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RATINGS: 157   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95/5   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zdk (1870) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 6, 2011
bottle - clear blonde, straw pour. Nice white head. Grainy, cracker notes in the nose dry crisp malts, sweet caramel medium body with some creaminess, yeasty notes. Light grassy hop notes tingly carbonation(maybe a bit overdone). clean profile. Finishes with a hint of astringency, smooth straw.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
canary dog (743) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - JUN 26, 2011
Not much to add upon what has already been stated over and over. Itís a very light and clean beer. First impression is one of wateriness, but eventually it evolves into a well-balanced summer quencher. It is quite similar to a Kolsch style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Capa (2758) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - JUN 15, 2011
Pale golden with a tall, fizzy white head. Aroma has light hops, grain, light sweet malts. Thin, watery body. Flavor is of sweet grains and light hops. Sweet, medium crisp finish. A quencher.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
patrickfannon (1241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2011
Bottle. 12 oz. Sipped a few of these guys after a crazy Philly Beer Weekend. What a wild time. Anyhow, this brew pours a clear, slightly hazy golden yellow with a modest white soft bubbled head. Aroma of cereal, rye grains, crystal malts, hay, wheat, and some honey and hop traces. Very easygoing body with a nearly air-thin mouthfeel. Supremely drinkable and very interesting in flavor profile; not much of the traditional corny pilsner malt flavor shows up, but rather a sort of witbier/lager hybrid. Finishes cold, clean, and refreshingly. Definitely a session beer for the ages. Good stuff, especially for a "lawnmower beer."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
puboflyons (3120) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 29, 2011
The pour is a slightly cloudy straw yellow with a quick burst of fizzy white head. The aroma is of sweet malts, corn, barley, and thin hops. The body is thin to medium, which is a bit better than a standard light. The taste is refreshing and vaguely bitter with a clean finish. Not a bad light lager.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
beernovice39 (3270) - Idaho, USA - MAY 14, 2011
Tasting at Wine World. Gold with a thin white head. Scent is light malt with corn. Taste is light caramel and earthy/corn.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
radagast83 (7388) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - APR 2, 2011
Bottle. Poured a clear, pale golden color with a medium-small sized white head. Aroma was grassy notes, earthy hops. Flavor was mellow, drinkable, not offensive in the least, but nothing particularly special about it. A session-able beer to be sure.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
murphym45 (769) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 21, 2011
Bottle. Clear straw/gold, foamy white head. Light aroma with citrus, malt, lemon pepper. Light body, a bit of spice, wheat. Not outstanding but this definitely exceeded my expectations (which werenít very high).

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - MAR 20, 2011
12oz bottle. This is like most typical craft light lagers. Light in color but with slight hazy center. Not a lot going on with the aroma and flavor, but itís a nice lighter beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (14161) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 19, 2010
Bottle from Half Time. Pours gold with a foamy 3 finger white head. Mild citrus/floral aroma. Near medium body with very foamy carbonation. Thereís a sharp bitterness. Itís more herbal than anything else. This is mild in malt - strong in bitter. Finishes more bitter than many.

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