Cream Ale by Erik Beer | 5 Gallon Beer Recipe Kit | All-Grain

Cream Ale by Erik Beer | 5 Gallon Beer Recipe Kit | All-Grain

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  • Our Signature Series kits offer a selection of crazy, unique beers developed by MoreBeer! customers, associates, and homebrewing legends!
  • Featuring a blend of Pale and Pilsener Malt with some Flaked Maize thrown in to lighten things up
  • Includes Saaz and Hallertau Hersbrucker hops
  • Estimated ABV: 5.2%
  • Estimated IBUs: 16-20
  • Makes 5 gallons of finished beer

Erik Beer was the president of the local homebrew club, DOZE, for a number of years.  During that time, he created and perfected recipes for a number of different brews, this easy-drinking Cream Ale being one of them.  Featuring a blend of Pale and Pilsener Malt with some Flaked Maize thrown in to lighten things up, this beer is sure to be a hit with everyone you share it with. (If you share it at all!).  Hopping is light on this one, but definitely enough to balance things and make this brew go down smooth.

  • Makes 5 gallons
  • Estimated Original Gravity: 1.051-55
  • SRM (Color Range): 3-4
  • IBUs: 16-20
  • Estimated Alcohol Percentage: 5.2%



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 grains will come milled, unless you select unmilled base malts.
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My spouse like the lighter beer
Tom N on Jan 7, 2023
for fun
Earle r S on Dec 2, 2022
My spouse like the lighter beer
Tom N on Jan 7, 2023
Cream Ales are easy drinking after a long day.
Gregory on Jan 5, 2023
for fun
Earle r S on Dec 2, 2022
had before and was good
Adam Q on Nov 10, 2022
Im combinding with amber ale
Curtis M on Aug 12, 2022
its what I wanted
Adam Q on Aug 6, 2022
Because I want to make it and then I want to drink it
Alexandra O on Aug 4, 2022
Great basic beer to add flavorings
Eric Johnson on Jul 13, 2022
I choose this because my girlfriend will be brewing her first beer and she loves cream ales
Joseph C on Jul 1, 2022
Wanted a summer beer
Donald D on Jun 29, 2022
brewing a summer beer
Michael M on Jun 14, 2022
Excellent Beer
Steve Warren on Mar 30, 2022
Good reviews
Samuel H on Feb 14, 2022
brewed 2x and it is great
Andrew R on Feb 1, 2022
benjamin l on Dec 13, 2021
I need to brew a reference beer
Jay Miller on Nov 5, 2021
Great cream ale base
Brandon F on Oct 29, 2021
I have brewed this recipe several times. it continues to be one of my favorites.
benjamin l on Oct 13, 2021
Want a light beer
Richard E on Oct 12, 2021
I've brewed this beer twice now. very good recipe. just ordered another kit.
benjamin l on Aug 31, 2021
Everyone likes this one
Curtis M on Aug 18, 2021
My go to cream ale, have made it several times-all good.
john krousey on Jul 7, 2021
I like a cream ale
Curtis M on Jun 5, 2021
made before is a great Ale, keg empty needs refill
Gary on Mar 25, 2021
It looked good.
Robert M on Mar 18, 2021
My wife likes cream ales
William S on Feb 19, 2021
Try something new
Glen B on Jan 30, 2021
Seems like something my family would drink with me.
Jeff Harrington on Dec 4, 2020
Haven't brewed many cream ales
Mark C on Dec 4, 2020
Have made it before-it's a good all around beer everyone likes.
john krousey on Dec 4, 2020
Great reviews
Terrin L on Dec 2, 2020
Customer ratings.
Bryan H on Nov 13, 2020
Sounded good and I've never used corn flakes
Creighton H on Oct 15, 2020
Trying something new
Gerry H on Oct 2, 2020
I made this before and like tied
Martin H on Aug 26, 2020
I was referred by friend about the company and the kit
Karl H on Aug 26, 2020
just starting and like cream ale I know how to make wine, and little beer kits will see how it turns out
Gary on Aug 11, 2020
my wife loves it
Michael Formisano on Aug 6, 2020
easy to make
Greg S on Jul 23, 2020
I haven't done a kit in years. Thought it may be fun for a change.
Vaughan L on Jul 3, 2020
for a party/crowd pleaser
Melissa D on Jun 27, 2020
Good reviews, wanted to give it a try
Richard D on Jun 16, 2020
want to try
Benjamin E A on Jun 13, 2020
I want to cream
Edward S on May 6, 2020
Great kit!
Andrew R on Apr 17, 2020
I'm more in control
Unhappy on Mar 27, 2020
Sons name is Erik
Bryan A on Mar 18, 2020
Works well to make jalapeño ale.
Joshua W on Mar 13, 2020
We like Northern Brewers recipe, but the gift card was Morebeer.
Willard P B on Feb 11, 2020
First batch turned out great. everybody that tried it loved it.
Robert T on Jan 14, 2020
Cream Ales are easy drinking after a long day.
Gregory on Jan 5, 2023
had before and was good
Adam Q on Nov 10, 2022
Is the ingredient sheet accurate? I put the ingredients into BeerSmith and coming up with a 6.8% beer, 34 IBU which is out of style guidelines.
John Powell on Jun 10, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Hi John - What do you have your efficiency set at in BeerSmith? Our kits are typically written with a 72% brewhouse efficiency. Agreed over 1% ABV is a bit of a large gap.
Beer has been in the primary fermenter for two weeks and there is no noticeable activity. The color seems to be significantly darker then the recipe picture. Any thoughts?
Thomas Tiplady on Mar 10, 2021
BEST ANSWER: I just made a cream ale yesterday (03-10) which turned out darker, too. Not sure why. But I put Safale-05 dry yeast in it about 9pm at 67 degrees & had some activity this AM.
If you don't have activity after two weeks, try using a new packet of yeast. But going this long with no activity, may lead to contamination since the yeast activity helps hold down contamination. Don't give up after all the work when a seven dollar pack of yeast may save the day, but act quickly. GOOD LUCK!
Brewing this today. What is the recommended CO2 volume once I keg it in a few weeks? I’m guessing around 2.5? Prost!
Aaron Wyant on Apr 8, 2023
BEST ANSWER: Hi Aaron! While we don't have a recommended CO2 volume for this kit, about 2.5 PSI (and maybe a little bit lower) is in line with the style. Cheers!
What is the brand of grains that are used for this? I ask because I bought some Viking 2-row and Viking pilsner and after 3 batches I cannot get the same flavor that this kit provided!
Joseph C on Nov 5, 2022

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Rated 5 out of 5
Cream Ale
Putting this one into one of my standards for a beer on the easier to drink side. This one is perfect if you want a beer that is one that you want a quick refreshing beer that goes well with all your grill favorites & Italian meals or one you don't want to be hopped out on. It does have nice hop flavor and finishes cleanly.
April 14, 2023
1 year ago
Rated 4 out of 5
It was quite good
We brewed this a few weeks ago on July 4th and started to drink it a few days ago, it's great. We did add some orange zest to primary as my girlfriend loves the local orange cream ale we get at the local watering hole. In a few days we have almost kicked the keg, I give it another 2 days :)
July 22, 2022
1 year ago
Rated 1 out of 5
Grains were only crushed once.
July 20, 2022
1 year ago
Response from MoreFlavor
I understand how frustrating a less-than-satisfactory crush can be, especially when it affects your efficiency. While we understand this sometimes results in a poor crush, we have a company wide standard mill gap of 1.651 mm. For almost all grains we sell, this results in the best crush possible. While this mill gap may remain the same, the size of the grain may vary and result in a more fine or coarse crush. We always advise brewers to check the crush level and adjust your mash length or schedule in order to get the best extraction.
July 22, 2022
Malcolm lieban
Rated 5 out of 5
Tasty Cream Ale
This turned out great, clean and easy drinking. Didn't last long!
February 28, 2022
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great kit
Great kit. I've tried several cream ale recipes. This one was the best in my opinion.
August 10, 2021
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
very good beer.
I finally brewed a beer that my wife likes. finished at 6.5 ABV. Has a very light golden color, with a nice light malty flavor. Will definitely brew again.
June 25, 2021
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great Beer
Tastes like a blonde. I don't know where they get cream.
May 26, 2021
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great Cream Ale
I honestly hadn't had a cream ale in years. They're more common in Canada (where I'm from) but you can not find them in California. This kit produced a pretty good cream ale - smooth texture, a bit of sweetness, very high drinkability. Reminded me of a Sleeman's Cream Ale (for comparability).

My father in law only likes lighter beers and loved this.

The recipe is very straight forward. Fermentation, for me, was pretty fast and aggressive (tons of krausen). Don't be worried if the wort looks darker than expected initially.

All in all a great recipe. Will be making a mental note to re-create this recipe later in the summer.
May 25, 2021
Rated 5 out of 5
like ales
will let you know when I have a drinkable Ale
September 2, 2020
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
This recipe turned out great. Good light tasting cream ale. Easy to brew.
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