Cream Ale All Grain Beer Recipe Kit
One of the only beer styles truly born in the USA, this classic American Cream Ale is medium-light bodied and smooth, gold in color and low in bitterness.
Cream Ales played a brief, but shining role in American beer history. As crisp, clean pilsners gained popularity in the US thanks to the influence of German immigrants, American ale-makers responded with a style that mimicked the lighter-tasting lagers sweeping the nation. Though nowhere near as wildly popular, Cream Ales remained an easy-drinking specialty style in the Eastern US for years to come.
Like the original, our Cream Ale is medium-bodied and smooth on the palate, gold in color and low in bitterness. Custom-built with quality ingredients, the recipe kit includes a specialty grain blend that adds some complexity with a clean, sweet malt profile and a hint of buttered toast in the aroma and flavor. A homebrewed "lawnmower beer," Cream Ale is pretty hard to beat as a summertime thirst-quencher.
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|Total Time to Make||4 weeks|
|Beer Style||American Pale Ale/Cream Ale|
|Beer Recipe Kit Instructions||Click here for recipe kit instructions|
it was a good base to use for my pepper beer
I've brewed this 3 or 4 times over the years. Certainly a summer favorite. Like other lighter colored and flavored beers, you have to be on top of your game because there's not much to hide behind. That said, I think I do a better job with it each time, and this past time has been my favorite of the group. It's a lawnmower beer; it's not going to knock your socks off, but it's also a beer that you'll feel proud to hand to your friends who haven't yet caught the craft beer bug. It's a good beer to experiment with too. A number of other commenters have talked about adding honey or other flavors, and I'm very tempted to try that next time. In all honesty, this probably shouldn't be the first beer you try to brew, but if you can make a nice, clean version then hats off to you, you're an accomplished homebrewer!
2nd all grain brew I did, turned out fantastic!
great head nice flavor , I thought it would be around for awhile then my wife had one,5 gallons lasted eight dayz
This beer is good, it’s simple but good!