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RATINGS: 155   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 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 (2023) - 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 (3849) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 11, 2011
Light grassy notesin the aroma with hints of honey. Pours clear yellow, very light. Very light malt flavors with some light grassy notes, very good carbonation but there’s just not enough to it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rocbyter (1982) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - OCT 20, 2011
Sour musty aroma. Cloudy yellow color with a small white head. Very mild sweet beginning with a sour bitter finish.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
kidmartinek (4046) - austin, Texas, USA - SEP 18, 2011
Light yellow with plenty of bubbles. Empty white head. Cereal aroma. Just a bad beer. Why? Drink something else to "cleanse" your palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerfest5 (1206) - Cloneen, IRELAND - JUL 20, 2011
Not a style that normally gets a higher rating than a 2 for me, but this was really unexpected. Very much a hoppy light lager, talk about the perfect after the beach beer, better than a German hefeweisen.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
altonbrownd (4599) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - JUL 13, 2011
Can from Ryan & Casey’s. Gold body with big white head. Nose of hops and spices. Taste is sweet and hoppy as well. Pretty enjoyable for a can. Good one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zdk (1852) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 6, 2011
bottle - clear blonde, straw pour. Nice white head. Grainy, cracker notes in the nose dry crisp malts, sweet caramel medium body with some creaminess, yeasty notes. Light grassy hop notes tingly carbonation(maybe a bit overdone). clean profile. Finishes with a hint of astringency, smooth straw.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
canary dog (715) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - JUN 26, 2011
Not much to add upon what has already been stated over and over. It’s a very light and clean beer. First impression is one of wateriness, but eventually it evolves into a well-balanced summer quencher. It is quite similar to a Kolsch style.

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