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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 1.78/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.9/5   EST. CALORIES: 102   ABV: 3.4%
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City Light is a crisp, clean American-style, fully kraeusened light beer utilizing six-row barley malt, brewer's rice, aromatic hops, and pure water from an artesian water source. This beer has extra body compared to most American-style light beers, and is aged 29 days to produce a smoother, better tasting light beer. 3.4% alcohol by weight and 115 calories per 12 oz. serving.

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1.7
cheap (6244) - CHINA - APR 28, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2007 12 oz can, looks just like the ice can but a little bit lighter blue. I’m not too excited about this because the big city ice and city lager were not really acceptable in flavor nor aroma. This stuff was 30 cents a can at Beer & Pop for less in Moon Twp. On the front of this can it says Big City Light Premium Lager. Lighter corn aroma than the regular lager as a matter of fact it may even smell a little sweet and metallic. When you pour it into your mug it has the ubiquitous gallant pale yellow american lager color and head. The head fades rapidly to yield a tea like froth on top. The taste of this is suspicious, its definitely more acceptable than the city lager and ice. Better behaved but not as well behaved as I would like for a good cheap lager. I’m hesitant to call this good but at least it is not annoying like the other city lagers. The carbonation is medium sparkling feels pretty good going down the back of the throat. More personality than most light lagers. It even seems a bit chewy! Finish has a very low bitterness that appears on the uvula but is not lingering. This is the best tasting and most acceptable city lager out of the three that I have had. However, this does not approach the taste of Schmidt’s, Carlsburg, Straub or Old German. Good price but there are other beers out there that taste a little better for the same price. I’m surprised this is a 3.4% beer, taste is more alky than that.

1.5
Headbanger (4022) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 20, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2007 12oz can-Big City Light A light beer on a golden color with a head that dissipates quickly. An aroma of corn and burnt charcoal. A taste of corn and more corn. Very light in body and taste.

1.9
Tmoney99 (15213) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 12, 2006
Can from Belmont Beverage in Fort Wayne, IN. Poured an amber color with a moderate frothy white head that diminished quickly with virtually no lacing. Average sour grainy hop aroma. Light body with a watery texture. Light sweet flavor with a small sweet finish of short duration. Would not recommend this to a freind.

3.7
Beer Guy99 (251) - Maineville, Ohio, USA - JUL 20, 2005
I like this beer - for a light lager. It has more flavor and character than most light beers. Good golden color, holds a head longer than most of its type. Flavor has a bite! Like real beer should! Bud Light, Miller Lite and the others can’t come close to this beer. It’s quite good for the type.

0.8
gsmitty80 (2130) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2005
Almost as worse as brew city. The only good thing i can say is it is more watered down because id rather be drinking half swill half water to get it done with quicker than a full can of crap.

1.3
Dickinsonbeer (5073) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 19, 2005
This is the new cheapest beer by the case back at my college town. $7 and change for a 24 pack. No wonder its so cheap- 3.4% abv? wtf? It still tasted harsh and crappy, but since it was watered down so much you wont get drunk as fast and wont get nearly as bad of a hangover. Nice beer for playing drinking games though.

1.1
SpecialSauce (47) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 13, 2005
AROMA: What aroma? Oh, is that the beer? I thought I needed to take the trash out....APPEARANCE: Pale yellow, urine color. FLAVOR: Like water, but skunkier. PALATE: After the first one it goes down like water. OVERALL IMPRESSION: What do you expect? It’s 8 dollars a case.

1.1
Gurst (338) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 12, 2005
Attention: If you are looking for something alcoholic with absolutely no taste what so ever, your search is over. Just as cheap and...well, cheap, as its non-light counterpart, this beer is terrible. Just get Brew City Lager instead, at least it has a taste.

1.4
Crash (549) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - FEB 3, 2005
Basically, you can look at my rating for it’s not light counter-part and put light in front of everything I said. Also, thanks for another free beer JMerritt.

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heemer77 (5361) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JAN 19, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2008 In the can and called Brew City Light. A thin white head. Very pale and light color with a few bubbles. Aroma is metallic with green beans. The taste is a malty bit of corn. It also has some more sweetness than you would expect. On tap at the brewery, this was called Local Light and slightly better. It is the same as City Light, but with rice instead of corn. At least that was how the head brewer explained it to me.


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