Monday, February 23, 2009
Cream Ale, Laughing Dog Brewing, Ponderay Idaho
Our next beer comes from the Laughing Dog Brewery in Ponderay, Idaho. I was a big fan of their Holiday release this year - let's see how the Cream Ale stands up. It is made with both lager and ale yeast and received a Bronze Medal in the 2007 North American Brewing awards.
It pours a bright straw color.
The aroma is very light hop with sweet yeast and a clove honey smell, as well.
The taste is quite mild. The body wasn't as creamy as I was expecting - a little more crispness with a distinct yeast. It finishes crisp and dry. There is a nice orange/honey flavor in the finish.
The aftertaste is very clean, almost mead-like with it's mild honey sweetness.
Not as creamy as I was hoping - I made some Aloo Gobi for dinner and this beer actually seemed to complement it quite well. It's dry sweet finish allowed for the palate to cleanse a little during the meal.