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2006 Brewers Association Style Guidelines

Major Style:Hybrid/Mix
Sub-Style Name:American Cream Ale or Lager
Origin:Other
Description:

A mild, pale, light-bodied ale, made using a warm fermentation (top or bottom) and cold lagering or by blending top- and bottom-fermented beers. 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.

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.

Alcohol By Weight (by Volume):3.4-4.5% (4.2-5.6%)
Bitterness:10-22
Colour:2-5 (4-10 EBC)
Original Gravity:1.044-1.052 (11-13 šPlato)
Final Gravity:1.004-1.010 (1-2.5 šPlato)

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