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RATINGS: 155   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 its 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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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
impaleyou (24) - Indiana, USA - FEB 26, 2013
Great starter beer for someone just getting into craft beer. Very smooth and very drinkable.


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kramer (6476) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2017
Clear pale gold body with a minimal wispy white head. The nose is slightly fruity with some corn and pale malt. The flavor is pretty poor, mostly corn and grainy malt without any hops. Light bodied and fizzy with prickly fizzy carbonation.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beerowulf (97) - , Indiana, USA - DEC 10, 2016
Can poured into shaker. Malt taste and a little heavy on the carbonation. More pilsner than cream ale. Buttery aroma. All around average brew.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ads135 (4343) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 21, 2016
A pretty okay cream ale. Smooth mouthfeel, lightly sweet with a bready aroma. Picked this up at the Indy airport on my way back to Omaha in 2016.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
hayduke (5062) - Eureka, California, USA - SEP 10, 2016
Sampled at GABF 2015. I negleced to post this one and this is from my tasting notes from last year. In the tasting glass gold with a white head. Nose of light malts. Light body. Flavor is malty and there is just not much taste here. I notice this won a gold medal at the the festival. Not sure why?

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DWestrick (700) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 19, 2016
can. meh - very simple, crisp little beer. Didnt expect much - not bad by any means, but nothing spectacular

3.2
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tomas_of_Man (4) - - JUL 28, 2016 does not count
The smell of this beer leaves me perplexed. It has subtle notes of floral and dare I say it mud. A quick sniff of the can confirmed it wasn't the glass. This beer however makes up for it in flavor! Wonderful on the tongue and light going down.

1.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
kathouse (1747) - LAS VEGAS, Nevada, USA - JUL 28, 2016
Heavy malt aroma. Thin, watery, no head. Some vanilla flavor but otherwise boring.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dal9000 (563) - Ohio, USA - JUL 23, 2016
At the brewery. Wheat and creamy with a hint of lemon. Just like the Little Kings of my youth. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (15591) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 19, 2016
draft - pours yellow white head -nose/taste of cream, corn and light malt -med body

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ChadPolenz (1761) - 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.


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