Castle Cream Ale | Castle Danger Brewery

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3.85/5
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109 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Castle Danger Brewery
Minnesota, United States
castledangerbrewery.com

Style: Cream Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Sitting around the kitchen table during our start-up days, the need for a sessionable beer became clear. Our first intern actually came up with the idea to brew a cream ale, so we started designing the recipe. As with all Castle Danger beers, we start with a flavor profile, then expand upon it to create something unique. Castle Cream is our version of a cream ale. Deep gold in color, it has a soft malty aroma, slightly sweet creamy texture with a balanced bitterness, while finishing smooth and clean.

Added by garymuchow on 07-06-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#15,514
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
109
pDev:
11.69%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of gatornation
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear dark golden color with a white head. Smell was corn ,grain and wet hay. Taste was grain and bread with hops and mild bitterness A creamy mouth feel with malt in the finish with some mild bitterness.

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Photo of WhiskeyMax
3.92/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jmh21
3.66/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of achepil
1.89/5  rDev -50.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Hopzilla_MN
3.79/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jjsipsjj
4.3/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NodakEric
3.74/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tvenne
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
3.96/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.79/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of runwild99
3.46/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FBarber
3.43/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of d5001986
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kristydrinksbeer
4.39/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WillLyon4
3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of j-rod18
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dnmyrick
4.07/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rilesmiles
3.56/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of UncleAvis
2.42/5  rDev -37.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured nice and clear from a 12 oz can. Good head that dissipated fairly quickly.
Minimal aroma, malty and a bit sour.
Taste was smooth and creamy, with sour undertone. Not in a good way. Sour taste went away quickly when cold but as it warmed up the sourdough really lingered. Maybe thats intentional for the style but i didnt care for it. Drinkable but cloying. I really liked their pale ale so gave this one a try. Not a $10 sixer.

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Photo of Mindcrime1000
3.46/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a can into a pub glass

Pours nearly clear and light copper/amber with an excellent foamy, bubble-bath thick head with excellent lacing. A nice-looking beer. Somewhat dark for the style.

Aromas are very sweet and malt-forward with corn very present. Little or no hops discerned. A hint of dorm-beer sourness in the background. Not offensive but not exciting.

The flavor is a bit better than the nose. Malts still very forward, with adjunct corn pretty apparent, but the sweetness imparted by the corn doesn't reach the cloying level, as the hops that were pretty much absent in the aroma department show up in the flavor, though only a bit. The flavor is somewhat unbalanced toward the sweet end, but that's not terribly out of the ordinary for many takes on this style, and it's still solid. There is just a hint of drying acidity at the back of the palate that helps a bit.

The mouthfeel is solid and makes this a very drinkable/sessionable brew. The carbonation is excellent, but not overly aggressive for this style, and provides a crisp fairly-clean finish.

Overall, a decent take on the style.

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3.31/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4.28/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dave_LSwOh
4.65/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mattmarka1
3.79/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GeorgeAKeim
3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Castle Cream Ale from Castle Danger Brewery
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 109 ratings