Cream Ale Extract Kit w/ Specialty Grains

SKU: U1390
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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-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.

Cream Ale Extract Kit w/ Specialty Grains

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Good summer beer Review by Charles
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Brewed this last summer, and still holding onto a few. Its a perfect lawnmower beer as they say, flavor like liquid bread with a touch of bitterness. I only got 1.037 OG, so the next time I make this I'm going to step up some malt content to get it into the 45 range. (Posted on 4/23/15)
This will disappear fast! Review by Warren
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Well, this was my first full volume boil brew attempt. The color was spot-on, the head retention and composition was great, and the flavor is terrific - a little buttery, and has a good mouthfeel to it.
I zested 3 navel oranges, put it in a bowl of vodka for overnight, and added this slurry to the secondary.
Had an OG of 1.051, and a FG of 1.012. I bottled, and I had the same issue as James - No real carbonation after about 10 days, but after 2 weeks, it was in good shape. The orange flavor is picked up in the aroma, and the finish has a clean citrus taste to it. This is the first time I had tried an additive, and I'll do it again! Easy drinking! The next kit is already on order :) (Posted on 3/12/15)
very good beer Review by jon doe
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This was one of the first beers i made about about 8 months and 15 batches ago. I added 3 lb of peach puree to the secondary and it turned out amazing I wish i still had some left . (Posted on 8/28/14)
Very very good Review by Kelly
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Very smooth beer w/ just a hint of bitterness. Brewed this one twice - first one fermented in the 64-66 range, second in the 70-72 range. Used dry yeast option both times. First fermentation bubbles for a week, second for two days. Both tasted good, first one was probably more accurate to what the intention was. Second one had slight off taste, but cleared after sitting a few weeks. This beer is super easy to drink, easy to brew and goes very quickly. My wife who only drinks Coors actually liked this one. (Posted on 7/28/14)
1st time brewing, smooth and crisp beer Review by Eric
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This is my 1st brew, so I was expecting it to be decent. I was surprised at how good it came out. Kit was simple to follow. I did a late extract addition and also used a large enough kettle for a full volume boil. I adjusted the hop additions accordingly using BeerSmith. This beer came out light, with floral notes and a crisp finish with just a hint of hops at the end. A great summer beer! Will definitely brew again. The late extract addition kept the color light and close to the depiction on this page. Leave it in the fermenter at least 2 weeks, you will be rewarded with better beer. (Posted on 7/16/14)
Love this kit Review by William
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I've brewed this twice, and each time I added 1 oz of Citra hops with 10 minutes left in the boil. It added a slight hoppy/grapefruit finish that everybody LOVES! I will be ordering kit #3 soon! (Posted on 7/10/14)
Good beer, easy to brew Review by David
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This kit was easy to make and turned out great! Very good summer-type beer. My only addition was a pound of honey at the end of the boil. Added a bit of extra fermenting time but did not rack to a secondary. Let it bottle condition for a month and seems just about right on the timing. Nice color and head.

This was my first Northern Brewer (NB) kit and one of my first brews, after making fruit wine for a number of years. NB has great products and they seem always willing to help. In my experience making beer and wine, freshness of ingredients is critical to quality. NB appears to agree. Will be a repeat customer! (Posted on 7/3/14)
Amazing beer Review by Jonathan
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This blows away all the light non offensive craft brew ale offerings here in California, some of which dominate the shelves in all the stores here, this is definitely going to keep me busy brewing this for all my friends, if your tired of all the ipa fad and want a beer that goes down easy but has flavor, this is the beer for you. (Posted on 6/21/14)
Mixing it up Review by Shogan
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Well, added 1lb Belgium clear candy and fermented with WLP530 Abbey Ale Yeast. I'd share but I think you should try it out for yourself. Fermentation temperature was at 78 degrees for 9 days. Transferred to a secondary over a layer of 4 lbs of Mango puree the wife and I made and let it sit for two weeks, kegged for two weeks and it was fantastic. Basically no longer a Cream Ale...

FYI 6.32 gallon boil. (Posted on 6/11/14)
REALLY DELICIOUS Review by Abigail
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This brew turned out so great! Low hops, nice fresh creamy finish that leaves you wanting more. This is a great go to beer for after mowing the lawn or just to drink with a burger. Love this one, even a little more than the caribou slobber. (Posted on 6/8/14)

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