The award-winning Sunlight Cream Ale by Sun King Brewery is a light, please-all, easy drinker of a beer.

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Sunlight Cream Ale is a Cream Ale that’s brewed by Sun King Brewery. For the purposes of this craft beer review, the ale was served in a beer mug from a 12 oz. can.

Packaging art for the Sunlight Cream Ale by Sun King Brewery

Packaging art for the Sunlight Cream Ale by Sun King Brewery

What You Need to Know

The Sunlight Cream Ale is a light, please-all, easy drinker of a beer. It’s also an award winner. But does that mean you should try it? Let’s get to the review.

Appearance

The Cream Ale pours a mostly clear deep golden hue and is topped by an inch-thick cap puffy off-white foam that shows fine retention. The head’s reduction doesn’t leave behind any residue. Streams of bubbles continuously rise in the glass.

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Aroma

The aroma is initially bright with a scent of floral hops. But as the beer begins to lose its chill, bready malt and honey are more pronounced.

Flavor

The palate is led by bready malt that’s been slightly sweetened with honey. The finish is lightly punched with floral hops and its hoppiness lingers briefly on the back of the tongue. An undercurrent of honey

Label art for the Sunlight Cream Ale by Sun King Brewery

Label art for the Sunlight Cream Ale by Sun King Brewery

Mouthfeel

Its feel is crisp and clean with a medium-light body and moderately-high carbonation. Its higher attenuation certainly gives this brew its “thirst quenching” quality.

Overall

The color of the Sunlight Cream Ale is on the darker side of the style but regardless, it does look lovely in the glass. The aroma isn’t particularly strong but it is pleasant enough. The IBU count is on the high end for the style but its hops definitely add a nice floral character to the balance the otherwise malty palate. The feel is right in line with the expectations of the style. Its crisp, clean, carbonated feel certainly makes it so refreshing and oh so easy to drink. Overall, the Sunlight Cream is an uncomplicated brew that’s approachable, easy to drink, and can certainly be enjoyed by the masses. Enjoy!

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