Caramel Cream Ale | Due South Brewing Co.

Your Rating: None
Want it   Got it 
Caramel Cream  AleCaramel Cream  Ale
281 Ratings
Caramel Cream  AleCaramel Cream  Ale

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

Style: American Cream Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by dimenhetfield on 05-17-2012

User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 281 |  Reviews: 36
Photo of Roguer
3.82/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Crystal clear dark amber body. Nice frothy cream colored head.

Toasty caramel notes on the nose, balanced by light citrus and floral hops.

Smooth and toasty on the palate. Brown sugar, caramel grains, cream, and a nice, restrained kick of vanilla on the second half. Not overly sweet.

Lively but very smooth on the palate.

This is a surprisingly pleasant beer; very nice overall.

 383 characters

Photo of metter98
3.72/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On-tap at City Works, Doral, FL

A: The beer is crystal clear amber in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a short off white head that left a large patch of bubbles on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Faint aromas of caramel are present in the nose.
T: The beer tastes just like a cream soda and has a little sweetness from the caramel and other cream soda flavors.
M: It feels medium-bodied and quite smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is like drinking an adult version of a cream soda, although it isn't nearly as sweet as pop.

Serving type: on-tap

 648 characters

Photo of MBHWOODSON1966
4.66/5  rDev +28%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I like this beer smooth creamy. Not an after cutting the lawn beer. Good with a burger or after dark hanging out. It’s good!

126 characters

Photo of Gavage
3.9/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: dark amber in color with a 1" head that lingers around a while.

Smell: mild bready aroma here.

Taste: caramel, fresh bread, ripe fruit sweetness, hint of vanilla, and a soft bitterness.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Lightly crisp from start to finish. Short lasting aftertaste.

Overall: a good mild mannered cream ale that is a nice change up from a hop-centric beer.

 380 characters

Photo of Lparodi
4.3/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PTollin
2.95/5  rDev -19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Picked this one up while visiting my family in Jupiter, Fl. Very subpar beer.
To the nose it smelled like it had potential.

Tan head, disappeared quickly, little lacing.

Taste was very boring. Not much caramel and wasn't particularly smooth.

This one went right down the drain.

Overall not offensive, was just hoping for something a little more interesting.

 364 characters

Photo of Bum4ever
3.42/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of oline73
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bryan12345
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of edc20
3.94/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Texasfan549
3.33/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Griphon
3.64/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of jjamadorphd
3.73/5  rDev +2.5%
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.)

 649 characters

Photo of SydneyManchester25
3.6/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bb-magic
3.69/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jeffdr123
3.98/5  rDev +9.3%
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.

 203 characters

Photo of Retroman40
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
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.

 335 characters

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.

 171 characters

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.

 307 characters

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.

 712 characters

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.

 561 characters

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.

 1,052 characters

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Caramel Cream Ale from Due South Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 281 ratings