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Old 11-28-2006, 04:06 AM   #1
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Default "Clearer" fruit ales (i.e. other than wheats)

I'm always trying to introduce more people to "good beer" i.e. micros, brewpubs, and of course and arguably most impotant my homebrews. I'd like to take a cranberry ale home for Christmas...I know, I'm cutting it a little short...but it will be kegged so I can shave a little time.

Anyway, back to my question: I haven't tried a fruit beer to this point and thought I'd try a cranberry ale of some sort. I'd like it to be a lighter and "clearer" ale style, but I only seem to find recipes for cranberry wheats (my family wouldn't appreciate the "cloudy" wheat beers...I'm still working on some of them).
What is a good base style for fruit beers...pale ales???

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Old 11-28-2006, 04:17 AM   #2
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What is a good base style for fruit beers...pale ales???

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Yeah. A l light bodied pale ale is a good base for flavorings. I've made some fruited pale ales before and they were pretty good.

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Old 11-28-2006, 09:04 PM   #3
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Thanks Walker, that's what I thought, but figured I better ask before I really messed up.

Has anyone tried a Red Ale with cranberry? It sounds interesting.

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