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Style: Cream Ale
Style Information
Cream Ales are mild and pale ales that use warm fermentation and cold lagering. The color should be light, ranging from a pale yellow to golden. The aroma should be very muted and hop notes are often absent. The taste should be similarly muted, with a crisp taste but a minimal hop and malt taste. The feel is light and clean, with a crisp finish. ABV ranges from 4% to 5.6%. IBUs are generally low and range from 10 to 20.

Recommend glassware for this style
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Top Consumed Cream Ale
1. Sunlight Cream Ale by Sun King Brewing Company36
2. Spotted Cow by New Glarus Brewing Company32
3. Summer Solstice Cerveza Crema by Anderson Valley Brewing Company10
4. Sweet Action Cream Ale by Sixpoint Craft Ales9
5. Henry Weinhard's Blue Boar Ale by Blitz-Weinhard Brewing Co.6
6. Genesee Cream Ale by High Falls Brewing Co.4
7. Cream Ale by Russell Brewing Company3
8. Pistachio Cream Ale by Short's Brewing Company3
9. Coffee and Creme by Sun King Brewing Company3
10. Chemung Canal Towpath Ale by Horseheads Brewing, Inc.3

Top Reviews Cream Ale
 BeerAvg Score
1. Sirius Ale by Lagunitas Brewing Company88
2. Orange Blossom Ale by Four Peaks Brewing Company82
3. Sunlight Cream Ale by Sun King Brewing Company78
4. Kite Tail Summer Ale by O'Fallon Brewery78
5. Light Rail Cream Ale by Sonora Brewhouse - Brewer's Den76
6. My Better Half by Slumbrew / Somerville Beer Company74
7. Spotted Cow by New Glarus Brewing Company71
8. Kiwanda Cream Ale by Pelican Pub & Brewery68
9. Golden Ale by Terrapin Beer Company64
10. Genesee Cream Ale by High Falls Brewing Co.62