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Thomas Creek Stillwater Vanilla Cream Ale | Thomas Creek Brewery

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Thomas Creek Stillwater Vanilla Cream AleThomas Creek Stillwater Vanilla Cream Ale
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Thomas Creek Stillwater Vanilla Cream AleThomas Creek Stillwater Vanilla Cream Ale

Brewed by:
Thomas Creek Brewery
South Carolina, United States

Style: Cream Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
23 IBU

Added by aracauna on 04-26-2004

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Ratings: 174 |  Reviews: 73
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3.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -11.9%

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3.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of tvv375ia
3.33/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

poured from 12oz bottle into pint glass

A-fizzy straw yellow beer with bright white one finger head, whats not to love?

S-almost nothing reminds me of a normal fizzy yellow beer

T- finally something not reminiscent of fizzy yellow beer. This has some vanilla coming through with a hint of honey sweetness

M-some good creaminess in this one

O-better than I expected when I first poured this one and I may even try it again

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3/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +44.2%

Photo of YellowHammer
1.86/5  rDev -40.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

-Smells almost like a Coors Light.
-White head with no lacing.
-Taste is disappointing, no vanilla cream that you'd expect. The vanilla is basically nonexistent. This beer honestly tastes and smells almost like a Coors Light.

Overall a misleading beer which is very drinkable but not something that you'd savor. Its almost a funnel beer.

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3.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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3/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +20.2%

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4/5  rDev +28.2%

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3/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.55/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: very thin white head on a clear pale gold body. not very exciting. some lacing.

S: honey, vanilla, wheat, light biscuit notes. light on the nose.

T: where the appearance and nose lack, the flavor makes up for it. the vanilla really brings out the creaminess. wheat, honey and some sour lemon notes round this one out.

M: light body and high carbonation. crisp and refreshing.

Overall: this beer is incomplete. Ups and downs but I guess the flavor matters most and it is decent for the style.

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3.75/5  rDev +20.2%

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3/5  rDev -3.8%

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3/5  rDev -3.8%

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2/5  rDev -35.9%

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3.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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2.57/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a snifter on 12/6/11

Thanks to PDXHops

Timid golden yellow that has a shine to it in the light. A one thumb head doesn't last long, surrendering to a patch of bubbles and some haphazard trails of lace.

The aroma is weird and kind of off putting. Notions off vanilla taffy, marshmallow and dust swim in a pool of syrupy corn. Something makes me think "burnt citrus," whatever that means. As it starts to warm the nose shifts in favor of the vanilla and marshmallow, so that's nice.

Flavor-wise, this is pretty uneventful. Grainy and resembling the use of adjuncts; some grassy hops are strewn about, too. Vanilla is very mild and artificial.

Easily on the light side of the feel spectrum with moderate carbonation biting here and there. The finish is dry and has a lingering dirty presence that I don't care for; it sticks to the palate.

Overall impression - not outright terrible, but this isn't all that impressive. Maybe a decent summer beer or something.

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3/5  rDev -3.8%

Thomas Creek Stillwater Vanilla Cream Ale from Thomas Creek Brewery
Beer rating: 3.12 out of 5 with 174 ratings
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