The Lawn Ranger Cream Ale | Cedar Creek Brewery

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The Lawn Ranger Cream AleThe Lawn Ranger Cream Ale
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The Lawn Ranger Cream AleThe Lawn Ranger Cream Ale

Brewed by:
Cedar Creek Brewery
Texas, United States

Style: Cream Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
The Lawn Ranger leaps triumphantly, from yard to yard, knoll to brook, fighting overgrown weeds, ungodly insects and gnomes every step of the way. Cream ale in hand, he fights with a brazen display of malted, expertly fermented showmanship. He leaves a trail of hearty good times and happy hours in his wake. We’ll follow you anywhere, Lawn Ranger…

Added by Mora2000 on 08-19-2012

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Reviews by woodychandler:
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3.77/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The wondrous JenRay has come through again with more CANned beers in furtherance of The CANQuest (TM)! She is a regular CANtributor to the madness and one who is fully worthy of a trade. Texas seems to really be embracing the idea of craft CANs.

From the CAN: "Cream Ale is a style that is under-appreciated by most of the craft beer world. We want to change that. Lawn Ranger is a session ale with a solid malt character from the Ameri[CAN] 2-row, with rye and flaked oats thrown in for good measure. Rye and oats are not typical ingredients for Cream Ale, but we like the additional character and body they provide. We use a minimal blend of Apollo and Bravo hops to balance the malts and German Alt yeast. This 'Lawnmower Ale' is the one to drink during the hot Texas summers or when you want to have more than a couple. Saddle up, Mower Maverick!"; "Brewed in East Texas".

Well, I am in the minority, as usual. One of my favorite beers, as an underage CANsumer, was Genesee Cream Ale (Genny Cream) and I really drank it up during the summer of 1990 at Amigo's Bar & Grill in Portland, Maine. I will be interested to see what rye and oats do for the style. They CAN't hurt in lieu of corn, I will wager.

The Crack! unleashed a fair amount of foam, so I backed off and allowed things to settle just a bit before proceeding. It was certainly a brimful CAN, but I was unsure that volume was the root cause and so I went with a gentle pour. This was the right idea as mounds of pillow, bone-white head immediately formed and threatened to overmount the edge of the glass. I was left with just over a finger of rocky, bone-white head as a result. Color was a murky lemonade-yellow (SRM = 3.7). Nose had a grassiness to it that made me look up the hops varieties being used. Bravo was the aroma hop, but I was curious to see what Apollo was going to do to the taste. The mouthfeel was quite effervescent, paving the way for the riot of flavors to come: citrus, tropical fruit, black pepper and freshly-mown grass all came to mind. This was NOT the cream ale of my misspent youth, lemme tell ya! Great lacing began to form and cling to the interior of my glass as I pondered this beer. The finish was semi-dry with the rye providing a lingering black pepper taste that stuck in the back of my throat. Color me impressed! If this truly fits the definition of a session beer, then I would highly recommend loading up with some for the upcoming summer. If not, then CANsume at will, but know that it is a very different iteration of the style.

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More User Reviews:
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2.75/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Hazy, Chunky, Oaty, Bready

Drops out of can bright, pale golden with a creamy white lacing, however, the head drops quick and things go hazy with big sediment chunks; not appealing. An oaty breadiness dominates the aroma. Semi-crisp carbonation, medium-bodied, with some watery rinds. Faint rye spiciness, oaty, and bready notes. Hints of bubblegum. Sweet cereal grain finish with an oaty linger. The use of flaked oats seems out of place. This beer could use some serious cleaning up.

STYLE: Cream Ale | ABV: 5.0% | AVAILABILITY: Year-round

Review from BeerAdvocate magazine issue #94 (NOV 2014)

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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of Mora2000
2.33/5  rDev -34%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

On tap at the Holy Grail Pub in Plano.

The beer pours a slightly dirty, hazy yellow color with a white head. The aroma has a some strong banana notes, as well as some cream and wheat notes. The flavor is very similar. I get some sweet malt and a lot of banana and wheat, a handful of flavors that don’t really go well together. Overall, the beer tastes like a mess. Medium mouthfeel and low carbonation. Not good, hopefully the brewery will improve as they get more experience.

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3.96/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of chinchill
3.58/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

16 oz can from Ohio.
Hazy yellow-gold body with an ample, creamy white head.
Light malt aroma withfaint spicing.
Flavorful, fruity and spicy for style but still, of course, mild.
Light but not watery with lively carbonation.

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3.43/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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3.73/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.83/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I like this beer, its crisp and light, tastse like a good beer

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3.87/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.46/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.56/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

16oz can poured into a pint glass

A- pours a hazy golden yellow color with a small creamy white head that retains nicely after the pour, leaving some lace behind

S- adjunct lager aroma with some toasted grain & oat, light sweetness reminiscent of cream soda

T- light creamy sweetness up front gives way to some toasted grainy flavor, just a hint of earthy hop, more toasted malt on the finish with a slight sweet linger

M- medium body and carbonation leads to a creamy, almost chewy mouthfeel that continues through to the finish

O- high drinkability on a straight forward cream ale, the oats added a nice mouthfeel

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to the incredible woodychandler for this beer. Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a light golden color with a 1 inch head. Smell is sweet, malty. Taste is of malts, clean, refreshing, a touch of rye. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall, as advertised, is a fine lawnmower beer.

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3/5  rDev -15%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

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3.67/5  rDev +4%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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The Lawn Ranger Cream Ale from Cedar Creek Brewery
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