Phillips Snowcase 2014 Calendar Day #10 – Slipstream Ale (Cream Ale)


Phillips Snowcase 2014 Calendar Day #10

Slipstream Ale – Phillips Brewing, 5.0% ABV – 341ml., (Victoria, BC, Canada)

-definition of Cream Ale by ratebeer:

“A mild, pale, light-bodied ale, made using a warm fermentation (top or bottom) and cold lagering or by blending top and bottom-fermented beers. Low to medium bitterness. Low hop flavor and aroma.”

more info about this beer can be found on their Snowcase website:

on the front-right label:

“Slipstream is a precision crafted ale that’s finely tuned for flavour. Co-operative fluid dynamic techniques result in a beer that is greater than the sum of its parts. Pours a deep copper colour and features a full, malty & round body; Tuck into the slipstream and enjoy the ride.”

  • Style: Cream Ale
  • Taste: brown sugar caramel malt dry super subtle hops
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: not a chance

Visual: Pours beer bottle brown, almost no head, barely any retention, many fast steady streams.

Nose: brown sugar caramel malts, a some biscuit/cookie as well. (lvl-5)-pungency

Attack: crisp malty bite

Mid-palate: partially thin-flat mouthfeel, (lvl-4)-sweetness, (MAIN) brown sugar, caramel malts, light cola

Finish: light burpy, light-sweet malty super subtle bitter dry hopped finish.

Summary: Quite boring actually. Just a malty beer lacking any special characteristics.