Nitro Cold Brew Cream Ale
New Belgium Brewing Company

Nitro Cold Brew Cream AleNitro Cold Brew Cream Ale
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From:
New Belgium Brewing Company
 
Colorado, United States
Style:
Cream Ale
ABV:
5%
Score:
83
Avg:
3.62 | pDev: 13.54%
Reviews:
30
Ratings:
77
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Jul 16, 2021
Added:
Oct 15, 2019
Wants:
  1
Gots:
  7
A smooth, creamy, and refreshing coffee beer? Thanks to our friends at High Brew Coffee, that's exactly what this beer is. We infused a cream ale with oats and High Brew's cold brew for a velvety mouthfeel and refreshing finish that will have you wanting more! Infused with nitrogen, so pour hard!
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Rated: 3.5 by NickMunford from Wyoming

Jul 16, 2021
 
Rated: 3.07 by red_5_sooner from Oklahoma

Jul 20, 2020
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Reviewed by donspublic from Texas

3.91/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Poured from can into tulip, vigorous pour yielded a smallish 1/2 finger tan colored head, then the nitro kicked in and the top 3 inches of the beer started releasing tons of tiny bubbles, good retention and lacing. Rubyish black in the can, some light passes thru. Smells of roasted malt and coffee. Taste follows the nose, coffee & roasted malt dominate the palate, the finish has a light bitterness, no residual aftertaste. Drinks more along the lines of a schwarzbier than a cream ale, but a nice beer regardless of where it falls.
Jul 16, 2020
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Rated by DonBowman from Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Why is this tasty beer retired?
Jul 07, 2020
 
Rated: 4.03 by Simiy9 from North Carolina

Jun 30, 2020
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Reviewed by nicholas2121 from Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Nitro Cold Brew Cream Ale brewed by
New Belgium Brewing Company, with an ABV of 5.00% This American Cream Ale pours out of a 12o can into a pint beer glass. The color looks likebcola, not saying that is a bad thing. It is a nice deep brown color with a nice off white head. There is some nice lacing to this brew as well, it sticks to the side of the glass well. The smell is Rich with coffee Roasted goodness mixed with mirror sweetness. You also pick a nice nice amount of roasted grains and malts in the smell as well. So far, Nitro Cold Brew Cream Ale is a nice inviting brew. Now for the taste, it is Bold with flavors. You first pick up on the roasted coffee notes mixed with other roasted grains and malts. Then a nice slight sweetness at the end. If you are not a fan of coffee do not look this brew up. However if you like black dark coffee look this brew up. There is nothing overpowering about this brew, it has a real nice balance to it. This brew would going nice with a meal or a early morning brew. The body of Nitro Cold Brew Cream Ale is a solid medium. As far as the mouth feel it is Bold, Roasted, Rich, Coffee, Clean, Smooth and Refreshing. Overall I am going to give Nitro Cold Brew Cream Ale a 4.25 out of 5. I would definitely look this brew up again givin the opportunity to.
New Belgium Brewing Company , did a super nice job with this cream ale.
Jun 25, 2020
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Reviewed by barnzy78 from Illinois

3.53/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
12oz can
Date stamped 14 JUNE 2020
L: Pale mahogany body with some reddish hues, tight nitro head
S: light roast coffee, grain, earthy hops
T: grain, caramel, light roast coffee, earthy/spicy hops, faint oat
F: lighter body, smooth nitro carbonation, balanced finish
O: decent easy drinking light beer with coffee
Jun 12, 2020
 
Rated: 3.5 by MonkeyPilates from Minnesota

May 25, 2020
 
Rated: 3.89 by Ernald_Elbertson from Delaware

May 18, 2020
 
Rated: 2 by 1971bernat from Virginia

May 04, 2020
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Reviewed by Mark-Leggett from Missouri

4.04/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Poured from a can. Turns dark brown in color with a foamy tan head and some lacing. Smells of lactose, malt and coffee beans. Taste follows the smell with the usual smooth nitro mouth feel. Haven't been a big nitro fan but I like this beer.
May 04, 2020
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Rated by Captain69 from Illinois

3.46/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
reddish brown in color - coffee taste but over welming - the cream ale taste comes thru . very enjoyable a beer
Apr 22, 2020
 
Rated: 3.08 by Sayb from Arizona

Apr 20, 2020
 
Rated: 3.64 by Walnut from Missouri

Apr 11, 2020
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Reviewed by woodychandler from Pennsylvania

3.74/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
I got this as a single at Wegman's on my last trip over there before the quarantine. My uncle & I had just come from a late dinner/early supper at BJ's & we made a swing in on our way back into town. I had drank it previously on draft as a regular CO2 pour, but this N2 in a CAN for The CANQuest (tm) was too good to pass up/by.

From the N2 CAN: "Up Next Series"; "Crafted with High Brew cold brew coffee"; "Nitro Cream Ale with Cold-Brewed Coffee".

The "Phhshh!" that acCANponies the Crack! of the vents on these CANs always puts me in mind of the sound that the pop-top/pull-tab CANs used to make when I was a kid in the 1970s & early-1980s, before they went to the new tab & tongue design. I was not disappointed here, either, as it charged & was ready for a hard, aggro C-Line Glug into the awaiting glass. I watched in rapt fascination as the cascade formed just under two fingers of dense, foamy, light-tan head with excellent retention. Color was Dark Brown to Very Dark Brown (SRM = > 27, < 34) with cola highlights throughout. Nose smelled like the coffee that I had just had with breakfast. Mmm. It's base is an American Cream Ale, though, so I was curious to see how that would play out. Mouthfeel was big, thick, full & creamy, as should be expected in/from an N2 pour. The taste was rather light, which is the tradeoff with/in N2-driven beers - nice mouthfeel, but it kills the taste. 8=( ACAs do not generally have a lot of flavor to begin with so this was not totally surprising, but I would have liked for the coffee to have been more assertive. Finish was semi-dry, pleasant, but probably not worth a return visit. YMMV.
Apr 04, 2020
 
Rated: 3.77 by RobinLee from Wisconsin

Mar 27, 2020
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Reviewed by daliandragon from Maryland

3.97/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Pours a medium brown with red highlights. Nose is lactose and coffee beans. Flavor is balanced more or less throughout, with the finish leaning to the malt, with tones of roast coffee with some dark nuts and fruits. Kind of understated but nice. Smoothness in texture is solid but maybe a little thick for the style.
Mar 26, 2020
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Reviewed by krh from Illinois

3.69/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A decently mass produced nitro coffee ale. I wasn't disappointed, but nothing really stands out as great to bring me back. I enjoyed the nitro/cream lacing and head when poured into a glass.
Mar 08, 2020
 
Rated: 3.62 by Manta200 from Kentucky

Mar 07, 2020
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Reviewed by AccipiterofBeer from New York

3.64/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5
L: 3.5 Thick, creamy head. light brown body with evident carbonation
S: 3.25 Nitro beers aren't known for their noses. A little bit of coffee and lactose.
T: 3.75 Medium roast coffee with creamer and sugar.
F: 4.5 Nitro beers always feel absolutely phenomenal. This is no exception.
O: 3.5 Coffee Cream ales are hit/miss. I think this is somewhere inbetween. Not bad by any stretch of the imagination, but there are better ones out there.
Mar 05, 2020
Nitro Cold Brew Cream Ale from New Belgium Brewing Company
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 77 ratings