Cream Ale | Phantom Canyon Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Phantom Canyon Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

Style: American Cream Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Summer

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Added by MJR on 08-04-2003

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Ratings: 7 |  Reviews: 7
Reviews by WesWes:
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4/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a gold color with a 1/4" white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a sweet pale malt scent; very enticing. The taste is also good. It has a sweet pale malt flavor that goes down smooth and finishes dry and fruity. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a low/medium bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a good cream ale. It's highly drinkable as well as refreshing.

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Photo of MJR
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a mostly clear pale gold. It's white head fades to a small ring that leaves a bit of lacing.

Smell: The aroma is a faint, but well balanced, mix of sweet malt and freshly mown hay, along with a hint of corn.

Taste: The flavor is quite simple, with the same balance of malt and freshly mown hay from the aroma. There's a bit of slighty sweet corn, but it's faint. There's little-to-no hop flavor, and the balance is more to the sweet side, which carries through to the finish.

Mouthfeel: Quite light in body, with a crisp dryness.

Drinkability: This is a standard cream ale. Not a bad brew by any measure, but you can only expect so much from this style. A well-brewed crowd pleaser.

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Photo of efhart
3.65/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The cream ale from Phantom Brewery was not bad. It was the favorite of the Phantom Brews for my girlfriend who tasted along side me. While I preferred their IPA and the special Coulter's Kolsch that we also sampled this is a solid beer. It's a bit fruity, so if you are looking for something to drink for a couple rounds or more stick with their IPA or Kolsch if available.

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Photo of SaintPeter
4.32/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beer named: Demolition Cream ale

A clean white head on top of a hazy, orangy gold ale. Very lightly carbonated, much different than that Genesee Cream Ale I'm used to.

Really nice creamy, malty aroma. Sweet like a berry, but no specific aroma. Love it! Cirtusy, like lemon and straw carefully combined to make a demolition of a cream ale. By far the best cream ale I have ever consumed. I had to order another.

The taste is a like a pale ale, really malty and really mellow. No nasty off-tastes or light fizziness as you would get in some commercial brands. Not much to it, light, easy drinking, with a whole lot of flavor!

There is a creamy, malty, citrusy sensation to this. I would consider this a world class cream ale. MF is a soft and supple and I would drink this all of time if I could.

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Photo of rye726
3.1/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Up for review is Phantom Canyon Brewing Company's take on a Cream Ale. Poured, quite cold mind you, into a pint glass. Well priced at $2.50 during happy hour. Smooth, well balanced example of the style. Unfoprtunately non of teh complexities that exist in finer offerings. Go get some, try it for yourself.

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Photo of walleye
2.5/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

had this in eary july while the family was in the springs for bieristguts wedding on the 2nd. from the tap. poured gold in color. with a small white head. aroma spicey, malts, sweet. flavor got a strange sweetness, spicey, malts. this was a differant kind of beer I have had a couple of cream beers but I do not remember tham being like this one. not one of my fravorites from this place

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Photo of barleywinefiend
2.75/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured a gold color with a small white head. The aroma is decent. It has a sweet pale malt scent; very enticing. Taste is slightly fruity and watery with no character... mouthfeel is low bodied and weak. Save your money and get another beer like the IPA.

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Cream Ale from Phantom Canyon Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.4 out of 5 with 7 ratings