American Cream Ale

Cream Ales, spawned from the American light lager style, are brewed as an ale though are sometimes finished with a lager yeast or with lager beer mixed into the final product. Adjuncts such as corn or rice are frequently used to lighten the body but it is not uncommon for smaller craft brewers to make all malt Cream Ales. Pale straw to pale gold in color, they were known to have a low degree of hop bittering yet some hop aroma. More recently, a number of breweries have put their stamp on the style by giving it more of a hoppy character, nudging it toward Imperial. Well carbonated and well attenuated.

ABV: 4.0–8.5% | IBU: 10–22 | Glassware: Pint Glass (or Becker, Nonic, Tumbler)

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Name Brewery ABV Ratings > Score
Spotted CowNew Glarus Brewing Company4.803,7373.75
Summer SolsticeAnderson Valley Brewing Company5.001,6113.67
Genesee Cream AleGenesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.5.101,4303.05
Calm Before The StormBallast Point Brewing Company5.501,1893.87
Wexford Irish Cream AleGreene King / Morland Brewery5.006693.37
Regular CoffeeCarton Brewing Company12.006314.23
Sunlight Cream AleSun King Brewing Company5.304633.52
Terrapin Golden AleTerrapin Beer Company5.004513.45
Cali Creamin' Vanilla Cream AleMother Earth Brew Co.5.504063.82
Little Kings Cream AleHudepohl-Schoenling Brewing Co.5.503703.05
Carolina BlondeFoothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub4.302913.17
Caramel Cream AleDue South Brewing Co.5.002813.64
Kiwanda Cream AlePelican Pub & Brewery5.102633.66
Derailed Black Cherry Cream AleErie Brewing Co.5.002413.19
Muskoka Cream AleMuskoka Brewery5.002243.49
Cafe Y ChurroCarton Brewing Company12.002134.42
Narragansett Cream AleNarragansett Brewing Co.5.002123.52
Sleeman Cream Ale (64*)Sleeman Breweries Ltd.5.002022.84
Funnel CakeForgotten Boardwalk Brewing5.502023.56
Cream AleHardywood Park Craft Brewery4.402013.59
Flagship AleGrey Sail Brewing of Rhode Island4.901843.36
Stillwater Vanilla Cream AleThomas Creek Brewery4.501763.13
El MurciélagoCigar City Brewing9.501743.68
Irish CoffeeCarton Brewing Company12.001744.04
Kentucky Vanilla Barrel Cream AleAlltech's Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.5.501673.8
Croydon Cream AleNeshaminy Creek Brewing Company4.401603.48
Horny Goat ExposedHorny Goat Brewing Co.4.901572.81
Killer Whale Cream AleBold City Brewery5.501533.25
SS-C.R.E.A.MCarton Brewing Company8.401514.08
Not Your Father's Vanilla Cream AleSmall Town Brewery4.101513.83
Newburgh Cream AleNewburgh Brewing Company4.201493.72
GraziasMike Hess Brewing - Miramar5.501463.66
Wild Night Honey Cream AleSwamp Head Brewery5.901403.51
Farmer Ted's Cream AleCatawba Brewing Co.5.601283.5
Slumbrew My Better HalfSomerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)7.401283.77
Grand RabbitsBlackrocks Brewery5.501273.73
Henry Weinhard's Blue Boar AleBlitz-Weinhard Brewing Co.4.601242.83
Castle Cream AleCastle Danger Brewery5.301213.86
Fallen AppleFurthermore Beer6.201143.34
Anthem Golden AleUnion Craft Brewing Company5.001143.67
The Lawn Ranger Cream AleCedar Creek Brewery5.001123.53
OutboardMilwaukee Brewing Company5.001103.42
Ermal's Belgian Style Cream AleWarped Wing Brewing Company5.401083.64
Carolina StrawberryFoothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub4.301083.3
Cosmic Cream AleCameron's Brewing Co.5.001073.24
Cream AleEmpire Brewing Company - Brewpub5.801043.6
Kitsilano Maple Cream AleGranville Island Brewery5.001043.33
Dome Faux'm Throwback Cream Ale8th Wonder Brewery5.101023.68
Homespun Cream AleSpoetzl Brewery / Shiner5.001023.48
Canyon Cream AleCrow Peak Brewing5.001003.12
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