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RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Were largely unconscious. You know, we operate half awake or on autopilot and end up, whatever, with a house and family and job and everything else, and we havent really stopped to ask ourselves, How did I get here?. ~David Byrne

Didnt I open this place to get away from these beers? ~Phil Brewdaddy Bannatyne

Ironically named indeed, as in this case to remain in light would be to perpetuate appreciation of perhaps the most maligned beer style in the craft brewing world, the American Light Lager. Further, its name is an obvious reference to one of the late 20th Centurys greatest albums by Talking Heads. A groundbreaking record, it pushed musical boundaries by blending American punk, funk, and early rap with Afrobeats polyrhythms and lyrical inspiration from African literature, improvisation, and the cut-up method developed by Brion Gysin and Gil Wolman. Psychoanalyst Michael A. Brog called its front cover a disarming image, which suggests both splitting and obliteration of identity and which introduces the listener to the albums recurring theme of identity disturbance.

Lest you fear the CBC Brew Crew is suffering a similar identity crisis, rest assured that we have full control of our faculties. The simple truth is that these beers are remarkably easy to drink and perfect for enjoying as we ride the cusp of summer-into-autumn weather. Moreso, while light lagers may be easy to create in the purpose-built industrial breweries across the land, they are very challenging to produce on a small-scale system like ours. And we are always up for a challenge.

Remain In Light is brewed with pilsner malt and flaked rice, hopped with Styrian Goldings, Saaz and Hallertauer, and fermented cold and lagered with the famous lager yeast from Augustiner. Bitterness and body are intentionally higher than typically found in those beers made by our macro contemporaries. Clean malty cereal grain sweetness is delicate but noticeable, while spicy herbal hop notes spread across the palate and linger through a bracing bitter finish. Our choice of serving glass, a 12 oz. flute, serves to keep the beer colder while preparing you for the second round. Hold this beer up to the light and ask yourself, Where does that highway lead to?

Original Gravity: 1.044
Final Gravity: 1.006
Alcohol by Volume: 5.0%

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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (44976) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2016

Can 12fl.oz. @ Craigs House - Edinburgh.

[ As Cambridge Remain in Light ].
Clear medium yellow color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, moderate hoppy, grass, fruity hops. Flavor is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average duration, pale malt, grass. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20160319]
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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RatingsLieutenant2 (10) - - NOV 10, 2016
Rather average beer, not bad tasting. la la la filling in the characters here... la lal lala

3.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ferguimara (12) - - NOV 10, 2016
A flat smell but a refreshing taste; this beer has a quick but great overall taste that you can session for a while and learn to love. The taste is true to an IPA and it does not have a lasting bitterness which is awesome.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ty Maltoy (11) - Providence, ANGUILLA - NOV 10, 2016
Its nice to get a refreshing feel after taking a big gulp of something that tastes like nothing.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JacksonCR (16) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - NOV 10, 2016
Fresh light beer. Not too hoppy, but a great 2 inch white head. Great color!

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerMeister14 (11) - - NOV 10, 2016
fresh, light beer that hints at other citrusy flavors. great for a summer bbq or any refreshing occasion

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BreweryCaptain6 (10) - - NOV 10, 2016
Beautiful colour, tastes like slightly salty water, but is incredibly fresh and clean.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rjd214 (11) - - NOV 10, 2016
Nice two-finger-wide head on the pour and while it doesnt have much flavor, it certainly is refreshing.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
altonbrownd (5898) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - SEP 29, 2016
Can from Penn Station, NYC. Light golden body with medium head. Nose is hoppy, skunky, lageresque. Taste is clean, hops, citrus, butterscotch. Nice and clean. Good in the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (5077) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 21, 2016
can. Straw with one finger head. Light body, grass and mild grain. A little hoppy bite. Really clean lager -- Would be a great beer to bring a sixer of to a party. This seems super un-objectionable.


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