From Vancouver BC’s R&B Brewing comes the “Raven Cream Ale”. The beer pours a brown colour with a tan head. The aroma consists of caramel, toffee, fruit and a sweet note. The flavour is of roasted malts, caramel, toffee, mild coffee, nutty and a mild fruit note also. The alcohol content comes in at 4.8% with an IBU of 18. Some people may squabble with this beer being a cream ale because of the dark colour but who cares as it is a great tasting beer!
Commercial Description: STYLE: Cream Ale / Dark Mild R&B’s Raven Cream Ale is a dark, yet surprisingly light-bodied cream ale. Crystal, Whitbread Goldings, and Cascade hops are added to a carefully crafted blend of 2-Row, C-120, Roasted and Chocolate barley malts creating a truly drinkable beer with subtle nutty flavours and hints of chocolate.
Food pairing as per brewery: Lighter food;chicken,salads, bratwurst,salmon.Light apricot or citrus cakes or tarts. Monterey Jack, Brick or slightly nuttier cheeses.