Brewsday Tuesday: Killer Whale Cream Ale
Cream Ale from what I have read was the American brewers’ answer to a European lager when they lacked the ability/facility to ferment a lager at the proper temperature. I was curious to see Bold City Brewery’s interpretation of the style, and ordered a pint at O’Brothers in Jacksonville, FL.
Name: Killer Whale Cream Ale
Brewed by: Bold City Brewery
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Style/ABV: Cream Ale / 5.5%
Appearance: Served in a pint glass it has a thin whisp of a white head. The beer itself was golden yellow in color. No lacing was present as it was consumed.
Smell: Not much, grain with a hint of hops.
Taste: This is a very mild and restrained beer. Some bready malt taste and some sweetness in the background (corn?). Closes with a hint of hops.
Mouthfeel: Light, smooth with medium carbonation.
Overall: This is a highly drinkable beer that would be great on a hot North Florida Summer’s day. It actually lives up to what a cream ale is supposed to be, although it could have been a bit more carbonated. Next time I would like to try this one out of a bottle.