Step right up ladies and gents, to our latest edition of Into The Pint Glass. This week we are exploring Cream Ales, not to be confused with cream soda for those of you not partaking. I’ll let Katie take it away on what is a Cream Ale…
Well, I certainly had a hard time finding a cream ale when I went searching, only one for me to share today.
Cali’ Creamin’ by Mother Earth, Vista, CA
This is a vanilla cream ale by one of our local breweries right outside of San Diego. I have had this beer before, so I knew it was a good one. Honestly, cream ales are hard to come by and this was the only one BottleCraft was carrying the day I went. ABV is 5.2%.
Smell: Hint of vanilla, pretty much smells like a vanilla cream soda.
Flavor: Vanilla on the front with a creamy mouthfeel a little bit of a bitterness at the finish that cleanses the palette. The vanilla does not overwhelm, just a hint so not a sweet or dessert-like beer. Very nice beer, that is very drinkable. I like, I like it a lot.
Have you tried a Cream Ale before?