Newburgh Cream Ale

I hadn’t heard of this brewery before picking up this can. After doing that, I’ve seen a couple of blogs review their beers and get relatively good reviews. I haven’t had all that many cream ales and I tend to have mixed reviews of them. It’s one of those styles that I wish more breweries would explore, because it has a lot of possibilities. Hopefully this one is pretty good. Let’s crack it open.


ABV: 4.2%

Style: Cream Ale

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “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.”

Random: I am now on hour 14 at work and still going strong. I’ve only had 2 Monsters so far.

This beer poured with a one finger, off white head that dissipated quickly and left no lacing, but a slight crown. The body was a golden orange color with moderate carbonation. The nose was sweet with cream and caramel present as well. The taste was light, but sweet from the caramel and cream. It had a thick body and high carbonation. The finish was quick, yet sweet. This was a boring beer, but decently done. For $2.89 a 16 ounce can, which breaks down to $.18 an ounce, you can’t go wrong with this one.

Untappd Rating: 3.0/5.0