William's Honey Cream Ale started out as a traditional mild, sweetish American-style cream ale made with corn as well as barley. The hop flavor is on the mild side, with just enough to balance the delicate pale malt and corn flavors. The addition of our unpasteurized orange blossom honey (at the end of the boil to preserve aroma) is what gives this beer an added depth of flavor and complexity, the honey increasing the body, sweetness, and complexity without overwhelming the delicate hop crispness. Click on the more info button above for a picture of this beer after two weeks in the bottle. Alcohol: 5%, IBU's 26.
Includes 8 pounds of our blended malt extract and orange blossom honey, selected aromatic hops, 125ml of liquid yeast, and corn sugar for carbonation. Makes 5 gallons with a starting gravity of at least 1.052. Ease of Brewing: Beginner.
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This shows our Honey Ale after 2 weeks in the bottle.
Jul 23, 2020 by Mark Ledeboer
Q: Does this include yeast? If not, what is recommended for this kit?
A: Yes it does, Wyeast Ringwood Ale Liquid Yeast.
Jun 10, 2019 by William Emerson
Q: I've brewed this with great success. My question is, what is the weight of the honey pack? Thank you, Bill
A: 2 Pounds
My favorite kit
I absolutely love this kit. I add 1 lb each of flaked corn and carapils malt, then add about 1oz of finely chopped ginger in after the heat is off (when I add honey). It is a great refreshing beer for those hot summer days. I have made this 4 or 5 times.
I'm normally a dark beer drinker / brewer. This Honey Cream Ale was light and rich. The honey flavor is incredible without being sweet. Summer guests are enjoying it. I will do another batch next summer.
The Wyeast never filled out. I broke the inside as directed, but it never got full. I ended up using dry bread yeast. We’ll see how that turns out. Should be OK.
ONE OF MY FAVORITES
GOOD BEER WE MAKE SEVERAL A YR
Honey Cream Ale
I brewed this beer for my son's wedding last fall. It was so crisp and refreshing, just perfect for our "Indian summer". This beer is perfect for adding flavoring, or just sitting on the beach and drinking a bottle. I have bought this beer since and will probably buy again in the future.