Cali Creamin’ Vanilla Cream Ale

California
United States
Cali Creamin' by Mother Earth Brew Co.
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
87
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20
Description 

Our flagship offering is golden to pale in color, with low bitterness, medium body, and a white head. Our Cream Ale has redefined the category and made a classic style cool again. We use a bit of Madagascar Vanilla Bean to give it that “Cream Soda” kick. This beer finishes dry despite a subtle perceived sweetness from the Vanilla. Great any time of year.

Profile

ABV: 
5.00%
IBUs: 
18
Served at: 
45-50º
Hops: 
Warrior
Malts: 
Pale 2-Row, Light Crystal, Flaked Corn, Dextrin, Honey Malt, Flaked Oats and Acidulated
Judges Review 
Nelson Crowle's picture
Judges Rating:
87
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Evaluated as BJCP2015 style 31A (Spice/Herb/Vegetable beer) with the base style of 1C (Cream Ale).  Pours a clear burnished deep gold with a medium size white head of small bubbles that quickly fades to a ring.  A small amount of carbonation continues to rise from the nucleation ring in the glass.  The first whiff is a moderate level of sweet vanilla and low corn grits, followed by a medium low floral note.  There are also some faint fruity aromas of strawberry.  Slightly tangy on the front of the tongue, the beer presents a sweet, almost honey-like, malt note along with moderate vanilla notes and a hint of grits.  Medium low bittering with a low floral hop flavor leads to a moderately sweet medium length finish of honey, crackers, and vanilla.  Medium light bodied with a fairly low carbonation and no alcohol warmth, there is a pleasant smoothness that is contrasted by the tangy character providing a bit more complexity than usual from a cream ale.  The vanilla reminds me of egg nog, so this might pair nicely with hollandaise and eggs Benedict.  Or, if you want a boilermaker, use a shot of good quality anejo rum :)

Brewery Introduction

Founded in 2010 by three passionate brewers, Mother Earth Brewing Co. had one goal; to create distinguished, hand crafted beers that stimulate sensory conversation and a desire for the next sip. From a modest garage, to over 70,000 sq. ft., Mother Earth Brewing Co. maintains our original goal –... Read More

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