Sunlight Cream Ale | Sun King Brewing Company

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3.51/5
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Sunlight Cream AleSunlight Cream Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sun King Brewing Company
Indiana, United States
sunkingbrewing.com

Style: Cream Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by howardf on 08-29-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,438
Reviews:
94
Ratings:
459
pDev:
17.09%
Bros Score:
3.7
 
 
Wants:
29
Gots:
114
Trade:
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Ratings: 459 |  Reviews: 94
Photo of West_Chester_Ale_Tester
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jzeilinger
3.56/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of isaac_barrow
4.31/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nephilium
3.49/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Mild aroma of grain with a touch of sweetness. Pours a clear light amber with a dusting of white head. Light bodied, a nice balance of grain and with a touch of earthy hops. An amazingly good summer drinking beer.

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Photo of stanale
3.79/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chilmer
3.7/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of robebo44
3.6/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JDeV
4.08/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This one is better on draft. Very sweet finish.

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Photo of Stignacious
3.42/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BlackBeerPirate
3.51/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Taste: crisp semi sweet caramel malts, nutty, hint of hop, dry finish. Fresh grain and light malt nose. Golden hue. slightly hazy, foamy carbonated head some lace. Medium to med/light body. Almost more of a Pils than cream ale. 20 IBUs

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Photo of AyatollahGold
3/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Tactical_Spatula666
3.46/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

Had it on tap at Tumbleweed, very average. My first cream ale, pretty much tasted like a regular old beer like Budweiser or maybe Coors banquet.
However, the cream sodaish aroma I got from it is what sold me.

Overall not terrible, as stated above very average but would drink again.

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Photo of Seanecy
2.74/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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3.27/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Beginner2
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

If I had enough of this style to know what average is, I'd say Sunlight Cream Ale was average. My first from Sun King. I'd like to try more.

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Photo of cstasek
3.11/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Brob245
3.46/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jkblr
3.21/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

12oz canned 8/10/17 poured into a craftmaster one glass at fridge temp (no ABV listed on can). The beer pours bright and slightly darker than straw yellow. The head is off white and settles down to a ring and splotchy film islands. Aroma is mildly sweet but corny in a not nice way. The taste is mild light malt with a tiny bitterness to balance. Mouthfeel is thin bodied, very carbonated and the finish is thick with soapy/oily off-putting aftertaste. Overall, below average. This is low ABV malt liquor. I used to think Sun King made good beer but, I think all the hoppy or roasty beers cover the diacetyl (or whatever this is) well. That said, your friends who only drink macro AAL will drink this no problem.

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Photo of PhillyStyle
3.37/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of basaywhat
3.49/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can. Pours a clear yellow-gold with a small white head. Nice aroma of sweet malt, corn and some grassiness. Flavor is sweet and biscuity with a nice dry finish.

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Photo of Try-em-all
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Shows of a clear yellow almost pale color very light had that doesn't last very long very little lacing whatsoever some notes of orange perhaps little lemon grass decent aftertaste very good aroma I expected a little bit more from it but it's still not a bad beer at all love trying the local places

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of krome
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jgunther71
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Sunlight Cream Ale from Sun King Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.51 out of 5 with 459 ratings