SnickerDoodle Cream Ale

A cream ale is related to pale lager. They are generally brewed to be light and refreshing with a straw to pale golden color. Hop and malt flavor is usually subdued but like all beer styles it is open to individual interpretation, so some breweries give them a more assertive character. Despite the name, cream ales do not typically contain any dairy.

While cream ales are top-fermented ales, they typically undergo an extended period of cold-conditioning or lagering after primary fermentation is complete. This reduces fruity esters and gives the beer a cleaner flavor. Some examples also have a lager yeast added for the cold-conditioning stage or are mixes of ales and lagers. Adjunctssuch as corn and rice are used to lighten the body and flavor, although all-malt examples are available from many craft brewers.
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Recipe Details

Batch Size Boil Time IBU SRM Est. OG Est. FG ABV
4.8 L 60 min 27.2 IBUs 8.7 EBC 1.055 1.008 6.1 %
Actuals 1.046 1.01 4.7 %

Style Details

Name Cat. OG Range FG Range IBU SRM Carb ABV
Cream Ale 6 1 1.042 - 1.055 1.006 - 1.012 15 - 20 4.9 - 9.9 2.6 - 2.7 4.2 - 5.6 %


Name Amount %
Pale Malt (2 Row) US 700 g 57.85
Pilsner (2 Row) Ger 300 g 24.79
Corn, Flaked 70 g 5.79
Barley, Flaked 50 g 4.13
Caramel/Crystal Malt - 20L 30 g 2.48
Milk Sugar (Lactose) 60 g 4.96


Name Amount Time Use Form Alpha %
Cascade 6.6 g 60 min Boil Pellet 5.5
Goldings, East Kent 5.3 g 10 min Boil Pellet 5


Name Amount Time Use Type
Irish Moss 0.43 tsp 10 min Boil Fining
Cinnamon Stick 0.86 Items 5 min Boil Spice
Yeast Nutrient 0.43 tsp 3 days Primary Other
Vanilla Beans 0.86 Items 10 days Secondary Flavor


Name Lab Attenuation Temperature
Cream Ale Yeast Blend (WLP080) White Labs 78% 18.33°C - 21.11°C


Step Temperature Time
Mash In 65.56°C 75 min


Step Time Temperature
Primary 4 days 19.44°C
Secondary 10 days 19.44°C
Aging 30 days 18.33°C