Croydon Cream Ale
Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company

Croydon Cream AleCroydon Cream Ale
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Style:
Cream Ale
Ranked #239
ABV:
4.2%
Score:
80
Ranked #46,341
Avg:
3.51 | pDev: 12.25%
Reviews:
35
Ratings:
165
From:
Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  4
Gots
  47
SCORE
80
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Croydon Cream AleCroydon Cream Ale
Notes: 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.
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thebeers from Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Mostly clear yellow color with a thin white head that leaves decent lacing.

Clean aroma with bready malts and classic Saaz hops. Similar taste, like a bready pilsner with a slightly sweet aftertaste.

Light to medium bodied with decent carbonation.

Very clean and refreshing.

Jun 11, 2017
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Bouleboubier from New Jersey

3.77/5  rDev +7.4%
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

Nov 17, 2015
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drtth from Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

Mar 30, 2015
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tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.47/5  rDev -1.1%
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.

Nov 13, 2014
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baconfromwalmart from Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Apr 16, 2014
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njbusa from New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Apr 11, 2015
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Epiccore619 from Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Jun 02, 2014
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JRoPA from Pennsylvania

3.51/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Jun 27, 2015
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pjvie from Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Nov 15, 2015
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soulcougher from Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Feb 11, 2015
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JPowell712 from Pennsylvania

3.28/5  rDev -6.6%
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.

Mar 28, 2015
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Octoberist from Pennsylvania

3.46/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Jun 26, 2016
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Urk1127 from New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

Nov 23, 2014
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mthomp081 from Delaware

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sep 05, 2016
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ordybill from Georgia

4.44/5  rDev +26.5%
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.

Nov 17, 2015
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ILuvBeer from Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Sep 30, 2014
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Antg8989 from New Jersey

2.47/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Smells and looks like a beer I'd have in college. Nothing much happening. Lack of taste - almost smells stale. Not a fan.

Jan 10, 2015
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Shawn_Money from Pennsylvania

3.04/5  rDev -13.4%

Aug 18, 2014
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cyber_phoenix from Pennsylvania

3.49/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Aug 05, 2016
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Smaxy from Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Good, but not that crazy about it. Gets the cream ale mouthfeel right though.

Jun 30, 2015
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Lambdon from Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Aug 09, 2015
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OGShotzy from Pennsylvania

3.43/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Drinkable, but nothing special. Decent aftertaste.

Mar 06, 2015
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_thatgregguy from Pennsylvania

3.64/5  rDev +3.7%

Nov 06, 2014
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PaulSlazinger from Pennsylvania

3.82/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Aug 21, 2015
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Steve_Shilling_2 from New Jersey

3.84/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Feb 26, 2015
Croydon Cream Ale from Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company
Beer rating: 80 out of 100 with 165 ratings