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

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Cali Creamin' Vanilla Cream AleCali Creamin' Vanilla Cream Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: Cream Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by mactrail on 12-12-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
343
Reviews:
40
Avg:
3.71
pDev:
13.75%
 
 
Wants:
45
Gots:
146
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 343 |  Reviews: 40
Reviews by DeanMoriarty:
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3.43/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

One of a handful of Mother Earth beers I got from my brother for Xmas. Not sure the cost but I know it was purchased at Holiday Wine up in Escondido. Poured from a 22oz bomber into an Odell Brewing branded tulip glass.

Also - not too sure why this is listed as an herbed/spiced beer. Comes across as a pale with vanilla bean added. Almost identical to Alpine's Willy Vanilly that is listed on BA as an American Pale Wheat Ale. The style listed above gives one an inaccurate expectation of the actual type of ale in the bottle.

A: Pours a fairly clean light amber/straw-like hue with a 2 - 3 finger white head that lingers a while giving way to nice lacing from start to finish.

S: Honey, fresh cracked grain, vanilla bean - no hop presence.

T: Similar to the nose...more earthy and a very light bitterness from the hop. Has a cheap lager finish - similar to High Life, but obviously far tastier overall.

M: Light crisp and dry, somewhat mild carbonation for the style. Feels like the finish is on the verge of being a bit weak, but comes through in the end.

Overall a tasty session ale. Not sure on the price, but if it comes in around $5 for a bomber, then well worth the price - otherwise not really worth it. Weird time of year to release this one in the bottle...definitely more of a Spring/Summertime all-day drinker, especially at 5.2% ABV.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of BlottoOtto
4.19/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Steady, even flavor. Tastes exactly like it should and as I hoped it would. Has nice soap sudsy head and mild hint of vanilla. Goes down easy and I don't mind it as a session beer. I really like it and so do the ladies who have sampled it.

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Photo of TheBrewBrotha
4.63/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pretty smooth day time beer. Nice clear golden pour and a hint of vanilla to set a palate right.

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Photo of surfwahine
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of Hyperdrive6
5/5  rDev +34.8%

Photo of freshflesh
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of friggz81
5/5  rDev +34.8%

Photo of degueulasse
2.46/5  rDev -33.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

This is a light and bubbly beer that pours an almost neon yellow with a tall but airy head. It smells like sour, artificial vanilla and tastes about the same. The label describes it as having a cream soda taste, and I definitely can't disagree, though it tastes a bit like cream soda with added alcohol rather than a cream soda inspired beer.

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Photo of G_Shoe
4.09/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mctizzz
4.16/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cfreilly
3.59/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stebow1289
2.88/5  rDev -22.4%

Photo of Franziskaner
3.74/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

I had this on draft as a nitro beer. Gold in color with a half inch of creamy off white. The aroma was difficult to detect, but I got some light malt and vanilla. I'm tasting a burst of vanilla, sweet light malt, and corn. The mouth is creamy, smooth, and quaffable.

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Photo of Cynic-ale
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of docdeb56
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Easy to drink.

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Photo of Auraan
3.99/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a beautiful deep orange/amber with a thin ring of whit head. It looks pretty good, not at all like any form of adjunct lager. Scent is very sweet, with heavy notes of cream, maize and sweet malt. It's a simple, yet pleasant scent, like a cream soda, or vanilla soda. Flavor follows the nose, very sweet. Heavy sweet cream flavors and vanilla, laid over a solid backbone of sweet malt and maybe some maize adjuncts, with a moderate level of floral and earthy hops that balance the sweetness. The end of the sip and the aftertaste are slightly bitter, especially for the beer's 21 IBUs. It's unique, has a nice combination of sweet and bitter and the vanilla notes are excellent. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation. It drinks smooth and creamy, as it should. Quite an excellent mouthfeel. I like this beer a lot. It has a nice flavor, that's sweet without being cloying and balances in some bitterness. It has a pleasant vanilla heavy scent and an excellent medium bodied creamy mouthfeel. I'd drink this one again.

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Photo of Cobrabob428
3.92/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of acurtis
3.4/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of samtrillo
3.88/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Tastes like a dry cream soda with a bit of bitterness. Fuller bodied than a cream soda which would make this a nice choice when you want to fill that itch.

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Photo of WickedBeer
3.86/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nick29
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

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

Canned 12/09/16

Appearance - Pours clear and golden in color with a white, half-finger width head. Sub-par retention, resulting in a thin, broken layer of suds and a thin ring around the edge of the glass. Not much for lacing; a few small spots.

Smell - Smells of graham cracker and vanilla. Faint grain as well.

Taste - Follows the nose, with main character comprising of graham cracker maltiness with a hint of vanilla. Faint corn character emerges mid-taste and sticks around. Simple, light and easy on the finish, with hints of sweetness that linger.

Mouthfeel - Light-bodied with moderate, bitey carbonation. Slick texture with a crisp, mostly dry finish.

Overall - A simple, easy drinker that would be a nice summer beach or lawnmower beer. Having said that, I don't think it's nearly as good as Anderson Valley's Summer Solstice and would prefer the latter in those situations.

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Photo of dertyd
4.19/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of socon67
3.91/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of LucasShrugged
4/5  rDev +7.8%

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Cali Creamin' Vanilla Cream Ale from Mother Earth Brew Co.
3.71 out of 5 based on 343 ratings.
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