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Full Sail Brewing Co.

Full Sail Brewing Co.
Session Cream Premium Summer Ale

Category: Cream Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.4%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Full Sail Brewing Co.
Session Cream Premium Summer Ale

Category: Cream Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.4%
Pale brilliant golden amber color. Mild, creamy, grainy nutty yeasty aromas and flavors of egg croissant, salted lemon muffin, and tortilla chips with an even, crisp, fizzy, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, appealing, medium-length finish that shows accents of apple, peppered starfruit, and grass finish. A lively snappy cream ale with nice astringency.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty, crisp & light & hoppy
Aroma Aroma: egg croissant, salted lemon muffin, and tortilla chips
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of apple, peppered starfruit, and grass
Bitterness Bitterness: Faint
Enjoy Enjoy: with food or on its own
Recipes Pairing: Chicken Kebobs, Chicken Chilaquiles, Havarti
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A lively snappy cream ale with nice astringency.

The Producer

Full Sail Brewing Co.

The Producer
506 Columbia St
Hood River, OR 97031
USA
1 541-386-2281

Cream Ale

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Cream ales are pale in color and range from 4-5.5% in alcohol. These beers are generally more carbonated and hopped than light lagers. Cream ale is a North American specialty that is somewhat of a hybrid in style. Despite the name, many brewers use both ale and lager yeasts for fermentation. This style is fermented similar to ales at warm temperatures, but then lagered at colder temperatures. The resulting brew has the unchallenging, crisp characteristics of a light pale lager, but is endowed with a hint of the aromatic complexities that ales provide. Noteworthy examples of this style include: New Glarus Spotted Cow, Reuben’s Brews Cream Ale, Little Kings Cream Ale and Granville Island Kitsilano Maple Cream Ale.