This beer turned out to be a nice American Lite Lager. Not too much honey flavor but good none the less. The Northern Brewer hops fit great.
I brewed this beer for a learn to brew day held as outreach for my homebrew club. There were lots of attendees. I missed my gravity target. I usually use a heat stick and propane burner during boil. I didn't use the heat stick since I didn't want to have someone trip on the cord. This seems to have caused much less evaporation due to less vigorous boil. I ended with 6G or wort instead of my target of 5.5G. The beer is great anyway.
The final recipe:
4.0 oz Honey Malt (25.0 SRM) Grain 1 3.8 %
1.6# Extra Light Dry Extract (3.0 SRM) Dry Extract 2 24.1 %
3.3# Pilsner Liquid Extract (3.5 SRM) Extract 3 49.6 %
0.25 oz Northern Brewer [9.60 %] - Boil 60.0 min 9.7 IBUs
0.25 oz Northern Brewer [9.60 %] - Boil 20.0 min 5.8 IBUs
0.50 oz Northern Brewer [9.60 %] - Boil 0.0 min 0.0 IBUs
2L+2L two step starter Cry Havoc (White Labs #WLP862)
I started fermentation at 57F then after 4 days of vigorous fermentation I raised the temp to 60F. I thought the krausen was starting to fall. In retrospect the krausen probably wasn't falling yet since it lasted several more days. But, I don't taste any off flavors, so raising the temp seems to have been OK.
Very little aroma.
Tastes very clean and refreshing. Finish tastes a lot like Budweiser. No surprise since Cry Havoc is rumored to be derived from Budweiser yeast. Slightly sweet. Dry. Hard to detect honey.
The color is probably about 6 SRM which is a bit dark but that is because the recipe used extracts.
Overall, I am pretty impressed with the Lager you can get with Cry Havoc at relatively high temps with extract.