Saw New Belgium Brewing Nitro Cold Brew Cream Ale, 5% ABV with High Brew Coffee at my local grocery store and thought it was interesting and maybe worth a try. This is part of New Belgium’s Up Next Series. Nitro Cold Brew Cream Ale pours a black color with a one and a half creamy very light tan colored head that gives of light aromas of sweet light roasted coffee notes, and with a smooth thin slight creamy coffee flavor that has a little roasted sweet flavor that finish with a slight acidic flavor and leave you with an aftertaste of left out hot coffee that has gone cold with a lighter mouthfeel for a cream ale. New Belgium Brewing Nitro Cold Brew Cream Ale is not at all what I was expecting and not in a good way. It doesn’t have that real rich creaminess or bold coffee notes. I think that it should be served on nitrogen, not co2 that might help it. New Belgium Brewing Nitro Cold Brew Cream Ale was overall thin tasting and not good at all and it’s getting a D-. Please enjoy responsibly! Cheers!
Originally posted on November 4th, 2012
Mike’s Discount Beverage is out of business on this date.
The last post I had a canned beer, well here is yet another canned beer. This here is Farmer Ted’s Farmhouse Cream Ale, 5.60% ABV. Farmer Ted’s is brewed with natural ingredients such as wheat, corn, American hops, and free-range yeast. Farmer Ted’s pays homage to the Original settlers of Appalachia. Farmer Ted’s pours a golden color with a bright white head that fades quickly into a nice tiny ring around the glass. There is not a lot of lacing on this one, but a nice amount of light coming through, and some carbonation. The aroma on this cream ale is of sweet ripe berries and a bit of a grassy note as well. I found there to be a tiny musty like a farm’s barn, but not in a bad way. The taste of Farmer Ted’s is sweet and creamy with a semi strawberry flavor there. Not much else on the flavor of this. The mouthfeel is light and smooth with a nice carbonation bubble on your tongue. The finish is nice clean and refreshing, with a nice sweet creamy fruity aftertaste. I’m giving this an A. Very good for a hot day. Good solid flavors on Farmer Ted’s. I would have this over and over again, and would highly recommend this to anyone. I would especially recommend this to someone that has yet to get into craft beer. Really great flavors on this just a wonderful beer! So head on over to Mike’s Discount Beverage’s 4700 Park Rd., Charlotte NC 28209, for all your fine wine and beer! Cheers! Please enjoy responsibly!
Kentucky Ale Kentucky Vanilla Barrel Cream Ale, 5.5% ABV pick up from Total Wine, is brewed in Lexington Kentucky and is 100% barrel aged. Kentucky Vanilla Barrel Cream Ale pours a clean orange color with a one finger fizzing white head with sweet vanilla aroma with thin barrel oak that guides you into a sweet vanilla taste that washes quickly of your tongue with hints of a smooth sweetness with a lingering finish of vanilla that is soda like and a much similar aftertaste that lingers with vanilla with a medium mouthfeel. Kentucky Vanilla Barrel Cream Ale has lots of sweet vanilla to it with very little barrel notes and I think its C-. The sweet vanilla flavor hold the beer to be average but not great. This beer has more of a vanilla soda like quality to it that is okay at best and I don’t think I would hurry back to have Kentucky Vanilla Barrel Cream Ale again! Cheers! Please enjoy responsibly!