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Remain In Light - Cambridge Brewing Company

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Ratings: 98
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 9.59%
Wants: 2
Gots: 12 | 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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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 DrunkinYogi
3.44/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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 sd123
3.6/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Petegrieco
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of J-Bonestradamus
3.54/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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 misternebbie
3.35/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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.


Photo of Critters
3.9/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of paresis
3.9/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 kguard
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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 sgregory
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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 HabiMendes
3.95/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of cjohns73
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hoppymcgee
3.62/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SpasmWaiter
3.48/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

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Remain In Light from Cambridge Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 98 ratings.