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Cisco Sankaty Light Lager

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RATINGS: 149   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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Ed. Note: Although this beer was originally an American Golden Ale, after a short period of time the brewer changed the yeast strain, and it is now a lager. This 126 calorie lager with wonderful balance and strong hop finish is unlike most light beers. Reminiscent of an IPA but smooth and easy to drink.
It is named after the famous lighthouse that has stood on a bluff on the south eastern side of Nantucket Island since 1849. Perched precariously 88 feet above the raging Atlantic Ocean, Sankaty Head Light is in danger of falling prey to beach erosion. The lighthouse is the most powerful in New England.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
scooterbub (870) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - DEC 4, 2014
12 ounce bottle. Pours a hazy golden yellow with a thin white head that dissipates fast. Taste is of grass, grain, hops, citrus and malt. Similar aroma. Has a mostly full body with a slight dry and bitter finish. Easy to drink and quite enjoyable.

1.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
bennetporter (48) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 25, 2014
I don’t know where this one goes wrong exactly, but it does. Thin, skunky, anemic yellow, bitter without needing to be.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
kaser (3113) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 29, 2014
from old notes: Tastes light a bad or better Heineken. Either way I must hate this style. Super dank ripe fruit yuckness. Maybe just not in the mood. Bottle at tavern 23 in New York.

2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
kathouse (1105) - Nevada, USA - OCT 23, 2014
Pale and yellow and really light. Aroma is nice and head is thick. No other nice things to say.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BOSSbrewer (1972) - Arkansas, USA - OCT 20, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours a light yellow with a thin white head. Not much aroma or flavor. Bland. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
snoworsummer (2439) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 13, 2014
From a bottle. Pours hazy light gold with a bubbly frothy white head. Tastes light and crisp, like grass and straw, mellow malt, light hop bitterness, musky, lightly floral. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like honey, musky, hay, and light hops.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drfabulous (4175) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - SEP 10, 2014
12 ounce bottle from Beer Trappe. Light yellow lager with sweet corn and light hop profile. Drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rdp303 (1) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 29, 2014 does not count
resin, golden, clear, white foam, lightly bitter, light body, average carbonation,

0.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
wamuller (4) - - AUG 26, 2014 does not count
After drinking hearty American lagers this reminded me of Budweiser. Disappointing.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bulk_Carrier (2249) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Reviewed from notes. This was poured into a pilsener glass. The appearance was a light yellow color with a decent transparency about it to allow a light carbonation seen rising in streams. There was a two finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute leaving some spider web lacing speckling the glass. The smell had a light sweet corn with a slight sweet cereal. The taste was mainly sweet through the corn and cereal, it gets a little bready in the flavor. On the palate, this one sat pretty light and came across pretty sessionable. The carbonation was there and good for its style and to me. Overall, I say this was a pretty good premium lager.


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