Thunder Canyon Sandstone Cream Ale | Thunder Canyon Brewery

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Brewed by:
Thunder Canyon Brewery
Arizona, United States
thundercanyonbrewery.com

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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#38,880
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
10
pDev:
14.43%
Bros Score:
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Ratings: 10 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.25/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Reviewed from notes. From my AZ trip. The appearance was a golden and somewhat hazy yet still a clear color, slight small carbonation is seen rising, slim less than a finger’s worth of head that dies immediately and leaves no lacing. The smell had an aroma of a normal cream ale - corn malts/adjuncts - some may say and stays the same smell all throughout the entire consumption. The taste was mainly sweet through the corn malts/adjuncts, no aftertaste and no finish. On the palate, it sat at/about a light to somewhat medium on the body, mostly sessionable, and the carbonation is good for the style and for me and leaves a slightly creamines coating the mouth and tongue. Overall, this was a good Cream Ale worthy of coming back to.

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Photo of Lelampp
3.45/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dave_Treat
2.75/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of LXIXME
2.25/5  rDev -26.2%

Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev +23%

Photo of TFMyriad
3.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of MarkyMOD
3/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of xymyl
2.5/5  rDev -18%
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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Photo of Gueuzedude
3.06/5  rDev +0.3%
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 -3.6%
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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Thunder Canyon Sandstone Cream Ale from Thunder Canyon Brewery
Beer rating: 3.05 out of 5 with 10 ratings
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