Beer: My Better Half
Brewer: Somerville Brewing Company
Source: 22 oz bottle
Rating: *** (7.9 of 10)
Comments: A golden amber with very little carbonation, this caramel-scented beer has the unique flavor combination of sweet orange cream with a chocolate aftertaste. The head is thin and the lacing is erratic, but this brew is yummy.
Beer: Imperial Cream Ale
Brewer: Slumbrew Brewing Company
Rating: *** (7.8 of 10)
Comments: The beer is a hazy, copper-amber color with a thin head. The nose was a faint sweet smell. There wasn’t much expectation at this point, but the taste was a pleasant surprise. True to its name it has a creamy flavor with vanilla, but not overly sweet and it goes down smoothly. The high-alcohol content also left me with a pleasant buzz.
Beer: Little Kings Cream Ale
Brewer: Hudepohl-Schoenling Brewing Co.
Source: 7 oz. bottle
Rating: ** (6.0 of 10)
Comments: This beer comes in a unique and cute little bottle. It’s basically a cheap regional brew, but surprisingly tasty. It’s sweet and malty with a creamy mouthfeel and a nice refreshing finish. It kind of feels old-fashioned, like something factory-workers would kick back at the corner tavern after work.
From England to Ireland…
Beer: Wexford Irish Cream Ale
Brewer: Green King – Morland Brewery
Rating: ** (6.9 of 10)
Comments: Nothing at all like Bailey’s Irish Cream. This is a beer that looks like a blond Guinness, thick with a creamy head. I found the scent a bit off-putting and the taste was rather bland, but it was a decent beer overall.