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Sunlight Cream Ale - Sun King Brewing Company

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Sunlight Cream AleSunlight Cream Ale

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BA SCORE
80
good

279 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 279
Reviews: 73
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 18.8%
Wants: 21
Gots: 11 | 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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GLawton12

Indiana

1/5  rDev -71.5%

07-14-2012 22:04:20 | More by GLawton12
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vw73182

Indiana

1/5  rDev -71.5%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

01-30-2012 16:13:33 | More by vw73182
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IndianapolisDrinker


1.5/5  rDev -57.3%

06-18-2012 05:34:42 | More by IndianapolisDrinker
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CitizenRay

Indiana

1.68/5  rDev -52.1%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-02-2012 06:05:59 | More by CitizenRay
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kjc51478

Germany

1.68/5  rDev -52.1%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-21-2011 20:58:20 | More by kjc51478
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BogAl

Indiana

2/5  rDev -43%

06-09-2014 02:40:18 | More by BogAl
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Redglimmer


2/5  rDev -43%

03-04-2012 02:32:14 | More by Redglimmer
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jheiss

Indiana

2/5  rDev -43%

12-18-2011 20:24:16 | More by jheiss
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k_rhodes

Indiana

2/5  rDev -43%

04-23-2013 00:43:18 | More by k_rhodes
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dunlap926

Illinois

2/5  rDev -43%

03-15-2014 17:32:17 | More by dunlap926
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dwduncan2

Illinois

2/5  rDev -43%

02-24-2012 23:47:29 | More by dwduncan2
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jsh420

Illinois

2.17/5  rDev -38.2%
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

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2011 01:18:27 | More by jsh420
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dcisco44

Massachusetts

2.25/5  rDev -35.9%

03-15-2014 17:09:08 | More by dcisco44
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sendbeer

Georgia

2.25/5  rDev -35.9%

12-21-2012 20:12:51 | More by sendbeer
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FarmerTed

Colorado

2.25/5  rDev -35.9%

10-10-2013 02:14:40 | More by FarmerTed
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phishbone23

New York

2.25/5  rDev -35.9%

01-23-2013 15:13:31 | More by phishbone23
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beernads

Florida

2.25/5  rDev -35.9%

06-18-2013 07:11:42 | More by beernads
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

2.38/5  rDev -32.2%
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.com

Serving type: on-tap

11-27-2011 00:23:42 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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RyanPoff

Tennessee

2.45/5  rDev -30.2%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-06-2014 23:40:18 | More by RyanPoff
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illestkilla


2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

04-21-2012 13:21:58 | More by illestkilla
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TheTot

Indiana

2.5/5  rDev -28.8%
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.

Serving type: can

07-28-2011 05:53:52 | More by TheTot
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neckbracesub

Indiana

2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

05-29-2014 23:49:44 | More by neckbracesub
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skinnycox

Indiana

2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

04-18-2013 13:00:06 | More by skinnycox
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Filabee

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

04-04-2014 22:35:51 | More by Filabee
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ZombiesAteMyDog

Indiana

2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

06-08-2013 17:34:19 | More by ZombiesAteMyDog
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Sunlight Cream Ale from Sun King Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 279 ratings.