Cadian Cream Ale | Pump House Brewery

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Cadian Cream AleCadian Cream Ale

Brewed by:
Pump House Brewery
New Brunswick, Canada

Style: Cream Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A golden coloured ale lending itself to the wonderful malty aromas layered with just a kiss of spicy hops for a clean, smooth finish that will keep you coming back for more.

Added by stirgy on 09-29-2003

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Photo of ewpass
3.25/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Clear gold with small head. Faint bread nose. Medium-light body with non-descript crisp finish. A blonde ale but not very creamy.

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Photo of TheBierdimpfe
2.98/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

On tap at the brewery : Bright pale straw color with low activity. Weak beige 1 finger head, last 2 minutes, poor legs. Flavors of sweet grains, caramel, floral hops. Lots of sugars, low sharpness. Smooth and slick full body with crispy carbonation. Light finish, sweet caramel feel with faint roasted malts, and a little salty. Too similar to the pail ale, and a crappy representation of a cream ale. The body is okay, decent freshness, while the flavors are too faint. Bland and no personality, unlike an Acadian. Overall average quality craft.

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Photo of headlessparrot
3.48/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours from the bottle a surprisingly pale gold colour with just the hint of some orange around the edges (furthering my suspicion that *no one* has any idea what colour a cream ale is supposed to be). Slightly chill-hazed and with a solid head of white, rocky foam that recedes to about a half-finger but does have some staying power. Lots of lacing and lots of visible carbonation.

Smell is slightly fruity yeast (some blueberries?), hay, grass, a hint of biscuity malt. Cracker. Slight floral/fruity hoppiness in the distance, suggesting more aroma than bitterness.

Taste is initially surprisingly grainy but softens up. Decent malt body, with lots of biscuit and cracker, maybe the faint suggestion of some toasted malt. Again, yeasty fruitiness, and an ever-so-slight slight herbal hop. Light body (but not watery), and average carbonation. This goes down well, I must say.

When I say this is the kind of "craft" brew my Keith's swilling father would like, that's not a put-down: this is a nice, accessible beer that still has something to offer.

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Photo of PorterPro125
3.62/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Serving Type: 341 mL Bottle

A- Pours a clear Blonde colour with a 1 1/2 finger white head.

S- Very mild aroma. Slightly grassy and malty. Faint yeast note.

T- Sweet maltiness backed by honey notes. No real bitterness to balance out the sweetness but I suppose it isn't overly sweet.

M- Thick/creamy mouthfeel. Medium-High Carbonation

O- Decent enough ale from a great Maritime microbrewery. Although the taste and aroma isn't anything to write home about, Cadian Cream Ale is a non-offensive craft option that is sure to please everyone, including your macro drinking buddies.

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Photo of Corson
2.5/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of BRYeleJR
3.25/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of Sathanas
2/5  rDev -34.9%

Photo of illpass78
3.77/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Pint on tap at the brewery's restaurant in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada.

Appearance: Pours a clear gold with a one-inch white head. Looks like a lager. Leaves some attractive lacing.

Aroma: This has a really faint nose. There's nothing offensive in it, but there's also kind of nothing in it. Some very, very faint yeast, maybe.

Taste: This beer has a nice balance of flavors. It almost kind of tastes like if half-and-half was made in beer form. That probably sounds terrible, but it's actually quite nice. It has a pretty good heft to it and sort of a creamy milkiness. Most "cream" ales use the adjective to describe the beer's heft or mouthfeel, but this one actually seems to apply it to the taste. No one flavor dominates, though there are some faint spices on the finish. I don't get any hops. No alcohol either.

Mouthfeel: This is a fun beer to drink. Nice cream-like smoothness, and easy on the palate. It's much denser than it looks, but it's also refreshing and easy.

Overall: This is an enjoyable, fairly simple beer that is certainly worth picking up in a mixed six or grabbing on draft if you can find it. It's sessionable and reasonably flavorful and accessible, but also has a pretty unique profile among cream ales - a style I enjoy, so maybe I'm partial.

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2.75/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of DreamDeath
2.75/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of souvenirs
2.89/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

from a combo pack from the NSLC in Windsor, NS

A: clear yellow, a few millimetres of head
S: not much smell, maybe a hint of mango or honey?
T: unpleasant flavour of honey/corn sweetness? not backed up by other flavours
F: crisp, fairly thin
O: definitely wouldn't get this again

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Photo of ZachT
3.64/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DoubleMalt
3.25/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of djcreepshow
3.5/5  rDev +14%

Photo of StomachUlcers
1.75/5  rDev -43%

Photo of beerhunter13
2.75/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Gatordaddy
3/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of CurtisD
2.75/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
3.25/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of Skizem
4.5/5  rDev +46.6%

Photo of schnarr84
3/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of 1p5v
4/5  rDev +30.3%

Photo of wordemupg
2.17/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

341ml bottle poured into pint glass 18/10/11

A clear golden yellow with lots of tiny bubbles feeding a finger of bone white foam that hangs around for a bit leaving a couple random patches of lace

S wet soggy cornflakes and a little purple candy, smells sour though not that inviting

T ya just more sour soggy cereal with a little sweetness too it, not that great just tastes a little off

M has some body to it and carbonation works well but it leaves a foul lingering taste in your mouth

O somethings just not right here, there's a flaw or it's just poorly made

I've had great stuff from Pump House but this just isn't it, I might give it another shot just to make sure I didn't get a bad bottle

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Photo of Converge
2.5/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

341ml bottle poured into a 16oz pint glass.

A - Fizzy white head. Urine yellow. No retention, no lacing.

S - Cereal grain sweetness, with evident honey undertones. Grassy and somewhat skunky.

T - Grainy sweetness, cereal, corn. Not very clean or crisp given the thin flavor. Not very good.

M - Fizzy carbonation. Thin body.

D - Unimpressive, but I wasn't expecting much. These cream ales just seem to be lagers with some weird funk added in.

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Cadian Cream Ale from Pump House Brewery
Beer rating: 3.07 out of 5 with 44 ratings
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