Cream Ale | AleSmith Brewing Company

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AleSmith Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: Cream Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by UCLABrewN84 on 06-03-2013

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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 53
Photo of jakecattleco
3.8/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Draft at Beer Shoppe. Enjoyed most everything about this beer, but felt my pour was over carbonated. Would like to revisit to see if the taste/finish were impacted by the carbonation.

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Photo of Lucnifter
3.71/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a bright yellow with a moderate white head. Smell is subtle with pale malt and yeast esters leading and hops in the background. Nice light flavor with a moderate hop bitterness on the finish. Light body with good carbonation. As is typical of Alesmith, this is an exceptional example of the style.

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Photo of MadCat
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: Pale yellow color with short white head

Smell: Piney hops and sweet cream

Taste: Good, light flavor, pine hops, light bitterness

Feel: Creamy light body, good carbonation

Overall: Good example of a cream ale with a San Diego take on it. Refreshing and delicious

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Photo of DoubleJ
3.69/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On-tap at AleSmith itself, on to the beer:

In San Diego, everything is a little hoppier, and AleSmith does just that with this cream ale. Its yellow colored body is topped with a white head which retains decently. The aroma is made of crisp pine and a gentle nod of sweet cream. The taste follows the direction of the aroma, and tastes like a pale ale crossed with a cream ale. The pale ale character is clean and hoppy, piney and clean grass, with a kiss of the cream. That gives this cream ale a bit of a refreshment factor, as it's not as sweet as per style.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.94/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the 2013 Firestone Walker Invitational held at the Paso Robles Event Center in Paso Robles, CA.

Pours a hazy orange with a foamy bone head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, and grassy aromas. Taste is much the same with grassy flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

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Cream Ale from AleSmith Brewing Company
3.77 out of 5 based on 53 ratings.
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