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An ale version of the light, fizzy American lager style, cream ale is a specialty of the eastern US. Our Cream Ale is medium-light bodied and smooth, gold in color and low in bitterness; the specialty grain blend adds some complexity with a clean, sweet malt profile and a hint of buttered toast in the aroma and flavor. A homebrewed “lawnmower beer” is pretty hard to beat as a summertime thirst-quencher.
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Beer Kit Yield 5 Gallons Recipe and Instructions Click Here for Cream Ale All-Grain Kit Brewing Instructions Regional Style USA Original Gravity 1040 Total Time to Make 4 weeks
4.8 / 5.084 ReviewsImpress your buddies with an easy to brew lawnmower beer.I agree with Jason that there's a discernible honey note to the finished beer, although the batch I brewed was not clocking in at 6.5%! Dare I suggest add a wedge of lemon to a pint of this stuff? Anyways, I will definitely brew this beer again. Don't let the "yellow fizzy" appearance scare you away. This beer is a keeper!June 20, 2011A Family FavoriteI brewed the extract version of this last year and it was so good I had to try the all grain version. This batch I added a 1/2lb of clover honey at flameout. It boosted the ABV up to 5.8%! Have to be really careful with this one as it goes down so smoothly it will hit you before you know it. Carbed it up at 2.8vols to make it really fizzy. The combination of the high carbonation, plus the dry finish of the honey makes this very nice. It's my wife's favorite brew. I'm about ready to make another batch just so I can put one in my new kegging system for the warm weather. This one is a standard in my house!March 23, 2013A pleasant surpriseI usually make hoppy beers, roasted browns, porters or stouts, but I had to try this one based on the ratings, reviews, and price. I cannot believe all the flavor that comes from a fairly simple/light grain bill and US-05 yeast. The honey malt really comes through and adds some nice sweetness. When I plugged the recipe into BeerSmith, the bitterness was a bit higher than its Cream Ale profile, so I modified the recipe to use .75 oz Cluster for 60 minutes and the remaining .25 oz for the last 10 minutes of the boil. I may have to keep a keg of this on-hand at all times for those who prefer something lighter but smooth and flavorful.April 22, 2012Wow!My first All-grain. Tasted a little early and was disappointed. Waited a week extra for bottle conditioning and I was rewarded with my best brew so far. Thanks NB and Forum members for keeping me working to resolve my water problems.September 5, 2014You get what you pay for :)Honestly this All-Grain is simple, pure, and clean. Only one hop addition, easy to brew, quick 1st and 2nd fermentation, and only 2 weeks to condition. You can not complain if you need a make large quantities at cheap price.In a review below by captainthristy, the beer is very light and watery and would definitely benefit from a dry hopping in secondary. Good Kit and you can definitely alter the recipe a bit and add more hops.Flavor wise it is a very light body, with a bitter floral taste, and a very clean tasting. Still better tasting than any american beer i have tasted. Almost lager like.November 1, 2011Great every timeI am ordering this for the third time. It was my first all grain and it is the best easy drinking beer ever. Highly recommended.This tastes just like boddington minus the nitrogen crreamy head.May 20, 2011Great AleI brewed this some time ago as my first AG batch, substituting the hops for cascade.Very nice, pale yellow ale with great head, body, nose, and, most importantly, flavor. Needless to say, the keg was drained very quickly.A great "gateway brew" to introduce light "beer" drinkers to the world of craft beers. Very good beer all around.March 26, 2010Going to be a standard in the kegeratorI have been searching for a great beer to keep on tap for the "normal" beer drinkers that come to visit. This one knocked it out of the park and is going to take the place of the Blue Moon I have been keeping. It has great flavor, but is "normal" enough that the average beer drinker will enjoy it. My other taps and bottles have been unused since putting this one on tap, it is that good.August 19, 2012A Consistent Crowd PleaserI have brewed over ten batches of cream ale over the past five years and I have always had success. This is a favorite of many of my friends and one said it was the best beer he had ever tasted. I have brewed this beer with extract and all-grain and they are both excellent.July 12, 2010FantasticI have brewed this as extract and all grain. Both times this batch has come out excellent. I just finished a bottle of the all grain, and it is fantastic.I once bottled this after just 10 days in primary, but it came out loaded with acetaldehyde, giving it a horrible acid green apple taste. Make sure to let this one go the full 3 weeks before bottling and you wont be disappointed.This beer comes out nice and clean. The toasted "cream" hits at the end of the swig making you come back for more and more.BREW THIS!February 21, 2010
Browse 3 questions Browse 3 questions and 5 answersHas anyone added vanilla bean to this recipe? I'm going to try it out and was thinking 2 whole beans added into primary.BEST ANSWER: I often add vanilla and change the malt bill around just a bit, I would recommend more than 2 beans, I usually add 6 during secondary after they soak in Maker's Mark during primary. Could be overkill for some, but I love vanilla and find it mellows out nicely in the bottle.Hi, what is the abv of this beer and final gravity ? I'm having a stuck fermentation at 1.020 and want to know how far off I am. ThanksBEST ANSWER: A typical final gravity for that kit is 1.010 - 1.014.I am interested in trying the recipes with the orange and cream ale. I was wondering how much orange peel or orange blossom honey should be added to a 5 gallon batch?BEST ANSWER: Orange blossom honey, despite the name, does not taste like oranges, more like 'baby aspirin' once fermented. The orange peel comes in 1 ounce packages which we feel is the perfect amount to get a nice character in the beer. I liek to use 1/2 ounce for a light compliment flavor and might be safer for a first try...less is sometimes more. Add near the end of the boil.
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