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RATINGS: 155   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96/5   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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murphym45 (769) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 21, 2011
Bottle. Clear straw/gold, foamy white head. Light aroma with citrus, malt, lemon pepper. Light body, a bit of spice, wheat. Not outstanding but this definitely exceeded my expectations (which weren’t very high).

2.1
dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - MAR 20, 2011
12oz bottle. This is like most typical craft light lagers. Light in color but with slight hazy center. Not a lot going on with the aroma and flavor, but it’s a nice lighter beer.

3.2
bhensonb (15601) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 19, 2010
Bottle from Half Time. Pours gold with a foamy 3 finger white head. Mild citrus/floral aroma. Near medium body with very foamy carbonation. There’s a sharp bitterness. It’s more herbal than anything else. This is mild in malt - strong in bitter. Finishes more bitter than many.

3.2
Boliv (1150) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2010
Bottle. Pours slightly hazy pale golden amber-ish with a small frothy white head. Aromas of orange, dough, soft citrus hops, and light coriander. Flavor is doughy malt, a little butter, grass, and a little bitter grass in the finish. Light, with medium carbonation. Alright.

3.4
guzzler67 (1696) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 3, 2010
Hazy, yellow/gold appearance with a small white head and little lacing. Grassy aroma with floral hops lingering in thebackgrfound. A touch of citrus ahead of sweet, grainy, metallic flavors. Medium-to-light bodied, decently carbonated mouthfeel. Slightly acidic, short lived finish.

3.8
MaBeer1972 (2142) - Reno, Nevada, 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.

3.5
kramer (6682) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 5, 2010
12 oz bottle. Pours a slightly hazy yellow gold body with a nice large fizzy white head that left some nice lacing. The nose is fairly nice bready malt with a light lemony note. Nice light accent of floral hops. The flavor is just lightly malty and has a bit of a perfumy quality from the light hopping. Some light lingering bready malts. Light bodied and fizzy, it’s actually pretty refreshing on a hot evening.

2.9
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 2, 2010
Bottle. Pale golden with white head. Aroma has lots of light grain and earthy hop character, overall pretty plain. Taste goes light but flavorful hoppy lager. Grassy. Simple and very sessionable.

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Drake (14058) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 30, 2010
12 ounce bottle from Wine Warehouse in Charlottesville, VA. Pours a clear golden color with a medium frothy white head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of bready malts and a bit of grass. The taste is bitter hops, pale grainy malts, slightly salty. Medium bodied. Decent.

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italianjohn (3223) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 18, 2010
Clear golden pour white head .... floral hop and sweet malt aroma .... decent lacing ... lemon zest and light citrus taste with sweet malts and a bitter floral finish ..... has some pale ale qualities to it


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