Sankaty Light | Cisco Brewers Inc.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cisco Brewers Inc.
Massachusetts, United States
ciscobrewers.com

Style: Light Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Todd on 06-21-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
284
Reviews:
92
Avg:
3.49
pDev:
15.76%
 
 
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19
Gots:
44
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3/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -14%

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3/5  rDev -14%

Photo of brochamb
3.06/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a pale yellow color with small white head but very clear. Well carbonated. Not too much smell to it, but you get a light larger smell. Taste is a bit bitter (high on the bittering hops?). I get a hint of Heineken with the taste. You can really feel the carbonation in the mouth feel.

Overall this is an okay American lager.

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Photo of hozersr
3.15/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of WesWes
3.2/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The beer pours a hazy gold color with a thick frothy white head and a ton of yeast floaties. The aroma is decent. It has a nice pale malt scent that seems a bit earthy (maybe the yeast) along with a mild hop aroma. The taste is average. It has a light pale malt flavor that is overpowered with citrus hops. It goes down slow, because of it's bitterness and finishes dry and a bit earthy. I like the use of hops, but I think this is a little too much. The mouthfeel is decent. It is a low bodied beer with adequate/good carbonation. This is an average beer at best. Please leave the light lagers for the big three. This is one for the scrap heap.

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3.2/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.21/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

This summery offering poured a yellowish amber with a fair white head and good lacing. It smells like wonder bread and it sort of tastes like white bread with a touch of citrusy hops. A little peppery. Nice for a light beer. Refreshing and not too watery. Very easy drinking, of course. Better than most any light beer I would say but not something I would go out of my way for if I was looking for flavor.

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3.22/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

The Sankaty Light Lager is a decent american style lager. The beer poured a pale yellow clear color with white head that is leaving some lace. There isnt much to the scent...maybe some wet grain and mild malt. The taste is well balance with subtle hint of lemony citrus. The mouthfeel is lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it is a decent lager and would be best drank on warm summer days.

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3.22/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.22/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap in Norwalk, Connecticut.

The appearance is a yellow tone with a two finger sized white head. It had a smell of yeast and light sweetness. The taste was light and easy, nice to go along with the warmer spring weather here in new england. Mouthfeel is basic, not complex, but solid for the style. Due to abv and consistency, it would work well as a session beer.

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3.23/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle.

Poured a medium and clear golden color with an averaged sized white head. Aromas of grain, cereal, lightly fruity, and a pinch of spices. Interesting aroma that, for me, teetered between enjoyable and not so good. Tastes of a general fruitiness, spices, and had a grassy finish. Fizzy and thin body.

Notes from: 3/17/07

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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Served from the can in a taster glass.

You know it's a solid birthday when you spend it at a beer distributor's trade show, right? Here at the Cisco table, we've got Sankaty Light. It pours a clear straw topped by a finger or so of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises light white bread, mild flowers, mild grass, and a kiss of what seems to me to be tangelo rind. The taste brings in more of the same, the lightness in the name and the smell underlined here on my tongue. In addition, the bread from earlier appears to have taken on a slight sweetness, though it's not much to speak of. The body is appropriately light, with a light moderate carbonation and a kinda watery feel. Overall, this isn't a bad beer by any stretch, especially considering how overwhelmingly underwhelming the light lager style has become over the years, but it's overt mildness borders far too much on boring for its own good. I could see myself drinking another at some point in the future, but it's unlikely I'll have paid for it.

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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Sankaty Light from Cisco Brewers Inc.
3.49 out of 5 based on 284 ratings.
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