RateBeer
overall
39
84
style
Serve in Lager glass

bottled
common

on tap
available

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 150   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bulk_Carrier (2443) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
John25 (872) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - AUG 10, 2014
Bottle at a wedding. Clear pale gold. Aroma is corn and lemon. Crisp light lager taste. Very smooth and easy to drink. Not bad. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
edgallow (2499) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 6, 2014
12 oz bottle pours golden with a white head. Aroma and taste is malts, grass and lemon.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rjplumer (568) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 15, 2014
Has a cereal lemon aroma. Yellow body with a fine foam head that laces the glass nicely. The body is a clear light amber with active carbonation. The has a mild yeast malt taste with a hint of lemon. Has a slightly heavy heavy feel but remains refreshing and on the light side.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
BLADT (658) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Draft @ Cisco. Clean, pale gold in glass. Finger of head. Lacing all the way down. Corn chip nose. Hay and grass on taste. Medium to light body.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmart6969 (6) - - JUN 3, 2014 does not count
Alcohol, earthy, nuts, coffee, cooked vegetables, butterscotch, basement aromas, butterscotch, bubblegum

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
sonnycheeba (4044) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 2, 2014
Bottle from sampler pack. Pours clear pale yellow with fizzy white head. Aroma is cereal and biscuit malts, lager yeast, light floral notes, and light citrus. Flavor is dry malts, light hop bitterness, faint toast, and some light grapefruit; dry finish. Light body and medium carbonation.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
JHeath99 (1257) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JUN 2, 2014
Bottle. Pours a pale transparent golden with a clingy layer of cream colored head. Aroma of malts, grass, and lemons. Taste is mostly just malts.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rondphoto (2551) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAY 4, 2014
@ Party Source / Bellevue KY --- Clear light amber with a long-lasting frothy white head, bands of lace. It looks tasty. Taste is dry malt that adds slight lemongrass before becoming more hopped as it moves through the finish. Not a particularly memorable brew, but, hey, it’s 3.8%. Whaddya expect?

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Blairgus (2933) - California, USA - MAY 4, 2014
4 May 2014, bottle. light yellow, clear, some steady bubbles. nose is light lemon rind hops. thin body and fizzy. lemon rind and miild lager malt. ok


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1  2  3 4 5 » 15


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50