Newburgh Cream Ale | Newburgh Brewing Company

BA SCORE
87
very good
132 Ratings
Newburgh Cream AleNewburgh Cream Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Newburgh Brewing Company
New York, United States
newburghbrewing.com

Style: Cream Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our interpretation of a New York original. Originally brewed by ale breweries to compete with the surging popularity of lager beer, it remains a regional specialty in the Northeast United States. Our version is light- bodied and pale straw color, but uses no corn or rice as many of the original versions did. The result is a supremely malty and refreshing version of a style dear to our hearts.

Added by Jason on 07-14-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
132
Reviews:
24
Avg:
3.94
pDev:
11.68%
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
34
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 132 |  Reviews: 24
Photo of zombles222
4.01/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jaxon53
3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HamdenHector
3.44/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: crystal clear; medium gold in color; less than a 1 finger white head that receded to a splotchy cap; very little lacing;

S: grainy with a bit of corn in the background; no hop character;

T: a touch sweet; all grain from start to finish; no bitterness; aftertaste is rice-like;

M: light bodied; lightly carbonated; refreshing;

O: not much to it (not inappropriate for the style); a gateway beer to the craft world;

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Photo of Soloviev
4.41/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A bit too carbonated for my taste, but a really nice version of NY classic cream ale. It has a little more hop flavor than your typical cream ale, definitely worth a try if you enjoy the style.

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Photo of hopsputin
4.05/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

a: murky dark yellow/light orange color with some amber notes as well. large 3-4 finger white frothy, rocky head. bubbles continue to stream from the bottom, looks well-carbonated

s: grains, light caramel, sweet citrus, big lemongrass, a touch of vanilla, and a huge bready crackery backbone. smells silky...if thats possible

t: grainy, lemongrass, pepper, caramel malts, fresh dough, and oats. there is a touch of sugar sweetness after that which is then cut by that peppery flavor. something almost like berries in here as well, and a touch of bubblegum. finish is bready

m: lighter mouthfeel but there is massive massive carbonation in here. extremely effervescent which is helping to push some of those more delicate flavors

o: bready and effervescent. the creamy feel to this beer combined with the carbonation level and head make this an interesting beer to try. its good, light, yet makes you think

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Photo of mattyrubes
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cdub70085
4.22/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lembeh
4.34/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

My first beer from Newburgh Brewing Company and it's a good one. Pours straw yellow with a nice white lacy head. Taste has some hop bitterness a bit higher than what can be seen in this style but it doesn't take away from the overall lager characteristics. Pretty tasty stuff.

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Photo of mitch3114
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LeftoverCrizack
4.26/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of StJamesGate
4.15/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

CAN
Bright gold with a steady carpet of white. 4
Lagery grain, corn and hops. 4
Big white toast crust, slight cornbread middle, and big grass and spice Noble hit. 4.25
Almost medium, some chew, creamy. 4


Big toast and big hops in a super smooth body. More pils than lager. Best cream ale I’ve had; I see why it wins things. Nice can art, too. 4.25

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Photo of Alphakitty
4.04/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stella77artois
3.62/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of paresis
4.18/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of oline73
3.25/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jlindros
3.65/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Date is mangled on the edge of the can, possibly a 6/14 but hard to tell.

Pours a big frothy bubbly 1 finger head that fades at a fair pace, little soapy lacing, mostly clear slight hazy golden yellow color.

Nose fresh creamy malt, creamy wheat like and toasted grainy pilsner malts, a little creamy oat mash perhaps, with floral grassy noble like hops, nice creamy mash aroma and a touch of minerality with the grassy hop and yeast additions.

Taste brings more creamy mash flavors, creamed corn like but not corn flavor, creamy wheat or perhaps oats, toasted pilsner malts, a little cereal grain and husk notes, juicy lager malt flavors and corn creamy notes, with a touch of minerality in there again. Then hops kick in, big spicy grassy herbal hops, they continue to ramp and become very bitter, especially on the dry finish, super dry finish, lingering big bitter spicy herbal hops and mineral flavors.

Mouth is med to lighter bod, creami-ish, decent fizzy carb.

Overall starts pretty nice, then the hops just come through and smash it to pieces, the big spicy herbal bitter hops just tear it apart and make it hard to continue drinking, they clash quite a bit with the nice cream ale base. Hops are nice, but when you use them too much or the wrong style it can destroy beers, I wouldn't say it destroys this but def way too heavy on them.

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Photo of cbutova
3.91/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Golden pour from a can to a chalice. A small foamy white cap peaks at half a finger dying eventually to a small ring. Sparse spotty lacing.

S- Pale cracked barley and a honey-like grainy sweetness balanced by just a touch of hebral and spicy hops.

T- Simple like the aroma but clean and balanced out. The pale barley allows for a foreground of honey, bready grain, fresh cracked malts and cereal. Backdrop of hops which are spicy, earthy and herbal.

MF- Light overall body but plenty of texture with frothy and creamy consistency. Crisp medium-high carbonation and a light bitter end.

Smooth sailing with a light and laidback balance of pale grains and subtle hops. Comes off as quiet but clean and well done.

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Photo of papat444
3.79/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HermitDan
3.19/5  rDev -19%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of krome
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jgunther71
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rfee
3.53/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Antc2382
4.16/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Excellent cream ale.. Need to get some more from this brewery!

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Photo of dextermcgurk
3.6/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of xungmound98
3.84/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Newburgh Cream Ale from Newburgh Brewing Company
3.94 out of 5 based on 132 ratings.
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