Cameron's Cream Ale

Cameron's Cream Ale

Rated 3.478 by BeerPals

Brewed by Cameron's Brewing Company

Oakville, Ontario, Canada

Style:  Cream Ale

5% Alcohol by Volume

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Cameron's Cream Ale 5% ABV is the beer that started our company. Hailed by Toronto Life in 1998 as "best new beer of the year." This elegant golden ale is crisp, refreshing and balanced with a fruity backbone. Described in a recent blog as "a somewhat different take on the cream ale, possessing a strong malty taste and a clear British hop presence, but with a clean taste that is reminiscent of lager… a beer that is subtle and quite unique". Brewed with 2 row malted barley and specialty hops from the UK. Cameron's Cream Ale is a dimensional beer that is refreshing in the summer and comforting in the colder seasons. Awards •2013 “US Open Beer Championships” Gold •2013 “Ontario Brewing Awards” Silver •2012 “US Open Beer Championships” Gold •2011 “US Open Beer Championships” Bronze •2010 “US Open Beer Championships” Silver •2010 “Canadian Brewing Awards” Bronze •2009 “Canadian Brewing Awards” Gold •2009 “Ontario Brewing Awards” People’s Choice •2009 “US Open Beer Championships” Silver •2008 “Ontario Brewing Awards” Gold •2008 “Canadian Brewing Awards” Silver •2007 “Canadian Brewing Awards” Bronze •2007 “Ontario Brewing Awards” Bronze •2005 “Canadian Brewing Awards” Bronze •2005 “Ontario Brewing Awards” Gold •2004 “Toronto Festival of Beer” Trillium Award •1998 “Toronto Life” Best New Beer

ID: 10638 Last updated 3 years ago Added to database 20 years ago

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Overall Rank3663
Overall Percentile93.2
Style Rank3 of 241
Style Percentile98.8
Lowest Score2.5
Highest Score4.5
Average Score3.717
Weighted Score3.478
Standard Deviation0.719

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  • PAULCARDOM 549 reviews
    rated 4.1 6 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    If you’ve become a beer drinker in Ontario over the last 25 years, you associate Sleeman’s with the term ‘cream ale’. Cameron’s is the brewer that perfected it. A medium gold pour with a generous white head that lingers a while. Sweet grainy malt, and ample floral hops make up the aroma while the grainy malt dominates the mellow flavour.

  • CYRENAICA 2418 reviews
    rated 3.4 14 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Originally rated as Cameron's Cream Ale
    341ml bottle
    5.0% ABV
    Main/bronte LCBO Outlet (Milton, Ontario, Canada)
    March 24, 2010
    The beer pours a translucent medium gold colour with a thin white head. The aroma is sweet grainy malt, and some floral scents. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, slightly creamy, and medium carbonation. The flavour is grainy malt, some sweetness, and a nice grapefruit hint in the finish. A very good beer.

  • LENUSIK 2067 reviews
    rated 4.2 16 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    A very good product from the fine people at Cameron's. After trying their Auburn ale I was encouraged to try this and was very impressed. The beer is a beautiful gold colour with a bubbly head. The aroma is rather malty. The flavour is bold and memorable.

  • MYKE 542 reviews
    rated 4.5 17 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 10 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 10 | Overall: 10

    When we all on this site drink beer, we do it for a plethora of reasons. We do it to drink beers that we've had in the past that we enjoy. We do it to find that rare beer, or perhaps to try something new. We also do it simply because we love beer. I myself have been drinking and experimenting with beer for years. In all those years, I've found some great beers, some repugnant brews, and some that I have just drank simply to be drunk. Then I tried Cameron's. Friends, my beer experimenting days just may be over, as I have found true pure Ambrosia in a bottle. It is recommended that you drink this liquid velvet as close to the date wriiten on top of the case as possible. This beer is also equally just as great out of a glass, out of the bottle, and on tap. True nectar of the Gods.

  • POOTZ 1565 reviews
    rated 2.5 18 years ago

    Aroma: 5 | Appearance: 4 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 6

    I must have gotten a badly handled case from the LCBO. I should have guessed seeing how it was unchilled on the shelf.... looked a tad too hazey and the cap (although ample) didn't stay as long as the ones I had on tap. Aroma was citrus, musty, earthy with some malt sweetness. Sweet malt balanced well against a lemon-grass like hopping....but there was a very annoying "soapy" taste that played out as a sour yeasty taste in the finish...I think I got some spoiled beer....will rerate at a later date.

  • CHOPZ 7185 reviews
    rated 3.6 19 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Cameron brews come in a 9 pack case. This one pours a light golden-yellow with a medium head and good lace. The aroma is grainy with malt, almost hay, with hints of earth and floral scents. Lightly carbonated and crisp mouthfeel. In the taste, I find sweet malt with a light peach finish. Also, citrus is there, like oranges in the background. Voted best beer by Toronto Life Magazine. Overall, a smooth over-par and well-crafted cream ale.

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