Dome Faux'm Throwback Cream Ale
8th Wonder Brewery

Dome Faux'm Throwback Cream AleDome Faux'm Throwback Cream Ale
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American Cream Ale
Ranked #147
Ranked #39,419
3.65 | pDev: 11.51%
8th Wonder Brewery
Texas, United States
Dome Faux'm Throwback Cream AleDome Faux'm Throwback Cream Ale
Notes: A tip of our hat to the foamy suds once served at the Astrodome, this Houston classic Cream Ale is a pre-Prohibition style brew that is light, crisp, and easy drinking. Whether it's the big game or the big chill, Dome Faux'm is your personal championship beer.
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Photo of kojevergas
2.88/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3


Clear copper body. White foamy head. Looks pretty standard.

AROMA: 6 row. Ale yeast esters. Hints of buttery aromatics - diacetyl is possible.

TASTE: 6 row. Creamy buttery malt flavours. No hop presence whatsoever. Hints of ale yeast esters with faint fruitiness.

Simple and shallow - not that that isn't to style.

TEXTURE: Smooth, coating, wet, creamy, not unrefreshing, medium-bodied.

OVERALL: A cheap summer slammer, but it doesn't unseat Genessee. Not a memorable brew, but a drinkable one. You can do worse at $7.99 a sixer, but you can also do a hell of a lot better...


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Photo of Smurfman584
3.46/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap, poured into an oversized pint glass. Thin head. Some lacing, fairly minimal carbonation. Smell is mainly of grains. Creamy taste and mouthfeel. Goes down easy. Wouldn’t go out of my way for it, but good for a hot day (plus actual water).

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Photo of Harrison8
3.86/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a translucent straw with two fingers of dense, white foam. Head retention lingers long past the first few sips, making it well worthy of its name and backstory. Aroma is straw, spicy hops and biscuity, crackery malts. Flavor profile is spicy, herbal, resiny hops and caramely, bready malts. Touch of sweetness on the back, following the hop bite at the onset. Mouth feel is a touch foamy and effervescent with a soft finish. It's medium in thickness. Overall, fair with a soft sweetness. Very easy drinking.

Draft. Reviewed on phone.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.82/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear pale to medium yellow in color with slightly heavier than moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and faint pale golden yellow + bright yellow colored highlights. The beer has a three finger tall sudsy foamy bright white head that slowly reduces to a handful of small patches of thin film surrounded by a large patch of slightly very thin film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Just shy of moderate aromas of grainy + bready + biscuit malts with a light presence of corn adjunct sweetness and light to moderate aromas of grassy hops.

T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of grainy + bready + biscuit malts with a light presence of corn adjunct sweetness and hints of grainy sweetness. That is followed by light to moderate flavors of grassy hops which impart a light amount of lingering bitterness.

M: Slightly heavier than light bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly crisp initially.

O: Easy to drink with well hidden alcohol and extremely sessionable. Enjoyable with a relatively clean malt profile and just a light presence of corn adjuncts. Would be a perfect beer to drink while sitting outside at a sporting event in the hot summer.

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Photo of JohnDon
4.13/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from can into glass (at least a dozen times). Look is pale yellow/gold. Smell is light and slight cream. Taste is light malts and creaminess. Feel is light. Overall a very smooth and reliable beer.

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Photo of beeragent
3.99/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a glass from a 12oz can.

A - Pours a clear straw, forming a thin white head, with light spots of lace on the glass.

S - Spicy hop aroma with hints of light maltiness.

T - Nice mix of light malts and spicy hops. Very well balanced and clean.

M - Light bodied, medium carbonation, and smooth.

O - Nice light flavorful beer.

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Photo of BrewAskew
3.84/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is s pre-prohibition style cream ale so I am reviewing it as such. Pours out to a generous white head and hazy gold color leaving a nice lace garter on top of the glass with bits of foam the rest of the way down. Aroma is of grains, citrus and grassy earthy hops. Flavor is clean and grainy with a stronger hop-bite than modern cream ales. Feels great going down. Good stuff.

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Photo of Phil-Fresh
3.77/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75


A: Sweet corn-like aroma with moderate malt notes and light hops.

A: Pale straw color, totally clear with modest even white head with average retention. There is light lacing in the glass.

T: Moderately sweet, though with solid attenuation, lightly crisp with a moderate hop bitterness with a semi-dry finish.

M: Light bodied with moderate carbonation, somewhat smooth mouth-feel.

O: Solid; the beer is fairly sweet, though with solid attenuation. The beer is refreshing and easy to drink, but could be a bit better if it was a bit crisper and less sweet, with a smoother mouth-feel.

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Photo of woodychandler
4.04/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Once more, my thanks go out to the inCANparable JenRay for her CANtinued support of The CANQuest (tm)! You may have seen the birthday/holiday card which reads, "People who say that I am difficult to shop for clearly do not know where to buy beer." It is even easier with her since she only wants APAs, AIPAs & DIPAs, so when I see such beers, I buy three - one for her, one for tone77 & one for me & once I have enough amassed, I send her a box. She returns at her leisure, which is fine, given my staggering backlog, hence my seemingly CANstant, Thrrongoing reviewing.

From the CAN: "Throwback Cream Ale"; "A Moontower Sudworks Collaboration"; "The 1 You Want"; "Whether it's the big game or the big chill, this pre-Prohibition style brew is light, crisp, and easy-drinking. A tip of our hat to the Astrodome's foamy suds, it's your personal championship beer."; "(8 x 45 [deg.] Lids".

I am an inveterate punster, having picked it up from my late Pops, so I really like the name of this one. "Faux" is French for "false" & is pronounced as "foh" with a long "o", so that it would be read aloud as "dohm fohm". Ha!

I was actually disappointed that I did NOT get any Faux'ming through the vent on the Crack! This would have been a most appropriate ocCANsion for it to happen. I made up for it with an inverted Glug, but it was the seCANd time that a Cream Ale has really Faux'med up on me. I may tone it down on this style, at least. The result was two-plus fingers of dense, rocky, bone-white Faux'm with good retention, giving me time to wipe up the overflow. Color was a slightly Straw-Yellow (SRM = > 2, < 4). Nose smelled grainy & bready, but still not adjunct-laden, which is what I usually associate with post-Pro Cream Ales. Did I just advoCANte for adjuncts?!? Eeek! My brain may have been reduced to mush. Mouthfeel was medium-to-full, not quite creamy, but on the approach. Man, this was tasty, especially in CANparison to the tasteless swill that preceded this one. It was very bready & sweet with a light grassy hoppiness. I wonder if this is truly what the style was like, pre-Pro. It is very tasty and incredibly crushable. I would not hesitate to fill the cooler with CANs of this one & head out for a pre-game tailgate. I never got to see an Astros game at The Astrodome, but I did get to a 1995 Stillers/Oilers match-up & even though it was coming to the end of its line, the modern 8th Wonder of the World was still mighty impressive. I really liked the clean, semi-sweet finish that left a pleasant bready taste in my mouth and made me ready to drink another.

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Photo of AtrumAnimus
3.93/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This one pours a slightly opaque bright gold color that has a very white and thick long-lived head that settles very slowly leaving a complex and heavy lacing down the glass.

The nose is a peppery hoppiness with some notes of grass, salty air and camphor.

The taste is a nice bitter hop with a creamy malty bed. Not much complexity here, just a decent beer.

The mouthfeel is creamy and smooth exactly like we would expect from a cream ale style beer.

Overall this is a drinkable and good beer. Not great, nor bad. Just a slightly above average beer that is quite drinkable.

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Photo of jtirpak22
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From a 12oz can

A - pours a translucent gold with 3/4 finger of creamy white head
S - Bread, caramel sweetness
T - Taste follows the nose, a tad buttery as well with just a hint of grassy hops
M - Fairly light and creamy
O - Nice beer for the summer, or the bleachers at a ballgame as the motif seems to suggest.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

i always say it, but its still true that there arent enough craft cream ales out there. always stoked to get into a new one, and this is a nice one. my first beer from these guys, courtesy of drlovemd87. i like the preprohibition style, im not entirely sure what that means, but whenever that terms is used as a prefix for cream ale, i like it more for some reason. more old school, more raw, maybe it means unfiltered, as the ones i have, including this one have been hazy. there is a sort of weird farmy element too, more than just yeasty, like slight tang or funk to it, which adds a needed wrinkle in a plainer style. this one has some good bitterness to it on the back end as well, really pretty aggressive for the style, without a ton of flavor. brash but good. dry and well carbonated, they have the mouthfeel dialed on this one, and its one of those beers thats almost frustrating to have a single can of (especially when splitting it) because its insanely drinkable and i find myself wishing i had a sixer or two to put away solo. interesting and well done cream ale, lager aspects to this, cold conditioned i am sure. solid all the way around, and cool name.

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Photo of chrishou1970
2.52/5  rDev -31%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

I have to say that I was really looking forward to trying this beer, but alas, I was extremely disappointed. To me, it reminded me of all of the other American lagers with adjunct ingredients in it. Not a beer that I would recommend...

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Photo of buschbeer
3.31/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. can
Served in a nonic pint glass

At first look this beer is pale yellow and hazy. I take a closer look and can see suspended yeast particles. It is topped with three inches of fluffy, white head that leaves some decent lacing.

It has a cooked grain smell.

The taste has an almost cooked corn taste. There is a slight bitterness in the finish.

Medium mouthfeel

It not bad for what it is. It is a pre-Prohibition style cream ale and an homage to the foamy swill served at the Astrodome. I could definitely see myself downing a few at a ballgame in the bleachers on a hot summer day.

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Photo of Bryan12345
2.53/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pronounced "Dome Foam." Supposed to be a tribute to the cheap (in quality, not in price) beer at the Astrodome. I had cheap beer at the Astrodome and it was not good. You can skip this beer.

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Photo of BeerSamurai34
3.52/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pretty "meh". It's a solid beer for hanging out with friends at the brewery, but 8th Wonder makes way better beers. This one really doesn't even strike me as a cream ale. It seems more like a hybrid of multiples German styles to me. Pretty malty.

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Photo of puck1225
3.28/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On draft into a pint. A clear yellow with a decent head and good lacing. Not very fragrant but a clean smell. Taste is clean and crisp, what you expect for a cream ale. A pretty good beer.

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Photo of jeffdr123
3.43/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Got it on tap in 8th Wonder's hometown of Houston. Light golden color, with a light aroma. Lots of carbonation in the first few minutes of drinking. Light flavor. I can see why some folks call it buttery. Good hops bit, but a bit sour for my taste.

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Photo of HipCzech
4.04/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving: On tap at Torchy's Tacos (Shepherd), served (appropriately) in a plastic pint cup.

Appearance: Nearly clear deep gold yellow. A quickly receding head of white foam leaves a nice hazy cap and slight lace.

Smell: Mild, mellow malt aroma - cereal grains, grass and and slightly floral hops.

Taste: Relatively full malt body, bread and biscuit notes with slightly fruity ale yeast notes. Grassy, earthy hops and bitterness provide nice balance.

Mouthfeel: Light, smooth body, lively carbonation.

Overall: Looks and drinks like a light lager, but packs enough hoppy ale flavor to be a lot more interesting.

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Photo of champ103
3.59/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a clear golden/copper color. A two finger white head forms, and recedes in a second. No lace left behind.
S: A bit of grainy malts up front, lightly buttery. Then the grassy hops take over, which give it a nice lingering bitterness that is not over barring.
T: Again, grainy malts. Bready, and biscuit like. Sweet and buttery in the middle. Fruity hops, even grassy with some bitterness lingers.
M/D: A light body that is crisp and effervescent. Maybe a touch watery. Easy to drink, I can put a few away without a problem.

While not anything particularly exception, I am surprised at how much I did enjoy this. Certainly one of 8th Wonder's better and moreish offerings. Which is saying something from me.

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Photo of jngrizzaffi
4.11/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours hazy golden colored with finger width foamy head. Great head retention and Excellent lacing on side of glass. Grassy, bready, sweet aroma. Bready malty backbone up front with nice grassy hop at the end. Mildly Creamy taste right at the end with slightly soapy/astringent aftertaste. This is my first dive into a cream ale. Not sure if this is representative of the style, but it is quite good.

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Photo of Premo88
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

on-tap at 8th Wonder Brewery

L: pale gold with white head, no stick or lace; 100% clear with little to no amber

S: green grassy hoppy with hints of bread/sweet malt behind it; this brew was definitely dry-hopped -- or it comes off that way. nothing overboard but definite grass

T: grassy hop bite up front but immediately sweetened out by a strong malt backbone; nothing about the brew tastes like "cream" until about halfway into the pint, and then suddenly this creamy light sweetness takes over the hops and it tastes like whipped cream ... again, it's not overboard, but that sweetness really starts hitting home over time

F: solid all around, very drinkable without being watery

O: easily my favorite 8th Wonder brew of the three I tried at the brewery (MCA, Alternate Universe were the others). it's much more hoppy than "cream ale" sounds like it should be, but the sweet cream notes shine through over time -- and whatever it is, I love it. they're supposed to start canning this summer, and I'll be searching for this one when they do.

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Dome Faux'm Throwback Cream Ale from 8th Wonder Brewery
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 115 ratings