New Brew Friday Cameron’s Cream Ale

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Coming from Cameron’s Brewing Co. based in Oakville, Ontario this TGIF beer is a 5% Cream Ale that really brings back memories…

Very early in my beer drinking career I basically thought anything that was not Molson Canadian or Labatt Blue had to a craft beer, I said very early, so this led me to drinking my fair share of Shaftebury Cream Ales and Sleeman Cream Ales. Be nice we all started somewhere.

Cameron’s Cream Ale pours an uber clear dark gold colour with just a light ring of white head. There is a malty nose on the initial pour and as you drink there is a fruity taste that comes through. This beer is light in body, slightly carbonated with a creamy mouthfeel and a mildly bittered finish. I find this tends to give cream ales a somewhat unique flavour because they don’t really taste that much like any other single beer style. Part golden ale, part lager, (little) part UK bitter and all this comes together to become the hallmark of a cream ale, which by the way contains no cream of any variation.

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3 responses to “New Brew Friday Cameron’s Cream Ale

  • terryhickey

    I also grew up on Shaftbury and Sleemens Cream Ale, I found this one to be a step up, nice, balanced and drinkable. R&B Vancouver Cream Ale is still my fav, this one is next and to be honest I wouldn’t turn away a Sleeman’s or Shaftbury Cream ale, just not my first choice anymore for a cream ale.

  • Sara

    I think it would be interesting to revisit some of the beers we started on to see how much (or if) our tastes have really changed. I drank my fair share of Hoegaarden as an undergrad but have not tried it since; it might be time to break out those ‘big ho’ glasses once again.

    • terryhickey

      Yes if you are drinking Hogaarden that would be the best glass to use! I have done this occasionally, had a Heineken the other day after a few and thought it was just ok and every now and then I’ll have a Kokanee at someone else’s house who only drinks that (and I forget to bring beer). For the most part I like it a lot less than I used to, but it’s still drinkable.

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