Cream Ale by Erik Beer | 5 Gallon Beer Recipe Kit | Extract

Cream Ale by Erik Beer | 5 Gallon Beer Recipe Kit | Extract

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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 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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Its my go to, summer mostly, all friends love it.
Michael G G on Mar 5, 2023
This recipe looks special and I love cream ale
Joseph C on Feb 27, 2023
Its my go to, summer mostly, all friends love it.
Michael G G on Mar 5, 2023
I am a fan of Cream Ales I have had in Wisconsin
David Lange on Mar 3, 2023
This recipe looks special and I love cream ale
Joseph C on Feb 27, 2023
ease to make
james C on Feb 22, 2023
I want a recovery beer after workouts
Gonzalo R on Jan 12, 2023
family favorite
Dennis M T on Dec 13, 2022
Has good mouth feel.
Jake W on Nov 30, 2022
Paul N on Sep 10, 2022
Looks tasty. Going to use for my pumpkin beer
Kevin D on Jul 27, 2022
Using it as a base for a Raspberry Ale...
Karl Block on Jul 7, 2022
Meredith W on May 25, 2022
I like it
John W on May 20, 2022
Been using Cream
Michael G G on Apr 19, 2022
For my wife
Mike H on Mar 30, 2022
Brewed before
Andrew G M on Mar 10, 2022
Great ale, easy to make
Larry M on Jan 11, 2022
Eric Beer is hot! <3
Richard F on Dec 22, 2021
I've brewed it before and like it
Leslie H on Nov 19, 2021
Have used for years, Family and friend's look forward to my brew!!
Linda G on Nov 12, 2021
Made it before and liked it alot
Tom C on Jul 22, 2021
the feedback from users
Doug Haviland on Apr 23, 2021
Looking for a good summer beer.
Andrew on Apr 21, 2021
Light and low hoppy
Christopher M on Apr 13, 2021
My wife's favorite, and it reminds me of the beer that my father drank.
Dennis M T on Mar 30, 2021
I wanted to brew a cream ale...one of my fav styles
Eric R on Jan 21, 2021
Jake W on Jan 5, 2021
I like to have a light, easy drinking beer on one of my taps
C C on Dec 5, 2020
try something new
Greg on Oct 27, 2020
something new and affordable
Wilfred B on Aug 17, 2020
Sounded good
Kyle Lane on Jun 17, 2020
my wife likes Cali Creamin
James B on Apr 2, 2020
Looks tasty
Matthew S. W on Mar 17, 2020
I love this style of 🍻
Peter Saavedra III on Mar 2, 2020
Trying something new
Wade L on Feb 14, 2020
Had it before. Good brew
Jeremy S on Jan 30, 2020
Good beer
Jeffrey B on Jan 20, 2020
I wanted tottery amild stout.
Jake W on Jan 7, 2020
I have used this kit previously as a base for my Creamsicle Ale and it has worked perfectly!!
Roger LaClair on Jan 6, 2020
1st try with a creme ale.
MARVIN R on Jan 4, 2020
Why not.
Shawn P on Jan 1, 2020
It was the only cream ale
Christina F on Oct 10, 2019
It's the first and only available cream ale extract kit
Dan T on Sep 30, 2019
To make an jalapeno sle..
Joshua W on Jun 13, 2019
Have done some cream ales before, looking for a good summer beer, may add honey
Alan F on May 2, 2019
We like a cream ale, and trying something new
phillip reese on Dec 21, 2018
aka Genesee pale ale from my youth
Wes B on Oct 25, 2018
I’m making this for my dad, it’s his 79th birthday and it’s going to be a surprise
Alex M on Sep 25, 2018
The reviews look good and I need something easy drinking for camping
Christopher M on Jun 8, 2018
tried it before and liked it
Wes B on May 17, 2018
It sounds like a good cream ale, perfect for summertime in Georgia!
Joe M on May 15, 2018
I am a fan of Cream Ales I have had in Wisconsin
David Lange on Mar 3, 2023
ease to make
james C on Feb 22, 2023
When do you introduce the flaked corn?
Peter Saavedra III on Mar 8, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Hi Peter - You would add the corn as if it was a steeping grain, so before you add the malt extract.

4.6 / 5.0
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Rated 5 out of 5
Easy drinker
Nice recipe. Nice and easy lawnmower beer
December 26, 2022
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
multi flavor
It was a great tasting cream ale brew, and i also added some rasberry extract to an third of the brew.. !!
yum yum !! and wife likes it too
September 11, 2020
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Two pints in and I ordered another kit!
Kit arrived well packaged and labeled. I went with the DME version, and full boil. I rushed it a little (brew day to glass in 9 days) but it came out amazing. Reminds me a lot of Spotted Cow, at least what I remember. I'm typically an all-grain brewer and steeping a pound of flaked corn without base malts seemed kinda silly it definitely shows through in the finished beer. Suspect this is also why corn sugar is added - to replicate what typically would happen in a full mash. It definitely pays off. Also, I left out a pound of DME because I wanted a lower starting gravity...1.049 and finished 1.009 with BRY-97. Had two pints and placed another order.
June 16, 2020
over 3 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Good Brewing
Nice brew kit, easy concise instructions , finished product was as described.

G. Klein
March 3, 2020
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Nice cream ale
Great beer. I tweaked it a little to try something different and will definitely brew it this way again.
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April 16, 2019
over 5 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
One of my favorites
Recommend! Made it twice. Shared with friends last weekend. Even the non-beer drinkers loved it. Ordering another kit now before the last bottles are gone!
March 20, 2019
over 5 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Nice brew
Nice light taste could have a bit more body but a nice brew
February 22, 2019
over 5 years ago
Rated 2 out of 5
Too sweet, alcoholic and dark
Full disclosure: I don't think I added enough water to primary, maybe 1/2 to 3/4 of a gallon less than 5 gallons.

At 3 weeks, this beer is brown in color, and has this cloyingly sweet alcoholic finish in taste. It is more malty and porter-y in flavor. I know it's tough to rate a beer when so much of it is the brewer and what they did to it, but I just can't imagine that this is the same beer that others are describing in their reviews. It is not refreshing, it is not easy to drink, it is not a simple summer beer at all. Perhaps in time I will come to love it, but it's just taking up space in my kegerator right now.

I'll revisit it in a few weeks and update this review, but I definitely won't be brewing this beer again any time soon.
July 27, 2018
Response from MoreFlavor
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May 27, 2020
Malcolm lieban
Rated 5 out of 5
Great tasting beer....
My first batch of home brewed beer.... very tasty!!! Will make more!!!
April 5, 2018
over 6 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
My go to summer brew!!
This kit is a fantastic beer. Ive brewed it twice with great results, it hardly lasts me more than a month. It is refreshing and you can taste the corn!. I recommend this to anyone who likes crisp clean full bodied beer!
January 28, 2018
over 6 years ago