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RATINGS: 157   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.88/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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jtclockwork (16581) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 19, 2016
draft - pours yellow white head -nose/taste of cream, corn and light malt -med body

3.2
ChadPolenz (1817) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JUL 13, 2016
2015 BJCP Category: 1C Cream Ale

AROMA: Light sweet malt with a lemony character. Classic lager aroma in the background. 9/12

APPEARANCE: Crystal clear amber/golden hue. Off-white suds evaporate quickly and completely. 1/3

FLAVOR: General sweetness with a faint honey flavor. Oats may account for the sweetness. Some maize-like presence in the background, though not in the style of a cheap beer. Hops are quite low. 14/20

MOUTHFEEL: Light body with a thin, flat mouthfeel. Smooth, refreshing and quaffable. Clean aftertaste. Should have more body considering the ABV and higher CO2. 3/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: Pretty tasty for a cream ale, though might be better judged (and marketed) as a blonde ale. 6/10

TOTAL SCORE: 33/50

DISCLAIMER: The author is not a certified BJCP judge; therefore, this score sheet is not necessarily indicative of proper BJCP judging techniques and protocol. The author is grading to 2015 BJCP Guidelines in order to prepare for examination.

2.9
drpimento (3634) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 8, 2016
From an old can that was kept in the fridge. Aroma is heavy caramel, which I think is a result of the age. Flavor reflects that too. Not a bad, beer; just not much of a cream ale at this point.

3.4
CpyNPrnT (616) - Indiana, USA - FEB 27, 2016
Aroma of corn, wheat, taste is very light, straw, hay, very light but drinkable.

3.5
Boomersmancave1 (133) - Wheatland, Indiana, USA - JAN 30, 2016
Very blonde. Light golden color with a white head that doesn't last long. Cereal aroma with a hint of malts and grass. Creamy taste with light malt aftertaste. Not bad.

2.8
Tstamba (775) - Maryland, USA - DEC 5, 2015
Taster... Pale gold, mild hop aroma. Clean fresh malt presence... Cool and refreshing...

2.6
Ahuth (589) - Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2015
Can. Has a nice clear cooper. Has a light body taste. A creamy sweet malt taste. Low standards beer.

3
Dorkenstein (542) - - JUL 30, 2015
Plain pilsner-like aroma with some lemon rind. Taste is pilsner-like with some lemon juice. Some cereal malt in the finish. I don’t know what is going on, but I remember the sweet cereal malt being really present in this when I had it before.

3.1
MarkSachon (1023) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 26, 2015
Can, someplace in Indianapolis I can’t remember. Nothing creamy or tasty here - just lots of plain and uninteresting taste with a bland start and finish.

3.5
Steveo1983 (2) - Indiana, USA - MAY 8, 2015 does not count
I dont have a good sense of smell thanks to allergies, so the aroma rating is gonna be off. I'm sure my taste buds are off too, but that being said, this is a pretty tasty beer. It's smooth and easy to drink. If you are new to beers that don't taste like piss water (looking at you Bud and Coors), this is a pretty safe bet for you to like. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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