American Style Cream Ale or Lager

Name:
American-Style Cream Ale or Lager
Category:
Hybrid/mixed Beer
ABV:
4.2% – 5.6%
IBU:
10 – 22
SRM:
2 – 5
Original Gravity:
Varies
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. Pale 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.