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RATINGS: 157   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.89/5   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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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EamonTheGreat (164) - 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


3.7
NachlamSie (3598) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 27, 2017
Can at Star Bar. Exploring the cream ale scene can lead to huge variance in quality. Seems nobody wants to take the time to perfect the style. Basically you should end up with a lightly malty beer that could fool you into thinking it's a lager, right? Nice, clean fermentation with just the faintest fruity notes and an almost cereal-like body, but not quite classic pilsner malt flavors. Add in a kiss of spicy, obviously European descended hops and you've got a cream ale. Well, Sun King has hit the nail on the head with Sunlight. Great attenuation and crisp, clean flavor and aroma all around. I'd drink these by the multiples.

3.4
gregwilsonstl (2711) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 8, 2017
Super light. Lots of corn. Crisp and quite dry. Thx seymour for leaving this behind.

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ajnepple (7350) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - OCT 23, 2017
On tap at Hops & Pie. Clear golden colored appearance with a white head and light lacing. Creamy and smooth with mild malt sweetness. Light to medium body with soft carbonation and light bready notes at the finish. Overall, it's a little boring but not unpleasant.

3.2
seymour (2121) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - OCT 17, 2017
Poured from 12oz can into nonic pub glass, a clear golden colour with sudsy off-white foam, short-lived, no lace.Low but pleasant grainy aroma, hint of floral and earthy hops. Flavour was fuller than the aroma: smooth malt sweetness, not getting any of the wheat and oats. but has a noticeable hop bitterness, light body, moderate carbonation, nice dry finish. Not flawed, just not too much to it, even for a craft-brewed cream ale. Drinkable but unmemmorable.

3
zoucrew102 (2249) - - OCT 14, 2017
Can. Grainy malt aroma with notes of corn and grassy hops. Pours clear pale golden colored with a thin white head that has little retention and lacing. Starts with grainy malt flavors and some sweet corn. Finishes smooth and refreshing with a little bit of grassy hops. Good summer beer, but not a lot going on flavor-wise.

2.8
basaywhat (314) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - OCT 10, 2017
12 oz can. Pours a clear yellow-gold with a small white head. Nice aroma of sweet malt, corn and some grassiness. Flavor is sweet and biscuity with a nice dry finish.

3
crossovert (14133) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 3, 2017
355ml can. Golden pour. Aroma is basic sweet grain. Flavor is sweetish, some herbs, okay.

2.5
Onslow (1540) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUL 3, 2017
Pour from a 16oz can. Clear darker golden brew with small head that quickly flattens. Weak aroma of light malts and faint fruity hops. Taste is clean light malt up front with a modest clean hops finish - frankly not much taste or character here at all, but what is here is very clean with no off tastes. I like cream ales and while this is very well crafted it’s just so-so in terms of taste and character.

3.3
vyvvy (6839) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 25, 2017
Pours clear yellow with little head. It has a light rough body with minor sharp carbonation. The taste has very light malt, smoothness and some herbs. Decent cream she.

2.7
kramer (6991) - 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. 


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