Russell Cream Ale | Russell Brewing Company

Russell Cream AleRussell Cream Ale
30 Ratings
Russell Cream AleRussell Cream Ale

Brewed by:
Russell Brewing Company
British Columbia, Canada

Style: Cream Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by canucklehead on 03-26-2003

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Photo of Corson
3.28/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mack
3.8/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tivlavrie
3.74/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LampertLand
3.79/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Russell Brewing 'Cream Ale' @ 5.0% , served from a 650 ml bomber purchased for $5.60
A-pour is a cola brown from the bottle to dark amber/brown in the glass with a small off-white head leaving a streaky lace along the pint
S-mild smelling
T-rich dark tasting cream ale
MF-mild carbonation , medium body
Ov-ok beer ,
prost LampertLand

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Photo of BcCraft710
3.96/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.68/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pint on tap at Beer Revolution in Calgary. A darker than expected reddish brown with a finger of frothy suds for head.

Aroma is nutty brown sugar, vanilla, a slight coffee-like roastiness, a corn sugar undercurrent. Overall the smell is muted and unassuming. Palate is more robust and stands out compared with some other cream ales. There seems to be a few darker, maltier takes on the style (this one and Phillips Slipstream jump to mind) and many more lager-like exemplars with a thinner body and more floral overtones. Here I am getting a pleasing cacao butter flavor and a correspondingly slick mouthfeel, weak coffee, an anemic woody note, dry leaf hops ... Finishes arid and nutty. Classic mild ale body. Not as creamy as the designation might suggest. More bready.

Some interest here. Do not dismiss this one out of hand.

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Photo of ZachT
3.64/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +10%

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4/5  rDev +17.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +10%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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2.25/5  rDev -34%

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3.24/5  rDev -5%

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2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

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3/5  rDev -12%

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3/5  rDev -12%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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3/5  rDev -12%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of Sammy
3.43/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed on cask at St. Augustine's. A bit of carbonation here, just tapped cask. Some colour in the body and even a bit of red. Smooth, some flavour, Ok drinkability for a basic mild ale.Tad of hops and malt.Decent cask.Neutral aroma.Sessionable, nothing exceptional.

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Photo of marty21
3.17/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours a clear dark amber with 1.5 fingers worth of off white head. Settles to a ring around the glass but didn’t leave any lacing.

S: Nutty with caramel malt. Maybe some earthy scents as well.

T: Caramel malt with some nuts later on but the taste is on the lighter side.

M: Light to medium carbonation with a light body.

O: I would say this is more of a gateway beer to different beers. It’s pretty mild but you could session this beer.

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Photo of DaftCaskBC
3.55/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: 1/2" soapy cream colored head that dissipated over about 3 minutes. Dark amber colour that is slightly cloudy.

S: Nutty, and maple syrup.

T: Sweet, maple syrup, slightly malty, pleasant aftertaste.

M: Average thickness and carbonation.

O: Good sipping beer, better than average taste, is a good go-to beer since the six-packs cost $10.50 CDN in the BC Liquor Stores here.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

20oz pint at the Cactus Club Cafe - a Vancouver restaurant chain showing a little love to a fellow Lower Mainland business in penetrating the Alberta palate?

This beer appears a clear, shiny medium bronzed amber colour, with one fat finger of frothy and soapy off-white head, which leaves a band of thin hanging curtain lace around the glass upon its short wake.

It smells of sweet nutty caramel malt, a bit of stale brown sugar syrup, and flinty leafy hops. The taste is more blandly nutty, bready and caramel malt, a twinge of sour dark fruit, and plain leafy, weedy hops.

The carbonation is fairly low, barely a tickle here and there, the body medium-light in weight, mostly smooth, and perhaps a bit creamy. It finishes off-dry, the nutty malt sweetness persisting.

A decent enough cream ale, nothing all that out there, but that isn't the nature of the style. Could easily drink a few of these while my attention is drawn elsewhere, especially at this pretty-people place, amusingly attached to 'The Mall'.

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Russell Cream Ale from Russell Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.41 out of 5 with 30 ratings
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