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RATINGS: 160   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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4.5
jmart6969 (6) - - JUN 3, 2014 does not count
Alcohol, earthy, nuts, coffee, cooked vegetables, butterscotch, basement aromas, butterscotch, bubblegum

4.2
BREWMUSKCLES (2685) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 12, 2017
When i think of all the light alcohol and low calorie brews i have had to endure i can now equate this phenomenal little number in the balance. Yes a brewer can put low calorie, nice golden color, body and flavor together and come away with a beer i could be stuck on an island with. BRAVO! Im sure there are others like this out there arent there? The description tells it best and add the great balance. A must try.

4
rjplumer (1091) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 15, 2014
Has a cereal lemon aroma. Yellow body with a fine foam head that laces the glass nicely. The body is a clear light amber with active carbonation. The has a mild yeast malt taste with a hint of lemon. Has a slightly heavy heavy feel but remains refreshing and on the light side.

3.9
dwyerpg (6180) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 29, 2013
A light aroma. This is good. A bit of grassy malt, enough to give it some flavor. A nice smooth body and finish. A quite good pale lager.

3.8
bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 3, 2007
(Bottle) Pours a hazy golden body with a large rocky white head. Aroma of lemon, florals, and mustiness. Flavor of floral hops and herbal tea. This beer completely took me by surprise! Lovely floral hoppiness! Quite tasty!

3.8
MaBeer1972 (2051) - 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.

3.8
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - OCT 14, 2012
12oz bottle. Clear yellow. White head. Aroma of cardboard is perfect. Nice straw. Floral hops flavor, heavy straw / hay. Soapy finish. Yeast profile of this beer makes all of the difference. Clean, well balanced, a very great beer. Good for style. (3489)

3.7
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2006
Pour is hazy golden yellow with a thin white head...smell is floral, but delicately so, with a slighty biscuity malt aroma...taste well balanced between the grainy malt flavor and delicate hop bitterness...this is a surprise treat indeed!!!

3.7
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - MAR 14, 2007
Thanks to Clark VV for sending me this bottle. Pours cloudy yellow/gold with a tall white head. If I didn’t know this were supposed to be a light lager I would say it was a belgian wit beer by the look and smell. Very floral spiced nose that reminds me of the t’ij beers. Flavor is much more mild, here is where this beer lacks a bit, but for a light beer it still fricken rocks. Dry earthy hop flavor, very clean lager base but with that fruity belgian esters gives this a really unique flavor. As I sip I catch glimpses of Orval, but not as dry and herbal tasting. What is even stranger is my description of this beer isn’t even close to any of the others below, maybe this bottle was slightly infected, turned out nice though.

3.7
zathrus13 (1776) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAR 17, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2007 Pours yellow/gold, with a white head. Aroma is hops, malt, and some spices. Flavor is hops, spices, grass, and malt. Heavier body than expected. A really good light beer...probably the best light beer I’ve ever had.


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