Category 96: American Cream Ale

Color:
Straw to gold
Clarity:
Chill haze should be very low or not be present.
Perceived Malt Aroma and Flavor:
The dominant flavor is of pale malt sweetness at medium-low to medium levels. Caramel malt attributes should be absent. Attributes typical of corn or other adjuncts may be present at low levels.
Perceived Hop Aroma and Flavor:
Hop aroma and flavor is very low to low or may be absent.
Fermentation Characteristics:
Low level fruity esters may be present. Sulfur and DMS are usually absent but may be present at extremely low levels. Diacetyl should not be present.
Body:
Low
Additional Notes:
These crisp and refreshing beers are fermented warm with ale or lager yeast and lagered cold.
Alcohol by Volume:
4.30%-5.70%
IBU:
10-22
SRM Color:
2-5