Description

The American cream ale is a mild, pale, light-bodied ale, made using a warm fermentation (top or bottom fermenting yeast) and cold lagering. Despite being called an ale, when being judged in competitions it is acceptable for brewers to use lager yeast.

Quantitative
  • SRM Color Scale
    2 - 5
  • International Bitterness Units (IBUs)
    10 - 22
  • Alcohol by Volume (ABV)
    4.3% - 5.7%
Flavor
  • Alcohol
    Not Detectable to Mild
  • Hop Aroma/Flavor
    Hop aroma is usually absent, and hop flavor is very low to low. Hop bitterness is very low to low
  • Malt Aroma/Flavor
    Grainy
  • Yeast Esters
    Not common to style
  • Yeast Phenols
    Not common to style
Palate
  • Body
    Soft
  • Carbonation
    High
  • Finish Length
    Short
  • Attenuation
    81 - 91
Ingredients
  • Hops
    Liberty
  • Malt
    Pilsner
  • Water
    Varies
  • Yeast
    Lager or Ale
Food Pairings
  • Cheese
    Monterey Jack
  • Entrée
    Salads, Mild Shellfish
  • Dessert
    Lemon Custard Tart
Appearance
  • Carbonation
    Fast Rising Bubbles
  • Clarity
    Brilliant
  • Color
    Straw to Gold
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