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Sunlight Cream Ale | Sun King Brewing Company

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80
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85 Reviews
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Sunlight Cream AleSunlight Cream Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sun King Brewing Company
Indiana, United States | website

Style: Cream Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by howardf on 08-29-2009

BEER STATS
Reviews:
85
Ratings:
412
Avg:
3.51
pDev:
38.75%
 
 
Wants:
30
Gots:
93
For Trade:
1
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Reviews: 85 | Ratings: 412
Reviews by pmorey:
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3.7/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from pint can to pint glass, how convenient! Nice golden yellow with bright two-finger head that runs away fairly quickly with little lacing. No huge aroma, smells fresh almost like sea spray! Very smooth on the palate, nothing jumps up and grabs you but the malt is probably predominant. Doesn't hit you over the head with anything, no hops to speak of. This reminds me of listening to the Indy 500 in the garage with my dad in the early 70s and being allowed to take one swig of his beer. Nice. Not the greatest I ever had or the most complex, but would definitely buy again. Good to have on hand to serve at a cookout to those who think Bud Light is good beer.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of whit_knee_41
3.53/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev +14%

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3.7/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #45 (Oct 2010):

Shiny, golden-yellow color, lively bubbles racing to the top which keeps the head intact. Smells of wholegrain cereal with the additions of wheat and oats, fermentation twang and hops in the nose as well. Crispness lays into the lighter but slick body; clean and grainy with a dry, doughy wholegrain bready flavor. Hops rest a modest bitterness on the palate, yet are big enough to balance. Drying finish has a clean linger of grain. A tasty canned treat, a lunch-time pounder. Craft tallboys, FTW!

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4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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1/5  rDev -71.5%

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4.17/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +28.2%

Photo of Tilly
3.96/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +14%

Photo of rhoadsrage
4.1/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(Served in a strange)
A- This beer pours a clear bright yellow body with a strong sea of carbonation and a snow white head that slowly boils away to a thin film.

S- The nice green sweet hint has a more faint sulfur note that dries it out just a bit. There is a field corn note in the finish that stays soft but has a nice compliment to the hops flavor.

T- The dry carbonic acid hint leads to a slightly sweet finish with a green sulfur note that takes on a faint candy quality before the woody hop hint in the finish. There is a gentle hop and field corn hint that lingers after the finish.

M- The medium-light mouthfeel is light and crisp but it has a creamy texture with the carbonation and thick head.

O- This beer is a great cream ale. It has some nice flavors that all blend and compliment each other. There is a touch of sweetness here and there to add freshness to the flavor but it says dry making it very sessionable. As the summer heats up this becomes more and more sessionable.

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Photo of Bingja18
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of acurtis
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of kjoe19
3.81/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Sun King is definitely a great brewery. Sunlight Cream Ale was the first microbrew product I ever tried, having been subjected to Bud Light and other domestics at hockey games. The first time it was definitely a very good brew, however as I have sampled more and filled my palate with more I would definitely say this is bottom of the rung of craft beers.

The appearance is a consistent bronze/tan pour with a fingertip length head of foam. It is a light smell and taste and is definitely a craft beer to welcome someone to the world of microbrews and high flavor.

Overall a 4/5 because of its consistency in taste and appearance, but not a favorite beer for most people I am sure.

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Photo of mbratt93
3.63/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of zachpaschal
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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Photo of WoodBrew
3.65/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

The Sunlight Cream Ale was good....nice for a warmer day. It poured a clear yellow with white head that dissipated quickly and left no lace. The scent has biscuit. The taste was a smooth evenly balanced beer that was quite drinkable. Certainly had bread like base. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it was decent.

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Sunlight Cream Ale from Sun King Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 85 ratings.
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