Sunlight Cream Ale | Sun King Brewing Company

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Sunlight Cream AleSunlight Cream Ale

Brewed by:
Sun King Brewing Company
Indiana, United States

Style: Cream Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by howardf on 08-29-2009

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap into a pint glass

A - Beer is a clear bright golden in color. Low carbonation is readily visible with small bubbles rising slowly towards the surface. The head is ultra thin and white in color; it dissipates very quickly to a thin lacing. 3.75/5

S - Corn, lightly toasted cereal, and grainy malt make up the majority of the aroma. Grassy hops help balance out the sweetness along with a slight green apple note that comes out towards the end. 3.5/5

T - Stale white bread, light grainy malt, corn and Cheerios are the primary flavor notes throughout the entire profile but there is a bit of very light caramel and light grassy hops that come out as undertone. There is a very light lingering bitterness that does not hang around long. 3.75/5

M - Light and crisp with a bit of creamy smoothness that comes out in the middle. Slightly drying with moderate carbonation throughout the profile. The drying lingers briefly after swallowing but not for overly long. 4/5

O - Well balanced beer between sweet and bitter with a light to medium body results in a sessionable beer that is simple and straightforward. Flavorful but slightly subdued, this beer would pair well with many different foods. 3.75/5

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16oz can courtesy of Trent!

It pours a straw yellow with a 2 finger head of foam.

I get floral hops and some caramel malt in the smell.

The malt in the taste is more of a grainy variety with the hops giving me a lemony kind of bitterness, not tartness, mind you. A bit of corn is noticeable but not a huge detraction.

Fairly light bodied, it does have a weak kind of watery finish.

Cream Ales are not a style that will turn heads but...this is a very good example of the style and it is certainly an easy drinking brew. I like.

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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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