Empire Builder Imperial Cream Ale All Grain Beer Recipe Kit
This recipe boasts an original gravity of 1.074, certainly not for the weak of heart, and the sturdy malt backbone provides the basis on which this strength is founded. Speaking of commitment, Americans have brewed the Cream Ale style for a century or more, growing and adapting it right along with our railways. This scaled up version of the classic boasts clean malt flavors, a firm bitterness, and features traditional adjuncts to achieve its medium body. Pouring with a deep golden hue and capped with a dense brilliantly white foam cloud, Empire Builder Cream Ale forges west into the sunset, never looking back.
- Style: Imperial Cream Ale
- Fermentation Range: 60 - 73F
- OG: 1.074
- SRM: 5
- IBUs: 31
- ABV: 7.9%
- Clean, grainy malt character
- Spicy, floral hop flavor
- Faint alcohol notes
- Medium-high body
- Moderately long, smooth finish
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|Total Time to Make||8 weeks|
|Beer Style||American Pale Ale/Cream Ale,IPA|
|Beer Recipe Kit Instructions||Click here for recipe kit instructions|
Rich flavor for a lighter beer. Similar to a Belgian Tripel I think.
We tasted four different all grain recipe kits I made, including American amber ale, a wheat ale, Mosaic IPA and this Imperial Cream Ale. While the popular vote went to the American Amber Ale, my favorite was this one. It was 7,8% Alc. A little Lower than what the recipe suggested but texturally and from flavor standpoint it’s delish. Fresh, clean, intense fruity aromas that leave you wanting another pour.
This is now our favorite summer time beer. Kegged, it took about four weeks to hit its sweet spot and months later it is fantastic. Smooth, deceptively high alcohol, not supercharged hops -- just the right amount of bitter. Try this!
As a brewer of mostly IPA's, I was a little hesitant to try this. However, it has turned out to be a very easy to drink beer. Light in color and body, it's kind of a sleeper on ABV. It takes awhile to feel it's affects.Use caution. I used a lot of rice hulls as it was a good size grain bill for the Grainfather and hit my gravity exactly. If you're looking for something different, I highly recommend this kit.
I did this all Grain kit as Brew in a bag. I hit my target gravity without any problems. I added three vanilla beans into the secondary and it came out delicious. Pretty boozy but subtle.