Saint Archer Brewing Co.

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American Light Lager
Ranked #30
Ranked #42,106
3.37 | pDev: 20.47%
Saint Archer Brewing Co.
California, United States
Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 19 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.67/5  rDev +38.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Saint Archer Gold has a thick, white head, a clear, bubbly, straw appearance, and no glass lacing. The aroma is of sweet, musty grains, and the flavor is similar, with a touch of bitterness. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Saint Archer Gold finishes crisp and refreshing.


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Photo of Bitterbill
3.22/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Stamp on bottom of the can..kinda confusing. I do see 062020 so, best before date?

It pours like a typical AAL, clear pale gold with a small but persistent head of foam. Lacing is above average.

Smells pretty average. Getting some grain, mostly corn. Little bit of earthy malt as well.

Taste is not too shabby. Grain, corn, some hop bitterness that is lemon like. Very smooth and uncomplicated but I expected that considering...

Good mouthfeel, the body gets to the watery side but barely.

Not up to the Pale and India Pale Ales that I have tried that are also low in everything but not bad.

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Photo of DanC225
3.7/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

For a diabetic that still wants beer, this is a breakthrough. I've been stuck with the tolerable flavorless Mich Ultra as the only real option in my rural area. You can take Bud 55 and Miller 64 and stick it down the drain. I know this is not great, or even good beer for some, but for me IT HAS TASTE. I realy hope taking this national by MillerCoors works out, it would be nice to have a decent option.

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Photo of tone77
3.35/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a straw color with a 1/2 inch head and plenty of carbonation. Smell is mild, some grains. Taste is of malts, grains, hints of hops. Feels medium/light bodied in the mouth and overall is a highly refreshing and not bad for 95 calories.

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Photo of jkblr
3.89/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz slim can coded JUN 1019 poured into a pilsner glass at fridge temp 4.2% ABV. The beer pours bright very pale straw yellow with nearly white head. The head recedes to a single layer of bubbles and leaves a few spots of lacing. The aroma is noticeable with grassy hops and pils malt. The taste is ultra light pils malt, a little watery, but with definite lemon & grassy hop flavor and a firmly bitter finish. The mouthfeel is thin bodied, adequately carbonated and dry in the finish. No off flavors or aftertaste. Overall, very good for an ultra light lager.

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Photo of wejohnsn
3/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

plain and simple , and average light beer. 4.w abv low carb and calorie. this is a good daily drinker if you are concerned about weight gain. tastes ok, slight skunk. better than many more expensive beers. not the best but definitely way above the worst.

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Photo of tucson_brewson
1.98/5  rDev -41.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

I was suckered into the "light craft beer" labeling and picked up a 6-pk on sale.

12 oz. bottle poured into pint glass.

L - Pours a bright, clear, golden straw color with a tiny bit of foam that disappears after pouring the whole bottle. Leaves no lacing, little-to-no bubbling carbonation.

S - Very skunky for a brown-bottle beer upon opening and very reminiscent of a German pilsner with a manufactured rubber smell that's kind of off-putting. Some bready malt, honey, grass, and cereal grain as well.

T - Falls flat with a little bit of corn, cereal grain, and sweet bready malt up front but follows up with a seltzer water and rubbing alcohol finish.

F - Very clean and light-bodied with moderate/high carbonation, extremely drinkable, finishes slightly dry and astringent.

O - Maybe I got a funky batch, but the rubbery skunky characteristics really threw me off. It's very drinkable and I can see this being a good option on a hot summer day. But to label it a "light craft beer" is a bit of a stretch since it doesn't have much else going for it other than drinkability and low-calorie/low-carb appeal. A nice idea but needs work on the execution. Stick to an AAL or enjoy a real craft beer if you're not calorie-counting.

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Gold from Saint Archer Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 72 out of 100 with 19 ratings