Imperial Christmas Cream Ale
Puyallup River Brewing

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Style:
American Cream Ale
ABV:
8.5%
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Avg:
3.92 | pDev: 3.06%
Reviews:
1
Ratings:
3
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Puyallup River Brewing
 
Washington, United States
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Retired (no longer brewed)
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22 oz. bottle:

Pours clouded lemon-drop yellow with a creamy white lasting head. Lacing sticks.

The smell is like Christmas potpourri - cinnamon, ginger, (nutmeg and peppermint?) with a floral touch.

By the nose I thought that it was going to be a spice bomb, with not enough substance. but the spices add a "Christmas" flavor (mainly cinnamon and ginger) to a solid, creamy, smooth cream ale with bready grain, some yeast and a touch of floral hops coming through.
Alcohol is very well-hidden.

Though it's spiced heavy, and on the higher abv level, it's smooth and approachable.

Going with the higher of the two scores I had in mind for overall. It's a nice, pleasant "Christmas" novelty beer that leaves a refreshing spiced feeling on the palate. An interesting brew.

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Imperial Christmas Cream Ale from Puyallup River Brewing
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 3 ratings