Dome Faux'm Throwback Cream Ale
8th Wonder Brewery

Dome Faux'm Throwback Cream AleDome Faux'm Throwback Cream Ale
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From:
8th Wonder Brewery
 
Texas, United States
Style:
Cream Ale
Ranked #110
ABV:
5.1%
Score:
83
Ranked #25,476
Avg:
3.66 | pDev: 11.48%
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
97
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jun 22, 2022
Added:
Mar 12, 2014
Wants:
  0
Gots:
  39
SCORE
83
Good
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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Rated: 3.93 by raust from Texas

Jun 22, 2022
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Reviewed by Perioddicals from Texas

3.73/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
L - Poured from a 12 oz can into a Same Adams Perfect Glass at about 50 - 55 degrees. One finger light head on a moderate pour. Slowly fades down to a light fluffy or foamy film. A lighter foamy lacing. Pale golden clear color. A small foam head returns with swirling agitation as you drink.

S - Decent malt scents. Not overpowering, but not necessarily faint. Some light bread or biscuity scents. A little buttery. A light scent of hops in the middle as well. The scents come forward more as it warms up.

T - A nice fuller malt flavor than the scents would lead you to believe. Very little bitterness. Maybe a crisp finish of hops at the end…but it’s quick and fades. Slight notes of caramel to go along with the bread and biscuity malts.

F - Mouthfeel is thicker and butterier than expected. It has a nice body that sets it apart from mass-produced watered-down fare.

O - I grew up in Houston, and while I was never old enough to drink beer in the old Astrodome, this beer tastes and smells like the beer I remember at the Dome. It brings back a lot of memories. I’ve actually had this many time before, but it was before I started rating beers and properly tasting them. Before I always drink it right out of the fridge, and it was always too cold to properly appreciate it. This time I let it warm up a bit, and it did the beer a world of good. I’m partial to the nostalgia this beer is going for, so it’s in my regular rotation, but it is a quality mid-level beer, and if you see it, I recommend you give it a try.
Feb 26, 2022
 
Rated: 3.56 by Curt3 from New Jersey

Dec 04, 2021
 
Rated: 3.54 by Khaack from New York

Aug 23, 2020
 
Rated: 3.92 by K-Perry from Texas

May 30, 2020
 
Rated: 3.2 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Mar 26, 2020
 
Rated: 3.75 by -Andrew- from Michigan

Nov 24, 2019
 
Rated: 3.63 by saymike32 from New Jersey

Sep 13, 2019
 
Rated: 2.48 by Chilmer from Iowa

Jul 27, 2019
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Reviewed by Jugs_McGhee from Texas

2.88/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
CAN:

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...

C / AVERAGE
Jul 06, 2019
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Reviewed by Smurfman584 from Texas

3.46/5  rDev -5.5%
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).
Apr 21, 2019
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Reviewed by Harrison8 from Missouri

3.86/5  rDev +5.5%
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.
Apr 05, 2019
 
Rated: 3.72 by mamaraza from Texas

Apr 03, 2019
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Rated by Sarah_Bearah from California

3.68/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
This is the beer equivalent of striped gym socks with classic white converse.
Mar 29, 2019
 
Rated: 3.41 by firkingroovin from Illinois

Mar 15, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by Berknerj from Illinois

Feb 24, 2019
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Reviewed by dbrauneis from North Carolina

3.82/5  rDev +4.4%
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.
Feb 04, 2019
 
Rated: 3.5 by Karibourgeois from Texas

Jan 23, 2019
 
Rated: 3.74 by kkarimi from Texas

Nov 25, 2018
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Reviewed by JohnDon from Texas

4.13/5  rDev +12.8%
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.
Oct 09, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by hockeypuck from Maine

Sep 02, 2018
 
Rated: 4.38 by Jewjitsu72 from Texas

Aug 22, 2018
 
Rated: 3.5 by Txbrewing from Texas

Aug 21, 2018
 
Rated: 4.68 by Mgonzo1030 from Texas

Aug 10, 2018
 
Rated: 3.74 by elprofe from Texas

Jul 29, 2018
 
Rated: 3.87 by Keene from Washington

May 05, 2018
 
Rated: 3.42 by Cizoc from Texas

Mar 12, 2018
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Reviewed by beeragent from Texas

3.99/5  rDev +9%
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.
Feb 10, 2018
 
Rated: 3.56 by TheHopsman from Nebraska

Feb 05, 2018
 
Rated: 2.89 by CanadianGinge from Texas

Dec 30, 2017
 
Rated: 3.27 by jeschaefer from Texas

Oct 16, 2017
 
Rated: 4.1 by SMH_NWI from Texas

Oct 15, 2017
 
Rated: 3.83 by SicemWT from Texas

Oct 06, 2017
 
Rated: 3.73 by Pens1967 from Louisiana

Aug 16, 2017
 
Rated: 3.62 by Maknex from Texas

Aug 01, 2017
 
Rated: 3.55 by GarbageMan10 from Texas

Jun 30, 2017
 
Rated: 3.66 by videofrog from Texas

Jun 12, 2017
 
Rated: 3.5 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire

Apr 24, 2017
 
Rated: 3.34 by StArnoldFan from Texas

Mar 27, 2017
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Reviewed by Skywave from Oklahoma

3.84/5  rDev +4.9%
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.
Mar 22, 2017
Dome Faux'm Throwback Cream Ale from 8th Wonder Brewery
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 120 ratings