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Tuesday, July 6th 2010

Sunlight Cream Ale
(Sun King Brewing Company)

One of only two American Cream Ales canned by craft brewers in the US. Sunlight Cream Ale is also one of two canned offerings from Sun King. This one seems like the perfect summertime brew!


From the Sun King site:


"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."


Here we go...


Pour - soft, golden straw-colored with a very thin head. Very light bodied with nice carbonation.


Aroma - a little sweet malt, honey, a little grainy with perhaps some citrus smells. Not a huge nose but that wasn't really expected. This style isn't going to be too aromatic. 


Taste - first sip is light, crisp and refreshing. I kid you not, that is how I'd describe this beer from the first gulp. It's got some malt flavor with that hint of lemon and a super crisp bite that leaves the tongue a bit dry and hanging out of your mouth a little bit. Super smooth going down and before I can take much of a breath of air I find myself drinking more of it. 


Overall - This is the type of beer that deserves a nice day outside in the sun. Its got all the elements to make for a beer that won't slow you down but will keep you happy. A cooler full of these would keep any party going!


Would I buy more of it? - absolutely. Pint cans give me more time for backyard leisure activities and less time running to the cooler for another beer!


Note - The first ever American canned beer was a cream ale. Krueger's Cream Ale is celebrating it's 75th birthday this year, thus the beer can is also celebrating that birthday!


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Sunlight Cream Ale
Style: Cream Ale
Brewery: Sun King Brewing Company
Indianapolis, Indiana  
United States  
Container: 16 oz. can
Malts: Barley, Wheat and Oats
Hops: American hops
ABV: 5.3%
IBUs: 20
Date: July 6th, 2010

Posted by Russ

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