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Old 04-08-2009, 07:30 PM   #1
Apr 2009
Aurora, NE
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I remember drinking Genesee cream ale in my younger days when I lived on the Northeast.

I'd like to brew it. Some retailers offer a cream ale kit but others do not.

What makes a cream ale a cream ale??? How does it differ from a lite ale or an american lite ale?


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Old 04-08-2009, 07:55 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by NE-Brewer View Post
What makes a cream ale a cream ale???
Maize. Or, rarely, rice.

A blonde ale or Kölsch would generally be all-malt.
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Old 04-08-2009, 07:57 PM   #3
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