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Braxton Brewing Company
Kentucky, United States
Cream Ale
Ranked #121
Ranked #25,870
3.63 | pDev: 13.22%
Mar 28, 2022
Mar 06, 2015
Notes: A traditional American lawnmower beer, this golden cream ale features a medium body with a creamy palate feel. The aroma is a balance between subtle corn and malt-like notes with a very slight earthy and spicy hop presence. Pale straw in color with brilliant lightning-like clarity, Storm makes a great session beer being low in alcohol and bitterness, but complete with flavor. However, unlike the typical cream ale, no DMS or harsh corn like aroma is present.
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Rated: 3.43 by markallmon from Tennessee

Mar 28, 2022
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Reviewed by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

3.79/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Scrappy notes from 2016. 16 ounce cans purchased in Cincinnati, OH.
At 17IBU this brew has a delicate hop scene, a very nice smooth malt cruise with some wheat notes and some grain. A very tasty cream ale.
Nov 19, 2021
Rated: 3.69 by Curt3 from New Jersey

Nov 16, 2021
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Reviewed by md3kcn from North Carolina

3.98/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Purchased as a single can from Kroger for $1.67. Poured into a nonic pint glass.

L - Bright and light gold with a fluffy three-finger pale white head. Good retention of the head.
S - Sweet wheat bread. Herbal honey. A bit of vanilla sugar and spice.
T - White bread and cereal grains. Hints of hoppy spice. Faint clove. Grassy and floral throughout, with a clean mineral finish. Very well-balanced.
F - Medium body, with lots of carbonation. Easy to slam. A bit watery, but still flavorful.
O - A fantastic take on the style. Will purchase again if I can get it in a six-pack. Highly recommended as an inoffensive and quite good brew!
Sep 24, 2021
Rated: 3 by GRhoads from Ohio

May 01, 2021
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Reviewed by That_Mohawk_Dude

3.43/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Light golden color with a light aroma to match. Crisp and refreshing with light hops. Very refreshing and reminiscent of a lighter cream ale. Solid, but nothing to write home about.
Jan 19, 2020
Rated: 3.85 by Manta200 from Kentucky

May 27, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by jamesharrell from Kentucky

Mar 31, 2019
Rated: 3.54 by BJB13 from Maryland

Feb 12, 2019
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Reviewed by Dr_Gonzo from Kentucky

3.64/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured into a tall clear pint glass. Look has a glowing golden color, thick soapy head that dissipates over time and leaves good lacing.

Smells mainly of wheat bread and yeast, along with herbal notes. Other notes of a hint of vanilla, sweet corn, and cloves.

Taste is quite watery and flat. Corn and some little spicy hops on the palette, but nothing really else. Tastes like a macro brew lager or something like that.
Nov 29, 2018
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Reviewed by unlikelyspiderperson from California

4.08/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Beautiful deep golden color with a sizable, fluffy, white head.
Smell is rich and sweet with a nice bitter roast counterpoint.
Taste is smoothe and grainy. Light, earthy, hop bite that compliments the bready body well.
Not super sure how full bodied a cream ale is supposed to be but this one is a bit thinner than other examples I've tasted. Nothing shocking just a bit more toward what I would think of as a lighter lager than not.
Overall a really nice beer. Mild and well balanced, flavorful without being large or in your face. Nothing thrilling or surprising but certainly a pleasant sip.
Sep 19, 2018
Rated: 1.85 by JoeyJellico from Kentucky

Sep 12, 2018
Rated: 4.4 by craigmorris74 from Kentucky

Jul 15, 2018
Rated: 3.5 by EdmundBlackadder from Ohio

Jul 11, 2018
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Reviewed by Beejay from Virginia

3.65/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Thanks Alanna and Richard!

A: Golden amber in color with a small light tan head that disappears almost immediately.

S: Whole grain bread, and herbal notes.

T: Bready with some sweetness, and a touch of biscuit and burnt caramel. Slight herbal character in the finish.

M: Medium light in body, with fairly high carbonation.

O: Overall not astounding, but not dull either.
Jul 06, 2018
Rated: 4.71 by Sratomasfer from Ohio

May 31, 2018
Rated: 3.65 by Greasy from Kentucky

May 21, 2018
Rated: 3.59 by jak from North Carolina

May 09, 2018
Rated: 3.71 by DigitGrowler from Kentucky

May 06, 2018
Rated: 3.53 by 1mrbeer from Ohio

Apr 20, 2018
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Rated by RPTriple from Kentucky

4.33/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Great beer on all fronts. Great brewery as well.
Mar 24, 2018
Rated: 3.5 by FalconOne from Ohio

Mar 14, 2018
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Reviewed by TheCondor from Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Picked up from the Party Source, poured into a pint glass.

A - Pours a slightly cloudy golden color with a bit of head that dissipates pretty fast and leaves decent lacing. Nothing too drastic here.

S - A bit of hops, a bit of bread, a bit of yeast. You won't get bowled over by the nose, that is for sure. It smells like a stronger macro brew honestly.

T - Doesn't taste too bad. Certainly lives up to it's title, there is a creamy, sugary zip in there. Bit of hops, bit of bready yeast, other than that tastes a lot like a good macro.

M - A bit thicker and creamier than the average macro, other than that not much.

O - Not a terrible beer. Not necessarily a good one, but not bad. I don't think I would buy it again, but I wouldn't hesitate to drink a cold one were it offered.
Feb 22, 2018
Rated: 3.54 by prototypic from Ohio

Feb 18, 2018
Rated: 3.5 by schopenhauerale from Arizona

Nov 29, 2017
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Reviewed by JonNM from New Mexico

4.84/5  rDev +33.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
My current favorite beer. It's the malt malt malt malt malt! Creamed corn like a pilsner. Mildy sweet, intoxicating bready smell. Malty sweetness to roll the tongue around for days. Perfect lively carbonation. Low hop presence lets that malt shine through. "Lawnmower beer" is a ridiculously humble description for what is in my opinion a masterpiece of the brewing art.
Oct 27, 2017
Rated: 4.16 by norinco from Ohio

Oct 02, 2017
Rated: 2.88 by BlueShepard19 from Kentucky

Sep 23, 2017
Rated: 2.86 by NascarHokie from Tennessee

Sep 23, 2017
Rated: 3.48 by aprabhu from Kentucky

Sep 15, 2017
Rated: 4.24 by akopczyk from Ohio

Aug 11, 2017
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Reviewed by El_Guapo_05 from Ohio

2.2/5  rDev -39.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 2.5
Drank straight from the can, very cold, so did not actually assess look. STORM does indeed have a creamier mouth feel than other watery swill. Very soft feel. Aside from that, it just seemed like a way to pay premium craft beer prices for something that tastes like practically every light macro brew out there. At least the macros have price in their favor, since many literally cost only 1/4 as much. Seriously. Went and found Genesee Cream Ale in The Party Source (incidentally, this is where Braxton Labs is housed). $12.99 a 30-pack. Would have picked up some Genny for comparison if only they stocked it in a smaller quantity, but even at about $0.45 a can, who wants to waste time on 30 cans of slightly creamy-feeling water masquerading as beer when the world is fuller than it's ever been with interesting, complex, and often delicious beers that are worth paying attention to.
Jun 28, 2017
Rated: 3.54 by dbrauneis from North Carolina

Jun 24, 2017
Rated: 3.72 by Mriley_0221 from Kentucky

Jun 13, 2017
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Reviewed by Rufus1 from Kentucky

4.56/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours a cloudy medium amber. Small white head with some lacing. Smells clean and fresh with a hint of crusty yeast bread. Taste is clean with a mouthful of malt up front followed by a slightly sweet fruity aftertaste with a hint of sweet corn. Hops flavor is there but with no bitterness at all. Well balanced. Smooth on the palate which leaves you wanting more. With an ABV of only of only 4.80% you are free to down another. Just a great overall beer beer. Enjoy!
Jun 09, 2017
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Rated by ATPOPE15 from Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
The original for this brewery, smooth creamy finish. A little thicker consistency, sippable beer.
May 23, 2017
Rated: 3.17 by kybeerdrinker from Kentucky

May 18, 2017
Rated: 3.88 by Mikexw from New York

Apr 09, 2017
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Reviewed by WoodBrew from Ohio

3.73/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
I tried this beer at Blinkers Tavern in Covenington. It poured a clear golden with white head that left some lacing. The scent had hints of hope and bread. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink. The mouthfeel was creamy and had decent carbonation. Overall it's a decent beer.
Mar 29, 2017
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Rated by barczar from Kentucky

3.71/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Aroma is sweet and corny. Touch of bready malt. Flavor is slightly yeast fruity, with a bready malt finish. Sweetness is balanced nicely.
Mar 24, 2017
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