NITRO Cali Creamin'

California
United States
NITRO Cali Creamin', Mother Earth Brewing Co.
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
92
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

Our flagship ale just got even smoother thanks to the addition of 75% Nitrogen, creating a creamy, lasting head and long silky finish. 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. The best part? No pesky widget. Just flip to activate, open up, and pour hard.

Profile

ABV: 
5.0%
IBUs: 
18
Served at: 
40 - 45º F
Judges Review 
Michael McGuire's picture
Judges Rating:
92
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

NITRO Cali Creamin’ by Mother Earth Brew Co. is a nitrogenated cream ale with vanilla and was judged as a Spice, Herb, or Vegetable beer (BJCP sub-style 30A). 

It poured light gold and slightly hazy into the glass, forming a thick, long-lasting white head formed by the gas used to carbonate it.  A prodigious vanilla nose dominated the aroma with supporting sweet corn notes following, consistent with the base style. 

The flavor profile resembled the aroma, with the vanilla leading off and possibly masking more subtle flavor contributions from other ingredients except for bittering (only) hops. 

This crisp, refreshing and delicious beer should appeal to many drinkers, save those who are allergic to or simply dislike vanilla; those who truly love that flavor, on the other hand, could anoint this one of their favorite brews. The majority who fall somewhere in the middle may find its drinkability slightly limited due to the sweetness of the vanilla. 

This beer was very well-brewed and true to its label, with the brewer approaching (but not crossing) the line between a style expressing a dominant sweet spice flavor and one whose heavy use renders the result cloying and off-putting.

 

Brewery Introduction

Founded in 2010, Mother Earth Brewing Company 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 – to challenge even the... Read More

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