Remain In Light - Cambridge Brewing Company

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Ratings: 117
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 9.32%
Wants: 2
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cambridge Brewing Company visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: UncleJimbo on 12-01-2013

Served in September 2012.American light lagers and Pilsners are easy to drink and refreshing. They are not, however, easy for a craft brewer to make – but we are always up for a challenge. Pilsner malt and flaked rice provide sweet cereal grain notes while German and Czech hops add spiciness and a balanced bitterness to the finish. Cold fermented and aged with a German lager yeast, the palate is clean with a snappy finish.
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Ratings: 117 | Reviews: 24
Photo of illpass78
3.85/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. can poured into a pilsner glass.

Appearance: Pours a very slightly hazy straw with a shorty soapy head that recedes fairly fast. Some spotty lacing. There's some swirling sediment or yeast or something in there. Mostly clear, though.

Aroma: This beer has a clean, faintly hoppy aroma. Mostly has that clean, adjunct-free or adjunct-light lager smell. Inoffensive and crisp. Maybe a little bit of apple.

Taste: Classic clean pale lager taste, accented by some apple and vaguely lemony notes. Hops are present but not to the point that they really deserve to be teased on the can. Nice malt base.

Mouthfeel: Light and easy, but without sacrificing flavor.

Overall: I feel like I have to ding this beer slightly for the "hoppy pilsner" ad copy. It's hoppier than a Stella or a Molson or something, but not to the point where it's a dominant feature. Mostly just a solid, tasty pale lager to enjoy at midday.

Photo of Jwale73
3.2/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

12oz. can served in a shaker pint. Pours a translucent pale gold with a loose, quarter inch, bright white head that gradually recedes into a sudsy, congealed slick. Nose is a bit subdued - cereal grain sweetness and a light, grassy character. Taste consistent with nose - mostly adjuncts here; not much to the hops profile. Mouthfeel is light in body with a crisp carbonation. Overall, pretty lackluster. More American Adjunct than a hoppy pils.

Photo of barczar
3.64/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Lemony aroma initially, lightly grainy, with peach in flavor and a slick mouthfeel. Finish is moderately bitter and herbal. Very refreshing.

Photo of JimKal
3.08/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

I thought this one would be interesting but it really didn't meet my expectations. I've tried some of the other hoppy lagers and, I guess, they aren't my thing. But this one seemed, to me, to deliver very little that isn't done better elsewhere. SN's Beer Camp Hoppy Lager was, in my opinion, much more interesting. SA's IPL was more interesting. This pours a pale yellow with a nice head. There is some nice carbonation. But, for me, the taste was kind of bland.

Photo of Duhast500
3.62/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz. can into a Dogfish Head pint glass.

The color is hazy yellow with a finger of foamy white head and a slight amount of lacing left on the glass.

The smell has a slight sweetness in the nose with a sticky bready aroma. There is slight touches of candy fruits that remind me of razzles with a touch of sugary aroma at a distance.

The taste is mild fruit flavor that comes out first. There is some slight pair flavor here. There is a hint of green apple with some juicy fruit punch flavor in the background. There is a tease of green grape flavor that hits towards the end at a slight bitterness build at the end and just slightly pushes off at the end.

The feel of this beer is light and has a easy drinking body that goes down easy with a great crisp aftertaste that gives just hints of apple skin flavor. There is only a little bitterness here and is more dry than bitter. The dryness sitting there till the next sip and then once that goes down is washes it away till the aftertaste’s dryness asks to be quenched again. A great drinker and a fine beer but not as hoppy as the label professes.

Photo of SHODriver
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: poured into a pokal to a clear straw yellow with a dense two finger white head that fades quickly and leaves good lacing
S: smells of clean malts and spicy noble hops
T: taste is clean bready malts with a little sweetness and some nice noble hop presence with some spicyness and slight citrus. swallow is some honey like sweetness and a good bit of spicy hop flavors
M: fairly light in body without being watery and slightly prickly carbonation. the beer has a clean and refreshing finish.
O: this is a really good stab at the pale lager. much better than the macro offerings. no discernible flaws and a really nice flavor profile.

Photo of Chico1985
3.98/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Liking this beer more every time I have it.

A - 12 oz can pours into a pint glass pale straw yellow with a big ol sudsy white head. Looks like a clean and healthy pilsner I'd say.

S - Lots of lagery grains and an almost doughy bready malt. Nice herbal lemon hop makes itself known but doesn't overpower the pils.

T - More hop presence with some pretty nice citrus, lemon, grassy and herbal flavors. Still lots of bread and crisp grains. Some spicy hop coming through later on, winds up being much hoppier than the scent anticipated.

M - Pretty great mouthfeel for 5%, very substantial body, smooth, crisp, nice flowing carbonation, good dose of hop bitterness without sacrificing lager-ness.

O - This almost becomes something of a hop bomb as it warmed a bit, I'm not complaining. Solid pilsner base, good hop kick, lots of flavor and solid feel for only 5%. I'd drink this anytime.

Photo of gillagorilla
3.24/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz. can poured into a snifter (Best By: 4/19/15)

A: Light, white wine color. Thick fluffy head. Lacing and puffy collar.
S: Airy with some fruity esters.
T: Lightest of pilsner flavors, not even all that hoppy, let alone flavorful.
M: Light carbonation.
O: Not good at all. I preferred SN's Hoppy Beer Camp Lager.

Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Remain in Light has a thick, frothy, crackly, white head, a clear, bubbly, straw appearance, with heavy lacing left on the glass. The aroma is of citrus, hop oils, white bread, and sweetness. Taste is of those elements, with noticeable, yet rather mild, hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is light to medium and a bit slick, and C.B.C. Remain in Light finishes crisp, clean, and refreshing.

RJT

Photo of cbutova
3.94/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Thanks to Chico1985 for randomly giving me this with a few other good looking beers. Best by 04/19/15. Another music themed brew on the scene.

A- The 12oz can drops a mostly clear, uber pale yellow beer into my glass with a frothy white head. That crown rises over one finger with decent retention falling to a large blanket at the edges. Lacing is spotty with a few bands.

S- Plenty of grains fill out the aroma with a freshly cracked, raw feel. Providing balance and overshadowing the malts just a bit are herbal and spicy hop tones.

T- Hops gather some punch here with herbal, spicy, grassy, lemon zest tones and bitterness on the back end. Cereal, freshly cracked malts, raw grains and a hint of something like bread crust.

MF- Creamy and actually somewhat chewy coming down at a medium-high thickness for this style. High end carbonation lends to that puffiness and it all finishes fairly bitter.

Each and every sip seems to get better and better with this beer. Strong presence of cracked Pils grains balanced nicely by strong European hop tones.

Photo of beerfootfreak
3.17/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Extremely light so it's true to style with a light hop aroma, far more hop than your average pilsner but still not much. The color is watery with a faint piss hue. Overall not a bad beer just not really my style but you gotta try em all.

Photo of brother_rebus
3.74/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Crisp hoppy carbonated deliciousness in a can!

Photo of woodychandler
3.7/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I scored this on one of visits to NYC, but picture approval bogged me down for a while. One of the basic tenets of The CANQuest (TM) is that no beer will be Crack!ed and Glugged without an approved picture already in place. No problem now.

From the CAN: "CBC Est. 1989"; "Craft Comes Full Circle!"; "Criticized for 30 years by the craft brewing industry as the epitiome of evil, and the very reason for our revolution, Ameri[CAN] lager now comes with true craft perspective. Hoppy pilsner is back with full malty flavor, loads of hop character and clean, crisp, refreshing drinkablility. Whether you just finished mowing the lawn (really!) or you're diggin' your favorite band, this is not the same as it ever was!"; " Cheers, [undersigned] Phil & Will"; "CANs: Infinitely Recyclable (SM)".

I have The Talking Heads' "Once in a Lifetime" playing and the Crack! makes a nice accompaniment. Nothing untoward here so I proceed with an inverted Glug. I had just under two fingers of fluffy, bone-white head that resembled the top of a lemon meringue pie until it disappeared like a magic trick. Color was a Pale-Straw (SRM = 1 - 2) with NE-quality clarity. Nose had a biscuity maltiness with a lemony zestiness. I think of these beers as the liquid equivalent of a lemon poppy seed muffin. I am all for it and the opinions expressed on the back of the CAN in no way represent mine. Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium, but that is to be expected in the style. The taste was clean, adjunct-free and very lemony. Mmmm. Noble hops in an AmeriCAN lager. This is how I roll. I am a self-avowed hophead, but DIPAs CAN be too much for me and there is nothing like a clean, well-made lager, no matter which its country of origin. Finish was semi-dry, very lemony, but with just enough malt to offset it to keep it palatable. On a summer's day as suggested? Hell, yeah! Fill my cooler with it and stand back.

Photo of snilsen13
4.14/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

I poured from a can. I'm struck by the excellent mouthfeel and flavor balance. The hops are distinct (German I guess) and very palatable. The malt character is a gentle sweetness, but not so good that it tastes like a honey wheat bread. The hops linger lightly hanging in balance with the sweetness. "Snappy and clean" as they say.

This is very good for an American pils, an excellent choice for something sessionable (5% ABV) and it compares favorably to Stoudt's Pils or Victory Prima Pils. Plus it tastes much fresher than imports.

Gave it a try as a session beer and now I like it even more. Great beer. The hops are much better than I gave them credit for, their sharpness stays tasty over a session - ace!

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.53/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On-tap 12/13/2014 at Track 84 in Warwick, RI, served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light yellow color, with a large white head that fades quickly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains light malts, grains, some citrus and some hops.

T: The taste starts out with a thin malt sweetness followed by some citrus flavor. The hops presence is mild but good for the style and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, light body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not filling at all, mild kick, good representation of style, it’s a decent beer to drink for a while.

Photo of tone77
3.38/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. can, and yes, that can was provided by the incredible woodychandler. Has a bright yellow color with a 1 inch head. Smell is mild, some malty sweetness. Taste is malt forward, some lemons, a bit of sweetness, no real hops to speak of. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a decent beer.

Photo of Florida9
3.27/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This one is advertised as a hoppy pilsner, but I'm not sure its either.

Fizzy light yellow in color. Forms a large fizzy head that disappears nearly as quickly as it forms. No retention. No lacing. Aroma is light grainy malts, creamed corn, and something approaching hops. Taste is equally unimpressive: cereal, corn, light pilsner malts. Not much in the way of hops. Light body. Fizzy carbonation. Little bitterness.

Photo of jlindros
3.82/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Yay craft beer in cans!

Pours a decent fizzy almost 1 finger head that fades fairly quickly, reinforced by streaming column of bubbles, crystal clear watery straw slight lemony yellow color. 3.5

Nose mostly grain, doughy fresh straw and raw dough bready grainy, ligh grassy hops, faint touch of lemon cereal, fair fruity but crisp lager base. 4

Taste brings more of the same, straw mostly, bready doughy malt, toasty pilsner malts, grassy straw and a touch husky. Then into mild grassy hops, herbal grassy hops, noble hops, with fair to lighter bitterness. Plenty of fruity lager flavors too, a little minerality in the lager notes, not sulfur but a heavy mineral like. Fairly crisp though, light but full enough. Finish is dry and crisp, long mild grassy herbal hop, touch of straw and grainy malt also lingering. 3.75

Mouth is med to lighter bod, crisp, mildly soft lager, and decent carb. 4

Overall not bad, pretty much a nice German lager, with a decent noble hop, nice pilsner and straw malt, doughy, quite crisp, nice softness, a bit too much on the minerals, but still pretty tasty and enjoyable. 3.75

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.69/5  rDev +1.1%

Best by: 12/1/14.

Pours a hazy light yellow with a foamy white head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, and slight grass aromas. Taste is much the same with grain and grass flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is light, tasty, and easy to drink.

Serving type: can.

Photo of chinchill
3.2/5  rDev -12.3%

12 oz can. Undated.
Light pale color with a weak head.
Rather ordinary but veering off in the use of citrus -tinged hops.

Photo of TangTKE402
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Very pale yellow, like dried wheat stalks. A nice, frothy 2-finger pale white head and no lacing. Light aroma, mostly faint malts and some czech hops. Dried grass clippings, caramel malts, oats on the nose. Hop-forward and malt-backward as this starts dry and finishes sweetish. Minimal aftertaste. Notes of light lemonade, some vanilla bean, shandy-esque and very light on flavor overall. Some earthy hops, but not much. Light mouthfeel and after. Overall it lives up to its name: LIGHT. A good porch or summer chore beer, but not much else.

Photo of Flounder57
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

12 oz can was poured into a nonic glass.

Appearance: A one finger head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is a golden straw yellow with great clarity and vision of bubbles coming up through the glass.

Smell: Pilsner malts, cereal grains, lager yeast, spicy, herbal, and grassy hops.

Taste: Same as above with mild hop bitterness in the rear.

Mouthfeel: Light, crisp, refreshing, a little chewy, and medium carbonation.

Overall: Draft or bottle, alright alright. I'll be enjoying these again in the future.

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.91/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

ACBF pour

A-Pours cloudy and bright yellow. Head is white and fluffy.

S-Aroma is very soft. Some light Noble hop grass. Crisp grains as well. Wouldn't mind more intensity.

T-The flavor is far better than the nose. It's vibrant and lively and very crisp. The hops are far stronger and they bring forth a very Noble flavor. Grains and cereal and cracker. There is a noticeable lager yeastiness and a unique tangy flavor as well.

M-Light bodied. Highly carbonated. Refreshing. Flavor lingers a bit. No alcohol.

O-I was disappointed by the aroma but the flavor more than made up for it.

Photo of smcolw
4.04/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Decent starting head that settles first to a dome and thin to thick rim bubbles. Very cloudy. Straw color. Some chunky globs for lace.

Mostly pale malt nose with no graininess. There's a touch of sourness as well.

For a "Light", this is quite flavorful. Lots of hop bitterness that I did not pick up at all in the smell. It leaves a moderately long aftertaste. The soft, pale malt is in the background on this one. Solid body for the style with plenty of carbonation. In all, far better than I expected.

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Remain In Light from Cambridge Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 117 ratings.