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 Gkruszewski
3.73/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MattXT
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cjohns73
3.65/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dextermcgurk
3.69/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BanditoJunkie
3.35/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MartyDiBergi
3.27/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of metter98
3.7/5  rDev -0.5%
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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Photo of smithj4
3.57/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KingPurple
3.08/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of woodychandler
3.79/5  rDev +1.9%
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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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 wanderluster11
3.15/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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 Bouleboubier
3.77/5  rDev +1.3%
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 pjvie
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rjp217
3.16/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of CreekyJarls
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dgherm
3.62/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of geodonnokepyo
3.62/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PaulSlazinger
3.72/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KTCamm
3.62/5  rDev -2.7%
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 Ultimate
3.67/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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 Lambdon
3.53/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of epyon396
3.44/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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