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Remain In Light - Cambridge Brewing Company

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Ratings: 85
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 9.84%
Wants: 1
Gots: 10 | 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 cbutova
3.94/5  rDev +7.7%
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 -13.4%
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 +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TMWSIY
3.74/5  rDev +2.2%
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 -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of woodychandler
3.7/5  rDev +1.1%
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 +13.1%
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 +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of cjohns73
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hoppymcgee
3.62/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SpasmWaiter
3.48/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ABK
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AirBob
4.07/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of LoudRed
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jophish17
2.28/5  rDev -37.7%

Photo of chcfan
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Sammy
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Lovely85
3.97/5  rDev +8.5%

Photo of nickfl
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of PatGreer
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of tone77
3.38/5  rDev -7.7%
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 halfshell
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of target88
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of ryanjtravis
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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Remain In Light from Cambridge Brewing Company
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