Slipstream Cream Ale | Phillips Brewing Company

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Slipstream Cream AleSlipstream Cream Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Phillips Brewing Company
British Columbia, Canada
phillipsbeer.com

Style: Cream Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Duck into the slipstream and enjoy the rich flavours of a BC original! Medium bodied and smooth like pedal stroke.

Added by BDTyre on 06-28-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
86
Reviews:
21
Avg:
3.65
pDev:
11.23%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
18
For Trade:
0
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Photo of CPAles
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dubnation
3.72/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mack
3.54/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BCborn
3.65/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of braican
3.12/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of jrderksen
4.66/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jgunther71
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of krome
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MilkLeg
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ILOVEHAM
4.59/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mistahmojoryan
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of likeablepaper
2.59/5  rDev -29%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Long813
3.77/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of alew_os
3.67/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LampertLand
3.94/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Phillips Brewing 'Slipstream Cream Ale' @ 5% , served from a squealer purchased for $6
A-pour is caramel from the squealer to a dark brown/amber in the glass with a thin beige head leaving a spotty lace along the pint
S-mild smelling cream ale
T-creamy smooth dark cream ale , with a mellow bitterness on the swallow
MF-ok carbonation , medium body
Ov-nice cream ale
prost LampertLand

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Photo of headlessparrot
3.55/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nermph
4.43/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

One of my favourite cream ales, darker than a lot I run in to, and a nice caramel flavour.

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Photo of souvenirs
3.58/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Copper and clear. Malt forward. Mild and pleasant.

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Photo of Bunman3
3.67/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This is not your mama's Cream Ale. It's darker and reminiscent of an English Mild. Either way, it looks good in the glass and provides a very enjoyable experience.

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Photo of gorfchris
3.86/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BcCraft710
3.85/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of argock
3.37/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12 oz brown returnable bottle into a nonic. Purchased in Phillips Showcase variety pack with best by date of 25 April 2015 on packaging, but 3 May 15 on the bottleneck.

A: Crystal clear amber-brown with prodigious 1-2 finger off-white head with average retention but copious lacing down the glass. No mention of this beer being a cream ale on the current label/packaging.

S: Aroma is of toasted and roasted medium dark malts. I am not sure how this comes off as a cream ale -- it smells like an English brown ale. There is little to no hop, maybe some earthy Fuggles type of note but not much else. Some mild fruity yeast esters and no alcohol in the nose.

T: The flavor is subtle, too subtle, with a flat slightly musty tannic character. Not much sweetness, light bitterness, just some low character medium dark roasted malts. There is some nutty character as it warms. Yeast esters provide a little grapey fruitiness but not much else. Not a great beer.

M: Thin and bordering on watery, little body with the tannic light astringency it really isn't very pleasant feel-wise.

O: Slipstream will likely slip right out of my memory -- bland with some tannic astringency like an oversparged homebrew. Not one I will look forward too -- I will probably try to blend and see if it can be helped.

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Photo of Svingjo
3.58/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This poured a nice amber colour with a slightly tan head. The nose was a brown sugar, caramel maltiness. The tongue was pretty much the same with a hint of vanilla in the end. Fairly mild carbonation so a very easy drink. I enjoyed this one.

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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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Slipstream Cream Ale from Phillips Brewing Company
3.65 out of 5 based on 86 ratings.
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