Sankaty Light - Cisco Brewers Inc.
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1.9/5 rDev -45.6%
Looks good... smells like feet... tastes like fish... nice and fizzy... tastes like socks... I give up on Cisco. Either their beer erupts uncontrollably from the bottle, is over-hopped, is over-yeasted or tastes like fish that have rotted in somebody's running shoes. With all that money on Nantucket you'd think they could produce a decent beer. Feh.
08-15-2010 02:11:40 | More by gfreed
2.05/5 rDev -41.3%
A - murky, hazy yellow. Not a real big head and pretty pathetic lacing here.
S - Kinda gross. Yeasty but musky at the same time. Smells kinda like yeast, lemon, citrus, and smelly boots. Or pond water. Not very pleasant.
T - Yeasty as ever, but musty as indicated on the nose.
M - Pretty separated. Hoppy and yeasty up front and dead on the swallow. Not real dry either, and overcarbonated.
D - Not impressed. In the least. One of the worst craft beers I've tried. I never thought I'd drink something this poor from Cisco, which has become one of the best breweries in the New England in just a couple years. This is BAD, though. Enough to turn me away from the brewery as a whole, for quite a while. There's no reason a brewery of this quality should produce a beer this bad.
07-21-2011 03:06:44 | More by jmerloni
2.28/5 rDev -34.7%
Pours a two-finger white head that fades to a thin layer leaving some lace. Nearly clear light amber color. Good carbonation and light-medium bodied. Skunky nose. Starts mellow but hops increase to finish with some bitterness. Not your usual light. $1.50 for a 12 oz bottle from Capital Convenience Concord, NH.
04-04-2006 22:12:23 | More by jdhilt
2.66/5 rDev -23.8%
So here's 12 ounces of lager which I am ab...wait, it is a LIGHT lager?! But I don't like this style, you see. Have you ever tried Bud Light, Corona Light, or any others of the like? Well, I think I have shot myself here, but at least it's a one and out. So, here's 12 ounces of light lager, and on to the beer:
A heady beer at the pour, which drops away to a soapy lace and top, while beneath is a pale gold beer with lots of visible sparking bubbles. There is aroma fortunately, but there is a strong scent of diacetyl which does not belong. Slightly citrusy with a bang of butterscotch. Is this lager or bitter I'm about to drink?
Very light in flavor, which means that even a small flaw can wreck its balance. It was doing okay until a modest burst of esters and kiss of diacetyl came to the scene. Otherwise, it would be a light wave of grain and hops. Despite a lackluster overall flavor, the beer is very easy to drink. The beer is light bodied, but surprisingly sturdy for its low alcohol level.
Next time I want a light beer, I'll go with a Sam Adams Light.
07-06-2014 01:53:02 | More by DoubleJ
2.73/5 rDev -21.8%
Ordered a pint at Pour Judgment in Newport out of curiosity. Man I was disappointed. This beer was all Ringwood character with a bit of diacetyl and oxidation. There was a mild bitter kick, but this beer was also a touch acidic and without much actual malt character. I'd avoid this in the future.
08-22-2010 14:12:24 | More by tempest
2.98/5 rDev -14.6%
Hmm, thought it was a new style for me but I just realized that it is re-named from Adjunct Lager.
A- Golden hue with a white head. Frothy white cap gets to about two fingers but dies down pretty quickly. A few spots of lace down the glass.
S- Not much going on, a bit of light malt, fruit, bread and earthy hints.
T- A bit of a plastic hint in sort of throws me off at first but it fades in the finish which brings light caramel malt, bread, grassy/earthy and fruit notes. A bit of citrus zest.
MF- Highly carbonated with a light body, somewhat creamy overall.
I suppose it is pretty nice for a light lager. The plastic hint off-flavor bothers me at first but it seems to fade with time.
05-04-2011 01:53:13 | More by cbutova
Sankaty Light from Cisco Brewers Inc.
80 out of 100 based on 214 ratings.