cchubb (74) - Minneola, Florida, USA - OCT 25, 2006
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I noticed a nice fresh aroma of biscuit and a light beachy aroma. Flavor on the palate was minimal with no distracting flavors, and very light citrusy hop aspects. Thinnest head of all of the St. S beers.
iratherbe (255) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JAN 24, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Remember now they are making an effort to introduce beer to a wider audience up in this area of hard to find good brews. Yes it’s a light. Nice flavor & texture. Some fruity essence on the nose with a clear amber color & a crisp taste. Well done ... but, it’s a light! :-)
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - NOV 30, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pretty fruity taste to this, some banana even, this is probably the best light lager I’ve ever had. Even though it’s a light beer how can you diss this.
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 6, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2006 Light hop aroma and a tinge of sweet malts, but not much else. Transparent pale yellow with a dime thin white head. Watery fore leads into a hop cereal grain and malt finish. Not a bad little lager, but not anything that will make you rethink the style either..
argo0 (12126) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 23, 2004
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Clear pale straw body with small white head. Aroma is medium sweet, honey, light spice. Taste is moderately sweet, honey, some grassy, minimally bitter. Light-medium body, some crispness. No surprises here -- as the name suggests, a beer for the masses. Still, certainly drinkable.
Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 22, 2004
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
I have trouble coming up with a lot to say about light beers. Typical of the style, watery, with the flavor being almost imperceptable. Having said that, what taste was there was still better than the macrobrewed light beers.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 6, 2004
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Perhaps the palest looking beer I have ever seen. Looks almost like a glass of water with one drop of yellow food coloring with a thin white head. Very subtle somewhat tart, malty aroma. Body is very thin and watery, but has some grainy malt character to it. Drinkable, yes, better than the typical BMC light beers, most likely, but nothing great.
hotstuff (4403) - Indiana, USA - DEC 22, 2003
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at Saint Sebastiaan Belgian Microbrewery in Spring Hill, FL. Thedm, Matta and I had a wonderful supper and sampled the beers here at this fine establishment. This beer had a small sized white head that was creamy and smooth and contained fine sized bubbles that mostly dissipated. The body was uncarbonated and transparent with a pale yellow hue. The nose was malty as was the flavor of this beer. The mouthfeel was smooth, watery and thin. This was a light bodied beer with good lacing.
thedm (5142) - Fort Wayne, USA - DEC 19, 2003
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
TheDM and Hotstuff vacation brew 90. This draft brew was sampled at the brewery in Spring Hill Florida with Matta and was served to us by Jim Leen, the brewer, and Serge Van Limbergen, the owner. This brew poured a medium sized head of foamy finely sized white colored mostly lasting bubbles that left behind a softly carbonated transparent very light weak yellow colored body and agood lace. The mouthfeel was tinglyand bubbly while the aroma was that of a medium malt hop. The flavor was that of a very mild malt hop.
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 11, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Let me begin by saying that the microbrewery is Absolutely Amazing! I was lucky enough to enjoy these beers with some visitors to Florida, TheDM and Hotstuff, very nice company. The owners and brew-masters of St. Sebastiaan, Leen, and her husband Serge were very kind and exceptionally knowledgeable people as well. Thanks to all!
6oz sample: The Novice Light’s name describes it well.
The body was a lucid yellow gold, totally transparent, small white, quickly diminishing head…. In the nose I picked up on a touch of lemon zest and a pinch of saltiness…. The flavor was rather lackluster, again a bit of lemon, slight hint of yeast, mostly just reminiscent of seltzer water…. This beer reminded me of swallowing a mouth full of salt water when swimming in the Gulf.