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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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
obguthr (3655) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - APR 24, 2011
Can at Butters’ Slutfest, courtesy of BrewEngineer: Barley malt and light grass nose. Shimmering yellow, thin head. Corn flavor. Weak but clean and not as bad as other cream ales.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerandBlues2 (9446) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 24, 2011
Can sampled at Slutfest 2.0. Pours clear gold with a small, fizzy white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is average malt (straw, grain, cereal), no hops, and light fruity esters with notes of corn. Flavor is average malt (straw, grain, cereal), no hops, and light fruity esters with notes of corn. Light body and warmth, medium carbonation with a dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EithCubes (4737) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 19, 2011
Tallboy can in the Indy Airport. Crisp pale golden pour with a beautiful frothy white head. Nose is sunshiny malt with plain grass and no hops. Taste is malt-forward but only slightly. Crisp and dry with some bread toward the end and very light fruity notes around the edges. Touch of grain but offset bu the golden sunshine. Medium-full body, clean and super refreshing after my flight [def have to watch out for bias here] and great promise from the brewers of one of the best cream ales I’ve head!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sherm1016 (1121) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 5, 2011
Tall boy can. Pours a light yellow with a white head. Aroma is mild, corn. Medium on the palate with average carbonation. Flavor is mildly sweet, corn, and a light, hop, bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
zach8270 (3376) - Henrietta, New York, USA - FEB 24, 2011
(beer tasting @ Monty’s Krown - Rochester, NY: can - 500 ml) Light and clear gold with a fizzy white head. Very mild aroma with grassy and light corn hints. Some sweetness as well. Sweet flavor at the start with a dry malt and grassy middle. Sweet and watery finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
screigh (444) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 12, 2011
Pours a golden color. No head at all. Aroma is grain and sweet. Taste is sweet and grainy. Only the slightest hint of bitterness. Very light and crisp. For the style it is a decent attempt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kddewees (56) - Muncie, Indiana, USA - JAN 2, 2011
Very good taste, makes for a good dinner beer. Very crisp. Very light in color.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
bjt512 (292) - Athens, Georgia, USA - NOV 19, 2010
Yuk. I tried this 16 oz can at a bar in downtown Indy, and found this to be pale, thin and none too creamy. The wheat and oat make this soft and round in your mouth, but the body is thin and watery, and the flavor fades into an indistinct, pilner-ish mix of old candy, white bread, and other banal flavors from childhood. Possibly a good lawnmower, but nothing I am eager to try again. This brewer offers other, better things to enjoy during your visit to the Crossroads of America.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 29, 2010
(Draught) Pours a lightly hazy yellow body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of mustiness, earth, and grass. Flavor of grain, dough, and grass with a moderately dry finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tbrink (5) - USA - OCT 26, 2010 does not count
Poured from a can. Appearance: light straw color with thin almost nonexistent head. Hardly any lacing. Aroma: malty, bready, with a slight hint of hops somewhere in there. Taste: malty, gently hopped. Kind of reminds me of a michelob. Overall: this is a good, almost generic tasting beer that you’d give to a friend that hasn’t experienced craft beers before. Try it at least once.

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