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

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3.82/5
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403 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:
#19,502
Reviews:
60
Ratings:
403
pDev:
13.09%
 
 
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53
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Ratings: 403 |  Reviews: 60
Photo of Shantzak
4.17/5  rDev +9.2%
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%
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 -1.6%
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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Photo of WildernessMonk
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%
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 +6.3%
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 +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brew_ski
3.56/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kafekaze
4.37/5  rDev +14.4%
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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Photo of cgrunin
3.89/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kirksisters
4.17/5  rDev +9.2%
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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Photo of BayAreaJoe
3.71/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Johnny2018
3.11/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not very complex and not sweet

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Photo of Tcsox
3.51/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PlinyMeNow
2.27/5  rDev -40.6%
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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Photo of Alexc11
3.94/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Comes as advertised. It's a creamy, smooth ale with mild vanilla overtones. Slightly cloud, pale gold color with lush head. Not bitter and not particularly overly carbonated. Light and easy drinking.

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Photo of DerwinWentworth
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SargeC
3.8/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Krajnyak
4.14/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Clear coppery pour with a fine, right head. Big vanilla smell. Head lasts forever. Light beer flavor, but refreshing. Definite vanilla flavor as well. No hops to speak of, but they are there for a slight bitterness. Overall, a great summer beer and really good cream ale example. Just like it should be.

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Photo of markallmon
3.6/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jetshop
3.43/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Chocolatefreak
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

An easy to drink beer. The mouth feel was creamy with a tasty vanilla finish. Overall, a good beer.

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Photo of RaulMondesi
4.02/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Glows a golden orange hue like a Jack o lantern in July. Smell is of malt grains and beautiful vanilla bean like Penelope Cruz vacationing in Madagascar. Taste is typical Cream Ale, but it’s the vanilla bean that makes a playa want to scream. Feel is light and smooth like that one time your put ice in your bong.

This one is a winner.

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Photo of Gavage
3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: clear golden yellow in color with a 1" fluffy head that lasts.

Smell: mild vanilla comes through to the nose.

Taste: light malt base, vanilla, mild citrus, and a soft bitterness.

Mouthfeel: light-medium in body. Crisp throughout with a bit of dryness late.

Overall: an easy drinking cream ale that has a different flavor profile with the vanilla. Interesting take on the style.

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Photo of Spikester
4.12/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear gold with three fingers of white head. Retension is good with rings of lace.
Smell is sweet circus peanuts.
Taste is sweet circus peanuts.
Mouthfeel is light to medium. Finish is slightly sweet and balanced.
Overall a tasty unusual brew.

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Photo of robebo44
3.6/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Cali Creamin' Vanilla Cream Ale from Mother Earth Brew Co.
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 403 ratings