Crime Ale lol!Ideally brewed on Cell Block #9!
I think I'll try it - for 2 gallons of Crime Ale:
1 lb. Pilsen Malt
1 lb. Red Wheat Malt
1 lb. Corn Syrup w/ Vanilla
Bitter to ~18 IBU w/ maybe Tettnang or Willamette.
US05 or Nottingham yeast.
I really enjoy lighter beers - both making them and drinking them. If that means using amylase enzymes, rice, flaked corn, corn syrup or rice syrup solids then so be it.
These beers were considered outstanding when they first arrived on the scene.
Europeans actively seek out American Macro Beers - not the heavy drinking German or Belgian beers!
The old stereotype that homebrewers that brew and/or drink such folly should be insulted and shunned is just outdated and plain foolish.
These are difficult beers to get right.
Nobody's opinion will stop me from trying to brew it, that's part of the fun of the hobby. My other test beer (the all wheat) will be ready to try in a week or two. Quite frankly I get a kick out of trying new recipes in this hobby. That process of iteration (formulate/brew/test) is part of the fun.