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Sankaty Light - Cisco Brewers Inc.

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BA SCORE
79
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245 Ratings
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Ratings: 245
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 16.18%
Wants: 16
Gots: 29 | 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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Ratings: 245 | Reviews: 88
Photo of WestmontStorm
1.42/5  rDev -59%
look: 2 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I may have to re-try this one. I see all the favorable reviews. I thought it tasted awful. Did I just get a bad or outdated sixer or what? I've tried a lot of beers and this one is the worst.

Photo of AlaskanYoung
3/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Says review optional. It is not

Photo of brother_rebus
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Similar tastes to grey lady. Nice and crisp.

Photo of Bogdawg
2.93/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Davidstan
3.39/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I swear this tastes like some Belgian Ale offshoot. For a low cal low ABV it is delishous for sure. Very citrusy and thin but expected for a light beer. No weird aftertaste, finish is crisp. Overall a good light lager that blows away the BMC crowd but only negative is very expensive. 12 Pak cans 16.99 at Total Wine.

Photo of SierraFlight
2.63/5  rDev -24%
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 +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of REEK
3.7/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Act25
3.79/5  rDev +9.5%
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 -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dizzy242
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of matty
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
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 -16.2%

Photo of rjp217
3.29/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mja1982
3.52/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of buzzarooski
3.65/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dannymo24
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of Pamerflo
4/5  rDev +15.6%

Best light beer in America.

Photo of Nichols33
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of evergreen_machine
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of 302BeerGuy
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Sully882
2.49/5  rDev -28%

Photo of kybeerdrinker
4/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of beb86
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Bingja18
2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

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

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Sankaty Light from Cisco Brewers Inc.
79 out of 100 based on 245 ratings.