Taps Cream Ale | Taps Fish House & Brewery

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3.25 w/ 32 Ratings

Brewed by:
Taps Fish House & Brewery
California, United States

Style: Cream Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-22-2003

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Ratings: 32 |  Reviews: 13
Photo of Raziel313
2.95/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of IceAce
4.26/5  rDev +31.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cjohns73
3.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Keeling
3.69/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Gobzilla
3.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rollzroyce21
3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of RaulMondesi
3.34/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

On tap at Linx in the Plaza in Orange, CA.

My first jump into the Cream Ale world and Raul doesn't think that he will jump again. Metallic like your lil sisters retainer and 'adjuncty' like 'The Great American"... we won't go there.

Drinkable on a warm summer day (today) but not excited like a Bar Rafaeli spread.

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Photo of BierGiek
5/5  rDev +53.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

People, for the love of God, when you review a beer, please judge the beer according to the style, not according to your subjective tastes. You're drinking a cream ale, not a triple IPA; it should be boring, clean, and drinkable. And so, I give this beer a perfect score:

A: Golden straw, very light, with absolutely no chill haze (clarity is stellar)

S: Cereal sweetness, hay, grassy notes

T: Grassy hops, sweet malts

M: Very pleasant, light/medium body

O: A perfect cream ale; this and Foam Topper are my two favorites of this incredibly boring style. Perfect growler beer to drink in one sitting with one or two friends.

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3.25/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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3.25/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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3.25/5  rDev 0%

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2.25/5  rDev -30.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -15.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -15.4%

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3.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Murrhey
3.08/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured on-tap in a 16oz pint glass at the Playground in Santa Ana, CA. Reviewed from notes.

A- Finger width off-white head. Clear pale golden color. Decent carbonation. Little retention and some watery lacing.

S- Some light malts and a strange fishy aroma. Not terribly appealing. Light and subtle though.

T- Creamy and light malts. Finishes absurdly clean.

M- Light body, clean finish.

O- Ok. Was hoping for better.

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Photo of HopHeadAndy
2/5  rDev -38.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -23.1%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.13/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

On tap at Tony's Darts Away in Burbank, CA.

Pours a clear light yellow with a 1 inch white head that fades to a film on the top of the beer. Thick foamy rings of lace form on the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt/grain and a slight fruity aroma. Taste is of sweet malt/grain and the fruity flavors. This beer has a light carbonation level that still gives a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty average beer but not bad for what it is.

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Photo of hawkmage
2.5/5  rDev -23.1%

Photo of PunkFloyd
3/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of HopHead84
3.4/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3


On tap at Taps in Brea.

A: Very pale yellow with a small white head.

S: Pronounced corn with a dash of biscuit. Light fruity esters, perhaps apple.

T: Corn with a light sweetness and a touch of DMS. Hop bitterness is low. Neither hops nor malt prevail. The finish displays an increase in sweetness.

M: Light in body with lower high carbonation.

Overall: A solid example of an amazingly boring style.

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Photo of DoubleJ
3.37/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On-tap at The Catch in Anaheim, CA. It's about time someone decided to carry this brewpub's brews. On to the beer.

This beer has a semi-golden color to it, but not much head retention from the tap. Its nose and flavor are sort of sweet like cream, but you can tell it took some corn to create that cream taste. As the beer warms, fruity flavors emerge. There is some vague bitterness left in the aftertaste.

Not bad at all. Good for once in a while drinking, but one pint per session would be all I could take.

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Taps Cream Ale from Taps Fish House & Brewery
Beer rating: 12.5% out of 100 with 32 ratings
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