Blackboard Series #5 - Cream Ale With Cold Brew Coffee
Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Pennsylvania, United States
Cream Ale
3.7 | pDev: 11.89%
Dec 01, 2020
Dec 21, 2016
Clean blonde brew, unassuming. Coffee aromatics surprises the nose. Smooth roasted flavor all derived from the addition of cold brewed coffee on a lightly bready base.Fragrant coffee aromas surface from this smooth cream ale. Cold-Brewed coffee adds rich, roasty notes to this medium-bodied and effervescent brew.
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Rated: 3.5 by Urk1127 from New Jersey

Dec 01, 2020
Rated: 3.15 by AndrewBuffalo from Illinois

Feb 20, 2020
Rated: 4 by AyatollahGold from Indiana

Feb 10, 2018
Rated: 3.58 by dsshuck from Delaware

Feb 04, 2018
Rated: 4 by 1971bernat from Virginia

Jan 04, 2018
Rated: 3.92 by Abstractspirit from Rhode Island

Dec 30, 2017
Rated: 3.07 by hasse67 from Sweden

Nov 11, 2017
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Reviewed by CarolinaCardinals from North Carolina

3.93/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Picked up a single from TW Arrowhead 7-2-17 for $2.79. Enjoy by 03JUL2017. Received at TW 6-30-17 but stored in the beer fridge since purchase.

Beer poured golden orange with a okay white head. Lots of sediment at the end of the pour.

Nose is light coffee, nice and pleasant.

Taste is light coffee, light citrus, very nice.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and smooth.

Overall a nice brew that i am glad to have tried.
Oct 15, 2017
Rated: 3 by Spade from Pennsylvania

Oct 07, 2017
Rated: 3.83 by tdm168 from Pennsylvania

Sep 13, 2017
Rated: 3.81 by stephenjmoore from Maryland

Sep 02, 2017
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Reviewed by Jlabs from New York

4.09/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Light in color,but then the smell of coffee hits you nicely, not overpowering, but subtle either. Taste is where the subtlety of the coffee is which is perfect as i didnt want to dominate..very easy to drink..not as good as Carton's Regular Coffee , but this is a nice representation of a coffee infused cream ale
Aug 11, 2017
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Reviewed by ThomasTheTank88 from Ohio

2.72/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
First I'd like to say this is one of the coolest bottle/cap designs I have. Has everything someone wants on the bottle, cool looking cap as well. Now onto the beer... very different. Blonde in color but clear. Smelled of a light roast but tasted more of a medium roast. Didn't really taste a "cream ale" taste, but bought it because it looked interesting. Probably won't buy again.
Jul 04, 2017
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Reviewed by Dope from Massachusetts

3.87/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Enjoy by June 27, 2017 (whoops)

A: Pours a clear amber with a big fizzy light tan head. Quite good head retention. Fuzzy chunks of lacing everywhere.

S: Light coffee aroma. Faint cereal grain maltiness.

T: Smooth, mild coffee flavor with a pleasant and soft bready maltiness. Coffee turns slightly bitter (but still creamy) in the finish where it stands alone briefly.

M: Medium bodied, smooth and creamy.

O: Simple, smooth and easy drinking brew. The coffee is a really nice touch to the typically fairly bland cream style. Mouthfeel is great and mellows the whole thing out.
Jul 03, 2017
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Reviewed by Smakawhat from Maryland

3.69/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass.

Slightly opaque body, with a unique mix of colors. Ranges from dull orange, touches of chestnut brown, and even bright lemon yellow. Head creation is a little flat, barely making half a finger, but managing to stay in a simple tall if soapy thin puck.

Small notes of coffee, and a touch of fruity bean quality. Slight hint of spice as well, not sure if it's malt or hop angle or the beans itself. Cream ale sweetness not so much present, or noticeable, but a decent fine smelling brew.

Fairly simple palate. Light bodied with a touch of mellow sweetness. Hints of milky coffee and also a good fruity bean. A sharp spice perhaps touching herbal hop qualities on the finish. A nice lingering vanilla sugar character, which doesn't come off like lactose either. Coffee character is fairly mellow but subtle and goes well with the base sweet malt body.

This comes off more as a sweetened coffee pale ale, and fairly decent. Interesting if a bit odd brew.
Jul 03, 2017
Rated: 4.16 by sposter4 from Pennsylvania

Jul 01, 2017
Rated: 4.24 by MKrauss from Pennsylvania

Jun 30, 2017
Rated: 3.72 by Rhettroactive from Virginia

Jun 27, 2017
Rated: 3.61 by MFMB from Idaho

Jun 27, 2017
Rated: 3.5 by aztraz from Sweden

Jun 26, 2017
Blackboard Series #5 - Cream Ale With Cold Brew Coffee from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
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