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RATINGS: 152   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Niko100 (2239) - 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

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bavarian81 (111) - 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

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aurelius (4651) - 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.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
TheHopster (920) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (6215) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerscout (298) - New Windsor, New York, USA - MAY 20, 2013
Bottle. Clear pale yellow color with thin foamy white head. Nose was grassy, hay, and bready, with a touch of lemon zest. Flavor was slight bitter up front, with sweet corn and wheat, bready notes, and slight citrus. Bittersweet finish. Nice.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
maxwelldeux (4164) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - FEB 22, 2013
Can. Pours a clear golden color with a fairly thick white head. Nose is very light, to the point that I get almost no smell. Taste is also super light - almost like water. Meh.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BJG333 (16) - Manchester, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 17, 2013
12 oz Can. Golden yellow w/ medium white head. Nice crisp taste but does not deliver on the "strong hop taste". All in all a very good light beer and the fact that it comes in cans and has a 3.6% abv makes it an excellent cookout/beach beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christpuncher (1949) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 7, 2013
I really like this ale. Pours very golden yellow on color. Really smooth and not overpowering in taste. Has a nice fruity taste ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BVery (7958) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Bottle. Pale gold pour with a small white head. Mostly hay, some light fruit sweetness. Decent for its style.


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