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Standard American Beer - Cream Ale


A clean, well-attenuated, flavorful American "lawnmower" beer. Easily drinkable and refreshing, with more character than typical American lagers.

Flavor Profile: Low to medium-low hop bitterness. Low to moderate maltiness and sweetness, varying with gravity and attenuation. Usually well-attenuated. Neither malt nor hops dominate the palate. A low to moderate corny flavor is commonly found, as is light DMS (optiona

Ingredients: American ingredients most commonly used. A grain bill of six-row malt, or a combination of six-row and North American two-row, is common. Adjuncts can include up to 20% maize in the mash, and up to 20% glucose or other sugars in the boil. Any variety of h

BJCP Style Guide

Top 10 Cream Ale Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
2019 Cucumber Cream Ale
5 gal 5.64% 24.18 1.055 1.012
All Grain 8551
Morning Bell
7.5 gal 5.45% 10.66 1.053 1.012
All Grain 5845
Genesee Cream Ale Clone
12 gal 6.12% 20.61 1.056 1.009
All Grain 5515
Cali Creamin' Clone
5.5 gal 4.9% 19.71 1.050 1.012
All Grain 4699
Lime Cream Ale
6 gal 4.58% 35.15 1.044 1.009
All Grain 3931
Matcha Cream Ale
10 L 4.73% 23.78 1.045 1.009
BIAB 3532
Peach Wood Cream Ale
5.25 gal 5.45% 18.77 1.052 1.011
All Grain 3525
PRAIA DE IRACEMA
5.2 L 5.37% 12 1.048 1.007
BIAB 2806
CREAM ALE KVEIK
19 L 4.57% 0 1.046 1.012
All Grain 2651
Mango Fruit Cream Ale
2.25 gal 5.71% 15.5 1.051 1.007
All Grain 2540

Newest Cream Ale Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Vanilla Cream Paradise
5 gal 5.28% 0 1.053 1.012
All Grain 15
Cream Ale
40 L 5.65% 18.53 1.053 1.010
All Grain 14
Lubelski Cream Ale
21 L 4.9% 18.39 1.050 1.013
All Grain 16
Cream Ale
5.2 gal 5.67% 25.3 1.053 1.010
All Grain 18
Cream Ale
5 gal 6.27% 22.39 1.059 1.011
All Grain 14
Cream Ale V2
5.5 gal 5.11% 14.52 1.049 1.010
All Grain 25
ButterBier
5 gal 2.73% 0 1.028 1.007
All Grain 18
DePêche Mode
61.5 L 4.1% 19.18 1.040 1.009
All Grain 27
Call me Dude WRCA
5 gal 4.76% 14.39 1.045 1.009
All Grain 20
Awesome Recipe
20 L 7.19% 0 1.073 1.018
extract 22

Fermentables Used In Cream Ale Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
Flaked Corn 1,154 Adjunct raw 0.5°L
40 15% 2% - 100%
US - Pale 2-Row 715 US Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 63% 3% - 100%
American - Pilsner 336 American Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 65% 7% - 100%
American - Carapils (Dextrine Malt) 284 American Grain crystal malt 1.8°L
33 6% 1% - 34%
Flaked Rice 246 Adjunct raw 0.5°L
40 10% 1% - 44%
Corn Sugar - Dextrose 203 Sugar sugar 0.5°L
42 10% 0% - 40%
Flaked Oats 192 Adjunct raw 2.2°L
33 8% 0% - 100%
Cane Sugar 165 Sugar sugar 0°L
46 8% 2% - 38%
American - Pale 6-Row 159 American Grain base malt 1.8°L
35 45% 5% - 100%
German - Pilsner 143 German Grain base malt 1.6°L
38 62% 5% - 100%

Hops Used In Cream Ale Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Average AA Avg. Usage Usage Range
Cascade 376 7 43% 0% - 100%
Saaz 235 3.5 45% 10% - 100%
Cluster 179 6.5 57% 5% - 100%
Willamette 178 4.5 49% 13% - 100%
Crystal 135 4.3 49% 5% - 100%
Magnum 127 15 41% 3% - 100%
Liberty 106 4 48% 0% - 100%
Hallertau Mittelfruh 88 3.75 45% 12% - 100%
Centennial 80 10 37% 5% - 100%
Amarillo 79 8.6 38% 4% - 100%

Steeping Grains Used In Cream Ale Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
American - Carapils (Dextrine Malt) 21 American Grain crystal malt 1.8°L
33 48% 6% - 100%
Flaked Corn 16 Adjunct raw 0.5°L
40 49% 11% - 100%
American - Caramel / Crystal 10L 15 American Grain crystal malt 10°L
35 68% 10% - 100%
Honey Malt 11 Grain crystal malt 25°L
37 61% 17% - 100%
American - Pale 6-Row 11 American Grain base malt 1.8°L
35 44% 33% - 50%
Belgian - Biscuit 8 Belgian Grain roasted malt 23°L
35 32% 20% - 100%
US - Pale 2-Row 6 US Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 64% 29% - 100%
Riverbend Malt - Malted Corn 5 US Grain base malt 1.7°L
37 85% 27% - 100%
American - Caramel / Crystal 20L 5 American Grain crystal malt 20°L
35 81% 50% - 100%
Munich - Light 10L 4 Grain specialty malt 10°L
33 25% 12% - 50%

Yeasts Used In Cream Ale Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Laboratory Type Alcohol Tolerance Flocculation Attenuation Min. Temp Max. Temp
Fermentis - Safale - American Ale Yeast US-05 752 Fermentis / Safale Ales Low Medium 81% 54°F 77°F
White Labs - Cream Ale Yeast Blend WLP080 205 White Labs Ale Med-High Medium 77.5% 65°F 70°F
Wyeast - American Ale 1056 95 Wyeast Ale 0.1 Med-Low 75% 60°F 72°F
White Labs - California Ale Yeast WLP001 80 White Labs Ale High Medium 76.5% 68°F 73°F
Fermentis - Safale - English Ale Yeast S-04 74 Fermentis / Safale Ale .0975 High 75% 54°F 77°F
Danstar - Nottingham Ale Yeast 68 Danstar Ale Med-High High 77% 57°F 70°F
Wyeast - Kölsch 2565 51 Wyeast Ale 0.1 Low 75% 56°F 70°F
Lallemand - LALBREW® VOSS KVEIK ALE YEAST 38 Lallemand Ales High High 80% 77°F 104°F
Fermentis - Safale - German Ale Yeast K-97 33 Fermentis / Safale Ale .104 High 81% 54°F 77°F
Omega Yeast Labs - Lutra Kveik OYL-071 32 Omega Yeast Labs Norwegian Ales High Medium 78% 68°F 95°F

Other Ingredients Used In Cream Ale Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Type Use Avg. Usage Usage Range
Gypsum 260 Water Agt Mash 16% 0% - 100%
Whirlfloc 236 Water Agt Mash 60% 0% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 146 Water Agt Mash 16% 0% - 100%
Lactic acid 127 Water Agt Mash 76% 0% - 100%
Irish Moss 117 Fining Boil 61% 0% - 100%
Epsom Salt 108 Water Agt Mash 5% 0% - 38%
Yeast Nutrient 59 Other Boil 40% 0% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (anhydrous) 53 Water Agt Mash 19% 0% - 75%
Wyeast - Beer Nutrient 40 Water Agt Boil 36% 0% - 100%
Phosphoric acid 34 Water Agt Mash 61% 0% - 100%

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