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Sunlight Cream Ale - Sun King Brewing Company

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Sunlight Cream AleSunlight Cream Ale

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350 Ratings

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Ratings: 350
Reviews: 84
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 18.52%
Wants: 25
Gots: 46 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Sun King Brewing Company visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
Cream Ale |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: howardf on 08-29-2009

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Ratings: 350 | Reviews: 84
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4/5  rDev +14%

Photo of secondtooth
3.77/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a semi-cloudy golden from the pint can, with thick carbonation, but no lace.

Nose is pleasantly light, grainy, and malty, with a hint of buttered sweet corn. That's not to say it's bad, though. Actually it's pretty refreshing.

Taste is, expectedly, light and creamy. This one is sooo smooth and malty, but very drinkable and, as the can imparts, approachable. Sunlight Cream Ale wouldn't turn away lifetime macro drinkers, but has plenty of easy-going flavor for craft nerds, too. A solid and totally session-worthy brew here, not too complex, but smooth and well-crafted to style.

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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Treebs
3.52/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Tall boy can served in a Weizen glass.

A: Pours a clear yellow color with a one finger height of white head forming on the pour. It recedes quickly to a thin ring.

S: Light pale malts, some green grass hops with a touch of sweet corn.

T: The lagery flavor profiles are much more assertive in the taste. Some sweet corn adjuncts with pale malts and some light bittering grass. Lagery yeast comes at you in the finish.

M: Light bodied with a high carbonation level. Prickly mouthfeel with a sweet malt finish.

O: Very solid cream ale. Spotted Cow is a touch better as the lager flavor profiles come out a little more in this beer giving a sweetness that is just ok.

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4/5  rDev +14%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of rlee1390
3.58/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Clear yellow, not much carbonation and no head.

S-Bread, floral and grassy notes but some skunkiness as well.

T-Very sweet, bread and floral notes. No bitterness. Grass and lemon as well.

M-Light, not much carbonation nice and crisp though.

O-A nice light session beer however there are much better options out there. A tad too light to my tastes.

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4/5  rDev +14%

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4/5  rDev +14%

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Photo of Bierguy5
3.55/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

16 oz tall boy can, 5.3% abv. Clear gold color, with some active carbonation showing. White frothy head stays for a minute, then disappears leaving no trace.

Cereal grains, and a bit of cooked corn in the nose. Slight earthy hop notes. A bit of a sour, lactic note. Perhaps a bit musty at the back end.

Fairly clean cereal malts. A very slight lactic sharpness. Not a whole lot going on here. Slight earthy hops at the end, that do not linger long at all.

Light to medium body, no traces of alcohol. This is made for quaffing, which is no problem. A very simple beer. Take it for what it is.

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Sunlight Cream Ale from Sun King Brewing Company
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