American Lite Ale - Extract Beer Brewing Kit (5 Gallons)

American Lite Ale - Extract Beer Brewing Kit (5 Gallons)

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(Makes 5 gallons) A lite beer similiar to the major American brands. Not much flavor, not much bitterness, not much of anything to tell you the truth. However, sometimes that is exactly what we are looking for. A good beer for general mass-consumption. Uses dry rice extract as part of the base.
This kit does not contain any grain, only Liquid Malt Extract and Dried Rice extract. No grain bag is needed.
  • Makes 5 gallons
  • Estimated Original Gravity: 1.035
  • SRM (Color Range): 4-6
  • IBUs: 6-10
  • Estimated Alcohol Percentage: 3.6%


Our recipe kits DO NOT include grain bags, yeast or priming sugar. To find our yeast recommendations, choose your preferred kit option above and then select the drop-down menu under “Yeast Options”.  For more info, click on the recommended yeast(s) below in the “You Might Also Need” section below. All included steeping grains will come milled.
Liquid Malt Extract (LME) vs. Dried Malt Extract (DME)
MoreBeer! recipe kits are offered in both Liquid Malt Extract and Dry Malt Extract so that our customers can choose the format that best suits their needs and brewing style. LME is a viscous liquid, similar in consistency to maple syrup. In addition to being the more affordable option, many brewers find LME easier to handle than dry extract. DME is more condensed and comes in a powder format that is similar to baking flour. Although it’s a little more costly, DME is naturally lighter in color and stays fresher for longer. We highly recommend DME when brewing light colored beers.


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brewed this kit already and like it
Robert N T on Jul 13, 2022
I liked this beer when I brewed it
Robert N T on May 9, 2022
brewed this kit already and like it
Robert N T on Jul 13, 2022
I like it
Valued C on Jun 28, 2022
I liked this beer when I brewed it
Robert N T on May 9, 2022
Good first extract brew
Asher C on Mar 18, 2022
Look interesting
Manfred on Jan 7, 2022
Fourth batch, great beer, and all our friends love it!
Michael E B on Jun 4, 2021
My wife favorite
Larry K on Jun 3, 2021
Robert A on Jan 3, 2021
ordered before
randy e on Nov 4, 2020
first time with this kit
Richard V on Jun 13, 2020
The wife really likes this, and I enjoy it.
CJ on May 22, 2018
Need something to feed my lite beer drinking friends and family to keep off of my CA common ale
Scott C on Mar 27, 2018
I like it
Valued C on Jun 28, 2022
Good first extract brew
Asher C on Mar 18, 2022

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Rated 4 out of 5
Pretty good for keeping the lite beer folks happy
This beer is surprisingly good if you are trying to clone something like Mich Ultra or Bud Light. It has very little flavor, virtually no hop profile, and has a slight sweetness to it. If that is what you are looking for, then it is worth a try.
November 21, 2018
over 3 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
This would be a great first kit for a new brewer. It's easy to brew, tastes like beer, and is very cheap for an extract kit. But don't expect this lite ALE to turn out just like a major American brand lite LAGER. It's darn near as close as you can get though.
May 11, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5
American Lite Ale
This is by far the worst kit Ive ever made. Taste like bitter boiled grain.
July 24, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5
First brew - Outstanding!
My very very first homebrew, and I couldn't be happier. This is a nice, smooth, light ale that everyone loved. Not a lot of flavor, but just enough to make it comparable to a commercial light beer. My wife, who doesn't care for beer, absolutely loved this one. Wyeast 1056, fermented for two weeks, then sat in the corny keg for two more. Will definitely brew this a few more times for the masses.
October 7, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5
Nice light kit
This is a great beginner kit. Simple ingredients, recipe and taste. A definite starting beer for the non home brew fan! Cheers!!
May 23, 2013