Cadian Cream Ale | Pump House Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Pump House Brewery
New Brunswick, Canada
pumphousebrewery.ca

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
43
Reviews:
26
Avg:
3.07
pDev:
18.57%
 
 
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Photo of biboergosum
3.13/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

341ml bottle. Is 'Cadian' a local term for 'Acadian'?

This beer pours a hazy medium golden colour, with three fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and mildly creamy bone-white head, which maintains average retention, eventually giving up an array of forked lightning lace around the glass.

It smells of sweet, fairly grapey fruit up front, soft cereal malt, a hint of sour milkiness, and some grassy honey. The taste is more purple rock candy, a tame creamed caramel malt, a touch of cereal biscuit, middling generic fleshy orchard fruit, and some rather understated earthy hops struggling to offset the sweetness.

The carbonation is moderate, just a wan frothiness milling about, the body medium-light in weight, and fairly creamy - equal parts dairy and air. It finishes well off-dry, the sugary biscuit and candy-like fruitiness not exactly going anywhere.

Well, truth in advertising, at least - this is indeed a creamy offering, though a tad too sweet and weirdly one-dimensionally fruity for my liking. The hops are also conspicuous in their absence, and I don't think I'll be revisiting this one.

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Photo of biegaman
2.53/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Thanks to Jeff (tupalev) for the bottle! Enjoyed with Blankboy and HogTownHarry.
Pours with average head, a deep golden head. Bronzed in colour. Aroma slightly corn-starchy. Doesn't offer much for appeal. Quite unfavourable taste - like odd cider quality with rotting fruit. Macro like character. No idea as to hop or malt choice - poorly developed flavour profile. Carbonation a little too high, texture grainy and off putting. An overall ugly beer that leaves a bad impression of the brewery.

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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 tigg924
3.51/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: moderate carbonation, 1 inch head, clear, gold in color

Smell: toasted malt, sugar, and honey—smells like a non-alcohol beer

Taste: sweet malty, bready, grass with a bit of hops at the end

Mouthfeel: very sweet with a touch of bitterness at the end, medium body, medium carbonation, very smooth

Overall: Arguably the smoothest beer I have had in some time. This almost tastes like the base beer for 21st Amendment’s Hell or High Watermelon—what I would expect to get without the fruit flavor. A great, sessionable, malty beer. A nice take on the style.

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Photo of Viggo
3.78/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Mandrake for sending this my way for CanBIF3!

Pours a clear amber, big fluffy white head forms, settles down to a thin layer and ring, leaves lots of lacing behind. Smell is sweet, very malty, caramel, citrus, bit of floral, some vanilla, quite nice, very balanced. Taste is sweet and malty, caramel, slightly buttery, floral in the finish, nice flavours. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with medium carbonation. Nothing spectacular but a solid ale and something I would drink on a regular basis were it available.

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Photo of andrenaline
3.2/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Pours a hazy pale straw colour, thin layer of head with little retention and no real lacing.

S - Scent is reminiscent of a hefe with caramel notes. Some grassy wheat and tart citrus notes with sweeter caramel undertones.

T - Unique flavours, and I'm a bit confused by the style. Almost a cross between a hefe and a cream ale with wheat and cloves coming off the top followed by some caramel and toffee notes on the finish.

M - Medium bodied ale, but goes down a pit prickly. Finish is a tad dry as well.

O - Overall, not at all what I was expecting from a cream ale. Unique indeed and worth a try, but Pumphouse has some better offerings IMO.

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Photo of Gatordaddy
3/5  rDev -2.3%

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 joemcgrath27
2.92/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - a hazy pale golden, short head dissipated fairly quickly
S - wheaty and yeasty, mild tropical fruit aroma, light leafiness
T - a grainy musty start, sour citrus, bready with a strange mineral aftertaste
M - light with lower carbonation, even a little flat, with a somewhat bready finish
O - a pretty average brew all in all, and not quite what I was expecting from a cream ale, glad I only bought a single

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Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
3.25/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of schnarr84
3/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of DogFood11
1.78/5  rDev -42%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

The search for a new brew to try continued today at a Saint John Liquor store. Pump House Cadian Ale caught my eye as their red was a decent gobble. This light copper brew was clear and filled with moderate to mild carbonation.

This one lays on the sweeter side of the palate even for a cream ale. It has some underlying extract type sweetness. Vanilla, cream soda backer. Has a hard time cleaning up. Would have liked to have something in there to cut the sweetness. Maybe a charred edge or a sampling of bitterness.

Notes: I wouldn't want this as a session beer nor would I seek it out for an occassional taste. Fairly one sided offering with little to nothing of interest.

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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 pootz
3.42/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A good solid cream ale.

bright gold in the glass 2 finger fluffy cap, goo lacing.

Aroma was bready malts over apple-pair tones

nice chunk of crystal malt up front, some sweetness, some fruit and some cedar hop tones....finished with a slight bittering and bready after tastes.

Very drinkable and mellow character

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Photo of DoubleMalt
3.25/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of BRYeleJR
3.25/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of CurtisD
2.75/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of beerhunter13
2.75/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of Shadman
3.12/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not sure if Cadian is drunkese for Canadian....

Bright colour, let's call it bright straw yellow. Slightly hazy, with a fizzy head, poor retnetion. Little bits of lacing.

Sweet, slightly malty aroma. I do detect an almost creamy nose to this, almost like ice cream.

It's not that the taste is bad, just a bit too muted. To be honest, my first thought was this tastes like a domestic Saisson ale. Sweet maltiness, a nint of hop dryness. touch of preserved fruit ( pear/apple)

Bit watery & thin. Low carbonation works pretty well here though.

Doesn't knock your socks off, but then it is in a bit of a 'catch all' category. Macro friend's might find it enjoyable.

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Photo of dasenebler
2.38/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

341mL, no date.

Pours a clear, very light yellow-gold with a decent head actually. Impressed with the retention. The lacing is minimal.

The aroma is grainy and hay-like, not much else.

The flavor is sweet and grainy, with almost no bitterness. Fairly clean, but I'm not digging the flavor at all. Kind of a weird grapey-fruity thing going on too. The mouthfeel has very large bubbles and seems forced and somewhat harsh.

I guess you could drink this, but I wouldn't repeat the experience. Next.

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Photo of Exeter
2.75/5  rDev -10.4%

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 ChrisCage
3.35/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

A- Not exactly what I was expecting but this is very hazy brew! It is a pale golden color and it does lack a head unfortunately. It starts out fairly thin and settles to a foamy patch right in the middle of the glass. Moderate lacing but it doesn't stick for long....the overall look reminds me of an unfiltered apple cider.

S- There isn't much aroma and what there is, is dominated by a dry grassy/grainy smell. To be more precise, it has a malty sweet aroma and it's very mellow...it's very basic and actually makes me think I'm smelling white milk, which I don't recall ever happening before. No hops noted on the finish....just kind of bland smelling in general.

T- Very malty but it isn't as sweet tasting as the aroma let's on....more of a creamy/buttery flavor that ends up lingering on the palate after the swallow. There is a small hop presence on the finish but nothing special. This is a uniquely flavored brew, but that's probably a good thing IMO.

M- This is a thinner bodied beer, however there is a certain creamy texture to it that makes it feel richer than expected. The carbonation is normal I'd say...not palate scrubbing but not overly mild.

D- Would I drink this on a regular basis? Probably. It's different in it's own right....it definitely is creamy which is why it's called a cream ale I guess. It's richer in character than I expected and I think it would please the average person who just wants a decent craft beer to drink. The alcohol is hidden well and I would have no problem downing several of these!

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