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RATINGS: 144   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11954) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 3, 2007
(Bottle) Pours a hazy golden body with a large rocky white head. Aroma of lemon, florals, and mustiness. Flavor of floral hops and herbal tea. This beer completely took me by surprise! Lovely floral hoppiness! Quite tasty!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TaktikMTL (5793) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 4, 2007
En fût. Verre de dégustation directement à la brasserie. Arôme: Odeur de céréales avec une pointe de citron. Apparence: La couleur est blonde avec une faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un moyen col mousseux et d’une large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Légèr goût d’houblons et de citron. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Légère présence d’houblon en arrière goût. (Rating #1108)

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
cheap (4080) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2007
Thanks to John jjpm74 for this brew, and I’m glad to have had the chance to try it. This is no way a premium lager, this stuff is tremendously higher quality than any premium lager or american pale yellos lager. It is unfiltered, provides a light brownish orange appearance that is nothing like a ubiquitous pale yellow lager. There is even some gunk on the bottom of the bottle like quality wheats! Lovely swirling pour. Looks more like a strong ale, with its creamy thin head. Taste has quite a bit of hop bitter impact, it behaves more like an ale on the palate. Even comes across a little viscous, no way is this a light beer. This is the chewiest ’light’ beer I have ever tasted. Good medium low carbonation. This beer is more like a hop flavored wheat beer than a lager. Wow, quite a taste experience. This has got to be the light beer that resembles craft beer, like no other. I’m not much one on hops or bitter malts but this certainly is not light flavored. Medium lasting light to medium bitterness on the finish.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 1, 2007
12oz bottle. Translucent golden color with a medium sized fluffy white head. EArthy, grassy hop aromatics with lemony and appley malt characters. Acrid floral hop flavor with a very mineral element, almost metallic. Grainy malt makes an appearance, with a slight fruitiness. Metallic citrus finish with a slight acrid flower petal tone. Mouthfeel is very light.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6108) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUN 23, 2007
Bottle (12oz). Via trade with Zatrhus12. Slightly hazy gold, some bubbles at first, lasting frothy/foamy white head. Aroma has light citrus, grassy hops, very soft. Taste is oddly ferric - like it’s made with hard water, canola-like grain, herbal/grassy hops, the grain seems a little sour, but not in a bad way, just ... acidic, somehow. Chewy body, on the light side, it has a hint of astirngency and very light carbonation - the finish takes its time, but isn’t all that long in the end - quite well balanced for a "light" - excuse me, "lite" beer, too good to be a lawnmower beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hellomynameis (874) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - JUN 21, 2007
Easy drinking light yellow coloured beer. Grain and citric acid hops in the faint aroma. Cereal taste with some lemon. Good malt in the flavour as well. tasty yet light.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 12, 2007
For a light beer and lager this is a fantastic version. It is clean and has nice notes of hops and fruit (lemonish). The mouthfeel is very dense for a lkight beer but yet holds the crispness. Excllent beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsquire (3479) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAY 6, 2007
Hazy gold out of the bottle with a frothy white head. Clean nose of light grain and lemon. Very flavorful lager with lots of biscuit and cereal grains, with a lemon tartness and light grassiness in the finish. A very nice craft lager and a beer I’d drink more of if available here. Thanks to zathrus13 for the bottle.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (8958) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2007
12oz bottle. Poured a medium and clear golden color with an averaged sized white head. Aromas of grain, cereal, lightly fruity, and a pinch of spices. Interesting aroma that, for me, teetered between enjoyable and not so good. Tastes of a general fruitiness, spices, and had a grassy finish. Fizzy and thin body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zathrus13 (1716) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAR 17, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2007 Pours yellow/gold, with a white head. Aroma is hops, malt, and some spices. Flavor is hops, spices, grass, and malt. Heavier body than expected. A really good light beer...probably the best light beer I’ve ever had.


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