Croydon Cream Ale | Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company

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Croydon Cream AleCroydon Cream Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
neshaminycreekbrewing.com

Style: 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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
148
Reviews:
29
Avg:
3.72
pDev:
13.17%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
41
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 148 |  Reviews: 29
Photo of wattoclone
4.76/5  rDev +28%
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 ordybill
4.44/5  rDev +19.4%
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 MikeRa
4.28/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours out a light color with a 1/2 foam head that quickly fades.

It has a hint of a citrus smell and a taste of some vanilla and citrus to it.

This is a excellent summertime beer that I will drink again.

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Photo of ColdWaffles
4.18/5  rDev +12.4%
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.

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Photo of Spindelphia
4.09/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nice, smooth cream ale. Light golden color, decent head. Malty, not too hoppy. Little carbonation. Could see this as a perfect summer beer to have at a ballgame.

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Photo of tigg924
4.05/5  rDev +8.9%
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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Photo of thebeers
4.05/5  rDev +8.9%
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.

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Photo of Uniobrew31
4.04/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I saw this at the beer store behind the counter in a box labeled "past date, drain". I volunteered jokingly to take it home and dump it. Surprisingly this led to a free sixer for me!

I got it cold and the next day I tried it. For the style it was the best I ever had. I was impressed it was like super highlife! Refreshing, quenching and clean. This will have a definite locked in spot in my summer beer rotation!

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Photo of millerbuffoon
4.04/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Sarge3130
4.03/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ImFlyerThanYou
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of jl2414
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of George2744
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Erikshegda1994
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of hockeyfighter19
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FatBoyGotSwagger
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of NYR_Rob
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of imonhiatus
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

wow, very nice cream ale. great grainy flavor...really smooth. extremely easy drinking and flavorful cream ale. really surprised, hard to pull off a tasty cream ale, but boom there it is. worth checking out

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Photo of CtyLineBeerBlog
3.98/5  rDev +7%
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.

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Photo of heerboth
3.93/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kkmiller76
3.9/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cp45
3.87/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wise456
3.86/5  rDev +3.8%
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.

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Photo of Steve_Shilling_2
3.84/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Tucquan
3.83/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Had this on 2016-12-31 in Columbia, PA from a 12oz can.

A - Clear yellow-gold with a 1.5-finger white head and moderate lace.

S - Mild aromas of grain and sweet floral.

T - Lightly-toasted white bread, light dash of lemon, honey, grassy spice. A pleasant amount of bitterness in the finish; certainly more than something like a Yuengling Lager or a Budweiser but not as much as a German Pilsner.

M - Light-medium body and medium carbonation. Smoother and creamier than I expected.

O - Quite enjoyable after a long workout at the gym today. Even in winter, this is a good brew. I'll have it again.

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Croydon Cream Ale from Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company
3.72 out of 5 based on 148 ratings.
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