Cream ale is a style of American beer, of which examples are often light in color and are well attenuated.
A cream ale is related to pale lager. They are generally brewed to be light and refreshing with a straw to pale golden color. Hop and malt flavor is usually subdued but like all beer styles it is open to individual interpretation, so some breweries give them a more assertive character.
While cream ales are top-fermented ales, they typically undergo an extended period of cold-conditioning or lagering after primary fermentation is complete. This reduces fruity esters and gives the beer a cleaner flavor. Some examples also have a lager yeast added for the cold-conditioning stage or are mixes of ales and lagers. Adjuncts such as corn and rice are used to lighten the body and flavor, although all-malt examples are available from many craft brewers.
Smooth flow 
Smooth flow (also known as cream flow or just smooth) are descriptive names some brewers sometimes give to beers pressurized with nitrogen widgets, whether in can, bottle, or mini-keg, as part of creating interest in the market for their beers.
See also 
- ^ a b "6A. Cream Ale". 2008 BJCP Style Guidelines. Beer Judge Certification Program. Retrieved 6 May 2013.
- ^ "Cream Ale". Beeradvocate. Retrieved 6 May 2013.