Cashmere Blonde Ale Extract Beer Recipe Kit

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Cashmere is one of the newer hops in the brewer's arsenal, so naturally we had to make a recipe kit making it the star of the show. With promising smooth bittering potential and complex fruit and herbal qualities, it is the perfect candidate for a single-hop brew, and Cashmere Blonde Ale is built to show off this new hop's talents. Effortless to brew, it pours with a smooth, golden radiance. Upon sipping, a soft, supple malt body comes to the front, with delicate fruit-forward flavors washing over the palate. Cashmere hops offer a bouquet of lemon and lime citrus, melon, and faint lemongrass notes, which are perfectly supported by this recipe's simple malt underpinnings.

Brewing Notes

  • Style: American Blonde Ale
  • Fermentation Range: 65-70 F
  • Original Gravity: 1.050
  • SRM: 5
  • IBUs: 22
  • ABV: 4.9%

Tasting Notes

  • Aroma: Bready malt nose with medium-low aromas of lemon candies, lime, ripe melon, and stone fruits.
  • Appearance: Deep golden straw color topped with a bright white firm foam head.
    • Flavor: Well balanced between malt and hops with medium-low bitterness. Fresh crusty bread malt notes and moderate citrus, melon, and soft herbal hop flavors. 
    • Mouthfeel: Medium-low body with moderate mouthfeel and a slight creaminess. 

    Brad’s Notes

    It’s always fun to get my hands on new hop varieties and embark on test batches to understand just what the specific hop variety can do. In the case of Cashmere, I found that it stands up very well on its own, especially in a recipe that does not have an overly complex malt bill. A small initial addition of Cashmere adds a bit of bitterness but does so very cleanly thanks to its low co-humulone levels. To amp up the flavor and aroma, a more substantial hop addition is made late in the boil, and then the beer is modestly dry-hopped, again with Cashmere, to provide its unique aroma profile subtly as to not be overwhelming for a relatively delicately flavored beer style.

    By keeping the grain bill simple, it allows the Cashmere to be the sensory focus of the beer. A little bit of Caramel 10 is added to add a touch of caramel-esque sweetness and it also serves to add some dextrins to the beer to aid in mouthfeel and foam formation and retention. In these days of IPA dominated beer choices, it is quite refreshing to dial things back a bit and enjoy an easy-drinking, not too in-your-face classic American Blonde Ale.

     

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    Additional information

    SKU

    B11470

    Beer Color Light
    Original Gravity

    1.050

    Total Time to Make 6 weeks
    Regional Style USA
    Alcohol Content Low
    Yield 5 Gallons
    Beer Style Hybrid Beers
    Fermentation Type Ale
    Beer Recipe Kit Instructions Click here for recipe kit instructions

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 31 reviews
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    J
    Jeff P.
    Very good hoppy beer

    I enjoy this beer a lot. I am not a Pale Ale fan so I choose not to dry hop it, which was the right choice for me. If you don't want a very very hoppy beer, leave the dry hopping to the hop addicts. Light color, nice malt, good balance. I give it an A. I brewed it with a first timer and he is VERY happy with the outcome.

    A
    Alex W.
    Cashmere Blonde Ale

    Very tasty. Unique flavor. Great introduction to the hop.

    M
    MW
    The best I've made yet

    I've made perhaps 10 recipe kits to date plus a few non-kit brews, and Cashmere Blonde has been my husband's and my favorite to date, hands-down. It has more body than a typical ale, but is very, very smooth and lacks any unpleasant hoppy bitterness. As a side note, I ordered some Cashmere hops and tried a similar recipe with a different malt base (pilsen) just to see what would happen. . . long story short, stick with their recipe!!!!!

    J
    Joaquin P.
    Blonde Ale?

    The appearance should be light yellow to deep gold in color, but it is considerably darker. This appears to be an easy drinking, malt-oriented brew. I would say that this beer has a light to moderate sweet malty aroma with a bready note. The hop aroma is definitely light with basically no fruitiness. My rating is based on the appearance (too dark for a blonde ale). It is not a bad tasting beer and it is a good alternative to the standard American lager.

    H
    Helmut A.
    Great tasting Summer Beer

    This is a very refreshing beer. It tastes somewhat like an IPA (very little hop bitterness but enough to taste) it has the light taste of citrus lemon lime, melon taste. Kept it in primary the entire time (temperature controlled - 70deg) for 4 weeks. Kegged and let it carbonate for 1 week. It produces a nice white head.

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    Customer Reviews

    Based on 31 reviews
    58%
    (18)
    32%
    (10)
    10%
    (3)
    0%
    (0)
    0%
    (0)
    J
    Jeff P.
    Very good hoppy beer

    I enjoy this beer a lot. I am not a Pale Ale fan so I choose not to dry hop it, which was the right choice for me. If you don't want a very very hoppy beer, leave the dry hopping to the hop addicts. Light color, nice malt, good balance. I give it an A. I brewed it with a first timer and he is VERY happy with the outcome.

    A
    Alex W.
    Cashmere Blonde Ale

    Very tasty. Unique flavor. Great introduction to the hop.

    M
    MW
    The best I've made yet

    I've made perhaps 10 recipe kits to date plus a few non-kit brews, and Cashmere Blonde has been my husband's and my favorite to date, hands-down. It has more body than a typical ale, but is very, very smooth and lacks any unpleasant hoppy bitterness. As a side note, I ordered some Cashmere hops and tried a similar recipe with a different malt base (pilsen) just to see what would happen. . . long story short, stick with their recipe!!!!!

    J
    Joaquin P.
    Blonde Ale?

    The appearance should be light yellow to deep gold in color, but it is considerably darker. This appears to be an easy drinking, malt-oriented brew. I would say that this beer has a light to moderate sweet malty aroma with a bready note. The hop aroma is definitely light with basically no fruitiness. My rating is based on the appearance (too dark for a blonde ale). It is not a bad tasting beer and it is a good alternative to the standard American lager.

    H
    Helmut A.
    Great tasting Summer Beer

    This is a very refreshing beer. It tastes somewhat like an IPA (very little hop bitterness but enough to taste) it has the light taste of citrus lemon lime, melon taste. Kept it in primary the entire time (temperature controlled - 70deg) for 4 weeks. Kegged and let it carbonate for 1 week. It produces a nice white head.