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Sunlight Cream Ale - Sun King Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
80
good

294 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 294
Reviews: 74
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 18.86%
Wants: 21
Gots: 16 | 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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sweethome

Illinois

3.6/5  rDev +2.9%

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.

12-31-2011 00:15:56 | More by sweethome
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AndyAvalanche

Massachusetts

3.4/5  rDev -2.9%

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!

12-29-2011 04:06:00 | More by AndyAvalanche
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mthomas84

California

4/5  rDev +14.3%

12-27-2011 18:26:02 | More by mthomas84
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mkabull

Massachusetts

3.4/5  rDev -2.9%

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.

12-24-2011 03:35:33 | More by mkabull
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JohnWaynes44

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -14.3%

12-19-2011 16:10:54 | More by JohnWaynes44
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jheiss

Indiana

2/5  rDev -42.9%

12-18-2011 20:24:16 | More by jheiss
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CummingsK21

Illinois

5/5  rDev +42.9%

12-15-2011 01:54:27 | More by CummingsK21
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BeAtheistItsFun

Indiana

4/5  rDev +14.3%

12-14-2011 00:37:04 | More by BeAtheistItsFun
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PhatAtUT

Texas

4/5  rDev +14.3%

12-11-2011 05:44:56 | More by PhatAtUT
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southhousebrew

Indiana

5/5  rDev +42.9%

12-09-2011 16:13:13 | More by southhousebrew
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forummember

Indiana

4/5  rDev +14.3%

11-29-2011 00:20:51 | More by forummember
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jisom123

Indiana

3/5  rDev -14.3%

11-28-2011 22:34:53 | More by jisom123
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CarterSeaton

Indiana

5/5  rDev +42.9%

11-28-2011 17:31:35 | More by CarterSeaton
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kbwolfe

Indiana

5/5  rDev +42.9%

11-27-2011 03:04:39 | More by kbwolfe
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bkonk10

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

11-27-2011 01:21:47 | More by bkonk10
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

2.38/5  rDev -32%

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

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

California

4/5  rDev +14.3%

11-24-2011 06:55:50 | More by huadog
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hoorayfourbeer

Indiana

4/5  rDev +14.3%

11-22-2011 19:54:39 | More by hoorayfourbeer
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mbiang

Indiana

3/5  rDev -14.3%

11-22-2011 02:49:40 | More by mbiang
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Rempo

Indiana

4/5  rDev +14.3%

11-20-2011 03:53:50 | More by Rempo
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Josiahsouthworth

Indiana

3/5  rDev -14.3%

11-18-2011 16:47:52 | More by Josiahsouthworth
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mdbailey00

Indiana

5/5  rDev +42.9%

11-17-2011 21:36:17 | More by mdbailey00
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whartontallboy

New York

5/5  rDev +42.9%

11-15-2011 03:08:07 | More by whartontallboy
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MorningRitual

Indiana

3.1/5  rDev -11.4%

Pint Can bought from Sun King at their brewery in Indy poured into a frosted glass.

Appearance is a golden yellow with a quickly dissipating head that leaves no lacing in the glass. Carbonation is a little on the low side. Looks like a ver refreshing "anytime" beer.

Smell has very light aroma of malt and a hint of strawberry, can't quite put my finger on it. No real smell of hops, little if any.

Taste is mostly malt, slight sweetness, very creamy malt profile that is nicely done. Not rich flavors, but has a slight sweet crisp taste, very enjoyable.

Mouthfeel: light body, slight carbonation, with a malt flavor that lingers for a bit then dissipates leaving no aftertaste.

11-03-2011 10:13:57 | More by MorningRitual
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abrand

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev 0%

On tap in Indy. 16 ounce pour served in pint glass.

Pours a yellow color with very good clarity. 1 finger head that quickly fades and leaves nothing behind. Nose has some hops and grains present but nothing more. Taste is pretty smooth and enjoyable. Has some sourness to it and malts. Mouthfeel is fairly thin with decent carbonation from the tap. Overall a decent beer.

10-26-2011 05:42:35 | More by abrand
Sunlight Cream Ale from Sun King Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 294 ratings.