McAuslan Cream Ale
McAuslan Brewing

McAuslan Cream AleMcAuslan Cream Ale
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From:
McAuslan Brewing
 
Quebec, Canada
Style:
Cream Ale
ABV:
5%
Score:
84
Avg:
3.71 | pDev: 9.43%
Reviews:
30
Ratings:
42
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jun 10, 2019
Added:
Nov 29, 2003
Wants:
  9
Gots:
  5
SCORE
84
Good
McAuslan Cream AleMcAuslan Cream Ale
Notes: St Ambroise Pale Ale served on nitro.
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Rated: 3.8 by Curt3 from New Jersey

Jun 10, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by cjohns73 from Delaware

May 22, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by jprudhomme7 from New Hampshire

Mar 10, 2019
 
Rated: 3.99 by Bhunter0812 from Massachusetts

Dec 31, 2017
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Reviewed by illpass78 from Maine

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!
Sep 01, 2017
 
Rated: 3.38 by StormAles from Canada (ON)

Jun 29, 2017
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Reviewed by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

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.
Feb 08, 2017
 
Rated: 4.25 by Boo-urns from Canada (ON)

Feb 04, 2017
 
Rated: 3.66 by talbotjf99 from Canada (QC)

Jun 04, 2016
 
Rated: 3.5 by jfreeze from Canada (NB)

May 29, 2016
 
Rated: 3.59 by Simon212 from Canada (ON)

May 16, 2016
 
Rated: 3.73 by I3eer from Massachusetts

Feb 28, 2016
 
Rated: 3.95 by theDuck from Canada (QC)

Nov 27, 2015
 
Rated: 3.91 by Vold from Canada (NB)

Nov 12, 2015
 
Rated: 3.82 by HogtownRoller from Canada (ON)

Sep 13, 2015
 
Rated: 3 by Fettpopps from Massachusetts

Jul 30, 2015
 
Rated: 3.67 by beerboy21 from New Hampshire

Jul 04, 2015
 
Rated: 3.68 by TimWakimika from Canada (QC)

Apr 02, 2015
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Reviewed by CalgaryFMC from Canada (AB)

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.
Nov 12, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by Rlombardi75 from Canada (ON)

Oct 28, 2014
 
Rated: 2.5 by Franck from Canada (QC)

Oct 22, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by Hypersomnia from New Jersey

Sep 26, 2014
 
Rated: 3 by Mack from Canada (QC)

Sep 07, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by deonreds from New York

Aug 26, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by Profchaos20 from Pennsylvania

Aug 21, 2014
 
Rated: 3.25 by slowfade from Canada (QC)

Aug 13, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by TGS from California

Jul 11, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by cam477 from Canada ()

Jul 07, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by Socialiste from Canada (QC)

May 30, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by CurtisD from Canada (NB)

Apr 25, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by bunruh from Canada (SK)

Mar 28, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by yancot from Canada (ON)

Feb 08, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by deleted_user_127363 from Canada (QC)

Nov 16, 2013
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Reviewed by papat444 from Canada (QC)

3.48/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
A totally beige body due to the silky, creamy head mixes nicely with the light copper body. Aroma of nuts and malt is somewhat muted by the nitro. Decent flavor, mineral hops, some fruit. Very creamy body, ultra smooth but middle is a bit muddled.. Overall, decent enough.
Sep 08, 2013
 
Rated: 3.5 by beerhunter13 from Canada (ON)

Aug 24, 2013
 
Rated: 3.5 by 307x from Canada (ON)

Jun 23, 2013
 
Rated: 3.75 by TheBeeraholic from Canada (ON)

Jun 16, 2013
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Reviewed by TheDoctor from Canada (QC)

3.71/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A:
Thick and creamy looking with nice cascading effects and good head retention; some light lacing.

S:
Dry hay and some slight maltiness. Nothing too in-your-face.

T:
Tastes mildly hoppy but not bitter or anything. A touch of sweetness citrus, grass, mustiness.

M:
Nice and creamy. Smooth and dry with a quick finish.

O:
This is a good beer. I read (don't know for sure) that this is just their Pale Ale with nitro and that they thought it tasted so different they decided to call it cream ale (I don't think it actually is one). I don't know if that is true but if it is, then it is quite amazing how different the taste is. I wouldn't spend tons to get my hands on it, but if it is on tap I'll definitely get it over some other stuff. Really enjoyable.
May 02, 2013
 
Rated: 3.75 by juliendesrochers from Canada (QC)

Mar 23, 2013
 
Rated: 3.5 by rale from France

Jan 03, 2013
McAuslan Cream Ale from McAuslan Brewing
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 72 ratings