Beer Style: American Light Ale

Includes American blonde, cream, golden, wheat and rye ales

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Lazy Day Blonde Ale

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This is the lightest, and simplest, extract beer we’ve ever made. You can get in and out and have a tasty beer in no time flat. What kind of beer? The beer-flavored variety, naturally.

Coffee American Rye Ale

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This combines the spicy flavor profile of you basic rye ale and adds a shot of coffee to boost the complexities found in the beer’s profile.

Gordon Strong’s Cream Ale

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(5 gallons/19 L, all-grain)OG = 1.052 FG = 1.010IBU = 14 SRM = 3 ABV = 5.6% Ingredients3.5 lbs. (1.6 kg) German Pilsner malt3.5 lbs. (1.6 kg) US 2-row malt2 lbs. (907 g) flaked corn (maize)1 lb. (454 g) corn sugar (15 min.)1.15 AAU Vanguard hops (first wort hop) (0.25 oz./7 g at 4.6% alpha

Fyne Ales’ Jarl clone

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Fyne Ales’ Jarl clone (5 gallons/19 L, all-grain)OG = 1.038  FG = 1.009IBU = 38  SRM = 4  ABV = 3.8% Jarl is a simple recipe designed to showcase the grapefruit and lychee character of Citra® hops in a very sessionable pale ale. The difficulty lies in managing the brewing process in order to strike

Magnum/Chinook Blonde Ale

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(5 gallons/19 L, all-grain)OG = 1.047 FG = 1.010IBU = 33 SRM = 4 ABV = 4.8% This recipe accompanies an experimental brew that Drew Beechum and Denny Conn introduce in their May-June 2019 column titled “The Bitter Challenge.” Ingredients9.5 lbs. (4.3 kg) pale malt4.1 AAU Magnum hops (60 min. — Boil A) (0.35 oz./10

Sapwood Cellars’ Ziparillo clone

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Sapwood Cellars’ Ziparillo clone (10 bbl/12 hL, commercial-size) OG = 1.048 FG = 1.016 IBU = 14 SRM = 5 ABV = 4.2% This hoppy wheat beer was designed to introduce hop-averse beer drinkers to the new ways hops are being used. A low-temperature whirlpool reduces alpha acid isomerization, allowing more hop flavor without big

Tangerine Wheat Beer

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The Mandarina Bavaria hop produces distinct fruity, citrusy flavors of tangerine and when combined with tangerine peel adds a fresh fruit aroma to this beer that gives it a wonderful summertime appeal.

Gordon Strong’s American Wheat

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Recipe author Gordon Strong states, “My recipe is towards the upper end of the strength range for the style since I don’t think of the style as purely a summer quencher. Feel free to scale it down to around 4.5% ABV if you do want it more sessionable.”

Choc clone

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This beer has had many different variants. This clone recipe is close to the current version, which is a cloudy, unfiltered wheat/barley beer with some funky ale flavors, 4.0% alcohol, lots of fruitiness from a warm fermented Hefeweizen yeast. Choc is bottle conditioned, and not filtered prior to bottling, so it can have large amounts of sedimentation at the bottom of the bottle. There is also a bit of lemony flavor to Choc, typical of a wheat beer.

Not-Quite-Amber Waves of Grain

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The American wheats I’ve been tasting at competitions lately take the best of American pale ale, add some nice low-Lovibond character maltiness and wheat, and back off the IBUs so you can actually appreciate the flavors. This one was a silver medal winner at the Philly Homebrew Cup.

Wild Card Brewery’s King of Hearts Blonde clone

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This is a slightly modified version of the recipe for King of Hearts, one of Wild Card’s core range of beers. It’s a light and refreshing pale beer with fresh aromas and a clean finish.

Dream Cream Ale


With such a high percentage of flaked grains, some rice hulls maybe a good addition to the mash in order to help loosen things up.

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