Mount Crushmore | AleSmith Brewing Company

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3.68/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
AleSmith Brewing Company
California, United States
alesmith.com

Style: American Cream Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Tucquan on 09-02-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#28,231
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
17
pDev:
11.41%
 
 
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Ratings: 17 |  Reviews: 6
Photo of Sound_Explorer
3.53/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jeschaefer
3.48/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BucannonXC5
4.01/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Type: 16-oz. can
Glass: 16-oz. Modern Times Willi Becher
From: Trader Joe’s in La Mesa, Calif.
Price: $1.67
Purchased: Sept. 1, 2018
Consumed: Sept. 7, 2018
Reviewed as: American Cream Ale
Misc.: No canned on date

Picked this up at Trader Joe’s, seeing it for the first time in stores. Was surprised I had never seen this in stores or tried it at AleSmith. Have a love/hate relationship with cream ales, but was still looking forward to this one. Can description read, “This is our take on a classic American Cream Ale. One of Peter Zien’s original homebrew recipes, this beer uses the addition of rice to create a light, flavorful maltiness. It also has a pleasant floral component from hops added to our hopback and during dry-hopping. The finish is crisp and refreshing, making this the perfect brew for a summer day.”

Poured a golden clear color with two fingers of off-white frothy head. Slow moving bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass at what looked to be about six locations. Average watery lacing. Average retention. (Sight - 3.75)

Wow. Interesting smell. Kind of like a blonde mixed with a session IPA with more session IPA overall. Got Cascade, lime, floral, lemon zest, white doughy bread, grain, white cracker and corn cereal. More earthy grainy malt from the can. (Smell - 4.00)

Tasted almost as good. More blonde ale than session IPA in the taste, but still a close balance. Got lime, Cascade, white doughy bread, white cracker, corn cereal, floral, pine, lemon zest and earthy grass. (Taste - 4.00)

Light body. Thin texture. Average carbonation. Long, clean, crisp finish. (Feel - 4.25)

Wow. Really liked this for the style. Just outstanding. (Overall - 4.00)

4.01 | 90 | A-

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Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.09/5  rDev -16%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of DefenCorps
3.67/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Can from ABV.

A crystal clear light orange with a dense, white head with good retention and lacing, this looks good. The nose is dominated by a really raw, deep and yet light grainy note. A blend of biscuit, cracker and dough, along with a delicate and soft citrus hop character. A touch of sulfur is present. The palate opens mildly sweet, with honeyed white toast, grain and a mild sugar note. Bitterness is mild, existing merely to temper the malt flavors. Drying and mildly sweet on the finish, this beer is light in body and crisply carbonated. Solid.

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Photo of CMC73
3.57/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CJNAPS
2.54/5  rDev -31%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of grapeshops
3.64/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Boone757
3.77/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NickThePyro
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jomo
3.55/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Look: Pours like a light yellow hefe. A bit hazy.

Smell: Yeasty/Bready. Almost lager like in the dryness. A tiny bit of citrus hops.

Taste: Like it smelled, bready. Very light hop character. Light and easy.

Feel: Fine carbonation and nice mouth feel.

A well made summer beer that is a bit tame for me. Definitely a beer for non-hop heads.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.76/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rogodog
4.52/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

In a town swimming is quality West Cost IPA’s. This is the perfect summer beer! Great flavor and not to sweet! I would not call it a cream ale but outstanding nonetheless.

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Photo of XsoldoutX
3.71/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of djrn2
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at The Beer Market in Rochester, NY. Billed as a West Coast style cream ale.

This pours a very slightly hazy light yellow, with a small head and lots of lacing.

This smells a bit lonely and grassy, with grainy malt, light breadiness, and a bit of citrusy grapefruit.

This has that sweet grainy breadiness I associate with cream ales, and is pretty rich for that. There's also a nice snappy hop bitterness, and a little bit of grapefruit.

This is slightly creamy and light bodied, with a good level of carbonation.

This is a pretty simple beer, but it's very well done.

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Photo of Tucquan
4.04/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on 2017-09-02 in Lancaster, PA at The Fridge on tap.

A - Clear gold with a white head and nice lace.

S - Mild rising bread and a hint of citrus. Tame.

T - White bread up front but then a richer malt profile develops with nice layers of flavors like cereal, corn, oat bread and rye bread with a light dollop of caramel sweetness. Peppery/rye spice emerges and continues into the lightly sweet and not very bitter finish. Really enjoyed the flavors.

M - Light-medium body and carbonation. Smooth.

O - A really good cream ale. See this out.

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Mount Crushmore from AleSmith Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.68 out of 5 with 17 ratings