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Sankaty Light - Cisco Brewers Inc.

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BA SCORE
79
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240 Ratings
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Ratings: 240
Reviews: 84
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 15.85%
Wants: 16
Gots: 28 | 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:
Beer added by: Todd on 06-21-2005

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Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of SierraFlight
2.63/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Can poured into tulip thanks to Cisco rep who happened to be eating at Beachwood BBQ Seal Beach. Pours slightly hazy gold with thin white cap. Aroma is cereal grain and floral hop. Flavor is slightly more hoppy but is uninspired. Light bodied with a thin mouthfeel, crisp finish, and moderate to high carbonation. Overall, not memorable, even as a BMC replacement light beer.

Photo of avisong
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of REEK
3.7/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Act25
3.79/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I'm going to rate this above many of the top raters here. Reason: It's packed with easy going flavor for a < 4% Abv, and it's a great example of pilsner. Blows away any mass light lager. Has a great nose for a lager. This brewer is good.

A: Very light straw pale body, like a pilsner, dotty lace.
S: Excellent - as good as any pilsner in memory: floral, honey, orange blossom, fresh baked bread, lemon. Neat, full, abundant for a light beer, great appetizer (in this case with champagne cheddar and pretzels).

T: Follows smell, just as rich. Sweet fruit (honey-lemon-pear) teams with baked bread, which then is dried by the long, lemony, grassy hops.

F: Mineral, dry, finish. Light, but not thin.

I wish this came in cans - contender for my summer go-to beer.

Photo of RozzieBoy
3.43/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dizzy242
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of matty
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A decent refreshing beer..fits light lager category well.

Photo of JoeD77
2.9/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of rjp217
3.29/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mja1982
3.52/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of buzzarooski
3.65/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dannymo24
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Pamerflo
4/5  rDev +15.3%

Best light beer in America.

Photo of Nichols33
3/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of evergreen_machine
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of 302BeerGuy
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of Sully882
2.49/5  rDev -28.2%

Photo of kybeerdrinker
4/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of beb86
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of Bingja18
2.5/5  rDev -28%

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

Photo of hophugger
3/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of makeitavintage
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of TMoney2591
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

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.

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of hds272
3.96/5  rDev +14.1%

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Sankaty Light from Cisco Brewers Inc.
79 out of 100 based on 240 ratings.