New England Cream Lager | Belgian Mare Brewery

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Brewed by:
Belgian Mare Brewery
New Hampshire, United States

Style: American Cream Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by NHhomebrewguy on 06-15-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 8 |  Reviews: 4
Reviews by puboflyons:
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3.9/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the 22 fl. oz. bottle. May 2015 batch. Sampled May 17, 2015.

The pour is a tremendously heady golden color. The head was about three-quarters of the glass.

The aroma is spring and summer-like with its toasted pale malts, grass, and feint pine notes.

Medium body.

The taste is again toasty, bready, and semi-sweet but when I least expect it there is a biting bitterness that kicks in to round things off. Very easy drinking.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of IBUBrew
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lou50rp
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of MABrewHound
4.5/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This is the first lager from Belgian Mare Brewery. The brewer likes to say he "created it with my own three hands" and that he wanted to create a new style. This lager is unfiltered and bottle conditioned, so it is not crystal clear, but it is still a pleasing appearance. It also pours with a very large, thick head that hangs around for a long time. Maybe a bit too much carbonation. The aroma is a mix of hops and the characteristic lager sulfur. In the mouth it has a full-bodied feel (from the lactose, hence the "cream") but goes down easy with the Chinook hops giving a bitter bite to the tongue for a refreshing finish. Overall, a very good beer that does not comfortably fit into any established style.

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Photo of NHhomebrewguy
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

Photo of jdhilt
3.41/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a five+ finger khaki head that fades very slowly leaving a good lace. Slight hazy amber color. Strong carbonation and light-medium bodied. Light malty and pine nose and flavor is toasted malt, then piney hop with light bitter finish. The 22oz bottle was a gift.

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Photo of johnnnniee
3.59/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from the source
Pours a mostly clear deep golden color with a huge frothy creamy white head that persists forever. Aromas of bready pilsner malt and spicy hops with hints of rustic earthy notes to it, and maybe just a touch of diacytyl. The flavor mimics the aroma but adds a bit more of the rustic notes. Bready malt lots of spicy hops with hints of pepper and earth with just a hint of butterscotch. Medium to light body with a high level of carbonation. A unique beer to be sure, but it kind of works for me. Cream lager isn't really a style and I think I read somewhere that the brewer calls this a cream ale type brew. This ain't a cream ale, its missing the smooth bready malty sweetness and the touch of corn. I find this to be more of a Czech Pilsner if it were brewed in a farmhouse in Wallonia.

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Photo of scinnh
4/5  rDev +7%

New England Cream Lager from Belgian Mare Brewery
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 8 ratings