RATINGS: 156   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96/5   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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johnbuck100 (306) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2012
Purchased at a bottle shop in Philly - There was a comment to drink by the "use by" date on the bottle but the markings did not clearly indicate the "use by" date. This beer had an unpleasant aftertaste that indicated to me that it might have gone bad. I will try to get another bottle from a different source and re-rate this beer.

SSSteve (4006) - - SEP 3, 2012
bottle. clear gold. bready aroma with light sweetness. cereal grains flavor like liquid corn flakes. light to medium body with smooth palate. big flavor for 3.8%.

Cybercat (6148) - Georgia, USA - AUG 14, 2012
Crisp, malty aroma is typically lagerish, not complex, not pretentious. Pours a clear straw yellow with a typical white head. Flavor is - well, let us say not what I expect from a craft brew. Malty and a little fruity, but not much better than industrial stuff. Texture, fortunately, saves the day - sort of. Good body, good fizz. Well, if this is indeed a "Lite" beer than it’s definitely better than any other of this sort I’ve tried!

italarican (1606) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 12, 2012
Bottle. Clear golden pour with standard white head. Aroma is grainy with a slight malt vinegar touch. Flavor has more mild caramel malt with surprisingly present pine and orange peel hops (still mild overall). More robust of hops and caramel malt than your typical light beer. A quite enjoyable, simple lager overall.

jackl (8423) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 12, 2012
Bottle. Light golden color with a big white head. The nose is sweet cereal and syrup, subtle white grape. The taste is fairly simple: some honey, light shortbread, and a touch of grassy hop. Light body, a bit fizzy. Overall, this is fairly decent. It’s certainly not offensive. Nice on a hot day etc.

sma190000 (3) - - AUG 5, 2012 does not count
A light beer I don?t mind. A hot day "quantity" beer. Not too many light beers can claim that the hops come through, this one just barely can.

Elwood (3347) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - AUG 1, 2012
Serving: 12 oz. can from Total Wine Sterling. It pours a hazy greenish yellow with a frothy white head. The nose smells a little sweet with a touch of grain and corn. Thin and watery on the tongue. It tastes like watered down saison in a way. There is a touch of grassy hops and malt sweetness, but no body. Just a hair more flavor than club soda. Not impressed.

mansquito (6906) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUL 15, 2012
Total Wine, Fairfax cans: Pours an orange color with a white head. Aroma is ctirus hops, bread, and grass. Tastes like a combination between a clean lager and an APA kind of. This is nice and crisp and has a good amount of hops. The amount of flavour totally makes the low alcohol not noticeable. Basically, this is a well-made lager. Sessionable and good for hot weather.

Davetopay (54) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUN 17, 2012
Remember, you are NOT drinking a monster beer with huge ABV and sky high IBUs with this one. This is beach beer, river tubing beer, mow the lawn beer....gonna drink the 12 pack and still stand up beer. Bright golden with a firm snow white head, and a light yet zesty hop nose which presents itself in a lightly perfumed floral way. Not a bitter bomb, but gently biscuity with the hops being just enough to finish the sip and make you want some more. If you are gonna drink a "light" beer, you can’t go wrong here. Kills all the US industrial cans and I like it much better than some craft can offerings out there.....

jkwood04 (5463) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 4, 2012
Sampled at the 2012 American Craft Beer Festival. Very bland with the pale malts noticeable.

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