Golden Age
Apocalypse Brew Works

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Cream Ale
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3.46 | pDev: 0%
Apocalypse Brew Works
Kentucky, United States
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BEERchitect from Kentucky

3.41/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Apocalypse flirts with the line that delineates the corn laden early American cream ales and the lightly encouragement of maze in traditional English bitters. The result is absolute refreshment and drinkability without the dampening overuse of adjunct grains.

With its medium gold color and light unfiltered haze, the beer takes on rustic appearances of those historic examples, but is most defined by its ultra creamy stark-white head that blankets the beer and laces confidently with cottony froth.

Its grainy-sweet aromas are of fresh baking bread, light caramel, and the slightest hint of grilled corn. With enough floral hops to add a slight honeysuckle note, the hops also edge toward a light woody and spicy scent. Pleasant and subtlety is all delivered to the nose.

The beer's flavors are a very direct carryover from its scent. Medium-full flavors of light caramel and breads provide a creamy taste that's reminiscent of spaghetti starch, sourdough bread, and cream corn. These rustic tastes stem from the quirky charm of raw barley and Grapenuts cereal. With enough hops to add a woodish taste before turning to broad bitterness to finish, even more of the British inspired taste come to life.

Medium bodied due to deeply embedded carbonation and very creamy malt and grain complexes, the beer holds onto its body well into mid palate before turning minty warm in finish with a linger of freshly kilned grains.

The quirky style allows for may favorable flavor attributes that are criticized if present in any other style, but the taste of corn is part of the charm in these cream ales. Fortunately, Apocalypse Brews' example prefers the more British pale ale character than the abusive corn-riddled versions that your dad drank in the 70's.

Nov 27, 2012
Golden Age from Apocalypse Brew Works
Beer rating: 3.46 out of 5 with 2 ratings