Cream Ale | Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
Virginia, United States
hardywood.com

Style: Cream Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.40%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
In 1935, Richmond, Virginia made beer history as the first place ever to sell canned beer, a cream ale from Krueger Brewing Company. A tribute to the original canned beer, Hardywood Cream Ale is an unfiltered example of the style that embraces its east coast roots with an unbelievably smooth body and a refreshingly clean finish from extended cold conditioning in our lagering tanks. Raise a can to RVA, where the canned beer revolution began!

Added by cw577enfield on 05-16-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
196
Reviews:
39
Avg:
3.65
pDev:
11.78%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
45
For Trade:
0
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1.06/5  rDev -71%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Made me have a gag reflex .. I am staying away from this one

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2.19/5  rDev -40%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

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look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

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look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.02/5  rDev -17.3%
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3.03/5  rDev -17%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz can into a Samuel Adams Perfect Pint glass. Canned on 06/11/14 on bottom of can. Single purchased at Wine Warehouse (Charlottesville, VA).

A: Slightly orange pale golden with minimal head despite a reasonably aggressive pour into a clean glass. Head is nearly white, about 1/2-finger with poor retention and no lacing.

S: A little bit of pale malt sweetness with light corn and even lighter herbal, floral hops.

T: The flavor is kind of bland with some straightforward pale malt sweetness and light herbal and floral hopping, light amount of citrus character. I didn't actually sense any of the usual corn/grain sweetness until the end.

M: LIght and refreshing although it seems the carbonation is a little low for the style.

O: Not really much to write home about -- first HP product and not too confidence inducing but will move ahead and try a couple more this week.

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look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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Cream Ale from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
3.65 out of 5 based on 196 ratings.
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