Remain In Light
Cambridge Brewing Company

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Lager - American
Ranked #94
Ranked #35,218
3.73 | pDev: 9.38%
Cambridge Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
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Notes: Served in September 2012.American light lagers and Pilsners are easy to drink and refreshing. They are not, however, easy for a craft brewer to make – but we are always up for a challenge. Pilsner malt and flaked rice provide sweet cereal grain notes while German and Czech hops add spiciness and a balanced bitterness to the finish. Cold fermented and aged with a German lager yeast, the palate is clean with a snappy finish.
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justintcoons from Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can poured into a pub-style pint.

Pale blonde. Slight haze. Lively carbonation. 1+ finger of creamy white head.

Cracker, grains, honey, florals, and lavender.

Bright floral and lavender hops. Touch of grapefruit and lime zest. Cracker, cereal grains, and honey. Leaves a little bitterness on the tongue.

Light bodied, crisp, clean, lightly sweet/lightly bitter, and refreshing.

Balanced, refreshing, and quaffable.

May 10, 2019
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Act25 from New Jersey

3.71/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Loved the brewer, must when in Cambridge.

a) Pours a fizzy one finger head over a crystal clear straw lemon body, supported by a rising hail of bubbles. Lasts and laces.
s) Mostly grain, doughy malt, grassy hops, faint. too light.
t) Billed as hoppy pilsner - lacking in much nuance, lemon or hop. straw, bready malt, pilsner malts, grassy hop.
f) Lighter body, crisp, soft lager, and abundant carb. Mineral core makes it.

Aug 13, 2017
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Lone_Freighter from Vermont

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This was poured into a pilsener glass. The appearance was a nice looking clear yellow color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated fairly quickly. Thin messy lacing shows some light rings of lacing. Carbonation could be seen rising at a moderate pace. The smell started off with some sweet citrus hops, then some grassy hops slide in underneath and then combine with a light biscuity maltiness. The taste was basically the same with a light wet citrus to grassy to biscuity aftertaste. Smooth sweet, semi-crisp finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with a mighty fine sessionability about it. Carbonation runs fairly light. Light pilsener - like stickiness slides across my tongue. Overall, this was a pretty good semi-hoppy pilsener. At least for me, I’d have again. And would love to have with some brats.

Jun 21, 2017
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superspak from Ohio

4.03/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce can into lager glass, best before 12/24/2016. Pours slightly hazy pale golden/straw color with a 1 finger dense and fluffy white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice dense soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of lemon, cracker, bread dough, biscuit, herbal, light pepper, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance of pale malt and light-moderate earthy hop notes; with good strength. Taste of big lemon, cracker, bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, herbal, light pepper, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light herbal/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, cracker, bread dough, biscuit, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Great balance and robustness of pale malt and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Very clean on lager flavors with zero yeast notes present. Lightly increasing dryness from lingering bitterness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy/creamy, fairly crisp, and lightly sticky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5%. Overall this is a great pale lager! All around great balance and robustness of pale malt and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink. Very flavorful and well balanced; without being too bitter or drying. A very enjoyable offering, and outstanding example of the style.

Mar 25, 2017
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Stephenmheadley from Massachusetts

3.88/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Solid American Pale Lager, great for a midday drink with a bit of a hop to it. Just a touch of sour at the end but is very crisp making for a satisfying drink.

Mar 05, 2017
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Bitterbill from Wyoming

3.71/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Best by April 29th.

A: Hazy straw colour, 1 finger but rapidly shrinking foam.

S: Noble hop like nose with biscuit malt. A bit of fruity tartness.

T: Spicy hops, grass, biscuit. hints of a fruity tartness. .apple. Finish is very crisp and long lasting.

M: Light body with lively carbonation.

O: Darn tasty and very easy to drink.

Feb 17, 2017
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StoutElk_92 from Massachusetts

4.26/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. can

Pours clear straw yellow with a quickly receding frothy white foam head. Smells like sweet rice, biscuity crackery honey malt, some floral citrus, green apple, pear, minty tobacco spice, with bitter earthy herbal grass and fresh pine. Tastes like bitter earthy herbal grass, sweet rice, biscuity crackery honey malt, floral citrus, green apple, pear, with minty tobacco spice and fresh pine. Feels light-medium bodied, soft and creamy with moderate low carbonation. Overall a nice and unique hoppy pilsner.

Sep 13, 2016
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Kinger22 from Virginia

3.53/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

The color is a clear gold-yellow with a very slight head. A smell of some earthy hops is followed by a balanced malt/hop flavor. It's a very light-bodied, overall.

Sep 11, 2016
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Hyptochrons from Massachusetts

4.18/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

golden straw appearance, thick white head. nose is sweet grains, yeast, light grassyness and a very subtle hoppyness. pilsner malt up front, grainy, nice peppery and lemony hop note, finish is very crisp and clean. mouthfeel is on point, light but not watery. overall this is top notch brew as far as a light and easy drinker goes, worth trying!

Jul 27, 2016
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mnj21655 from Massachusetts

3.87/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very pale straw in color with a finger of rapidly dissipating white head, there is some chill haze. Aroma is grainy and very lightly hoppy. Taste is lots of grainy Pilsner malt with a touch of spicy hops. Light+ body with moderate carbonation. Overall a solid American Lager. More subtlety and flavor (and far less corn) than a macro lager but just as drinkable.

Jun 17, 2016
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larryarms847 from Illinois

3.68/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a crisp and clean looking light straw yellow with a finger of white foam.

Toasted malt, crisp, light citrus and subtle spiced hop aroma.

Spicy and herbal hop flavor right up front and a nice toasty crispness finishes off the sip.

Light-bodied, high carbonation, crisp, clean.

Overall, a decent beer, nothing more nothing less.

Jun 12, 2016
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20holmbrew from Massachusetts

3.98/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a six pack for under 10 bucks so pretty good value. Pours a hazy straw color. Smell is pilsner malt with slight citrus. Tastes of German hops and a bit of lemon. Light breadiness. Excellent mouthfeel. Very crisp and smooth. This makes for a very good summer beer. Perfect for a cookout or after cutting the grass.

May 27, 2016
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soze47 from Massachusetts

4.04/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Golden straw in color. Nice billowy head on the pour and on a swirl. Pretty. Nose has great cereal grain and spicy hop notes. A little grassiness on the nose makes this a pleasure to sniff. Taste and mouth feel are perfect for an American craft pils - the slight German hop forward yet well balanced taste sticks to the palette just enough while also being smooth and easy drinking. I love this beer and it is a go to as summer fridge beer.

May 21, 2016
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ordybill from Georgia

4.1/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 OZ can into a pint glass. The appearance is a clear light golden color with a small white head. The aroma is similar to iced tea. A nice smooth taste.

Apr 24, 2016
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Beric from Massachusetts

3.76/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Serving: Can into pint
Served: 3 February 2016

Appearance: Pours a light yellow with a billowy, white two finger head that dissipates to just a sheen of bubbles on the top as carbonation slowly percolates up from the bottom of the glass. Color is definitely pale, I would have liked to see it a little fuller.

Smell: Sweet white bread and biscuit malt notes with a pinch of corn meal and soft herbal, grassy hops.

Taste: Quite well done for a craft version of the standard American lager. Very clean tastes, which made the lager crisp and refreshing. Sweet malts with a soft hop bitterness. Very drinkable.

Mouthfeel: Light body with high carbonation.

Overall: A great craft rendition of the standard American beer and one I would gladly enjoy in the heat of summer. Very refreshing and easy drinking.

Feb 04, 2016
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Suds from Missouri

3.53/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Extremely light, yellow in color, with a very cloudy complexion. The head is tall and white. Aromatically, the beer is floral and fruity. A hint of citrus and some fresh flowers. The taste is light, with some hop presence, but very airy. In terms of body, it is light as well. 'Light seems to be a theme with this brew'. All in all, it was okay, certainly better for a hot summer day than when I had it, a cold evening.

Jan 09, 2016
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Slatetank from Pennsylvania

4.06/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I tried this from the can chilled in a willybecker purchased at Olivers in Albany NY

the color is a straw gold with hazed look and thick white head with fine bead -retention is very good and lace sticks in spots. The smelli has good bready malt an yeast with a mix of floral/herbal hop aroma with mild grassy scent. The feel is great with mild sweetness and moderately full carbonation leading to medium bitterness with light toasted texture and semi-dry finish with slightly lingering bitter.

The taste is very good with a nice mix of hop flavor that is noble in character with slightly grassy and lemon zest with gentle sweetness and subtle honey-ish element with mild spicy hop quality in the dry finish the flavor has a more herbal taste as it warms with mild bready malt character supporting and slight bitter astringent tea-like finish. Overall this was a pilsner that exceeded my expectations with a nice canned offering from Massachusetts. I recommend this to fans of the pilsner style in general.

Oct 16, 2015
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dbrauneis from North Carolina

3.73/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a slightly hazy pale to medium yellow in color with light amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and some faint golden yellow highlights. The beer has a two finger tall foamy white head that reduces to a thin film covering the entire surface of the beer with a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of sweet bready malts, grainy malts, and grassy hops.

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of bready malts and light to moderate flavors of grainy malts with a light to moderate amount of sweetness. That is followed by light flavors of grassy hops which contribute a light amount of bitterness which fades away pretty quickly.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Clean.

O: Easy to drink and enjoyable without much bitterness in the finish. Definitely would be a good beer for drinking on a really warm evening. Alcohol is well hidden.

Aug 19, 2015
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Tone from Missouri

4.07/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours hazy, gold color. 1/3 inch of a white color. Good retention and good lacing. Smells of pale malt, slight sweet malt, hint of yeast, pine, floral hops, and a hint of resin. Fits the style of an American Pale Lager. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of pine, pale malt, slight sweet malt, floral hops, slight resin, slight citrus hops, and a hint of yeast. Overall, good appearance, aroma, body, and blend. An easy drinking and refreshing beer.

Aug 11, 2015
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Nordicsk8er from Massachusetts

3.89/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tall pilsner glass this brew presented bright yellow with a slight haze and a one finger bright white rocky head. Light lacing. "Best by" date stamped on the bottom of the can. Subdued smells hinted of fruit and grains. The flavor revealed an immediate hop presence with a very enjoyable lingering dry graininess. Clean, crisp, and refreshing. Hoppier than many lagers. A real winner for the style and one I'll consider a standby to accompany most foods or as an aperitif.

Jul 28, 2015
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Pourharddrinkslow from South Carolina

3.47/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Look - Very pleasant looking yellow/gold color, slight white head and slight lacin

Smell - Not much goin on here, light floral and citrus scent

Taste - Light and refreshing. Has the bite of a lager with the smoothness of a pale ale. a little hoppy, but definitely not bitter.

Feel - Smooth, low carbonation.

Overall - Never had the style before, but slightly above average beer. Would drink again.

Jul 25, 2015
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metter98 from New York

3.69/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is slightly hazy light yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high bright white head that died down, leaving a large patch of bubbles on the surface, a thin collar around the edge of the glass, and bits of lacing down the sides.
S: Light to moderate aromas of sweet, bready malts are present in the nose.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste has flavors of bready malts along with bits of sweetness. Little if any bitterness is perceptible.
M: It feels just about medium-bodied and clean on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink and has some nice malty flavors and sweetness without feeling heavy on the palate.

Serving type: can

Jul 01, 2015
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jzlyo from Iowa

3.72/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Aroma is grainy/pale malts, mildly earthy and a hint of hops. The flavor is malts/pale malts, mildly spicy hops and a bitter/slightly tart finish. Seemed to be halfway between a pale and a premium/pilsner, it had enough pale qualities to be the best that I’ve ever had.

Jun 14, 2015
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ryan1788a5 from Massachusetts

4.05/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz can poured into a lager glass.

A: Dull, pale straw yellow. Very slight haze. Three fingers of rocky white head retain very well and leave plenty of stickage behind.

S: Bready Pilsner malt, very clean, straw, lemon and lime leaf sort of hop impression. Peppery/herbal hops too.

T: Some bready and crackery Pilsner malt up front. Straw. Very clean and dry. Lime leaf and perhaps grape leaves too. Grassy, herbal, peppery. This is all hop derived. Slightly metallic. Crackery malt and oily German hops on the finish.

M: Very light in body. Soft and creamy malt texture with a blast of very fine and crisp carbonation.

O: A very nice American style Pilsner/lager/whatever you want to call it. Yes it utilizes rice, but don't go comparing this to the macro lagers beer geeks so passionately despise. There's far too much character in this beer to degrade it like that. It's an easy drinker that is really more reminiscent of a German pils than it is to your average adjunct lager.

Jun 06, 2015
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illpass78 from Maine

3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. can poured into a pilsner glass.

Appearance: Pours a very slightly hazy straw with a shorty soapy head that recedes fairly fast. Some spotty lacing. There's some swirling sediment or yeast or something in there. Mostly clear, though.

Aroma: This beer has a clean, faintly hoppy aroma. Mostly has that clean, adjunct-free or adjunct-light lager smell. Inoffensive and crisp. Maybe a little bit of apple.

Taste: Classic clean pale lager taste, accented by some apple and vaguely lemony notes. Hops are present but not to the point that they really deserve to be teased on the can. Nice malt base.

Mouthfeel: Light and easy, but without sacrificing flavor.

Overall: I feel like I have to ding this beer slightly for the "hoppy pilsner" ad copy. It's hoppier than a Stella or a Molson or something, but not to the point where it's a dominant feature. Mostly just a solid, tasty pale lager to enjoy at midday.

May 16, 2015
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Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 203 ratings