American-Style Cream Ale or Lager

Mixed/Hybrid - American

Style Description

  • Alcohol by Volume: 4.2 - 5.6%
  • IBU: 10 - 22
  • Color:   2 -   5 SRM
  • Original Gravity: 1.044 - 1.052
  • Final Gravity: 1.004 - 1.010

Mild, pale, light-bodied ale, made using a warm fermentation (top or bottom) and cold lagering. Hop bitterness and flavor range from very low to low. Hop aroma is often absent. Sometimes referred to as cream ales, these beers are crisp and refreshing. P ale malt character predominates. Caramelized malt character should be absent. A fruity or estery aroma may be perceived. Diacetyl and chill haze should not be perceived. Sulfur character and/or sweet corn -like dimethylsulfide (DMS) should be extremely low or absent from this style of beer.

The styles listed are based on the Brewers Association 2011 Style Guidelines published by Brewers Association with changes.