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Northern Lights Ale | South Shore Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
South Shore Brewery
Wisconsin, United States
southshorebrewery.com

Style: Cream Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Summer

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Added by tavernjef on 06-01-2003

BEER STATS
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
49
Avg:
3.58
pDev:
29.05%
 
 
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Photo of DaPeculierDane
4.33/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

There is nothing particularly special about the appearance of this beer but it only takes one whiff to know that you are dealing with something special.

South Shore’s Cream is definitely not for everyone but I think that it is pretty darn neat.

Its aroma smacks you upside the head with lavender, boat loads of lavender. Hints of other herbs follow including basal, coriander, a touch of cinnamon, and wheat.

The taste is as bold and unique as the nose. My overall impression is of sun dried tomatoes and basal. This beer tastes similar to the flavor of a sun dried tomato-basal cracker that I once had. I think it was a Trisket.

Mouthfeel is a touch thin but the carbonation is well balanced and it’s creamy enough to work.

Drinkability: High. They go down like popcorn at a matinee.

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Photo of Skidz
4.59/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours out a bright crystal pale straw and sits a hazy light gold in the glass with a nice sized white head, fading to a light skim.

Smells nice and malty, plenty of sweets. Dashing of spice builds up around the nose; cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger. Almost pumpkin-pie like aroma. Sweet whipped topping glazes the surface....absoutely delicious.

Tastes lightly sweet up front, good malt character. Moves into a mild dosage of herbs and spices. Cinnamon, rosemary and sage all come to mind. Falls into a blend of malts and herbal hops and finshes lightly bitter with plenty of lingering spices.

Quite smooth and creamy in the mouth with soft and pleasing carbonation. Built on a medium-light body, this beer has a lot going for it.

One bottle is sucked down like a bag of candy...if it were liquid candy. Aroma is top notch and has a body that's tough to beat. I haven't had many good cream ales, but this one is a fine offering.

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Northern Lights Ale from South Shore Brewery
3.58 out of 5 based on 49 ratings.
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