Sunlight Cream Ale - Sun King Brewing Company
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Reviews by salvo:
4.08/5 rDev +15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Appearance is straw to blonde, almost white like a witt, perfectly clear with a small head with small bubbles rising. Head falls to a light ring with no lacing or trace it ever existed.
Smell is malty sweet with a light yeasty back. Grain-chute graininess.
Taste is light and crisp; grain and lightly peppery, yeast and fresh baked bread, but very light and subdued.
Very light body and dangerously drinkable.
Oh, and I adore the hard plastic rings that kept the four pack of cans together. Nice.
Sunlight Cream Ale is the micro-brewing equivalent of insisting that Picasso paint something "recognizable" just to prove he had the technical skills to make representational art. Artisinal brewing is just that: subjective, aesthetic, and about gathering an appreciative audience. If you (or anyone you know) doubts that micro brewers can handle the demands of brewing a light, tasty, satisfying beer, give them one of these. And then pop open an Osiris. After an Osiris, I had to try the "other" Sun King canned offering, and while it is a technical achievement and stand out for its precision, smoothness, and execution, it is, at the end of the day, a cream ale. It brings back memories of school in Binghamton, New York, eating hot wings at the Sportsman's Club and Rathskeller and washing down the Frank's Red-Hot with Genny (Gennesee Cream Ale). Not a bad memory, but also not the height of brewing's Olympus either.
Serving type: can
08-07-2010 23:34:06 | More by salvo
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3.49/5 rDev -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
i have said it many times but i will say it again, we need more cream ales out there. they aren't all going to be world class, but its a nice refreshing drink and definitely underrepresented on the beer scene. this one is very light, but still maintains a classic frothy mouthfeel and bright carbonation. there is indeed a milky sweetness to this that hints at corn-like sugar, but the finish is still clean. I'm missing a little body here, and also some balancing hops for bitterness, but i really like the drinkability and the package (four pack of pint cans), a very good dose. this is nothing earth shattering, but it is a useful brew. good blonde beer for colder weather too, as it has a little meat to it despite the thinner body. of the handful of beers i have had from sun king, this is not the highest quality but one of the ones i appreciate the most. let cream ales live on!
Serving type: can
01-27-2014 23:32:30 | More by StonedTrippin
3.73/5 rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured a clear, yellow with non persistent creamy white head which receded quickly. Highly carbonated. Aroma of biscuits, bread, raw donut dought, yeast. Taste dominated by breadiness, some biscuit malt. No bitterness but not sweet. Finished somewhat clean, high carbonation tingling, refreshing. Quite a lingering bready aftertaste.
Serving type: growler
12-23-2013 03:59:51 | More by Tickman
Sunlight Cream Ale from Sun King Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 240 ratings.