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The Herkimer Pub & Brewery

The Herkimer Pub & Brewery
The Jeffrey Kream Ale

Category: Cream Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.2%
84 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended

The Herkimer Pub & Brewery
The Jeffrey Kream Ale

Category: Cream Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.2%
Light gold color. Aromas of maitre d butter, jasmine tea, floral swiss cheese, and plantain with a satiny, crisp, petillant, dryish medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-length underripe papaya, tangerine pith, white grapefruit, celery relish, and sweet sticky rice finish. A hop-centric cream ale in a juicy style.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Crisp & Light & Smooth & Mild
Aroma Aroma: maitre d butter, jasmine tea, floral Swiss cheese, and plantain
Taste Flavor: underripe papaya, tangerine pith, white grapefruit, celery relish, and sweet sticky rice
Bitterness Bitterness: Faint
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Hawaiian Pizza, Grilled Salmon, Havarti
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A hop-centric cream ale in a juicy style.

The Producer

Herkimer Pub and Brewery

The Producer
2922 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55408
USA
1 612-821-0101

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.