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Sankaty Light - Cisco Brewers Inc.

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Sankaty LightSankaty Light

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224 Ratings
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Ratings: 224
Reviews: 80
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 16.09%
Wants: 15
Gots: 18 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cisco Brewers Inc. visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Light Lager |  3.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 06-21-2005)
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

beb86, Oct 03, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

Typical light lager. Nothing special but not terrible. Would probably not buy again given the choice.

Bingja18, Oct 02, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

hophugger, Sep 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

302BeerGuy, Sep 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

makeitavintage, Sep 17, 2014
Photo of TMoney2591
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Served from the can in a taster glass.

You know it's a solid birthday when you spend it at a beer distributor's trade show, right? Here at the Cisco table, we've got Sankaty Light. It pours a clear straw topped by a finger or so of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises light white bread, mild flowers, mild grass, and a kiss of what seems to me to be tangelo rind. The taste brings in more of the same, the lightness in the name and the smell underlined here on my tongue. In addition, the bread from earlier appears to have taken on a slight sweetness, though it's not much to speak of. The body is appropriately light, with a light moderate carbonation and a kinda watery feel. Overall, this isn't a bad beer by any stretch, especially considering how overwhelmingly underwhelming the light lager style has become over the years, but it's overt mildness borders far too much on boring for its own good. I could see myself drinking another at some point in the future, but it's unlikely I'll have paid for it.

TMoney2591, Sep 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

paulish, Sep 12, 2014
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3.96/5  rDev +13.8%

hds272, Sep 06, 2014
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3.28/5  rDev -5.7%

rpbisaillon, Sep 06, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

nobadeer, Sep 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +14.9%

heerboth, Aug 31, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Donkster46, Aug 26, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

RummyRedbeard, Aug 26, 2014
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1.96/5  rDev -43.7%

Jeff_Benson, Aug 24, 2014
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3.72/5  rDev +6.9%

mychalg9, Aug 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

BrizBrew, Aug 24, 2014
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3.52/5  rDev +1.1%

NorseKaiser, Aug 19, 2014
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2.8/5  rDev -19.5%

DrewSnyc667, Aug 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

MN_Beerticker, Aug 14, 2014
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2.28/5  rDev -34.5%

Johnct, Aug 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

cljohnson1001, Aug 02, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

MaximumYuks, Aug 02, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

JMScowcroft, Jul 31, 2014
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3.91/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz brown bottle served in a pils glass.
It pours a shiny golden color with a fizzy/spritzy snow-white head. Lots of lacing rims the glass on the way down...and it goes way down fast!
The crisp smell of Noble hops fades somewhat quickly. A nice lingering whiff of wild flowers follows, as does a light smell of pennies. A smell of dried hay and minor whiff of fresh cut oak rolls in behind.
There's surprisingly more to the flavors than in the aromas. In fact, there's quite a bit of flavors for a beer of only 128 calories. This is a hop forward lager and the tastes of citrus zest, resins and slight metallic bite slide in on a somewhat thin, seltzery malt body. And this is not to suggest there's a problem with a beer body being thin. Hell, the German, Belgian and English brewers have been brewing small/light beers forever. And they brew these beers to be more drinkable and refreshing on a hot day, or when you feel in need a short beer break, but have things to do afterward...especially where you need to think coherently or carry out some physical tasks.
Nice beer!

BeerResearcher, Jul 25, 2014
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Sankaty Light from Cisco Brewers Inc.
79 out of 100 based on 224 ratings.