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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 2.27/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.46/5   ABV: -
Cugino Light is a classic Italian style beer that is delicately balanced, crisp, and refreshing. This all malt beer is light yet full of character, making it easy to drink and very easy to enjoy.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Headbanger (3873) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2007
12oz bottle(8/02)-Brewed by Two Brothers-A light golden body with a decent head and an aroma of any typical lager. Taste light with a little of a funky taste. Not the worst I’ve had.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
DrnkMcDermott (3007) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 7, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2009 Bottle from the sale rack at Foremost, Oak Forest. I suspect I’m sampling from the same batch as the previous raters, cause this bottle may be pretty aged. It opens with a surprisingly sweet smell, first fruity then a bit winey. Pours way too dark for a light beer. Not quite cloudy, but there are a few floaties visible. Just a light scum of bubbles. Taste is a little less interesting. Just a light, oxidized malt with some corn sweetener. Thin, watery texture. Geez, and I thought when I smelled it they might have added a grape tannin or something to make it really "Italian." But it’s just olf. I will try a fresh one sometimes.
Meantime, I notice our listing for Cugino Brewing’s web site just returns a placeholder search page. If this stuff is still being brewed, it’s not controlled from Batavia, anymore.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
frankenkitty (2006) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - SEP 3, 2005
I thought this was from Italy but, alas, I’ve now tried yet another beer from Illinois. Golden/amber with a little sediment and a tiny head. Musty aroma with burnt grain, slight caramel, coins and DMS lurking beneath. A "dirty" taste, bittersweet, with slight spiciness and mild sourness at the end.

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   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAY 5, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2006 Dark yellow with a short-lived big-bubbled head and a corny sweet aroma - - - this is what I look for to entice me into drinking a beer. It’s light bodied with a light sweet corn & malt taste with a slightly crisp finish. My first and last.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - APR 13, 2005
Big bubbles rise from a surprisingly darker than straw-colored beer with a fat-bubbled, white head. Aroma is lager ferment sulphur and a toasty grain. The beer shows flavor of a nice pale lager for 2 seconds then the CO2 overwhelms the delicate body. Almost ethereal with a damp, musty basement finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 29, 2005
A descent light brew, nothing special. Carbonation, watery, "light beery" not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
jaymobrown (1843) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2003
Bright hoppish type of macrobrew nose. Very light color with micro-bubbles. Very thin and watery. The nose is more sweet than bitter. Not bad for a light beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Dawghouse Brewers99 (91) - Exeter, California, USA - NOV 15, 2001
Light head disappears quickly. Light colored light bodied. A sweet and smokey aroma. Clean flavor, no bite. A good lawn mower beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
joet (2547) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JUL 24, 2001
What? Bottle conditioning of a light beer? Interesting show in my pilsener glass of the yeast bouying and sounding. Otherwise, looks nice with a sweet and lightly smokey hop aroma. Crisp and and fresh tasting and biteless. A bit wet. Gino and Vito done good. Would I drink this again? Fughettaboutit!!

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