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Slipstream Cream Ale | Phillips Brewing Company

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Slipstream Cream AleSlipstream Cream Ale

Brewed by:
Phillips Brewing Company
British Columbia, Canada

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

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Reviews by CalgaryFMC:
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3.6/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From bottle included in a mixed pack. Pours a surprisingly rich dark amber with white head that makes one wonder if cream ales always have to be a bit tepid. Looks tasty. Aroma is sweet and malty, not complex but inviting nonetheless. The first sip reveals some perfumy vanilla and grassy herbal hop notes, followed by some sweet caramel, faint chocolate, and a touch of earthy spice that recalls potato or root cellar. Not fruity. Decent English-style hopping for a cream ale, pepper and gooseberry coming to mind, and the mouthfeel is bang on, velvety smooth and melding nicely with the steadily accruing bitter, ashy, yet almost minty finish to create a really pleasant session experience.

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3/5  rDev -18%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.65/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of biboergosum
4.05/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

341ml bottle. Showcase variety pack fodder out here in Alberta.

This beer pours a clear, ruddy amber hue, with two chubby fingers of filmy, foamy, and ok, dammit, creamy eggshell white head, which leaves a few instances of drooping archway lace around the glass as it peels it out of town.

It smells of roasted nutty caramel malt, some prominent biscuity edginess poking in, with a nice complement of fruity and dusty hops joining the fray. The taste is more sweet caramel malt, moderated by a multi-varied nuttiness, soft dusty graininess, and decent orchard fruitiness.

The real star here, is, of course, the slickly smooth, and yes, oh hell yes, creamy (bubbles? sure, they're there, but only in the service of the...wait for it - sultry) body. This aspect is readily discernible from the get-go, and it's a heady adjunct to the smoothness, one which is actually dissection-worthy in its own right. It finishes on the sweet side, the nutty malt and citrus-tinged leafy hops continuing to play well together.

Too many so-called cream ales (Canada - I'm looking right at you, dudes) fall short on that most basic of tenets - they just don't have that smooth, and well, creamy essence of bearing, a characteristic which this offering obviously does not lack. Add to it the nice English bittering hop notes, and we have quite the eminently quaffable bevy.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of joemcgrath27
3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - clear copper brown with one thump of head that retained and laced okay
S - sweet caramel and bready malts, with some resin and floral type hops scents
T - the bready and sweet malts are nice up front, then the florals with hints of licorice and toffee
M - medium bodied, with some of the creamy full aspects expected, a subtle dry on the finish
D - cream ale smoothness and good flavour balance, a good brew that goes down easy enough

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3.58/5  rDev -2.2%
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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2.76/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Bottle: Poured an amber color ale with a large bubbly head with OK retention and not much lacing. Aroma of light cereal notes and dry grain is OK. Taste is dominated by grainy notes with light cereal. Body is about average with good carbonation and a light creamy texture. Quite bland and not even something I would drink as a session.

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3.86/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

4.59/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.55/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.94/5  rDev +7.7%
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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3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Slipstream Cream Ale from Phillips Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 87 ratings
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