DetailsAn ale version of the light, fizzy American lager style, cream ale is a specialty of the eastern US. Our Cream Ale is medium-light 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.
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Beer Style Light Ale Origin of Style USA Color Light Gravity Level Low
4.7 / 5.09 ReviewsCream AleThis is a standard at my house. Easy drinking, we almost always have this on hand.June 20, 2019Purchased
3 months agohits the spotGreat kit, nice lite summer brewJune 20, 2019Purchased
2 months agoThis is a very drinkable beer now what I did was took a bag of marshmallow and put it in the last ten minutes of the boil and omg it added a slight sweetness but still maintained the hop backbone next time I will toast them first but man cream ale and marshmallow is like peas and carrots so goodMay 9, 2019Purchased
5 months agoApril 12, 2019Purchased
5 months agoCream Ale KitThis kit is great. You guys always come through with the best ingredients and instructions! I've been forced to retire because of severe arthritis, and my plans are to do slot more brewing, maybe get into wine, as well. Keep up the god work!!!April 8, 2019Purchased
5 months agoSummer ale is the best summer beerThis is my kind of beer for a hot summer days !!!March 26, 2019Purchased
5 months agoVery popular with friendsI brewed 2 batches of this last summer. It got very good reviews so I am brewing 2 more batches for this summer. First batch is in the primary now. I hit my target OG and fermentation began within hours.March 11, 2019Purchased
6 months agoSpring is comingJust bottled, Patiently waiting my two weeks. The sample I drank at bottling was good. My spring brew. I’ve had several stout styles and a porter, ready for some light.January 11, 2019Purchased
8 months agoGood stuff.Great stuff, can’t remember how many times I’ve brewed it, and now keep it on tap in my keezer. It’s every man’s beer, easy drinking, but still interesting. I prefer it with the safele dry yeast, it’s more crisp on the pallet. Liquid yeast will add flavor and bring out the maltiness more, IMO I’ve added an oz of whatever hops I have laying around at flameout for a more Sierra Nevada feel to the beer, which works quite well if you prefer a bitter beer. Good stuff.January 4, 2019Purchased
8 months ago
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Browse 2 questions Browse 2 questions and 20 answersWhat temperature do you need to keep for fermentation?BEST ANSWER: 70 f or room temp, it’s not a lager, so not too temperamental. I prefer mine a bit cooler, setting it on the floor drops a few degrees. Constant temp is more important than what temp, but most yeast strains do just fine 65-70. This beer is very forgiving, and not too complex. I be used about five different yeast strains, and for a super clean taste, use Safele 05, for a more fruity Christmas molecule character, Wyeast or White Labs as they seem to accent the hop characters a bit more. Great summer brew, exactly as described, light, but complex enough to be interesting. Brewed it for ten years now.What is the abv around?BEST ANSWER: Around 4.3 - 4.5 %. When I first started brewing, I measured often. Now, I just estimate that for every pound of malt, you end up with about .075 % of alcohol. So 6 lbs of malt is about 4.5%. If you want more alcohol, add more sugars: corn syrup, honey, brown sugar, etc. Have fun experimenting!