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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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Rune (9500) - TromsÝ, NORWAY - OCT 1, 2013
ĺ pint bottle picked up at BiŤre Sans FrontiŤres bottle bar at GBBF 2013. Hay and pale malts to the nose. Taste of dry noble hops, hints of almond. Fresh fruity ending, not much hops. Oily palate. Easy to drink. Accepted (hotel room, London 16.08.2013).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
unclemike (2603) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - SEP 8, 2013
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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jimsal27 (291) - New York, USA - AUG 29, 2013
Pours light golden color mild aroma of yeast citrus. Malt and yeast flavors. Hint if hops on the finish. Overall pleasantly surprised.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leafs93 (1919) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 25, 2013
Pours clear gold with a medium white head. Aroma is citrus and grass. Taste is sweet with mild bitters. Light bodied, smooth and easy to drink. A very solid lager that actually has taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tbopslt (354) - New York, USA - AUG 21, 2013
Catching up on old reviews. Bottle from DeCiccos in Harrison, NY. Another enjoyable offering from one of my favorite breweries:) ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsmerig (1366) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2013
Pours a clear light yellow with a whit foamy head. Aroma of lemon and bread. Taste is light slightly tart with a slightly citrusy bitter finish. Crisp and clean. Craft alternative to lite beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (15649) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2013
Bottle from GBBF 2013 drunk at home. How can a 3.8% beer be a premium lager? Oh well. Clear pale ish gold thick lasting white head. Aroma of some very light lemon. Itís a very light lager. More like a UK golden ale than a lager. Not a premium lager at all. Light, easy drinking. Very ale like to be honest. Tastes like an ale yeast. Itís an ok golden ale. Some citrus hop kick on the finish. Mostly lemon and lime.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (36243) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2013
12 fl oz bottle. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is grassy and light skunky. Bitter, grassy and skunky. Bitter and dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
JDBaker11058 (1614) - Maryland, USA - AUG 13, 2013
Appearance: clear straw with two fingers of bright white head shrinking to a solid collar and sticky-tight lacing. Aroma: spritzy lemon, green onion, lightly sweet cereal grain, hint of white wine vinegar. Taste: light citrus, hint of sour green apples, a bit of floral hops, then a hint of crackers. Finish: smooth and almost creamy palate gives way to a bit of a watery character, and the delicate sourness lingers. Notes: This was one of the lightest-palated beers Iíve ever had, and the flavors were extremely light as well. The lack of carbonation was pretty unusual and I just canít decide if itís like this because the beer sucks, or if it was a deliberate attempt to make the lightest possible craft lager. I didnít actually think it was terrible, but I donít think I could do it again. The flavors were very weak.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - AUG 11, 2013
12oz can. Rating #114. Pale and slightly hazy straw yellow pour with a white head. Very mild aroma, light grain and hops. Flavor was similar to the aroma, slight spiciness, almost a wheat spice and a little bread. (2873)

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