Light Ale | 5 Gallon Beer Recipe Kit | Extract

Light Ale | 5 Gallon Beer Recipe Kit | Extract

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  • A good transition beer for the habitual domestic lager drinkers. Low bitterness with more emphasis on malt flavor
  • Includes Cascade hops
  • Estimated ABV: 3.8%
  • Estimated IBUs: 13-15
  • Makes 5 gallons of finished beer

A good transition beer for those individuals used to easy-drinking American styles. This beer has the same bitterness levels (low) as American beers, but is an all-malt product, as there is no rice or corn used. Light golden color. Experience the difference of good taste!

  • Makes 5 gallons
  • Estimated Original Gravity:1.037-42
  • SRM (Color Range): 4
  • IBUs: 13-15
  • Estimated Alcohol Percentage: 3.8%

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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want to see how I do with a light beer
Blake A on Nov 26, 2022
bManHay on Jan 3, 2022
want to see how I do with a light beer
Blake A on Nov 26, 2022
have not brewed a light ale before
Chris B on Jan 22, 2022
bManHay on Jan 3, 2022
I brewed it before and it was great. I wanted to adding a dry hop to it.
Andrew D B on May 3, 2021
Jim Elrick on Apr 16, 2021
looking for a nice light beer that's easy to drink all the time
J U on Sep 9, 2020
Christopher S L on Aug 28, 2020
Light for father in law
Rich B on Jul 1, 2020
Looks fun
Richard S on Jun 26, 2020
It's a good base starter for experementation
Alberto P on Apr 23, 2020
something new
Rick W on Apr 22, 2020
base kit for brewing purposes
Kevin R on Apr 8, 2020
will brew this in March
Joe S on Dec 19, 2019
Light beer for fantasy football draft
Dustin S on Aug 28, 2019
Good price.
John on Jul 15, 2019
I always have this on tap. It is easy to drink for anyone who likes beer.
Joseph on Jul 9, 2019
Good beer for the summer. I Brew this for my friends that don't like a hoppie beer.
Robert T on Apr 30, 2019
I have already brewed this product once and has been requested for a birthday party.
Jason W on Feb 5, 2019
Christmas Gift
Robert P on Dec 17, 2018
Looking to make a lighter ale for my second brewing attempt.
David A G on Sep 17, 2018
Low carbs
Mark Mitrowski on Aug 23, 2018
Going to do a shandy for some of my light beer drinking friends
Mark S on Apr 4, 2018
Going low carb and love beer so this is my best home brew option
Griffin B on Mar 5, 2018
Its a great beer for summer drinking
Jared J on Feb 7, 2018
have not brewed a light ale before
Chris B on Jan 22, 2022
I brewed it before and it was great. I wanted to adding a dry hop to it.
Andrew D B on May 3, 2021

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Rated 5 out of 5
This was the first brew i did back in 2004 when i ordered my Bottling Kit Deluxe they called it back when i ordered it in Dec 2003.(my Christmas present for myself).

was a good brew, actually came out at 5.023% alc.

And i was looking at my original instructions from back then and match current one exactly as far as ingredients.

March 1, 2022
Rated 5 out of 5
Fermented quickly good taste at end of initial fermentation
Still in mini-kegs so cannot yet add praise for final taste but it all seems fine so far
August 25, 2020
over 3 years ago
Rated 2 out of 5
A good beer to cook with!
So the big thing is that the color isn't right. It's more of an amber, which is a problem for a light ale. While I went the DME route and it's only 5lbs at that, it's darker than you'd expect. Just screams "homebrew". Really needs ultra-light DME, and carapils instead of caramel 15, hopping is spot-on BUT it's a bit heavy handed. Thankfully I used Omega tropical IPA yeast, which fermented this out real nice, otherwise it might be cloying. Haven't received any accolades or glowing response from friends and family. I've mostly been using it for cooking, beer brats and chicken brines. It's beer but I wouldn't brew it again. Kind of a bummer because I really wanted some new to put into rotation that was on the lighter side.
July 19, 2020
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Darker and Sweeter than I Thought
To me a "light Ale" is Bud Light. But this is my first home brew. It is slightly lighter in color than 805. It also has a sweetness to it that is a little too sweet for me personally. It does taste good though and is considered "delicious" by those whom have tasted it. I know they aren't just saying it to be nice as they go for round 3 and 4. it certainly has a lot of flavor for a light beer.
February 15, 2019
over 5 years ago
Response from MoreFlavor
Thank you so much for your feedback. We really appreciate the honesty and value great feedback like this as it helps us improve our products. Cheers!
February 18, 2019
Tyler W Staff
Rated 5 out of 5
Light Ale
Very nice and drinkable!!!
January 5, 2019
over 5 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Turned out much better then I was expecting. Will be doing this one again also
December 21, 2018
over 5 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Made this for my father-in-law basic simple recipe turned out excellent.
May 7, 2018
over 6 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Light Ale
I don't normally drink this type of beer but decided to make it for a party I was having with all of them being Bud Light drinkers. This beer went over very well with all of them. A nice light beer that is very easy to drink and actually has some flavor to it.
February 24, 2018
over 6 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Pretty good for an extract kit.
Haven't done an extract kit in awhile, but this turned out very good and my friends loved it. Told them it was my own recipe.
February 17, 2018
over 6 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Added extra oz of Citra hops at 15 mins came out really good smooth drinking lite beer
February 5, 2018
over 6 years ago