Caramel Cream Ale | Due South Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Due South Brewing Co.
Florida, United States
duesouthbrewing.com

Style: Cream Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by dimenhetfield on 05-17-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
263
Reviews:
29
Avg:
3.64
pDev:
13.74%
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
67
For Trade:
1
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Photo of NickFry9
3.6/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerSeeker8675309
4.31/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Creamy vanilla flavor with awesome mouth feel. Gorgeous in the glass and easy to drink. Vanilla beans are part of the brew, but caramellized malt notes dominate this beer.

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Photo of probert
4.04/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tigg924
4.05/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours clear, light brown in color with 1/2 inch head. Taste is big dose of caramel, Werthers chews, and toffee. Sweet and super malty, light bodied with moderate carbonation. Awesome malt bomb...I like this one. Nice malty treat. Drinks big. First beer from Due South and it has me interested in more.

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Photo of Act25
4.08/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Reviews all over the map. Deserves better. Starting with the look and smell.

A: As fine a color, a hazy russet body that raises a 2 finger, lingering foamy head that lasts and laces as any cream ale. As it should.

S: Fruit and caramel with hints of vanilla and spice cabinet. Highly original without being cloying, and remaining a real beer.
T: As original as the smell, the caramel comes through first, then the vanilla soaked fruit, all kinds of berries and grapes. Also: floral, leafy, and herbal hops that land with sufficient bitterness to a clean finish.

Feel: Light to medium body with a food friendly finish.

O: I find this totally unique and interesting, totally worth a try. Best cream ale ever.

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Photo of Grizzarky
3.42/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured a clear light brown with a 1 finger head that disappeared quick and left no lacing.
Nose is caramel, brown sugar, faint vanilla
Taste is caramel followed up by a smooth but not overwhelming vanilla.
Mouthfeel is an easy drinking light-medium bodied, but the sweetness leaves a lingering sticky feel.
Overall, this is certainly not something I would drink regularly but I could see it pairing well with a meal. I don't typically enjoy anything with vanilla beans but this one is nicely done and not overpowering. I enjoyed it a bit more as it warmed up.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Due South Brewing Co. "Caramel Cream Ale"
12 fl. oz. can, ink jet coding is illegible, running off of the side of the can
$2.29 @ Knightly Spirits, Orlando, FL

Look: Hazy ruby-russet body beneath a foamy head of yellowed froth. Fairly decent head retention and lacing.

Smell: Not surprisingly caramelish with a hint of vanilla, but also a touch fruity as well (some red berries, some dark skinned fruit).

Taste: Again, as the name suggests, the caramel comes through clearly, as does the vanilla, and the fruit remains. There seem to be some floral, leafy, and subtly herbal hops in the background as well. It's sweet, but not cloying (there's not enough body for that to happen), and a moderate bitterness balances it and helps dry it in the finish.

Feel: Light-medium in body with a delicately crisp median carbonation.

Overall: Fairly unique and interesting, and sweetish while retaining some drinkablity. It kind of straddles the fence between being a standard beer and a dessert beer. More than just a curiosity, it's probably worth trying.

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Photo of nickfl
3.8/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of denny702
3.93/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Nice cream ale with hint of vanilla cream.

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Photo of StevenMilligan
3.33/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HopSynonymous
2.36/5  rDev -35.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Poured from a 12oz can.

Appearance — Amber meets copper. Pours thin with a half inch of off-white head. Looks darker than most cream ales.

Smell — Sweet, molasses, sugar. Bit of vanilla.

Taste — Overly sweet, molasses and caramel. Reminds me of some of the strong eastern european beers I have regretfully tried. No vanilla there.

Mouthfeel — Thin and very highly carbed.

Overall — Definitely not a good beer. Sorry guys, but I don't think I'd voluntarily drink one of these again.

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Photo of ScottyTheBeerGuy
3.65/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AirBob
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HeartofMiami
3.93/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DougT
3.91/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JulianBaughman
3.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of sicilian
4.13/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WoodBrew
3.82/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I bought a can of the Caramel Cream Ale whilst in Fort Lauderdale to take on a Cruise. The beer poured a dark amber with offwhite head and decent of lace. The scent was caramel. The taste was sweet caramel with a slight bitter finish. Mouthfeel is lighter in body good carbonation. Overall it was too sweet to session, but worth a try.

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Photo of Talon0828
3.96/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of lemmy187
3.71/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gotti311
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jamstone714
3.91/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stevedore
3.13/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz can served in a snifter glass.

Pours a dark caramel body, three finger offwhite head, plenty of lacing. Smells of peppery sweetness, caramel, fair bit of toffee, molasses. Very sweet, a bit much. Flavour is caramel, toffee, a slightly astringent molasses sweetness, which I'm not a fan of. Mild earthy bitterness on the backend. Mouthfeel is lighter bodied, sufficient carbonation, on the sweet side still. A bit way too sweet for me, and I don't get very much vanilla here.

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Photo of buschbeer
3.65/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 FL OZ. can
Served in a perfect pint glass

This beer pours burnt orange in color with amber highlights. It is topped with several inches of tan head that leaves little lacing.

The aroma is sweet. I get some light malt and vanilla.

I taste some caramel, toffee, toast, and vanilla.

It has a light mouthfeel.

It is a decent beer but a little on the sweet side for my liking.

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Photo of CharlesK
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Caramel Cream Ale from Due South Brewing Co.
3.64 out of 5 based on 263 ratings.
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