Vanilla Cream Ale | Blackhorse Pub & Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Blackhorse Pub & Brewery
Tennessee, United States
theblackhorsepub.net

Style: Cream Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This creamy vanilla ale is a wonderful combination of Vienna Malt, American two row and natural vanilla bean.

Added by HardTarget on 12-06-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#41,992
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
53
pDev:
21.69%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
17
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 53 |  Reviews: 13
Photo of Brutaltruth
3.44/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From the 12 oz can in a snifter via the little lady's daughter and beau---Thanks Jeanette and Jamie!
This decent little cream ale pours a chill hazed yellow with a nice head of white foam that falls
to a thin ring and sparse pool with scant lacing. Nose of pale cereal grains and vanilla notes with
a touch of corn. Flavors follow but lightly exceed by taste with a mild cream and light cereal grain
ale dashed with light vanilla and a hint of herbal hops. Decent mouth feel; light body, low carbonation,
and a grain laden finish with lightly sweet vanilla.

Overall, a decent little cream ale.

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Photo of firkingroovin
3.27/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Brian_L-2056
2.79/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pours a pale yellow color with plenty of head. Smell is next to nothing. Initial taste is definitely vanilla and not much else. Taste kind of watered down. Not hoppy at all but not much flavor except for vanilla.

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Photo of Sarah5777
4.9/5  rDev +47.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of BruceWayneJim
4.45/5  rDev +34%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TBonez477
3.3/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of NolaHopHead
2.98/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of utopify
2.45/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of HardyA
3.21/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of seanote
3.46/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ahommell
3.3/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.94/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From the tap, it pours a pale gold with a small head. The vanilla scent fills the nostrils and entices...so long as you are a vanilla fan...The taste definitely follows the nose. Do NOT buy if you are NOT a vanilla fan!

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Photo of Zazzi82
2.53/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of The_Atom
3.9/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is one tasty ale. Pours an ever-so-slightly cloudy amber/red color with a medium sized white head. Smell is a strong creamy vanilla. This beer is easy to drink, but so strong with vanilla that you really can't taste any other flavors - though I picked up hints of malt in the after taste. This is new for me, but I wouldn't recommend it if you don't like vanilla.

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Photo of TheStoutLord
3.72/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of johnsaxman
3.29/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of RBorsato
3.95/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of ironchefmiyagi13
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cdeslong
4.85/5  rDev +46.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This beer is light and easy drinking. Good flavor and not over powering. You can drink it all night long with out blowing out your taste buds.!

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Photo of ArmedsouthernEr
2.4/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of MasterPenguins
3.36/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of madelfonatree
3.55/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

No bottle date enjoyed September 20, 2015 in a pint glass

Look - Thick white head. Have to try to keep it from exploding. Thick bubbles. A lot of lacing. Murky grapefruit like yellow body.

Smell - Vanilla.

Taste - Vanilla. Ale. Cinnamon.

Feel - Not too carbonated. Creamy.

Overall - Not complex but a good flavor for low ABV.

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Photo of lillitnn92
3.79/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of secondtooth
3.12/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Cloudy golden, with a rich white head and simplistic tree-line lacing.

Aroma: Vanilla cream soda all the way, straight up!

Taste: Light in body, sweet vanilla accents are definitely up-front yet not overbearing. This seems to be a novelty beer, attempting to recreate a cream soda in beer form but neglecting the beer aspect. This one lacks in complexity for sure.

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Vanilla Cream Ale from Blackhorse Pub & Brewery
Beer rating: 3.32 out of 5 with 53 ratings
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