Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Sixpoint C.R.E.A.M.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20Chad9976 (1594) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - MAY 17, 2016

 
2015 BJCP Category: 30A Spice/Herb/Vegetable and 1C Cream Ale

AROMA: Coffee is prominent with slight vanilla undertones. No cream ale character in nose. 8/12

APPEARANCE: Amber hue, almost completely clear; CO2 visible. Small, off-white, soapy foam. 2/3

FLAVOR: Mild blonde malt flavor and sweetness. Coffee presence is noticeable throughout, but comes through strong on the finish. More of a roasted coffee taste than any kind of sweet iced coffee flavor. No hop character. Nothing to the palette indicative of a cream ale; seems closer to a generic blonde. Flavors are repetitive but satisfying. 14/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium body, though quite crisp. Not as dry in the finish as most cream ale. Coffee aftertaste lingers. ABV is much too high for the style. 3/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: Coffee in a cream ale is an interesting concept, but the palette is rather simplistic. A sweeter, more complex recipe might work better. 6/10

TOTAL SCORE: 33/50

DISCLAIMER: The author is not a certified BJCP judge; therefore, this score sheet is not necessarily indicative of proper BJCP judging techniques and protocol. The author is grading to 2015 BJCP Guidelines in order to prepare for examination.