Bad Bunny Imperial Cream Ale | Alameda Brewhouse

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Bad Bunny Imperial Cream AleBad Bunny Imperial Cream Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Alameda Brewhouse
Oregon, United States
alamedabrewhouse.com

Style: Cream Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by HuskyinPDX on 04-28-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
17
Reviews:
7
Avg:
3.57
pDev:
16.25%
 
 
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4
Gots:
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Ratings: 17 |  Reviews: 7
Reviews by chumba526:
Photo of chumba526
4.2/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is an Imperial cream ale it is 8.2 % alcohol by volume.

It is light orange with a large foamy white head.

It smells of sweet grainy malt. I get a bit of a subdued sweet fruit smell.

It has a sweet and creamy malt and grainy quality to it. I get a bit of a refined sugar like a sweet fruit like flavor. I get a bit of a slight orange and apricot like fruitiness to the beer. There is a bit of creaminess to the beer. I think they used lactose sugar.

There is a crisp and smooth mouthfeel to the beer.

Overall a really good beer. I like how they really made all the flavors of an American cream ale. That bad bunny is not messing around.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of chossboss
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of Seattle_Suds
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.02/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The appearance was a hazy golden amber colored body that is slightly transparent with a two fingered creamy white foamy head. It ends up leaving some light clingy lacing. The smell had some corn adjunct malts and light hops. The taste was mainly sweet through the corn malts. There is a light corn aftertaste with a creamy finish (which tells me its a cream ale). On the palate, it sits light and is fairly sessionable. The carbonation is subdued and cream-like due to its style. Overall, well, if anything, its good for its style as there’s nothing wrong in that department, but to make an "imperialized" version just says its a quicker getting drunk beer on the first day of baseball season. I’m unsure if I would have this again.

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Photo of jason_nwx
3.25/5  rDev -9%

Photo of rogerthegill
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of constantine_272
3.65/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bright golden color with a slight haze. Low head with only a small ring of white foam. Smell is of rich butter cream and oak. A sweetness lingers on the nose with a big fruity bouquet of raspberry, strawberry and green grape. Big malt up front and yeasty backbone. Almost like a single malt whiskey. A tanginess of cloves and vanilla spice rounds out the rich malt. Sweetness of green grape again lingers long but this time augmented with a bit of pear. Slightly cloyingly sweet, but not bad. Feel is big and syrupy. The it starts big and sweet and stays that way, only slightly balanced by the tang.

Overall... Wtf Alameda? This doesn't taste like what I thought a imperial cream would taste like. None of the trademark nitro richness or silkiness, just sweetness. That aren't the same. This tastes more like a belgian triple than anything else. Being a sucker for Belgians, I still liked this, but not at all what I expected.

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Photo of Zach122
4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.08/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From my notes:

22 oz bottle, dipped in pink wax.

A- Pale, hazy Orange with a thin white head.

S- Sweet oranges, tangerine, grapes.

T- Grapes, citrus, and spice.

D- A little on the sweeter side. Very low carbonation, and very light bodied. I had this on Easter.

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Photo of tcampbel1
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of ericj551
2.5/5  rDev -30%

Photo of surfbouy
3.27/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Strong pour from 22oz bottle into .5l Weisbier glass gives 3 fingers of creamy white head that lasts for a good little while until fading into a small disk and leaving some nice lacing. Active effervescence compliments good clarity and a deep gold color that borders on coppery. It looks inviting.

S: Beer smell! Some caramel and very slight noble hop smell. I’m also getting alcohol and maybe some corn.

T: Very near cloying. Pilsner malt? Crystal malt- that seems to last in the aftertaste. Corny.

M: Very full bodied for the style. Slightly slick, but dries a little near the end. Low attenuation or lactose?

O: Interesting… The trend toward imperializing might not transfer well to all styles. In some ways, it reminds me of some of my “imperial” homebrews that turned out “okay”, but not epic.

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Photo of VictorsValiant
2.94/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Cleminator13
4.02/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My son and I evaluated this beer this week. Frankly, I had low expectations before we even opened the bottle.

A - Honey colored with haze. One finger head.

S - Sweet, pilsner malts, Czech Saaz, the candy sugar almost give a honey scent.

T - Shocker. This was really a tasty beer. But you have to appreciate it for what they were trying to make. This is simply a sweet pilsner with a creamy finish. This was Alameda's goal and they nailed it.

M - Medium fouth feel. Nice carbonation.

O - Quite please. This will be my dessert beer for the next October fest. We will definitely buy a few to save.

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Photo of MikeAllen
2/5  rDev -44%

Photo of TheDrunkenDeer
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of snaotheus
3.23/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

2015-05-30
22oz bottle with pink wax split between a pair of large snifters. 41101E0010155 is the date on the bottom, although it's pretty hard to read and I may not have gotten it right. Left a bit in the bottom to capture the sediment.

Pours clear amber with very little head. Not much carbonation. Smell is lagery, but rich.

Taste is sweet, rich, something creamy about it. Definitely some lagery funk.

Mouthfeel is smooth and still. Overall, not bad. Don't know cream ales too well, though.

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Bad Bunny Imperial Cream Ale from Alameda Brewhouse
3.57 out of 5 based on 17 ratings.
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