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RATINGS: 145   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98   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
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
halfonit (1169) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 26, 2009
Pale golden color. Aroma is basically of roasted malts and hops, and what seems to be some corn in the undertones. Taste is a little bitter with some citrus, hops, yeast, and rye. Has a little bit of a bite in the aftertaste. Overall not too bad of a beer.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ben4321 (4019) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 31, 2009
July 2009 Beer of the Month Club , 7/31/09

Aroma: Light citrus nose, touch of spice, bready, some grass
Appearance: Cloudy orange-golden color, really small white head, light lacing
Flavor: Kind of a light hop taste, mild spice, bit of a tang, a little dull flavor-wise
Palate: Light body, a bit fizzy
Overall Impression: This beer is just kind of boring. Not a ton going on here. It’s not bad, certainly has more character then you’re average light, beer, I’ll give it that, but in the end it’s just a little too dull to go much higher then this.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
j12601 (6607) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 15, 2009
Bottle. Pours an almost clear light brown amber with a thin white head. Light sweet citrus hops, a faint touch of caramel, and barely a hint of grain. Medium bodied, slightly sweet. Finishes with a bit of grain and a good bit of metal. Began rather promising, but failed to live up to the nose.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thornecb (4456) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 8, 2009
Pours pale gold into a shaker. Bright white head with medium retention recedes leaving slight spots to skim surface. Sour malt and marshmallow aromas. Thin and bready with upfront caramel and a mild hop finish.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cbeers21 (693) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAY 13, 2009
draft. Clear yellow golden. Some scothcy malts are evident to smell as well as some corn/cereal lager notes. Chewy layered body reveals more to taste than this brew does to the eye or nose. Crisp clean finish is typical of the style and provides refreshing balance, better for spicy stuff one would suppose.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - FEB 19, 2009
Pours a dark golden color with a white foamy head. Head receeds well and leaves a thick lacing along the glass. Nose is grainy with some light grassy hop notes. Palate is failry full with some nice fizziness and a sticky finish. Flavor is a bit lost, kinda dirty. Has some decent grain notes with hints of cereal and a nice bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jimmay (807) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 16, 2009
12 oz bottle. Pours light amber in colour, good head, long retention. Has nice floral hops aroma. Flavour is balanced, not too hoppy, a little on the sweet side.

1.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
jason (1681) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2009
Bottle. Note: my bottle seemed to be completely infected with diacytl. The beer exploded from the bottle when opened. In need of a re-rate.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
blipp (6148) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - NOV 20, 2008
Bottle. Pours gold with a fluffy white head. The aroma is light and malty with a touch of citrus. The flavor is crisp, clean, and well balanced, with caramel malt and citrusy hops. Nice.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dogfish120love (959) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 19, 2008
Golden in coloration, hints of cereal. I ended the night with one of these last weekend and feel its about time I put my two cents in since I have been drinking it on and off for a while. Not a bad beer for a "light beer", tastes better than most light beers but has more calories.


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