7 August 2015 - Best Beer HQ

Lazy Bones American Cream Ale review

Lazy Bones American Cream Ale review

ABV: 4.5%

The bottle: A lazy skeleton relaxes on a hammock, hanging between two palm trees. That imagery, combined with the beer bottle’s bright yellow label, makes me think I’m in for a summery treat – despite the fact that it’s currently the middle of winter here in New Zealand.

Blurb on the bottle: Lazy Bones American Cream Ale is an easy drinking beer that won’t make you work to enjoy it. It is crafted to be smooth using a modicum of honey-toasted oats and a yeast strain that leaves a fruity, very light, softly balanced palate. Perfectly hopped for a crisp experience.

This beer is bottle conditioned. Sediment is natural. Should you prefer to keep it as clear as possible store it upright, decant into an adequately sized beer glass and enjoy.

Who? At Laughing Bones Brewing Co. we design and batch brew quality beers across a range of styles. We use ingredients of highest quality and traditional techniques to produce brews for you that are bursting with flavour and easy to drink. Our passion and commitment to excellence are captured in every bottle. Give them a try and see what we are on about.

500ml of fine beer, handcrafted in Auckland, New Zealand.

Tastes like: A lazy Sunday afternoon on the couch. As the label suggests, Lazy Bones American Cream Ale is as smooth as a very smooth thing. It’s light and easy to drink, pours a lemon yellow with a sort-of creamy after-taste. It has a fluffy mouthfeel.

I don’t know what else there is to say, really. You could say it lacks complexity, but judging by the blurb on the beer label, that’s not what the crew at Laughing Bones Brewing Company were aiming for with this one.

Instead what you’ve got here is a beer that’s fairly middle-of-the-road taste wise, but still very drinkable.

Is it the best beer ever? At Best Beer HQ we don’t give the beers that we review ratings out of ten. If we did, Lazy Bones American Cream Ale would probably be somewhere around a five or six. It’d be a good gateway into the world of craft beer, but connoisseurs may prefer a beer with a little more, uh, something special.

What do you think? Have we been a little bit harsh? Give us a second opinion in the comments section below…

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