Sunlight Cream Ale | Sun King Brewing Company

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80
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432 Ratings
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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by howardf on 08-29-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
432
Reviews:
88
Avg:
3.5
pDev:
17.43%
 
 
Wants:
29
Gots:
103
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 432 |  Reviews: 88
Photo of deebo
4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CharlesK
3.58/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DaneBramage
2.8/5  rDev -20%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

12 oz can from a friend in Indianapolis. Drank after mowing the lawn on a warm spring day. Malty and grainy with hints of honey and lemon. Drinkable but nothing special.....reminded me of a non-light macrobrew like Bud or Old Mil but with a better aftertaste. Not terrible but I wouldn't go out of my way to try again. I'm all for supporting small breweries and 'drinking local' like it says on the can, but this beer left a lot to be desired.

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Photo of imbibehour
3.66/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the can into a nonic pint glass. Feb 15th 2017, Cheers!

Pale and uniform orange color, with perhaps a touch of lemon edged hues. Fairly clear body, and a soapy two finge forming head. Minimal retention, and not a collar to be sparred. Barely a pencil thin hint of a round ring.

Aroma gives off a decent hint of fruity ester note, if a little small and indistinct. Faint touch of maize like sweetness a bit, a hint of faint crispness, but a touch of a little honey syrup quality too.

Palate is fairly decent. Slightly runny body with touches of nice sweetness of malt, and a touch of almost soda cream and sharp hop bite. Lightly carbonated, and a touch flat, but gives even some orange flavor (or is it just the psychological color playing tricks on me?). Crispy slightly, but also tangy finish. Slightly drying mid front palate a bit, but stays away from chalky flavors and feel. Sweetness to a bare minimum.

A decent cream ale.

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Photo of JeffRoKY
3.98/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Refreshing and easily drinkable. Hints of honey and light sweetness, and a quenching wash of gentle hopped flavor across the palate.

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Photo of tempest
3.68/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bright, but not radiant, with a lightly juicy taste over the mild corn, doughy toast, and a crisp finish. Overall a tasty, refreshing beer and a fun take on the cream ale.

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Photo of km02600
3.4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nat1975
2.23/5  rDev -36.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of izzyismyrott
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Danmullens1
3.44/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of VaporDome
3/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of MattMorin
3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of freewill35
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ArtZan
3/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BrewskiBrandon
3/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of MadmanMotley
4.09/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tpeters
3.87/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nwhittin
3.52/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jtransel
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IPA-enthusiast_026
3.18/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Adr0ck
4.14/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Markc72
2.25/5  rDev -35.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.52/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From the tall boy can in a pint glass. This nice cream ale pours
a nice pale honey color with a nice light head that dissipates to a
thin ring and light bubbly layer with light lacing. Nose of pilsner yeast,
soft wheat, subtle grains, and sweet honey malts. Flavors follow the nose
with soft wheat and honey malts lightly dancing on a subtle floral hop note
that is refreshing and quenching. Nice mouth feel, crisp and medium
carbonated with a subtly dry finish. Nice for the style.

Cheers

THANKS to the little lady's brother for this fine brew from the brewery!

Thanks Mike!

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Photo of MasterRigger
3.91/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RichH55
4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Sunlight Cream Ale from Sun King Brewing Company
3.5 out of 5 based on 432 ratings.
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