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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jkwood04 (4830) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 4, 2012
Sampled at the 2012 American Craft Beer Festival. Very bland with the pale malts noticeable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tone77 (256) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2012
Pours a golden color. Smell is of malts and grains. Taste is crisp, mild grains, some floral hops are in there.Overall, for this style, more flavor than expected, a quality beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wlajwl (4695) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 28, 2012
Aroma is grains, grass and a hint of mineral water. The flavor is mildly sweet malts, very grainy and a grassy, decently hoppy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheBeerGod (5598) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAR 24, 2012
Bottle. Hazy gold with a short white head. Grassy hops, biscuit, light flowery hops and buttery notes in the aroma. Taste is buttered biscuit, light honey, a drop of honey, grassy and floral hops, and seltzer water. Body is light-medium with a strong, bubbly carbonation. Ends wih more buttered biscuit, sweet malt, light lemon, grassy hops and straw. Not too bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Radek Kliber (6710) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAR 15, 2012
Bottle 355ml
Aroma aromatic with fruity nose (for lager beer). Clean balanced hop malt approach.
Appearance clean, golden , frisky brew with medium white cap. No lace shown.
Flavor and Palate : medium light bodied. Thinner mid and finish. Salty feel with fruity hop notes. Slight tartness of citrus, some herbal grassy top end. Fairly high carbonation. Light and drinkable but at this strength malt approach could be more Bohemian in feel.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
subs (14) - - MAR 8, 2012
Bottled. Not a smooth beer, very strong aroma, not a good after taste. Did not finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joebudzjoe (668) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 22, 2012
Draft @ Coalhouse Pizza, Stamford, CT. Comparing this against all beers, this is a crisp, clean, medium-light bodied beer with a nice hop bite and bready malt flavor. For a light beer, this is a supreme light beer. Don’t know how they fit 126 calories in this, but there’s some good flavor in this session beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jstraw (1946) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 7, 2012
Pale yellow with light, white, head / Sweet nose of grain and honey / Light body, sweet, watery, with thin finish / Skunky flavors of corn, rice, and honey.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fluffy (1957) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JAN 29, 2012
amazing for a light beer. probably the best ive had, and i dont drink light beers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HonkeyBra (3798) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - DEC 18, 2011
12 oz. can. Bright golden pour with a large bright ehite head. Lots of visible carbonation. Aroma of orange, coriander, some wheat bread. Flavor has a strong citrus component, some pineapple, with some bread dough. Lacking the crispness I look for in a lager. Lightish bodied. Pretty strong hops, but doesn’t exactly do it for me. I wish it were crisper. Lots of carbonation and finishes on a fruity note. Not my favorite lager but it’s acceptable.

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