Fairlawn’s Finest Cream Lager

On tap at the brewery with Mike (the Brewmaster) in attendance!

First off I made an assumption about this beer that is often correct but in this case was a little off. The production of a beer like this in a brewpub is usually done mainly to satisfy the hoards of BMC drinkers that can only stomach a light beer of some description. When I asked Mike about this he told me that yes, there was *some* truth in that, BUT he would only be content brewing a beer that additionally stood on its own, and secondly would also appeal (in style) to BA’s like me. Well, he did it! In retrospect, of the five beers that i tasted on my visit, this wasarguably my favorite – never something that I would have predicted in advance of my visit.

Pour gave a light colored body but the hue was darker than a typical light beer. Slightly more viscous in the mouth, the Cream Ale elements came through very strongly in the nose and across the palate.

Easy drinking with a richness that ne does not normally associate with the style or such a relatively delicate beer. Finish was rounded nicely and gave way to a touch of sweetness.

A super beer, and a delight to behold. It’s great to hear the philosophy behind the beer too, and Mike has done a really nice job with this one. Tasty.

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08/08/2009
Style:
Cream Ale
Format:
on-tap
ABV: 4.5 %
Appearance: 4
Taste: 4
Mouthfeel: 4
Smell: 4
Overall: 4
Total: 4
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