Sunlight Cream Ale | Sun King Brewing Company

Sunlight Cream AleSunlight Cream Ale
BA SCORE
3.51/5
442 Ratings
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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by howardf on 08-29-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,091
Reviews:
91
Ratings:
442
pDev:
17.38%
Bros Score:
3.7
 
 
Wants:
29
Gots:
106
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 442 |  Reviews: 91
Reviews by wchesak:
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3.85/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

received from robwestcott in BIF, thanks again
poured into a Shipyard pint glass

A - pale gold color, some white head that dissipates quite quickly leaving no lace and a very thin white ring around the top of the beer which is being bed by a stream of bubbles - much more subdued than say an american adjutant beer

S - lemony cornbread - the hops and "malt" flavor coming together

T - like a citrusy cream soda with alcohol in it, slightly dry aftertaste

M - good carbonation but not over the top, creamy but not like a RIS much more bubbly, finishes pretty clean

D - my first reviewed cream ale, from the look at the rest of the scores, it is not an appreciated or well liked style, however in my opinion this one has to be one of the better ones, worried it was gonna be like genese cream ale however i think its much more complex

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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%

Photo of BeerAdvocate
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%

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

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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

Photo of BeAtheistItsFun
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

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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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Sunlight Cream Ale from Sun King Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.51 out of 5 with 442 ratings
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