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Sankaty Light - Cisco Brewers Inc.

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BA SCORE
80
good

214 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 214
Reviews: 78
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 16.05%
Wants: 15
Gots: 16 | 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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Cr0wBait

Florida

1/5  rDev -71.3%

04-08-2012 20:41:43 | More by Cr0wBait
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MikeAndrews

Massachusetts

1.5/5  rDev -57%

07-18-2014 20:25:12 | More by MikeAndrews
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fosters9

New York

1.5/5  rDev -57%

02-16-2013 01:59:24 | More by fosters9
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gfreed

Massachusetts

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
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Jeff_Benson


1.96/5  rDev -43.8%

08-24-2014 19:58:32 | More by Jeff_Benson
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disemgrowler

Rhode Island

2/5  rDev -42.7%

01-04-2012 23:30:07 | More by disemgrowler
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petermethot

New Jersey

2/5  rDev -42.7%

06-25-2013 16:20:07 | More by petermethot
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jmerloni

Massachusetts

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
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RandyKemka

New York

2.25/5  rDev -35.5%

05-26-2012 00:48:32 | More by RandyKemka
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jdhilt

New Hampshire

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
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Johnct

Connecticut

2.28/5  rDev -34.7%

08-07-2014 15:07:58 | More by Johnct
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DoubleJ

California

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
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tempest

Pennsylvania

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
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Nickfellow007

Rhode Island

2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

08-14-2012 20:53:12 | More by Nickfellow007
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

06-08-2012 01:36:00 | More by IPAchris
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sparx1100

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

04-03-2014 02:35:41 | More by sparx1100
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John_Squires

New York

2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

02-09-2014 06:07:58 | More by John_Squires
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HEADYdb

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

06-02-2012 13:18:33 | More by HEADYdb
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DrewSnyc667

Massachusetts

2.8/5  rDev -19.8%

08-14-2014 19:10:55 | More by DrewSnyc667
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cbutova

Massachusetts

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
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jmbraxton

Alabama

3/5  rDev -14%

08-19-2012 01:13:25 | More by jmbraxton
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doremite

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -14%

07-12-2013 18:11:12 | More by doremite
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Griffith

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -14%

01-09-2014 20:53:07 | More by Griffith
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Kmlund

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -14%

11-25-2013 19:07:55 | More by Kmlund
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seanh99

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -14%

03-02-2012 16:59:01 | More by seanh99
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Sankaty Light from Cisco Brewers Inc.
80 out of 100 based on 214 ratings.