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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.


4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmart6969 (6) - - JUN 3, 2014 does not count
Alcohol, earthy, nuts, coffee, cooked vegetables, butterscotch, basement aromas, butterscotch, bubblegum

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rjplumer (392) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 15, 2014
Has a cereal lemon aroma. Yellow body with a fine foam head that laces the glass nicely. The body is a clear light amber with active carbonation. The has a mild yeast malt taste with a hint of lemon. Has a slightly heavy heavy feel but remains refreshing and on the light side.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwyerpg (4566) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 29, 2013
A light aroma. This is good. A bit of grassy malt, enough to give it some flavor. A nice smooth body and finish. A quite good pale lager.

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!

3.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaBeer1972 (1306) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 18, 2010
This is a beautiful clear golden lager with nice white head and carbonation. Light biscuit aroma, but a little sour. Flavor is very satisfying and balanced with the light malts and hops. Finish is slight spice and fruit of the hops. Clean and very refreshing.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
unclemattie (4183) - Georgia, USA - OCT 14, 2012
12oz bottle. Clear yellow. White head. Aroma of cardboard is perfect. Nice straw. Floral hops flavor, heavy straw / hay. Soapy finish. Yeast profile of this beer makes all of the difference. Clean, well balanced, a very great beer. Good for style. (3489)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2006
Pour is hazy golden yellow with a thin white head...smell is floral, but delicately so, with a slighty biscuity malt aroma...taste well balanced between the grainy malt flavor and delicate hop bitterness...this is a surprise treat indeed!!!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - MAR 14, 2007
Thanks to Clark VV for sending me this bottle. Pours cloudy yellow/gold with a tall white head. If I didn’t know this were supposed to be a light lager I would say it was a belgian wit beer by the look and smell. Very floral spiced nose that reminds me of the t’ij beers. Flavor is much more mild, here is where this beer lacks a bit, but for a light beer it still fricken rocks. Dry earthy hop flavor, very clean lager base but with that fruity belgian esters gives this a really unique flavor. As I sip I catch glimpses of Orval, but not as dry and herbal tasting. What is even stranger is my description of this beer isn’t even close to any of the others below, maybe this bottle was slightly infected, turned out nice though.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zathrus13 (1716) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAR 17, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2007 Pours yellow/gold, with a white head. Aroma is hops, malt, and some spices. Flavor is hops, spices, grass, and malt. Heavier body than expected. A really good light beer...probably the best light beer I’ve ever had.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
auerbrau (3177) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - OCT 7, 2007
12 Oz Bottle. Aroma is a gentle, light sudsy barley kernel and toasted almond. Subtle, soapy and with leaf. Pours a heavily opalescent pale gold, straw inflected, with rocky white head above. Flavor has three nice movements, first a bubbly fresh plain, clean malt, mingled with some Cascade hops and general resin and sugar. Then a faint whiff of bready yeast, doughy and creamy. Good middle body. Finishes off with a long, unexpected draw of hops, in good tones of Cascade and other west coasters. All around I was impressed by the body, drinkability and flavor of this beer. The hops are very enjoyable, the yeast character desirable and helping and the smack and body full and refreshing. Good stuff!


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