hop.

Mouthfeel: This aspect makes this good beer great. Super smooth. A pleasure to sip.

Overall: Terrific cream ale. One of the creamiest I've had. Tres bien!

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Photo of StormAles
3.38/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.9/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

McAuslan Brewing "McAuslan Cream Ale"
on tap via ntiro

Notes: Ah, I had no idea McAuslan was from Quebec. For some reason I thought they were on the other side of the country in Alberta or British Columbia. Anyway... it's a clear deep-amber/copper in color beneath a creamy bright white head. As might be expected the head retention and lacing are both excellent. The aroma is limited to some doughy and lightly caramelish malt, but that usually a trade-off with the nitro pour as the head itself is keeping the aromas in. The flavor opens up delivering sweetish biscuity malt with a light touch of golden caramel, and some yeasty fruit (apple, pear).Spicy and floral hops appear across the palate and become a bit grassy as well in the dry finish. Firm bitterness. Medium-light body, and creamy smooth via the nitro pour. Very nicely done. An enjoyable, quaffable pint.

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Photo of Boo-urns
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of talbotjf99
3.66/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jfreeze
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Simon212
3.59/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of I3eer
3.73/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of theDuck
3.95/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Vold
3.91/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of HogtownRoller
3.82/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fettpopps
3/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Jaisell
3.72/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beerboy21
3.67/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TimWakimika
3.68/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.68/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pint on tap at Beer Revolution, one of several McAuslan brews currently on showcase. Quite a looker, a cloudy golden-beige with two fingers of creamy whipped head, small nitro bubbles forming a nice compact froth. Aroma is very light and fruity: Hard candy, subtle orchard fruit (pears), a whiff of citrus rind, sweet grains, and a dash of green grass. Palate is similarly fruity and gently bitter, a muddle of lemon rind, vanilla, pear, stale white peppercorn, and grass with a mineral bite. Background white bread and corn sweetness. I do appreciate the silky smooth creamy texture, as billed. Whereas McAuslan's red failed to meet my expectations, this exceeded them. Nothing that will re-define your beer paradigm (or even your cream ale paradigm), but makes for a reasonable low-key session.

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Photo of Rlombardi75
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of Franck
2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

Photo of Hypersomnia
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of Mack
3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of deonreds
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Profchaos20
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of slowfade
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of TGS
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of cam477
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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McAuslan Cream Ale from McAuslan Brewing
Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 69 ratings
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