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Sunlight Cream Ale - Sun King Brewing Company

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Sunlight Cream AleSunlight Cream Ale

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307 Ratings

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Ratings: 307
Reviews: 75
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 18.86%
Wants: 22
Gots: 23 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Sun King Brewing Company visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
Cream Ale |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: howardf on 08-29-2009)
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1/5  rDev -71.4%

GLawton12, Jul 14, 2012
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1/5  rDev -71.4%

mbratt93, Sep 11, 2014
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1/5  rDev -71.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I don’t understand why anyone would drink this. If there was a 0 for the 5 categories this would receive 0’s from me. The smell uh if smell is were the majority of taste comes from that’s diffidently not a plus here. Appearance not what I think any beer should look like. Taste none the only taste is a cringing metallic taste. Palate there is none you would think something that has cream in the title would have some body? However this is pure water constancy.

vw73182, Jan 30, 2012
Photo of IndianapolisDrinker
1.5/5  rDev -57.1%

IndianapolisDrinker, Jun 18, 2012
Photo of CitizenRay
1.68/5  rDev -52%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

A: straw yellow with a fizzy white head

S: faint aroma, a bit adjunct with rice/corn and mostly reminiscent of light lagers.

T: American light lager.

MF: light bodied, medium carbonation

O: This beer lacks creativity and really has no place in the craft market.

CitizenRay, Mar 02, 2012
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1.68/5  rDev -52%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A: Appearance is clear, pale yellowish with very little head.

S: Aroma is weak consisting mainly of what and some malty sugar.

T: Taste is very uninspiring and weak - wheat and barley malts with some faint grassy notes.

M: Palate is very watery, flat, and thin.

O: Couldn’t quite tell the difference between this beer and a BMC. Very disappointing.

kjc51478, May 21, 2011
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2/5  rDev -42.9%

Thorzdad, Jul 22, 2014
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2/5  rDev -42.9%

BogAl, Jun 09, 2014
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2/5  rDev -42.9%

Redglimmer, Mar 04, 2012
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2/5  rDev -42.9%

jheiss, Dec 18, 2011
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2/5  rDev -42.9%

k_rhodes, Apr 23, 2013
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2/5  rDev -42.9%

dunlap926, Mar 15, 2014
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2/5  rDev -42.9%

dwduncan2, Feb 24, 2012
Photo of jsh420
2.17/5  rDev -38%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

pours clearbright golden yellow with a 2 finger fizzy white head that faded fast and left no lacing

smell faint some lemon? and grains

taste is very watery - a watered down beer creamsicle with a toch of hop bitterness and sweet grains

mouthfeel is thin carbonated water

drinkability is not good - not a drain pour - just a flavorless beer - i will try to enjoy the other 3 while watching some basketball/baseball game

jsh420, Mar 13, 2011
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2.25/5  rDev -35.7%

dcisco44, Mar 15, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -35.7%

sendbeer, Dec 21, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -35.7%

FarmerTed, Oct 10, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -35.7%

phishbone23, Jan 23, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -35.7%

beernads, Jun 18, 2013
Photo of TheBeerAlmanac
2.38/5  rDev -32%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Draft poured into a pint glass

Cream ales are essentially a bridge from American style lagers into a top fermented style ale, while essentially retaining most of the characteristics of the former. Don’t let the name fool you, this doesn’t include “cream” or any variation thereof. The term is more of a description of the smoothness derived from the lagering period, or period of storage intended to let the flavors balance and mellow out. I think there are better words that could be used there.

A: Sunlight Cream Ale pours a straw yellow with a fizzy white head, pretty much what you’d expect.

S: The aroma is faint and, in my case, was overpowered by the butter and cheese smells lingering in the restaurant around me, but what I got was a bit adjunct with rice/corn and mostly reminiscent of light lagers.

T/M: It has a medium amount of carbonation, a mild bitterness, very pale dry maltiness, a little bit of sweetness on the back end like an amber, but overall a very basic, American lager tasting beer.

Unremarkable, to say the least, but I’m sure it has a place somewhere.


TheBeerAlmanac, Nov 27, 2011
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2.45/5  rDev -30%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

On tap at BWW.

A: Clear gold with a finger of head and slight lacing. Almost like a Bud.

S: Cream, maybe? Very light smell - not much here at all.

T: Typical malts and adjuncts. Not a lot of hops. The cream is slight and in background.

M: A little heavier than an AAL and kind of weird slickness on the tongue. Best part of the thing.

Another disappointment from Sun King.

RyanPoff, May 07, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

illestkilla, Apr 21, 2012
Photo of TheTot
2.5/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

As I poured this beer into the glass it looked a little pale to me. As i drank the beer it tasted just as bland. I never got a strong enough taste with the 4 that i drank to have anything bad to say about it other than just that: it was flavorless. There was a little creaminess to it but very little. I am a big Sun King fan but this is a weaker beer of theirs.

TheTot, Jul 28, 2011
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2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

neckbracesub, May 30, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

skinnycox, Apr 18, 2013
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Sunlight Cream Ale from Sun King Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 307 ratings.