Hale's Cream Ale | Hale's Ales Brewery & Pub

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hale's Ales Brewery & Pub
Washington, United States
halesbrewery.com

Style: Cream Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-03-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
58
Reviews:
23
Avg:
3.67
pDev:
13.62%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
13
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 58 |  Reviews: 23
Photo of Alexrdvz
3.79/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Skrumpy
3.7/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Had on nitro tap. Cascading white head that leaves a creamy, thick layer & lots of sheet lacing. Golden in color. The aroma is light malt, grain, grass, and herbal notes. The flavor is grass, malt, & slightly nutty/sweet. Light body, clean and crisp finish. Very smooth and enjoyable anytime of year.

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Photo of jwc215
3.74/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On- tap - nitro - at Bualadh Bos, Bremerton, WA:

Pours bright golden with a creamy white lasting head that leaves lacing down the glass.

The smell is of nutty grain with a touch of citrus (lemon) and mild leafy notes.

The taste of sweet grain is balanced by lemony and leafy hops. Balanced, relatively long finish.

It is airy/fluffy, light-bodied. Smooth.

An easy-drinking, balanced cream ale with a nicely balanced character.

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Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pin
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jmiah22
3.74/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of troymonty
4.63/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of stevoj
3.15/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

On tap at Parilla Grill. Looks like nitro without being on nitro. Velvety smooth and creamy, then goes down hill from there. Faint grainy aroma, taste is crackers and white bread. Nice mouth feel and texture to go with the look, but kind of bland overall.

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Photo of BEER88
3.77/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Moose90
2.73/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

Served On-Nitro Tap

A — Pours a velvety white color out of the tap, it settles to a clear faint yellow colored body. There is a medium height pure white smooth head on-top, leaves behind some nice rings of lacing.

S — Smell is incredibly faint and muted, with a resounding cereal grain presence, light oat, creamy wheat, not much else, just really mild and unassuming.

T — Much like the nose, just not a whole lot going on here, really mild, muted, uneventful, notes of cereal grains, oats, just a bit of a green hop note, but it is really basic.

M — Light in body, creamy smooth, goes down quickly.

O — Very light in all aspects, just a bit of a palate cleanser if nothing else, just a bit uneventful.

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Photo of JeffreyHadley
4.26/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Dy-no-mite. That's all I need to say.

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Photo of SeattleBoB76
3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of YeastEnthusiast
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of jakecattleco
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.4/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of andyjeigh
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of BIll_Currie
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of sharpski
3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of Seattleman
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of vkv822
3.37/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nonic pint.

Pale, hazy yellow that clears up as the beer settles, with a thick foamy white head.

Grainy, lightly sweet, biscuity malt with a lightly grassy hop backing in both aroma and taste.

Medium+ creamy body, foamy carbonation.

A well done, easy drinking cream ale, the initially hazy appearance and creamy body makes me think perhaps it was on nitro tap?

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Photo of memphischas
3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of woodenbones
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of meflyntz
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of DOCRW
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of trytoketchup
4/5  rDev +9%

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Hale's Cream Ale from Hale's Ales Brewery & Pub
3.67 out of 5 based on 58 ratings.
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