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RATINGS: 147   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97   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.


3.2
   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 (3755) - Everett, 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 (1326) - 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 (6826) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Bottle. Pale gold pour with a small white head. Mostly hay, some light fruit sweetness. Decent for its style.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
burg326 (3837) - Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2013
12ounce bottle, poured a ligt pale hellow color with aromas of ligt hay, lemon, and some corn. Flavors folow suit, nothing overpowering. An average lager, decent oitside.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Tonkun (898) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 14, 2012
Bottle. Light golden pour. Floral, hey and a bit of fruits. Light medium (for a light beer) body. Much nicer than most light beer

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ccex (944) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 8, 2012
12 oz can pours a pale golden with large fluffy white head but little lacing. Aroma has hay, floral hops, and lemon. Taste is bitter with a short but clean finish. Body is light with good carbonation. Quite enjoyable for a light lager.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
beerandbeyond (699) - ISRAEL - DEC 1, 2012
12oz bottle poured into a tulip glass. Almost clear light golden color with a medium white head. Light malt aroma with very mellow fruity notes (pomelo peel) and faint floral hops. Bready flavors, low bitterness, clean mellow malt. Light body, well carbonated, quaffable, short finish, OK for style.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
boozedude (1909) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - NOV 26, 2012
Can into pint glass, golden pour..huge white head..malty aroma, nothing distinctive..taste is easy drinking, slight bitter end


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