Croydon Cream Ale | Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company

Croydon Cream AleCroydon Cream Ale
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Croydon Cream AleCroydon Cream Ale

Brewed by:
Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

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

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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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3/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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3.7/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is crystal clear yellow in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high bright white head that quickly died down, leaving only a thin film covering the surface and a narrow collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of biscuit and cracker malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell but also has some subtle hints of sweetness.
M: It feels a bit more than light-bodied on the palate and is quite creamy and smooth.
O: This beer is extremely easy to drink and has a very pleasant mouthfeel.

Serving type: can

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3.54/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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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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3.57/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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4.04/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.73/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.79/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Somebody took a nice close-up picture of the CAN. Wait, that would have been me, the creator & originator of The CANQuest (tm)! Unfortunately, my CANstantly having to do so CANtributes to my backlog and I implore others to take & submit pics whenever you CAN (or bottle).

From the CAN: "AmeriCAN Lawnmower Ale"; This is another example of great graphics being transferred onto an aluminum cylinder - it depicts a goofy sun, a fellow in a chaise lounge and a souped-up hot rod.

The Crack! revealed yet another brimful craft CAN, which is actually causing other (bigger) brewers to give their CANned beers that added fill. More than 12 ounces? Is anyone going to fuss over getting more? Less, I CAN understand. A gentle Glug raised a fizzy finger of bone-white head before falling back to wisps. Color was a pretty Yellow-Gold (SRM = 4 - 5) with NE-quality clarity & of course, the Gelt Gang (Mammon, Midas & Croesus) showed up en masse to clamor for some. Nose smelled of honeysuckle and a little corn. Believe me, the early days of The CANQuest (tm) saw me drinking a LOT of AALs & as such, I CAN recognize corn when I smell it. The total effect was a perfume-y sweetness, which left me unsure. Mouthfeel was light, not thin, per se, but barely medium. The taste was of, as Bouleboubier said, " honey-sweet biscuit[s]" or more to the point, biscuits drizzled with honey. Really, it tasted more like a clean lager than an ale, which is what people want in the summer. Finish added a light grassiness to the "honey-sweet biscuit" flavor, but it was still semi-sweet overall. I CAN easily envision filling the cooler with CANs of Croydon Cream Ale & going about whatever I had planned for the day. The relatively low ABV makes it crushable, if that is your bag.

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3.4/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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

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2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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2.92/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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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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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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3.44/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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2.75/5  rDev -21%

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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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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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Croydon Cream Ale from Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company
Beer rating: 28.9% out of 100 with 149 ratings
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