Begbie Cream Ale | Mt. Begbie Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mt. Begbie Brewing Co.
British Columbia, Canada
mt-begbie.com

Style: Cream Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Mt. Begbie Brewing's original signature beer, brewed first in 1996. Begbie Cream Ale is a fruity ale with a subtle honey flavour. A delicious, golden ale, delicately fruity, with a subtle honey flavour that finishes with a crisp hop edge.

Added by canadianbarman on 03-30-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
47
Reviews:
24
Avg:
3.72
pDev:
7.8%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
5
For Trade:
0
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3/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.46/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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2.84/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of LampertLand
3.77/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Mt. Begbie Brewing 'Cream Ale' @ 4.7% , served from a 650 ml bottle purchased for $4.60
A-pour is a light gold from the bottle to a clear gold in the glass with a small beige head leaving a streaky lace along the pint
S-mild smelling ,
T-crisp & somewhat clean tasting
MF-ok/lots of carbonation , medium body
Ov-ok beer with no wow factor
prost LampertLand

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3.77/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.74/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.98/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.96/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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3.92/5  rDev +5.4%

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3.74/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a light to medium golden amber with a thin white head that dissipate to patches. Aroma of sweet lager malt, mildly bready, hint of light stone fruit. Flavor follows aroma, with sweet bready malt, light stone fruit; leaning towards apricot, light honey. Finishes with light sweet malt with just a hint of hops. Medium bodied with light carbonation. A very nicely made cream ale, and like the other good representatives of the style leaves you wondering if this was what adjunct lagers were meant to be. Nothing really stands out here, but that is fitting for the style. Light, flavorful and easy drinking. Well done. I'm not a big cream ale fan, but this exceeded my expectations.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Olek4374
3.59/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Purchased from my liquor store in Edmonton. My first of any Begbie beers, so let's have a go.

It pours a light brownish-orange colour with a finger's worth of head. It looks pretty nice, I'm having trouble deciding if it is brown or orange. The smell is nice - some nutty notes and a pleasant malty smell. The nuttiness is actually quite dominant. The beer tastes quite nutty when it hits your tongue, but there is a pleasant creamy note (hence the beer style) and a bit of hoppiness to go along with it, which is quote unexpected. There is some moderate carbonation, and a little bit of a bitter aftertaste. However, if you've had Sleeman Cream, it is NOTHING like that. There's so much more taste going on - Sleeman can only dream of making a beer like this.

Good beer overall. The only negative for me is the aftertaste, although it is not as problematic as a myriad of other beers I've had. As far as cream ales, this is a winner for sure.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

650ml bottle poured into pint glass 11/3/12 from notes

A clear golden yellow with lots of growing bubbles that start off small and appear to get bigger as they rise, just a short lived finger of foam that ends up as a thin film leaving no lace

S loads of honey, to the point where I'd guess honey was added, some graham cracker and sweet grains

T bread and some macro flavor, yeast perhaps? pretty basic stuff not far from the nose

M thin and the bubbles are airy then go flat, has a sweet bready finish

O not the most exciting style and not the most exciting version of one, basic non offensive brew that would work better under a hot sun

not the best from Mt Begbie and something I doubt I'd bother with again.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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Begbie Cream Ale from Mt. Begbie Brewing Co.
3.72 out of 5 based on 47 ratings.
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