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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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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - OCT 25, 2012
A nice clear crisp looking golden body with a nice white head that had great retention and some lace. A mild presence of carbonation. Aroma had a nice bread and almost doughy like quality to it. There was a slight lemon note to it. Flavor was slightly peppery with good bread notes, some subtle sweetness to it. A smooth easy to drink beer with a nice crisp finish.


4.2
BREWMUSKCLES (2727) - 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.

3.1
17Beer (400) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 20, 2016
Light grassy aroma with a faint lemon scent. Pours a pale watery yellow with a thin fast dissipating white head with good lacing. Sour tastes of lemon and grass with tangy finish with notes of leather. Very mild carbonation. Okay.

2.5
gripweed57 (2793) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - NOV 11, 2016
12 ounce bottle. Pale yellow gold color. Small fluffy white head. Faint grainy malt nose. Flavor is light and dry with slightly bitter notes. Thin bodied with a mild citrus hop accent. Watery mouthfeel. Brief dry finish.

3.2
Travlr (25745) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 29, 2016
Bottle courtesy of altonbrownd, thank you! Clear pale yellow color, fluffy white head with good retention and solid lacing. Aroma of peppery straw. Taste is lightly bitter black pepper. Decent.

2.8
ROGUE (2215) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - JUL 27, 2016
On tap at SLL tasting. Pours slightly hazy gold with thin white cap. Aroma is cereal grain and floral hop. Flavor is slightly more hoppy but is uninspired. Light bodied with a thin mouthfeel, crisp finish, and moderate to high carbonation.

2
shrubber85 (11570) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 7, 2015
Bottle. Lemon malt and weedy grass aroma. Golden yellow with small head. Lightly sweet lemon malt and moderately bitter herbal grass flavor. Very light body. Not much to it.

2.5
rlgk (18852) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 30, 2015
Buttle from Stearns Liquor Mart, Long Beach. Clear pale yellow/golden beer with a decent offwhite head. Malty caramel aroma, fruity, bready, some apples and grapes. Malty bready flavor, thin, caramel, some apples and grapes. No good.

2.2
Patrickctenchi (6689) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - OCT 11, 2015
Bottle: Clear gold with a small white head. Grainy, lemon aroma. Taste is slightly bready, grassy, a bit of lemon peel....straw. Not great.

1.8
PhillyBeer2112 (2882) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUN 12, 2015
Per the commercial description, no. No it’s not reminiscent of an IPA. It has a modest hop nose if at all, a bit of straw. Somewhat clean sweetish grainy flavor, no hop flavors, almost no finishing bitterness. Empty flavor. Not a watery body thankfully, and surprisingly given the low ABV. I get the vaguest hint of strawberry somehow, so maybe not so clean afterall. Anyway, it’s kind of pointless. When I want a light lager (which is mostly never), I’m not gonna pay craft beer prices for it.

3.3
Atom (2555) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 1, 2015
12oz bottle pours a clear pale golden with a large white head. Bready malt aroma with some yeast and light hop. Very light, bready yeast and caramel malt with light citrus hops and a mild bitterness on the finish. Not bad, drinkable.


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