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RATINGS: 124   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.88   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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Sunlight Cream Ale is our most approachable beer and is a great introduction to the world of Craft Beer. Cream ale is one of the earliest styles of American beer, but was virtually wiped out by American lager brewers. Our Cream Ale is an all malt beer. Only the finest quality barley, wheat and oats are used to give this beer it’s smooth malt profile which is delicately balanced with American hops and a cool fermentation to give this beer a crisp, clean finish.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ferris (4275) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 19, 2014
Draft - Light grains. Clear gold with a decent white head. Light sweet pale malts. Very simple and easy drinking.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jefcon (1391) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - SEP 6, 2014
A little citrus-y and very malty on the nose, with a substantial bread, toast, oatmeal contribution from lots of malt. Still, the beer is in balance, and there is a unique astringency from the hops that would leave one to believe there is more alcohol to this beer than there really is. Generous palate.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johnnyoski (438) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - AUG 24, 2014
16oz can. Golden yellow color with a small white head. Raw dough and grassy aroma. Clean malty flavor with a hint of wheat and a creamy oat finish. Creamy texture with average carbonation. Nothing special, but nothing bad about it either. Smooth, well balanced and enjoyable.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sudomorph (609) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 14, 2014
On tap at Gen Con beer garden. Pours a clear yellow with a thin head that laces. Aroma is smooth. Grain, and traditional hops. Taste is balanced. Slightly creamy with grain, a touch of caramel. Medium body and carbonation. Creamy mouth feel. Easy drinking. Overall an easy drinking cream ale.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
snoot8726 (22) - Terre Haute, Indiana, USA - AUG 8, 2014
Not much on the nose maybe some bread or light grains. Tastes nearly the same with some more grainy flavors. Maybe a tad of vanilla? Either way nothing special here.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bill Becker (331) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - AUG 7, 2014
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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Malaclemys (386) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - AUG 7, 2014
Pours clear gold with no head. Aroma is apple, floral, honey, sweet, fruity. Taste is apple, wheat, fruity light malt.light body very clean light flavors. Sweet finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EamonTheGreat (144) - USA - AUG 3, 2014
Poured out of a 16oz can. This ale has very clear crisp golden color basically like a cider. The white head quickly dissipates, and the aroma is pretty faint with malty creaminess coming through. The taste is very refreshing, creamy and malty with a hint of hops at the end. This is a pretty refreshing brew that seems just a little light in my opinion. Overall not bad though. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HonkeyBra (3384) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - JUN 5, 2014
16 oz. can. Pours a straw yellow color with a medium white head. Aroma is slightly sweet with some golden malt and and gentle straw notes. Flavor is mildly sweet with cream, bread, and grain notes. Slightly lower carbonation than I was expecting. Medium bodied. Crisp, clean finish. This is a pretty good summer beer.

1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Oakes (12627) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 21, 2014
Golden colour, grainy aroma with lots of alcohol harshness. Similar palate, tastes industrial, bland, touch of pale malt but touch of acidity as well.


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