Whale Cake - Strawberry
Burlington Beer Co.

Whale Cake - StrawberryWhale Cake - Strawberry
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From:
Burlington Beer Co.
 
Vermont, United States
Style:
Cream Ale
Ranked #77
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
84
Ranked #22,520
Avg:
3.72 | pDev: 12.63%
Reviews:
26
Ratings:
127
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 12, 2023
Added:
Oct 05, 2014
Wants:
  4
Gots:
  14
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Rated: 3.99 by FrancisM12 from New Jersey

Nov 12, 2023
 
Rated: 3.87 by Electros from Canada (ON)

Oct 23, 2023
 
Rated: 3.62 by QuintusHorace from California

Jun 04, 2023
 
Rated: 3.25 by trickynicky from Maryland

Dec 18, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by paulish from New York

Sep 20, 2022
 
Rated: 4.25 by PaleAleWalt from New York

Aug 06, 2022
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Reviewed by Smakawhat from Maryland

3.65/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured from the can into a nonic(k) pint glass. Packaging looks like May 31 2022.

Peach and grapefruit like orange, with just a hint of pink to the body that's opaque but not murky. Quite a big full three finger fine head, with lots of staying power. Very nice thick cap retention as well. The beer though has just a bit of a dull look to it unfortunately, but is otherwise solid to the eye.

Good aroma, simply strawberry with a light cream sensation that is more milky than sweet sensing. Goes to a nice light vanilla almost condensed milk flavor on the nose as well, with minimal grain, and no sourness either.

Palate is sort of pedestrian. Real light bodied even for a cream ale, with wet character, and fleeting touches of watery tasting strawberry. Little sense of white Duncan Hines cake mix quality and a finish that really dissolves too quickly.

Really needs a solid malt backbone to push the flavors through nicely. Otherwise, passable but nothing real impressive.
Aug 04, 2022
 
Rated: 3.93 by nickb2000 from New Hampshire

Jul 09, 2022
 
Rated: 3.84 by GreenMind from Pennsylvania

Jul 07, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by tdm168 from Pennsylvania

Jun 13, 2022
 
Rated: 3.73 by Simon212 from Canada (ON)

Jun 12, 2022
 
Rated: 3.38 by biteme398 from New York

May 14, 2022
 
Rated: 3.46 by Wizzman from Massachusetts

Apr 30, 2022
 
Rated: 3.64 by Burt from Rhode Island

Apr 27, 2022
 
Rated: 3.96 by cdub70085 from Connecticut

Oct 07, 2021
 
Rated: 4.04 by DruC4 from Michigan

Sep 22, 2021
 
Rated: 4.09 by mmhannon from New Jersey

Jul 11, 2021
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Reviewed by jlindros from Massachusetts

4.08/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Canned 2021/05/12
Pours a med frothy pinkish 1 finger bubbly head with med retention, fair sticky lacing, very hazy opaque, not sure how to describe the color, like a pinkish orangey color like grapefruit mixed with orange juice?

Nose is interesting, definite strawberry in there, berry juice and some musty seed like notes, a little doughy creamy malt with some corn notes, straw, a little plum fruit as well

Taste starts with creamy base beer, cream ale, doughy wheat like malt, soft proteins, little corn like character and cake batter, straw and dough, fair strawberry as well, strawberry juice and a little generic berry fruit juice, touch of bitter stem/seed character, almost thinking I get lactose but could be vanilla icing from wheat, med sweet sticky finish a touch dry, little tartness as well

Mouth is med to a touch lighter bod, quite creamy and soft, med frothy carb

Overall an interesting beer, definite strawberry and some cream ale although I feel like exaggerated cream ale maybe to get through the fruit, still enjoyable beer
Jul 09, 2021
 
Rated: 3.96 by LeftHanded666 from New York

Jul 04, 2021
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Reviewed by jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A - Deep, vibrant, amber pink

S - Light strawberry and underlying graininess.

T - Light strawberry, cream, and grain

M - Big medium body with some thinness around the edges.

O - Not my style of beer but an interesting twist that makes this one an easy drinker.
Jun 26, 2021
Whale Cake - Strawberry from Burlington Beer Co.
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 127 ratings