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|
Turned out a great beer
What can I say it hits all the marks for cream ale
Wanted to try the imperial. Drink Responsibly. This is a great beer on a summer day. A few go along way. I will stick with the standard cream ale next time.
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.