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

BA SCORE
84
good
330 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
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): 5.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by mactrail on 12-12-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
330
Reviews:
37
Avg:
3.7
pDev:
14.05%
 
 
Wants:
43
Gots:
140
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 330 |  Reviews: 37
Reviews by Zraly:
Photo of Zraly
4.1/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A gift to me from a friend living in San Diego. He's a good man.

Little gold with two-finger, white head into an Allagash glass. The nose is a soft, pretty vanilla coupled with a touch of fresh fruit.

Damn -- this tastes like cream soda. I don't know what else to say other than this is an alcoholic version of cream soda. Even better, though, is there is just enough bitterness from keeping this from becoming too sweet and cloying. A nice vanilla note, however, lingers a few seconds.

This is quite tasty if you are into cream soda, which I am. Very well-balanced. Light to medium bodied. Delicious, and something a little different for warmer whether beyond the session IPAs, wheat beers, etc.

 700 characters

More User Reviews:
Photo of BlottoOtto
4.19/5  rDev +13.2%
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.

 241 characters

Photo of TheBrewBrotha
4.63/5  rDev +25.1%
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.

96 characters

Photo of surfwahine
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of Hyperdrive6
5/5  rDev +35.1%

Photo of freshflesh
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of friggz81
5/5  rDev +35.1%

Photo of degueulasse
2.46/5  rDev -33.5%
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.

 342 characters

Photo of mctizzz
4.16/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cfreilly
3.59/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stebow1289
2.88/5  rDev -22.2%

Photo of Franziskaner
3.74/5  rDev +1.1%
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.

 266 characters

Photo of Cynic-ale
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of docdeb56
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Easy to drink.

15 characters

Photo of Auraan
3.99/5  rDev +7.8%
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.

 1,038 characters

Photo of Cobrabob428
3.92/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of acurtis
3.4/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of samtrillo
3.88/5  rDev +4.9%
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.

 155 characters

Photo of WickedBeer
3.86/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nick29
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.56/5  rDev -3.8%
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.

 889 characters

Photo of dertyd
4.19/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of socon67
3.91/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of LucasShrugged
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of trocketsauced
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Cali Creamin' Vanilla Cream Ale from Mother Earth Brew Co.
3.7 out of 5 based on 330 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • BeerAdvocate Microbrew Invitational

    Join us June 2-3, 2017 in Boston, Mass. for beer, cider, mead, kombucha and sake from over 70 small producers.

    Learn More
  • Subscribe to BeerAdvocate Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.

    Subscribe