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RATINGS: 157   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsmerig (1490) - 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 (17278) - 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 (40447) - 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 (1935) - 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)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Niko100 (2677) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 11, 2013
Hazy amber/gold color; Light to medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of malt, light hops, & citrus; Flavor of sweet malt, hops, grain, and some citrus; Finish is slightly bitter; Decent

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bavarian81 (148) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 8, 2013
Decent beer. Not too complex. Some hops in the finish. light citrus flavor.. possibly lemon? overall very crisp and easy drinking. It would be a nice refreshing beer for a summer day

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aurelius (5070) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 14, 2013
Pleasant, malty, APA aroma - not too aggressive on the west coast hops, a little buttery and cereal. Clear, light pine gold; good label, standard US longneck. Spirited - lemony and zippy hops. Medium-light body, crisp without being too fizzy. This is a great summer beer - easy drinking, but with character. ABC Liquors, Betton.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
TheHopster (1044) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - JUN 1, 2013
On draft at the Renaissance Hotel in Providence. A very thin lager with additional hop flavor. Thin palate. Probably good for the calorie counter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (7330) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2013
Tallahassee, Fl - ABC Fine Wine and Spirits - 12 oz bottle. Medium golden pour, soft white head, nice bubble action. Aroma is somewhat neutral with just a hint of fresh lake water, some grainy notes. Crisp flavor with some light hoppy notes, some graininess, a touch of baked bread. Crisp mouthfeel. Refreshing.

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