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RATINGS: 152   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
beernovice39 (3270) - Montana, 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 (5954) - Fairfax, 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 weren’t very high).

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , 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 it’s a nice lighter beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (12758) - 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. There’s a sharp bitterness. It’s more herbal than anything else. This is mild in malt - strong in bitter. Finishes more bitter than many.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Boliv (1150) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2010
Bottle. Pours slightly hazy pale golden amber-ish with a small frothy white head. Aromas of orange, dough, soft citrus hops, and light coriander. Flavor is doughy malt, a little butter, grass, and a little bitter grass in the finish. Light, with medium carbonation. Alright.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
guzzler67 (1576) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 3, 2010
Hazy, yellow/gold appearance with a small white head and little lacing. Grassy aroma with floral hops lingering in thebackgrfound. A touch of citrus ahead of sweet, grainy, metallic flavors. Medium-to-light bodied, decently carbonated mouthfeel. Slightly acidic, short lived finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaBeer1972 (1509) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 18, 2010
This is a beautiful clear golden lager with nice white head and carbonation. Light biscuit aroma, but a little sour. Flavor is very satisfying and balanced with the light malts and hops. Finish is slight spice and fruit of the hops. Clean and very refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kramer (5433) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 5, 2010
12 oz bottle. Pours a slightly hazy yellow gold body with a nice large fizzy white head that left some nice lacing. The nose is fairly nice bready malt with a light lemony note. Nice light accent of floral hops. The flavor is just lightly malty and has a bit of a perfumy quality from the light hopping. Some light lingering bready malts. Light bodied and fizzy, it’s actually pretty refreshing on a hot evening.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 2, 2010
Bottle. Pale golden with white head. Aroma has lots of light grain and earthy hop character, overall pretty plain. Taste goes light but flavorful hoppy lager. Grassy. Simple and very sessionable.

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