Remain In Light | Cambridge Brewing Company

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Cambridge Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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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Photo of smcolw
4.04/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Decent starting head that settles first to a dome and thin to thick rim bubbles. Very cloudy. Straw color. Some chunky globs for lace.

Mostly pale malt nose with no graininess. There's a touch of sourness as well.

For a "Light", this is quite flavorful. Lots of hop bitterness that I did not pick up at all in the smell. It leaves a moderately long aftertaste. The soft, pale malt is in the background on this one. Solid body for the style with plenty of carbonation. In all, far better than I expected.

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Photo of metter98
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

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Photo of SHODriver
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: poured into a pokal to a clear straw yellow with a dense two finger white head that fades quickly and leaves good lacing
S: smells of clean malts and spicy noble hops
T: taste is clean bready malts with a little sweetness and some nice noble hop presence with some spicyness and slight citrus. swallow is some honey like sweetness and a good bit of spicy hop flavors
M: fairly light in body without being watery and slightly prickly carbonation. the beer has a clean and refreshing finish.
O: this is a really good stab at the pale lager. much better than the macro offerings. no discernible flaws and a really nice flavor profile.

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Photo of Tone
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.

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Photo of ryan1788a5
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.

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Photo of soze47
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.

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Photo of snilsen13
4.14/5  rDev +11%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

I poured from a can. I'm struck by the excellent mouthfeel and flavor balance. The hops are distinct (German I guess) and very palatable. The malt character is a gentle sweetness, but not so good that it tastes like a honey wheat bread. The hops linger lightly hanging in balance with the sweetness. "Snappy and clean" as they say.

This is very good for an American pils, an excellent choice for something sessionable (5% ABV) and it compares favorably to Stoudt's Pils or Victory Prima Pils. Plus it tastes much fresher than imports.

Gave it a try as a session beer and now I like it even more. Great beer. The hops are much better than I gave them credit for, their sharpness stays tasty over a session - ace!

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Photo of tbryan5
3.63/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of woodchipper
2.8/5  rDev -24.9%

Photo of SuomiHobbit
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of SunDevilBeer
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of Doomcifer
3.96/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Billolick
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of ccurrid
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of chinchill
3.15/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a glass from a 12 oz can. Undated.
Appearance: Light pale color with a weak head.
Rather ordinary but veering off in the use of citrus -tinged hops.

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Photo of ryanjtravis
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of brother_rebus
3.74/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Crisp hoppy carbonated deliciousness in a can!

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Photo of ABK
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sammy
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of KensWorld
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ordybill
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.

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Photo of mjstacker
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Kegatron
3.54/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ChrisL24481
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of beerman999999
4.5/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

tasty and hoppy pilsner, great for summer

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