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Old 08-08-2012, 10:19 PM   #1
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So far I have brewed a American wheat and a honey wizen. Both my wife hated! I would like to get a kit to make for her, possibly a fruit beer. I keep hearing about cream ale kits but have never tasted one. Any suggestions?

 
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Old 08-08-2012, 10:22 PM   #2
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So far I have brewed a American wheat and a honey wizen. Both my wife hated! I would like to get a kit to make for her, possibly a fruit beer. I keep hearing about cream ale kits but have never tasted one. Any suggestions?
Cream ales aren't for everybody, either. Can you get Genessee Cream Ale, or Little Kings where you are? Then you could have her try one and see if she likes it before making 5 gallons of it.

You could try a super light American lager that she might like, if you have the ability to make a lager.
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Old 08-08-2012, 10:26 PM   #3
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Maybe an American Amber? I just brewed a batch seems pretty easy to drink. Irish Reds are pretty easy too..

 
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Old 08-08-2012, 10:31 PM   #4
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My girl loves my ciders. Also my Oktoberfest beers have been great.

The Oktoberfest was a kit frommr beer, the cider was 100% apple juice + some table sugar

 
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Old 08-08-2012, 10:32 PM   #5
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I don't know of a way to replicate Budweiser, especially with extract, so I'd advise going a different route. I found the two cream ale extract kits I did to not be clean enough for the non-craft beer drinker. Has your wife ever had a dry Irish stout? This is a style that I find more women like than I would have expected. The NB Dry Irish Stout kit was one of my first "successes" in homebrew - where I had people going for seconds gladly. Just another thought.
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Old 08-08-2012, 10:58 PM   #6
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Another approach might be a Blue Moon clone. Have her try the commercial version, if you get the 'thumbs up' poke around, I'm sure there's an extract recipe on HBT or the interwebs.

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Old 08-08-2012, 11:17 PM   #7
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maybe she just hates wheat beers

 
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Old 08-08-2012, 11:26 PM   #8
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She has no problem drinking a blueberry wheat at our local brewery.

 
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Old 08-09-2012, 12:06 AM   #9
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The Stella Artoise clones are easy and tasty

 
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Old 08-09-2012, 11:35 AM   #10
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Try an Aussie light ale from midwest. It's very smooth and not to hoppy at all. Also, it has a nice light color to it. Use Irish Moss and it lightens up real well. Great beer for someone who isn't really into heavy stuff

 
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