Croydon Cream Ale - Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company

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Croydon Cream AleCroydon Cream Ale

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Reviews: 17
Hads: 99
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 4.08%
Wants: 1
Gots: 23 | FT: 0
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Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Cream Ale |  4.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: TheFightfan1 on 08-26-2012

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Reviews: 17 | Hads: 99
Photo of NeroFiddled
3.76/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Neshaminy Creek Croydon Cream Ale
$6 on tap at Rex1516, Philadelphia, PA 04.12.2014

Appearance: Hazy golden body. Short head of creamy bright white froth is short lived. Minimal lacing (possible dirty glass?).

Aroma: Lightly fruity, sweetish malt, delicately floral/grassy.

Flavor: The flavor follows the aroma. Light, straightforward maltiness is a touch sweet. Notes of apple appear, some citrus/pineapple, and background pine. The hops are delicately floral, and grassy/spicy, almost like soft coriander. Residual, sweet malt/fruit finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light in body. Moderate, smooth carbonation.

Overall: Not a bad beer. A little bit fuller in character than you might expect of a cream ale, but not quite a "blonde" ale. (737 characters)

Photo of tone77
3.47/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. can, and yes, since you asked, that can did reach me by way of the incredible woodychandler. Has a golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is kind of mild, some grains and malts are present. Taste is grains, bready malts, a bit of lemon, a good thirst quencher. Feels medium bodied in the beer and probably would be better enjoyed on a hot, summer day. (374 characters)

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Served on tap in a pint glass

Appearance – The beer is served a lightly hazed golden color with a two finger thick and billowy white head. The head fades relatively quickly leaving a decent level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the heaviest of a cracker like aroma mixed with a bit of wheat and some slightly yeasty smells. Along with these aromas comes some sweeter aromas of a caramel and toffee nature as well as a hint of a grassy smell.

Taste – The taste begins with a slightly sweetened bready taste with some notes of a yeastiness mixed within. As the taste advances the sweeter flavors fade a bit giving way to more grainy and grassy tastes. All the while a little bit of a sour lemon and an apple taste come to the tongue and with the grassy and hay flavors getting stronger and leaving a somewhat drier and rather crisp taste to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is rather thins as would be expected for a brew of only 4.2 % with a carbonation level that is on the higher side. For the style and very light abv. nature of the brew the feel is great and makes of a very easy drinking brew.

Overall – A decently easy drinking and less sweet cream ale. A good session style brew. (1,259 characters)

Photo of TheFightfan1
3.63/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The breweries take on a lawnmower beer. Poured slightly hazy yellow. Fluffy white two finger heading which left tremendous lacing. Very crisp cracker like malt, with a nice bitter hop balance in both nose and taste. Slight linger of hop in the finish. Very smooth, balanced and a trace of lactic like feeling in the mouth. I hate to make it sound like favoritism but this brewery is no joke very good stuff coming out of here. (426 characters)

Photo of drtth
3.44/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours out a clear light golden color into a Duvel glass with a 1/2" bright white head that soon recedes but leaves some foam and lace on the surface of the beer and the sides of the glass. Sipping leaves behind some light speckles. legs and small patches of lacing.

The fresh clean aroma has a lightly malty character to it (cracker? biscuity?) with a touch of floral and grassy qualities.

While the flavors are mostly predictable from the nose there's a bit more flavor here than expected from the nose. Overall the light slightly sweet malt is backed up by a touch of citrus and possibly a hint of pine, and there seems to be light but still pleasant touch of floral and grassy character as well.

The mouthfeel is fairly light with some light gentle carbonation. A medium length finish traces of the lightly sweet malt and touches of fruit which all fade into dryness as some light bitterness emerges from the background.

While not particularly complex or strongly flavored, this is a good workman like beer that has some nice character to it. This could be an ideal beer for a warm summer afternoon on the patio or to suggest to those who think they don't like beer. While I'm not going to go out of my way to find this beer again, I’d certainly not turn one down if offered and I’d be happy to recommend it to someone who wants something with a bit more flavor than a mass market beer but who isn't looking for strong flavors. (1,455 characters)

Photo of mvanaskie13
3.29/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a tall pint glass: color is straw gold, head is off white, presents about 1/2 inch thick then dissipates to a thin top, light bubbles.

Smell is subtle, light biscuit, touch of neutral grain.

Taste is a bit more involved than the aroma, light biscuit, more depth to the grain notes, maybe some crackers or wheat; nice hop grassiness and solid bitter flavor.

Mouthfeel is very on point for a cream ale, neutral initial presence but lingering full flavor on the tongue and cheeks. Nice lingering breadiness.

Overall, a solid take on this very drinkable style, nice graininess and good mouthfeel. (608 characters)

Photo of IronLover
3.8/5  rDev +3.3%

Golden yellow in color with a slight haze. Poured with a billowy, fluffy white foam that reduced to a wispy cap. Bread , cereal and cornmeal aromas with light floral and metallic notes at the end. Smooth, delicate, creamy feel with a light crispness near the end. Bready malt and corn flavors up front followed by light tangy herbal hops through the middle. Herbal bitterness overtakes the sweet bready malt at the end as this finished with a semi-dry crispness and lingering yeasty and herbal hop bitterness. (509 characters)

Photo of Act25
3.4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A – Light hazed golden color with a 1 finger thick and billowy white head. Well carbonated. Fades quickly, scant lace.

S – Cracker aroma mixed with wheat and yeast. Grass, caramel, toffee, balanced and not too sweet.

T – Follows smell with the start at the sweetened cracker taste leavened by yeast. Grassy and tart apple taste follow, with a good lemony drying spell.

F – Nice creamy feel for a light beer.

O – Great session brew from must try craft brewer. Not sweet action, but a good 2nd place in category. (527 characters)

Photo of wattoclone
4.76/5  rDev +29.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A very refreshing, crisp beer. Pours a cloudy light straw-yellow with a substantial head of medium lifetime. Of course a beer at this ABV does not last long and is meant to be consumed quickly. A yeasty aroma with creamy vanilla notes that entices one to partake of the brew. The all important taste is excellent, sweet bready malt and a tantalizing slightly floral hop finish. Reminiscent of Mexican sweet breads. This is a very sessionable refreshing ale which I enjoyed completely.

Another outstanding winner from the experienced brewers at Neshaminy Creek. (562 characters)

Photo of jhartley
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Super crystal clear straw yellow body; 1/2 finger soapy like head. No lacing left in the glass.
Smells like a typical lager style with some wet cardboard and a little cracker-like smell.
Tastes EXACTLY like one would expect from an "American Lawnmower Ale" - a little lemon on the tip of the tongue, followed by that dry maltiness and a little corn.
A super light mouthfeel; watery, clean finish and at 4.2% you can definitely put several of these down.
Overall a decent and easy drinker for what it is; not exactly a style that receives a lot of love on this site, and not exactly a style you'd think of having on a cold wintry day like today, but just imaging a hot steamy August with a can in your hand...pure refreshment! (726 characters)

Photo of Jacobob10
3.78/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On-tap @ Neshaminy Creek Brewing in Croydon, PA.

Light gold color with a small white head. Great clarity. Light sweetness in the aroma, most likely from the additions of corn and sugar, with floral hops coming through at the end. Flavor is well balanced with a crisp, smooth finish. Light in body and a breeze to drink. A very clean ale with no off flavors. A pleasant easy sipper! (382 characters)

Photo of ColdWaffles
4.18/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Half from the can, half poured, I've had draft before.

On the style, this is ace. Pours like an adjunct lager with more head. Smell's slightly biscuity, but with subtle hops.

It's like a generic cream ale on the initial tongue, completely inoffensive. However, the subtle hopes (floral overall) come out after the initial flavor.

Medium light, as it should be.

Just a good cream ale. Rated on style. (404 characters)

Photo of dank203
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

very light in color, nearly clear. flavor balanced, a little desserty charness to it. some tingling on the palate. interesting but could be better executed (157 characters)

Photo of JPowell712
3.28/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

An old school style cream ale. Reminded me of what my Grandad used to drink in the summer while watching the Phillies. It poured a nice golden straw color with a white creamy head. The smell was a classic clean hopped odor. The taste was very good. It has light refreshing malty and smooth taste. I could drink these all summer. (334 characters)

Photo of Urk1127
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Drank out of glass but have had before. Yellow. A finger of head. Little carbonation. Sweet. Boozy even for the low ABV there is alcohol heat. A little bitter but subtle hops. Decent malt. I wish it had more carbonation. I liked it but won't buy again for a bit even though it is a good beer. (292 characters)

Photo of wise456
3.86/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed a pint on tap at PJ's in Medford. Slightly hazy light amber appearance topped with a thin head that quickly dissipated. Smells like a wheat soda cracker with a touch of toffee. Taste is mildly sweet with a bit of caramel on the finish. Even with such a low abv, it still has a great mouthfeel with enough chewiness to give it some character. Very nice job by Neshaminy. (377 characters)

Photo of CtyLineBeerBlog
3.98/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

It has a smooth, champagne feel going on. It's like a Miller Lite or a Budweiser but it has more taste to it. I go for more bitter beers but I like this one. (157 characters)

Croydon Cream Ale from Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.