Coney Island Hard Orange Cream Ale

Posted: April 10, 2016 in Coney Island Brewing Company, Cream Ale, Reviews

For some reason, Val is really into getting every single alcoholic soda (or “alcopop” as they are popularly called) on the market. She popped this one open and seemed to enjoy it, so she gave me a few sips.

hardorangecreamale

ABV: 5%

Style: Cream Ale

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Get your tickets here! It’s a small price for a thrilling escape. Buckle up, passengers, and hang on to your hats; we’re on a steep track to bring you back to the boardwalk. Some rides are deceiving, but this one is all there. Coney Island Hard Orange Cream Ale is an amalgamation of orange, vanilla and spice inspired by the deliciously unexpected concoctions you only find on the boardwalk. Are you tall enough to ride?”

Random: One of my favorite sodas as a child was Stewart’s Oranges and Cream.

This beer poured with a half a finger of white head that dissipated instantly and left no lacing on the glass. The body was a clear, light tan color with a lot of carbonation visible. The nose had vanilla primarily and birch beer. Then, at the end, there was orange creamsicle. The taste started with a lot of vanilla and cream soda. There wasn’t much orange to it, which was a bit disappointing, but the vanilla (which tasted authentic) made up for it. I kept trying to find other flavors, but vanilla was pretty much it. The body was medium thick with high carbonation. It had a quick finish with vanilla. This bottle set me back $1.82, which was $.15 per ounce. This was better than I thought it would be. I don’t think I could have a lot of them and there is a certain novelty to it, but it wasn’t that bad, I just wish it had more orange notes to it.

Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0

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