Author Topic: Blonde vs. Cream Ale  (Read 6355 times)

Offline Wildrover

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Blonde vs. Cream Ale
« on: January 26, 2011, 05:32:47 PM »
What's the difference in practical (not the defined BJCP difference)terms?  If I were to d a side by side comparison of a well made, to style blonde ale and cream ale, what are the differences that would be most apparent? 

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Offline Ziggybrew

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Re: Blonde vs. Cream Ale
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2011, 11:47:19 AM »
I remember reading a long thread about this a while back. Can't remember the specifics. The main point that I got was that Cream Ales have a heavier, or more pronounced, mouth feel (creamier). Beyond that, most folks did not see a whole lot of other differences. I assume a hotter mash temp and some specialty grains to enhance body.

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Re: Blonde vs. Cream Ale
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2011, 08:00:57 PM »
I had a feeling the difference was small,

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Offline The Drizzle

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Re: Blonde vs. Cream Ale
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2011, 09:22:32 PM »
i'm glad somebody asked this cuz i was wondering the same thing. i really want to do a cream ale.

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Re: Blonde vs. Cream Ale
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2011, 07:40:11 PM »
For a cream ale, I would expect some amount of adjuncts to lighten the body and make it crisper. 

For a blonde ale, I would expect all malt, but on the light side.