Kurt's Tasting Note #22 | Otter Creek Brewing | Orange Dream Cream Ale
Orange Dream Cream Ale - Fresh aroma of orange zest. The citrus notes carry through to the flavor where they are wrapped in a deliciously smooth golden malt base, featuring sweet light crystal malt accented by subtle hints of vanilla. It is “creamy” indeed, both in the mouthfeel and also in the milky sweetness lent by the lactose in the brew. Just enough hop bitterness and grainy astringency then sweep in the cleanse the palate and allow the beer to finish crisp, not cloying. I’ll be darned if this beer doesn’t actually taste like a dreamcicle, but in a beer that I would actually enjoy drinking. Wow, well done!