Despite the title, there is no cream in the “Cream Ale”. The beer was named this way for its particularly mild taste.
This is a well-known beer in the USA that has became popular back in the 19th century. Ale appeared as an alternative to the American lager popular at that time. It is made of top yeast at the temperature specific to ales. In addition to traditional ingredients, additives as sugar, corn or pea flour can often be used in preparation of the American Cream Ale.