Country Cream Ale | Lancaster Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Lancaster Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Cream Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Availability: April - July

Description: With its light body and low hop character, this golden-colored Cream Ale is one easy-to-drink brew. Get ready to know our most refreshing summer beer.

ABV: 5.5%

Added by woodychandler on 07-11-2009

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Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 51
Photo of mvanaskie13
3.6/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass, color is transparent straw, head is bright white, presenting very thick. The pour took several tries as there was a good amount if head.

Smell was subdued, nothing memorable, hints of pale malt and grain, light fruitiness.

Taste is pretty clean, nice cream ale, clean malts and light biscuit flavor. Moderate bitterness.

Mouthfeel is on the bitter side for creams of my preference, but carbonation seems appropriate.

Overall, pretty solid cream ale, a touch overcarbonated.

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Photo of Slatetank
3.53/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this on tap at Cobblestone's - served in a 6oz sampler glass.

The ale is lightly toasted golden with a thick 2 finger frothy head. The smell is your basic non-descript golden ale aroma, not really hoppy or malty somewhere in the middle with mild yeast aroma. The feel is good with nice body and slight hop bitterness alongside some mild malt nutty textures.

The flavor is pretty decent with a mild yeast flavor which is slightly fruity and a somewhat sweet but still balanced malt body. The hops are not dull, they seem to come in later in the taste to add some nice spiced and the beer lives up to the name as it fits the cream ale style well. Overall I think this is another good offering from Lancaster brewing, doesn't really stand out from the pack, but it is well brewed and I enjoyed trying it.

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Photo of bigfnjoe
3.15/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap into my huge mug of doom.

A- pours a clear shade of yellow with no head whatsoever. Well thats disappointing. It IS really clear though...can see right through it. No lacing, obviously.

S- faint smell, mostly of corn. Uninspiring

T- I'm getting a very, very subtle hit of hops, but I'm mostly getting corn and malts. Blah

M- feel is good, body is nice and thin and has a smooth, creamy texture to cliche and stupid as that sounds

D- drinkable if only because its so nonoffensive. Nothing to get really worked up about in either direction. Its just kinda...there

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Photo of Deuane
3.43/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Harrisburg LBC location.

A-Slightly hazed golden yellow with a medium white head that reduced to a thin cap and left spotty lace.

S-A touch of sweet biscuit and a passing whiff of floral hops. Certainly nothing to excite.

T-A touch of floral hops quickly doused with biscuit malt sweetness. Not really a whole lot going on here, but nothing unpleasant either.

M-Medium-light bodied fairly crisp and sharp. The best feature about this brew. A nice jaunty feel for a summertime drinker.

D-Clean, crisp and smooth. Nothing wrong but nothing very exciting either. A very "safe" beer. I wouldn't turn another down but I wouldn't search out a second. I would like to try it on nitro though....okay, so one more!

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Photo of hopdog
2.9/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

On tap at Capones. On Nitro.

Poured a medium and clear golden/yellow color with a very small sized white head. Aromas of some graininess and citrus. Tastes of the same graininess, lighter citrus and a corny/honey sweetness. Thin and somewhat watery body.

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Photo of DIM
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

This is my first cream ale and I had no idea what to expect.

a: This was a clear golden yellow color. It was served to me with a smallish, fizzy head.

s: Sweet grains, fairly sugary overall. I couldn't find much else.

t: Mirrors the smell. Sweet corny grains, bordering on cloying. I couldn't detect anything hoppy here.

m: Actively fizzy and long lasting.

d: Okay I suppose, but this just isn't my kind of beer. Had their hefe next, I love that stuff!

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Photo of woodychandler
4/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This had a finger of rocky, bone-white head with good retention. Color remained a golden-yellow, albeit slightly lighter, but still with NE-quality clarity. The nose was a bit more pronounced in terms of its sweetness. Mouthfeel was medium with a more pronounced sweetness than from the N2 pour. Finish was decidedly mild, very smooth. I would ask for the N2 pour first, but this was not a bad second.

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Country Cream Ale from Lancaster Brewing Company
3.39 out of 5 based on 51 ratings.
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