Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Sun King Sunlight Cream Ale


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20ChadPolenz (1639) - 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: 32/50

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.