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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
Ranking:
#35,312
Reviews:
32
Ratings:
273
pDev:
13.5%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
69
Trade:
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Ratings: 273 |  Reviews: 32
Photo of Bryan12345
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of edc20
3.94/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Texasfan549
3.33/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Griphon
3.64/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kjkinsey
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jjamadorphd
3.73/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

A solid, very solid cream ale...

I think this is my first Due South offering and this might be the best cream ale I have had. In fact, this is what I always thought how a cream ale should be. Nevertheless, this cream ale has a hazy, bronze-ish look with thick, white head (though it had little staying power and no lacing.) The mouthfeel was a bit watery not so creamy and a bit carbonated, but still drinkable enough for me. But what impressed me the most was the taste - by far the best cream ale I have had, it has to be as I've almost given up on cream ales until this one. (And luckily it is a local beer from a few hours down the road.)

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Photo of SydneyManchester25
3.6/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bb-magic
3.69/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jeffdr123
3.98/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap and Oak & Stone. Lots of foam. MIght be the prettiest beer of the day - like a glass of opaque honey. Right behind a pils, the flavors really pop. Carmel, malt. Too sweet for many, but I liked it.

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Photo of Retroman40
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured out an opaque brownish color with a thick creamy head. The smell is malt with what seemed to me to be a hint of pineapple. Taste is definitely malt forward with some caramel and tropical fruitiness. The mouthfeel is very creamy and rich. Excellent carbonation level. Overall this is an interesting beer that is worth a try.

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Photo of NickFry9
3.6/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerSeeker8675309
4.31/5  rDev +18.7%
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 +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tigg924
4.05/5  rDev +11.6%
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 +12.4%
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 -5.8%
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 +3.3%
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 +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of denny702
3.93/5  rDev +8.3%
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 -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HopSynonymous
2.36/5  rDev -35%
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 +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AirBob
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HeartofMiami
3.93/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DougT
3.91/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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Caramel Cream Ale from Due South Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 273 ratings
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