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Thunder Canyon Sandstone Cream Ale | Thunder Canyon Brewery

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Brewed by:
Thunder Canyon Brewery
Arizona, United States | website

Style: Cream Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
TCB's cream ale, light in flavor, color and aroma. Cream ales are mild and light bodied with no hop aroma and very little hop flavor.

Added by beerguy101 on 09-28-2003

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3
Ratings:
9
Avg:
2.89
pDev:
28.72%
 
 
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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 9
Photo of Gueuzedude
3.06/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer sits a lightly hazy straw-gold color in my glass, it is topped by a thin, wispy pale head. The aroma is quite faint, but definitely beery; it is lightly herbal, and has a bit of thin malt to it (hops are most dominant in this ephemeral aroma). The taste has notes of sweet grain up front with a light herbal / spicy hop note in the middle through to the finish, which has a light bitterness to it. Overall this is thin, though slightly beery, and is spot on to style with a bit of fruitiness, but it is certainly not something that I will try again.

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Photo of beerguy101
2.94/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Light gold color. Small white head. Aroma is grainy, grassy and sweet. Milder taste, light bodied, some malts with a slight hoppyness. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean. Aftertaste is slightly bitter. A light and refreshing beer, nice for a 90+ degree day, but kind of uninspired.

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Photo of xymyl
2.5/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Yellow/goldish with a fragile white head that appears to have more density due to high carbonation.

Aroma: light salty hops and yeast with pale malt playing a very minor role.

Taste: Not very creamy, not enough protein to give any structure to its simplicity. In the general realm of a cream ale but missing the point. If they did a real protein rest and put it on nitro this could be much better.

Overall: Very simple and light, not actually refreshing though, pretty generic, could be a cream ale, could be a blonde ale, could almost anything light and uninteresting.

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Thunder Canyon Sandstone Cream Ale from Thunder Canyon Brewery
- out of 100 based on 3 ratings.
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