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Sankaty Light - Cisco Brewers Inc.

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BA SCORE
79
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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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Photo of Kegatron
3.88/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can into a pint glass.

Pours a crystal clear pale gold, with a couple fingers of billowy bright-white head. This retains with a ¾ finger of robust froth, leaving back a good bit of creamy lacing that sticks in swathes to the sides of the glass. The aroma smells grassy, citric, and a touch spicy, with a rather supportive feeling sweet graininess underneath. The hops give this a nice airy crispness in the nose.

The taste mirrors the nose, with a moderate citric hop bite to it that is set against a backbone of sweet grains that thankfully isn’t coming off as overly grainy. The finish is dry, crisp, and spicy and the overall profile has a nice clean feel to it. The mouthfeel is lighter bodied, with a soft crispness that does have a bit of sharpness to it up front but then gets much more creamy feeling along the back. This is very easy drinking stuff.

This was a surprisingly flavorful and very quaffable Light Lager and seems like it would make a super sessionable selection for the spring and summer months. This beer was a great choice to put in cans.

Kegatron, Dec 15, 2011
Photo of plaid75
3.88/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a light copper hue with a one and a half finger foamy white head. There was decent retention and lacing.

The smell featured a soft malt aroma complimented by a light flowery hop aroma.

The taste evidenced a solid pale malt body and slightly spicy and citric hop element.

The mouthfeel was clean and light. Good carbonation.

Overall a very drinkable blonde ale. Light and refreshing. An excellent summer beer.

plaid75, Aug 24, 2006
Photo of Gavage
3.88/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: pours a hazy golden yellow color with a 1/2" had that lingers a bit. Some spotty lacing develops.

Smell: hint of lemon zest is all you pick up by the nose.

Taste: light malt base with a hefty lemony flavor. Hints of mild bitterness round it out. Simple and a basic lite beer that has some flavor.

Mouthfeel: crisp and lightly dry throughout. Clean aftertaste. Light bodied beer.

Drinkability: very easy to suck this down as it is light and has a mellow lemony flavor. For a lite beer, this is much better than any macro lite beer you may try.

Gavage, Apr 13, 2007
Photo of SLeffler27
3.88/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fills a pilsner glass with a clear, pale straw and nice, creamy half-inch, white head that settles quickly, leaving little lacing. Thin streams of carbonation add interest.

The aroma is sweet and yet very clean with some hay and honey tones.

Sankaty Light is clean and crisp, with a mild orchard fruit undertone. Pears and some honey come to mind. The finish is short and mild.

A light body and watery texture with prickly carbonation, this one meets the style rather well.

While light lagers are not my staple, this one gives me reason to reconsider. Sankaty Light far surpasses the ubiquitous alternatives typically found at a tailgate party. A perfect sessionable beer for a long afternoon. Far and away the best “lite” anything I have ever had.

The first time I had this was in Sconset during an unexpected, and much needed, weekend of relaxation with close friends.

SLeffler27, Jan 15, 2012
Photo of smcolw
3.83/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Starts with a near white head which leaves some slippery lace. It settles to a single layer of bubbles. The liquid is light gold and nearly clear.

A blend of raw grain and light malted barley. Nearly no hop.

Tastes like the smell but with a good dose of bittering hop. More grainy than I like. The body is rich for the style--carbonation is low. One of the best light beers I've ever had, but it's still a light beer.

smcolw, Jan 22, 2012
Photo of DrJay
3.83/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed at the Cisco brewpub at Logan airport.
I received a biker pour, so only ended up with a thin skim of whitish bubbles topping my pale gold beer. It had a bit of haze and the head left some fine, spotty lacing on the glass. It had a grainy, cereal flavour, fairly sweet, with mild bitterness and a hint of toasted malts. It was also slightly fruity and there was slight citrus to the flavour and aroma. The nose had a grassy, fruity quality with fresh grain character and hints of spice. Light bodied, but not thin, medium to high carbonation, off-dry, decent texture. This was decent for a light beer, much more flavour than you get from a typical BMC light beer. It may have helped that this tasted really fresh as well.

DrJay, Jun 05, 2011
Photo of msolar
3.83/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a light amber, a bit clouded, and with a good head to it. Definitely had strong citrus undertones. I’m not a big fan of White beers but this seemed pretty balanced. It reminded me a lot of Harpoon’s UFO. This beer was nice – I’d buy it again but wouldn’t go hunting for it. I’ll try it as a ‘summer beer’ next time.

msolar, Jan 20, 2008
Photo of erosier
3.78/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

L: Pours a light orange-yellow with a small and thin off-white colored head that leaves little lacing down the glass as it fades quickly.
S: Smells of sweet malts, a hint of hops, and that's about it. A very light smelling beer, about what I was expecting.
T: Tastes of sweet malts and a hint of earthy and citrus-y hops. Neither flavor is overwhelming which is nice since it's a light beer.
M: Light feeling, crisp, perfect amount of carbonation.
D: Very drinkable, the flavors were not overwhelming and neither was the alcohol. The flavors mixed well and it was a decent light lager.

erosier, Dec 28, 2010
Photo of woodchipper
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

woodchipper, Mar 30, 2013
Photo of ghowehattrick
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

ghowehattrick, Jun 10, 2013
Photo of enelson
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

enelson, Jul 21, 2013
Photo of BeerMeister8
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

BeerMeister8, Nov 24, 2013
Photo of Glev91
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Glev91, Jun 12, 2012
Photo of lpotter
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

lpotter, Oct 15, 2013
Photo of Miike
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Miike, Sep 17, 2012
Photo of grittybrews
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured a clear, pale gold with a finger of bright white head. Not much aroma, just some light grain.

Moderate carbonation and a light, crisp mouthfeel. Mild grainy sweetness followed by a touch of lemon with biscuit and grass on the tail end.

Clean and refreshing. Nice lager!

grittybrews, Sep 30, 2012
Photo of vegasmac99
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

vegasmac99, Jan 19, 2014
Photo of Mister_Falcon
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Mister_Falcon, Aug 06, 2013
Photo of ZEB89
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

ZEB89, Jul 18, 2013
Photo of Auror
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Auror, Jan 10, 2013
Photo of comradekyle
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

comradekyle, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of mbs11
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

mbs11, Mar 29, 2012
Photo of NeroFiddled
3.73/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Notes from a bottle at Eastern Standard in Boston:

A: Golden body. Average head of frothy white. Standard retention and lacing.

S: Grainy malt and mild grassy/leafy hops.

T: Straightforward malt, just a slight touch grainy/toasty. The hops appear more citrusy with a hint of lemon zest. Solid bitterness. Dry finish. Basic, but pleasant.

M: Medium bodied and gently crisp.

D: Easy to drink with some character. Accessible, but basic. A good BBQ beer, or for sporting events in the hot summer sun. An easy cross-over beer for friends who drink macros.

NeroFiddled, Jun 16, 2009
Photo of Suds
3.73/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A cloudy golden-straw color with an agreeable, frothy head describes the appearance of this brew. There’s a rustic, malt and yeast smell that’s framed by a mild floral hoppiness. Also present is a faint citric, grapefruit aroma. In all, the smell’s pretty agreeable, it’s just a little faint. The taste is pretty sweet, with a nice malt foundation. Hops take over by the finish, though, which is solidly bitter and dry. Despite being a light-bodied brew, this one has a creamy texture to the mouthfeel. It doesn’t have the clean taste that I expected, given the style description, but it’s a very agreeable beer. Very nice flavor, and well balanced. I enjoyed it more than I expected that I would.

Suds, Feb 04, 2006
Photo of RblWthACoz
3.73/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clouded gold with no head. Nose is subdued citrus with a grain quality to it. There isn't much to the nose though. It is rather light. Flavor is a slight bit hoppy and a fair bit earthy. Overall kind of toned down from something that seems like it could be a whole lot more. Feel is standard stuff. Overall it is drinkable, sure. I wouldn't say it is overly interesting, and definitely not worth the price. Nice, but not worth walking more than seven feet out of your way for.

RblWthACoz, Dec 31, 2007
Sankaty Light from Cisco Brewers Inc.
79 out of 100 based on 224 ratings.