Cali Creamin' Vanilla Cream Ale | Mother Earth Brew Co.

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3.81/5
Very Good
413 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mother Earth Brew Co.
California, United States
motherearthbrewco.com

Style: American Cream Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our flagship offering is golden to pale in color, with low bitterness, medium body, and a white head. Our Cream Ale has redefined the category and made a classic style cool again. We use a bit of Madagascar Vanilla Bean to give it that “Cream Soda” kick. This beer finishes dry despite a subtle perceived sweetness from the Vanilla. Great any time of year.

Added by mactrail on 12-12-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#21,009
Reviews:
61
Ratings:
413
pDev:
13.12%
 
 
Wants:
53
Gots:
174
Trade:
1
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3.83/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MyBar
3.84/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A normal day in a not so normal "bar" inside Extraordinary Desserts, Little Italy, San Diego. Tried Cali Creamin in a pint glass poured from a can. The conversation with staff was warm, friendly and surprisingly well informed for a dessert focused establishment. The Beer Alone:

L: Warm golden with a fluffy frothy head
S: Vanilla Cream Soda scent, easy to see why it's served in a dessert joint
T: Creamy vanilla flavor as expected, this could be dangerous
F: Not too heavy, medium bodied, creamy, low bitterness but not overly sweet
O: Stands alone just fine but really shines with the right pairings...

Paired with Roasted Pimento Cheddar Cheese Dip, nice complimentary flavors where the creaminess quenched the mild spice and sharp cheddar flavors, getting excited!
Next tried with fat slice of Blood Orange Ricotta cake which transformed this beer from a Vanilla cream to an Orange Creamsicle! Amazing! I'd imagine it's great with Vanilla ice cream as a float but I'll have to revisit that idea...

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Photo of bpfrush
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of beershrine
2.06/5  rDev -45.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Tastes like toothpaste, made for people that don't like beer.

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Photo of Zaktcc
3.54/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AleManDan
3.71/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mmilyko
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of antihero404
4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.57/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sokol_1993
3.67/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of UNVME
4.42/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Shantzak
4.17/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The best cream ale I’ve had. Crisp, the vanilla shines through. Not too hoppy or lacking in cream flavor. Balanced. Extremely refreshing.

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Photo of Parmesan
4.05/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L:. Pours a darker yellow copper with a fizzy white head and no lacing on the glass.

S:. Strong notes of vanilla, mixed with corn and grain, very nice smelling.

T: Sweet vanilla, follows with corn and grain.

F:. Soft mouthfeel, creamy and smooth. Super easy drinking.

O:. This is an awesome cream ale, very good in warm weather.

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Photo of NeilSilber1
3.76/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Good for a cream ale. Easy drinking vanilla bean & cream.

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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On my visit to Ocean Beach San Diego had to try a Mother Earth Cali Creamin while having lunch at Wonderland. Perfect choice with perfect view of the beach. Delicious ,creamy , vanilla goodness...but not too creamy..not too sweet. Along with the other great local brews it made for an awesome week of exploring Ocean Beach breweries.

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Photo of wac9
4.06/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Just excellent

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Photo of Dope
3.89/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brew_ski
3.56/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kafekaze
4.37/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The usual bitter aftertaste is replaced with a slightly sweet vanilla note. Creamy and a bit thicker than most. Easy to drink and one of my current favorites.

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3.89/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kirksisters
4.17/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Very light and balanced, vanilla bean jumps at you and cleanses out well, dry finish, easy drinking for summer

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3.71/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Johnny2018
3.11/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not very complex and not sweet

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3.51/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PlinyMeNow
2.27/5  rDev -40.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Sweet vanilla smell along with grain and caramel malt, feel is strangely thin, but creamy at the same time, taste is light grainy malt with prominent sweet vanilla bean and dries up in the finish, confusing, did not really enjoy.

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Cali Creamin' Vanilla Cream Ale from Mother Earth Brew Co.
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 413 ratings