High Gravity Homebrewing and Winemaking Supplies
SKU: K-DCA1-BTO
Batch Size: 5 Gallon
Fermentation Temperature: Hybrid
Manufacturer: High Gravity
Beer Category: Light Hybrid

This beer ingredient kit is inspired by Genesee Cream Ale. Low in bitterness and in maltiness, cream ales are characterized by their grainy sweetness from the adjuncts. The finish has a hint of fruitiness and has a pronounced dryness. This beer is best served chilled and as a thirst quencher!

Recipe kit instructions and ingredients.

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Price: $29.99
Desiree Cream Ale
Desiree Cream Ale
SKU: K-DCA1-BTO
Weight: 6 lbs 4 ozs
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This beer ingredient kit is inspired by Genesee Cream Ale. Low in bitterness and in maltiness, cream ales are characterized by their grainy sweetness from the adjuncts. The finish has a hint of fruitiness and has a pronounced dryness. This beer is best served chilled and as a thirst quencher!

High Gravity's extract kits use only the highest quality ingredients and are assembled when you order so they contain the freshest possible ingredients. Each kit makes 5 gallons.

Each kit makes 5 gallons.

Click here to view the instructions and ingredients.



Extract kits are recommended for beginning brewers.

Extract kits contain malt extract along with specialty grains and is by far the most common kit type. Extract kits rely on the malt extract to provide the fermentable sugars and the grains are primarily for color and flavor. This is the most common type of beer kit and is recommended for those who are just getting started or those that want to make a great tasting beer without a lot of effort.

BIAB Kits require additional brewing knowledge.

Brew-in-s-Bag eliminates the extract and completely rely on the grains to produce the fermentable sugars needed to make the beer.

BIAB uses one vessel to steep the mash and to boil the wort with the entire volume of liquid added at the start of the mash.

This method also requires that the entire volume be boiled so a 40qt+ pot is needed to boil the wort (pre-fermented beer). It is recommended that you have some experience brewing extract kits before attempting all-grain.

This method also requires that the entire volume be boiled so a 40qt+ pot is needed to boil the wort (pre-fermented beer). It is recommended that you have some experience brewing extract kits before attempting all-grain.

All-grain kits eliminate the extract and completely rely on the grains to produce the fermentable sugars needed to make the beer. Additional equipment is required, such as a mash tun and hot liquor tank. This method also requires that the entire volume be boiled so a 40qt pot is recommended to boil the wort (pre-fermented beer).

All-grain brewing is the most advanced method for brewing beer and is recommended for those that have had some experience brewing extract kits.


We recommend liquid yeast for our High Gravity kits but if you would prefer dry yeast, you can select it instead. Liquid yeasts provide a wider range of flavor profiles but are very susceptible to temperature variations. This can cause problems when shipping during very hot weather. Dry yeast, however, will not be damaged in transport because of weather conditions.
You may also want to choose your own yeast. If so, you can select the "No Yeast" Option.

Ice Pack:
When shipping liquid yeast, an ice pack is highly recommended, especially during hot weather to help ensure the viability of the liquid yeast. There is an additional cost of $1.00. High Gravity will not guarantee the viability of liquid yeast shipped without a cold pack.

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"Gold Medal Winner"

on 7/17/2019 1:35:56 AM

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Review Comments: I have brewed this kit many times, sometimes with modifications. It is a solid recipe and has helped me win Gold in the Light Hybrid Ales Category at FOAM Cup.

"Desiree Cream Ale"

on 10/11/2011 11:04:41 AM

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Review Comments: I have brewed this recipe 4 times. Each batch turns out conistant and fresh. I cant keep this beer in my cellar as it is such a hit with myself and my beer drinking friends. It is a great summer time, easy drinking beer!

"cream ale"

on 9/22/2011 3:17:44 PM

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Review Comments: This is the second kit I ever made and even the wife (that don't drink beer) loves this recipe kit. I have a tap dedicated to this kit and always a keg in reserve you cant go wrong with this beer and I have made this kit more than any other so far. I have even added honey on occasion and it comes out great! Jerry from Cleveland

"Desiree Cream Ale"

on 6/2/2011 4:54:03 PM

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Review Comments: this was my 5th attempt at home brewing and although my others have turned out great and tasted good, this was the best! The flavors and pure "drinkability" cant be beat. This batch was ready for a Memorial Day family outing and was a big hit. re-ordering as I finish this review!

"Fun to brew."

on 8/10/2007 2:08:00 PM

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Review Comments: Fun to brew. It was my first grain with extract attempt. The instructions were simple to follow and the beer tastes great. Definitely give it a couple weeks before sampling. I give this kit and beer flavor an A+.