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Sunlight Cream Ale - Sun King Brewing Company

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Sunlight Cream AleSunlight Cream Ale

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311 Ratings

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Ratings: 311
Reviews: 75
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 18.86%
Wants: 22
Gots: 24 | 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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Photo of stampfler07
3/5  rDev -14.3%

stampfler07, Mar 19, 2012
Photo of rottnbkr
3.5/5  rDev 0%

rottnbkr, Mar 10, 2012
Photo of nathanjohnson
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

nathanjohnson, Mar 09, 2012
Photo of Redglimmer
2/5  rDev -42.9%

Redglimmer, Mar 04, 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
Photo of dwduncan2
2/5  rDev -42.9%

dwduncan2, Feb 24, 2012
Photo of rmehughes
3.5/5  rDev 0%

rmehughes, Feb 16, 2012
Photo of Pillowburn
3.5/5  rDev 0%

Pillowburn, Feb 15, 2012
Photo of Cris4545
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Cris4545, Feb 04, 2012
Photo of HumanParaquat
3.5/5  rDev 0%

HumanParaquat, Jan 30, 2012
Photo of vw73182
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 IrishColonial
3/5  rDev -14.3%

IrishColonial, Jan 15, 2012
Photo of BrewerB
4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

MarkFy unexpectedly sent this beer my way in a recent trade. Delighted to try more beers from Sun King as I'd been impressed with Osiris and their GABF samples. Cheers and thanks again, Mark!

Poured into a 3 floyds pint glass this is a slightly hazy, medium gold color. Fizzy white foam piled up about 2 fingers high but slowly settled down. Retention is fair to poor.

Mostly clean, grain-focused aroma. Subtle buttered popcorn as well as a sweeter corn on the cob. Touch of floral hops but certainly not hop-forward.

Flavor again focuses on the grain. Mostly clean with a nod toward vegetal/corn. Bitterness is moderately-low. Finishes clean and dry.

Medium-light in body with a moderate-high to high sparkly carbonation. Crisp.

The BJCP defines a Cream Ale as clean, well-attenuated, American lawnmower beer and I'd say Sun King hit the nail on the head. Smooth, crisp, easy-drinking with enough subtle malt/hop flavor to keep the session interesting. Missing out on brilliant clarity but otherwise not much these guys can do to improve.

BrewerB, Jan 10, 2012
Photo of GPHarris
4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

received from robwestcott in beer and football fantasy football league.

a - poured a two-fingers thick fluffy white head into an english pub glass that left a thin ring and sheet throughout. the body was bubbly, a bright and clear golden color.
s - sweet floral hops with a hint of graininess.
t - bready, slightly floral.
m - slick feel yet crisp as well.
o - terrific session beer for warmer days. hope to get this one again.

GPHarris, Jan 09, 2012
Photo of Rhettroactive
4/5  rDev +14.3%

Rhettroactive, Jan 07, 2012
Photo of jpmclaug
4/5  rDev +14.3%

jpmclaug, Jan 03, 2012
Photo of Skye1024
3/5  rDev -14.3%

Skye1024, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of sweethome
3.6/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at brewery.

Light hazy yellow color. Straw nose, some c hop backing. Pleasant.

Entry is crisp, soft, satisfying. A nice warm weather quencher.

Bready flavors with some honey malts, and crisp hoppy finish. Dough, clover honey.

Decent beer for style - goes for a Northwest style golden ale.

sweethome, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of AndyAvalanche
3.4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz. can poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint Glass. Straw yellow in color with complete clarity. White fizzy colored head that lasts about as long as expected. By no means bad looking, looks like a lighter end beer.

Smells what I would think the macro beers are aiming for, unless the skunkiness is something they are trying to get at. It's kind of grainy smell that's pretty much it, but at least it's not skunky. Maybe a slight creamy smell, but not much.

Taste is pretty good slightly bready, grainy, and yeasty. A little more of a creamy type flavor to it. Tastes a little sweet citrusy tang towards the end as it warms up.

Mouthfeel is the biggest step up. It has all of the light characteristics of a standard lighter body ale or lager, but it actually has a creamy feel to it. EXTREMELY drinkable though, has a good thing going here. I like this and glad to try something from Sun King. Not the best best beer I've ever had, but glad to have the opportunity to try it. Thanks huadog for the sweet extra!

AndyAvalanche, Dec 29, 2011
Photo of mthomas84
4/5  rDev +14.3%

mthomas84, Dec 27, 2011
Photo of mkabull
3.4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 16oz can
A- Very light straw yellow color (to style) had a large bubbly head that faded very quickly leaving only a faint ring in the glass
S- Aroma is very faint but whispers of a corn backed beer are present.
T- Sweet malty corn with a bit of a bite at the finish almost metallic but not quite. Finish is quick and not much lingers.
M- Mouthfeel is slightly above a light lager but this is what it should be.
O- This is an easy drinking beer definetly what I would classify as a BBQ beer. Nothing great but I wouldn't mind kicking back with several of these.

mkabull, Dec 24, 2011
Photo of JohnWaynes44
3/5  rDev -14.3%

JohnWaynes44, Dec 19, 2011
Photo of jheiss
2/5  rDev -42.9%

jheiss, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of CummingsK21
5/5  rDev +42.9%

CummingsK21, Dec 15, 2011
Photo of BeAtheistItsFun
4/5  rDev +14.3%

BeAtheistItsFun, Dec 14, 2011
Sunlight Cream Ale from Sun King Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 311 ratings.