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RATINGS: 144   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98   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.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (35055) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2014

Bottle 12fl.oz.

Clear light to medium yellow color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white head. Aroma is light moderate malty, pale malt. Flavour is moderate sweet and light bitter with a average to long duration, pale malt, straw, light dusty. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130814]

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (31178) - 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.

1.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
madmitch76 (15068) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2013
12th October 2013
Bright clear gold beer with a small white head. Palate is minerally crisp. Unpleasant soapy flavours lead to bland malt. Whsiper of citrus. Yuk!

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (13702) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 3, 2007
(Bottle) Pours a hazy golden body with a large rocky white head. Aroma of lemon, florals, and mustiness. Flavor of floral hops and herbal tea. This beer completely took me by surprise! Lovely floral hoppiness! Quite tasty!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11520) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 30, 2006
(12oz bottle) Medium white head that leaves some lacing, atop a hazy straw body. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit/orange. Taste is medium sweet, grapefruit/orange. Soft light body, great for summer days. Easily the most flavorful light beer I have tried.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11083) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 28, 2005
12 oz bottle-pours a foamy white head with hazy straw-yellow color. Aroma from 3 feet away the nose is citrus hops. Closer up to the glass, add in malty and coffee. Taste is crisp, hops, then malt along with this beerís only drawback, a flatness. Enjoyable.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (11047) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 19, 2010
Bottle from Half Time. Pours gold with a foamy 3 finger white head. Mild citrus/floral aroma. Near medium body with very foamy carbonation. Thereís a sharp bitterness. Itís more herbal than anything else. This is mild in malt - strong in bitter. Finishes more bitter than many.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (10914) - Orange County, California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Can @ home. Clear golden pour with a white head. Smells of lemony hops, some straw, and pale cracker malt. Hints of melon and sweet orange. Not bad. Fairly good cracker and biscuit malt on the palate. Light bitterness and astringency on the finish. Somewhat sweet. Decent citrus peel hops, mostly lemon zest. Not bad.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (8933) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2007
12oz bottle. Poured a medium and clear golden color with an averaged sized white head. Aromas of grain, cereal, lightly fruity, and a pinch of spices. Interesting aroma that, for me, teetered between enjoyable and not so good. Tastes of a general fruitiness, spices, and had a grassy finish. Fizzy and thin body.


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