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RATINGS: 157   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.

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   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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (21675) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 29, 2016
Bottle courtesy of altonbrownd, thank you! Clear pale yellow color, fluffy white head with good retention and solid lacing. Aroma of peppery straw. Taste is lightly bitter black pepper. Decent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ROGUE (2200) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - JUL 27, 2016
On tap at SLL tasting. Pours slightly hazy gold with thin white cap. Aroma is cereal grain and floral hop. Flavor is slightly more hoppy but is uninspired. Light bodied with a thin mouthfeel, crisp finish, and moderate to high carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
shrubber85 (10760) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 7, 2015
Bottle. Lemon malt and weedy grass aroma. Golden yellow with small head. Lightly sweet lemon malt and moderately bitter herbal grass flavor. Very light body. Not much to it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
rlgk (18323) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 30, 2015
Buttle from Stearns Liquor Mart, Long Beach. Clear pale yellow/golden beer with a decent offwhite head. Malty caramel aroma, fruity, bready, some apples and grapes. Malty bready flavor, thin, caramel, some apples and grapes. No good.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Patrickctenchi (6096) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - OCT 11, 2015
Bottle: Clear gold with a small white head. Grainy, lemon aroma. Taste is slightly bready, grassy, a bit of lemon peel....straw. Not great.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2761) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUN 12, 2015
Per the commercial description, no. No itís not reminiscent of an IPA. It has a modest hop nose if at all, a bit of straw. Somewhat clean sweetish grainy flavor, no hop flavors, almost no finishing bitterness. Empty flavor. Not a watery body thankfully, and surprisingly given the low ABV. I get the vaguest hint of strawberry somehow, so maybe not so clean afterall. Anyway, itís kind of pointless. When I want a light lager (which is mostly never), Iím not gonna pay craft beer prices for it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Atom (2170) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 1, 2015
12oz bottle pours a clear pale golden with a large white head. Bready malt aroma with some yeast and light hop. Very light, bready yeast and caramel malt with light citrus hops and a mild bitterness on the finish. Not bad, drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Concealer (1192) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 17, 2015
Bottle. Clear yellow with a thin, foamy, off-white head that lasts whisky as well as the lacing. Aromas of sweet grain, light biscuit, pine and citrus. Flavor is the same with some yeasty notes. Light bodied, crisp with a dry end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
scooterbub (1031) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - DEC 4, 2014
12 ounce bottle. Pours a hazy golden yellow with a thin white head that dissipates fast. Taste is of grass, grain, hops, citrus and malt. Similar aroma. Has a mostly full body with a slight dry and bitter finish. Easy to drink and quite enjoyable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Quick3Beers (985) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 25, 2014
I donít know where this one goes wrong exactly, but it does. Thin, skunky, anemic yellow, bitter without needing to be.

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