RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 2.14/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.23/5   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
Our German-style light lager has all the flavor and character of a fine crafted beer, without all of the calories. Fordham Light is bottom-fermented, making it a lager beer. It is a light-bodied beer with a clean aroma. Fordham Light has a clean finish with little to no hop bitterness and is brewed with 100% malted barley. Most low calorie lagers are produced by simply adding water to regular beer until they become a low calorie beer. This dilution can be quite unsavory when one considers the adjunct brewed (e.g., corn or rice), flavorless beer they start with. Fordham Light is brewed with the same high quality ingredients and procedures that we use in all of our beers. We purposely brew Fordham Light to be a low calorie beer. This is why Fordham Light has a "real beer" flavor and a "real beer" body.

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 16, 2008
Sampler off taps Dominion Brewery 05/10/2008. Clear very light straw well carbonated. Grainey malt and corn aroma. Some light malts and corn in the flavor. Fairly clean lager finish. Typical american light lager.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 12, 2008
On tap at the Dominion Brewpub. Clear pale straw body with a small frothy white head. Faint corn aroma. Light corn flavor, very little else. Light body with moderately high carbonation.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
jeremytoni (3029) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - APR 12, 2008
From a bottle poured clear golden with a little head. Very weak tasting, watery, with a skunky aftertaste.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ROGUE (2205) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - FEB 13, 2008
Pours a light golden color with small white head. Crisp and clean with slight hops and bitterness. O.K. for a light beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
nearbeer (5146) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 18, 2007
Draft. Typical North German/Dutch lager, with slight skunk/rubberband aroma. Crisp taste, not so much skunk, and light palate. Heineken is better on draft, but I have never tried Heinie Light so maybe that would be a better comparison.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
DarkElf (3061) - La Jolla, California, USA - JUL 18, 2006
(12 oz bottle: Obtained 06-May-06 in trade with Otter, thanks Jeremy!) Not really a light beer such as what the BMCs out there make -- it has more flavor than that -- but the problem is the flavor isnt enjoyable. Cheap-tasting, mildly sweet graininess and a hint of bitterness up front, but while the beer cant even attain mediocrity, it degrades into an awful cardboard finish. Smells like a cheap lager with cardboard but no skunk. Light-bodied and mildly carbonated, this certainly has a lot more body than the typical light beer, but the stale mouthfeel makes me want to have my tongue scraped. Medium-straw in color with slight haziness. Smallish, white head fades to a tiny ring. Its really a mystery to me why a craft brewery would produce swill like this. Must a "light" beer taste bad? This is just not an enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
bu11zeye (12919) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 9, 2006
(Draught) Pours a clear golden body with a small white head. Aroma of grass and florals. Flavor is malty and watery.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - JUN 4, 2005
Why do craft brewers make and bottle light beers? Drinkable, but has a harsh aftertaste. Similar to most lights.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
jgb9348 (5993) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - NOV 8, 2004
Crystal clear golden colour with a darker golden tint and a nice frothy white head. Tons of small bubbles run from the bottom nicely. Seriously, not a bad looking beer at all! Aroma of just about nothing; Some caster sugar, some pale malt and little else. No hops to speak of either. Light-bodied; Super sweet fake taste of caster sugar, aspartame and saccharin. No good qualities at all in the taste. Very watery and almost still in the mouth. Aftertaste shows the bad fake sugars and some slight vegetable tastes. Overall, not a good beer at all, but that was to be expected! I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased at Chevy Chase Wine & Liquors in Washington, D.C. on 08-September-2004.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
hopdog (12002) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2004
On tap at Rams Head Tavern. Poured a light yellow with no head. Watery and flat tasting. Nothing really to say other than it is a light beer (if it didnt come with the sampler, I wouldnt have ordered it).

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