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Sunlight Cream Ale - Sun King Brewing Company

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Sunlight Cream AleSunlight Cream Ale

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347 Ratings

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Ratings: 347
Reviews: 83
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 18.52%
Wants: 24
Gots: 44 | 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:
Beer added by: howardf on 08-29-2009

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3.62/5  rDev +3.1%
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.

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3.42/5  rDev -2.6%
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!

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4/5  rDev +14%

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3.38/5  rDev -3.7%
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.

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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.


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Sunlight Cream Ale from Sun King Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 347 ratings.