Croydon Cream Ale | Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company

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Croydon Cream AleCroydon Cream Ale

Brewed by:
Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American Cream Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Often called your typical American lawnmower beer, cream ales are not unlike their American light lager cousin. Brewed with American 2 & 6 Row Barley, Flaked Maize, a touch of Munich malt, and of course, sugar, Croydon Cream Ale is light, refreshing, and easy to drink. We also use American Cluster and Czech Saaz hops that give it a touch of hop bitterness and a hint of floral aromatics.

Added by TheFightfan1 on 08-26-2012

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Ratings: 160 |  Reviews: 32
Reviews by punxsybob:
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2.6/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

just not a fan of this style

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Photo of tone77
3.47/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

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Photo of drtth
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | 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.

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Photo of Bouleboubier
3.77/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L: crystal-clear, pale yellow-gold liquid - color is on par with an adjunct lager... thin, loose, off-white foam forms, but falls just as fast

S: smells very much like an American lager... big emphasis on a honey-sweet biscuit scent - very much a pure, naked pale malt and toasty cookie aroma... faint floral (hop) note in the back... nothing distinct about the yeast or esters

T: up front, a blend of toasted grain (husk) and a sweetish grapefruit flesh, corn definitely lingering in the aftertaste... more bitter than an adjunct lager, with the citrus rind-like hop flavor carrying through the finish, but altogether a good number of notches below that of a standard APA... I'd go so far as to say this is more similar to a golden/blond English 'summer' ale, yet with a sharper toastiness here instead of grassier with a more complex flowery hop flavor one would find in those beers... for the seeming extra-present melanoidin flavor, it's not necessarily sweet, finishing quite snappy dry

F: light-bodied lacking any curves... taut, and a bit frothy on the follow-through... wonderfully dry finish...

O: interesting and much welcome any time seeing a craft cream ale... they did a nice job here, as it's quite drinkable in session... little more rigid and subdued upon the buds than Spotted Cow, but I can see them tweaking this, getting that little bit more flavor and dimension

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Photo of tigg924
4.05/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours clear, gold in color with 1/4 inch head. Taste is clean grain, grass, cereal, and light sugar. Light bodied, slightly sweet, with high carbonation. Makes for a great sessionable cream ale. Could see this being a summer staple.

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4/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of wattoclone
4.76/5  rDev +36.8%
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.

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Photo of pjvie
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of acurtis
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of geodonnokepyo
3.62/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tdm168
3.69/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.76/5  rDev +8%
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.

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Photo of let8it8grow
3.81/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ordybill
4.44/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 OZ can into a pint glass. The appearance is a clear light golden color with a small white head. The aroma is full of malt with some biscuity yeast tossed in. The flavor is hop goodness with some pine notes.

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Photo of sjones5045
3.69/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

2/14/15 at the office. Decent for a very low alcohol. A little Burt rubber taste but overall drinkable for a low alcohol.

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Photo of PaBeerLover
3/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of kwa357
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of KTCamm
3.62/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

7/17...take home growler from Croydon PA. Pours bright gold, clear, high white foam. Mellow malty nose. Smooth creamy taste. Very clean. Light bitter below the creamy mouthfeel. Easy drinker for sure.

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Photo of kwgduke
3.54/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of waddellc2
2.75/5  rDev -21%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of rjp217
3.16/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Lambdon
3.53/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of arrowsmith_
2.9/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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Croydon Cream Ale from Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company
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