Review - Cisco Brewing Company's Sankaty Light Lager
"Sankaty Light is a brand new American Golden Ale. This delicious creation is light-bodied with tremendous balance and distinct hop character. At 3.8% alcohol and 128 calories this light beer has true flavor and body while being easy to drink and easier on the waistline.
It is named after the famous lighthouse that has stood on a bluff on the south eastern side of Nantucket Island since 1849. Perched precariously 88 feet above the raging Atlantic Ocean, Sankaty Head Light is in danger of falling prey to beach erosion. The lighthouse is the most powerful in New England. " -- Cisco Brewing
Pours a light pale yellow color with brilliant clarity, topped by a small fizzy off-white head that produces very light rings of lacing. Almost completely diminished head. Aroma is full of doughy yeast with some light fruity esters with a crisp scent. Initial taste is a bit bitter which carries through to the finish with a grainy, peppery taste. Light bodied, there's a bit of a sticky dry feeling on the palate with a watery texture and festive carbonation. Light and refreshing, a very drinkable light beer with taste.
Reviewed on July 23rd, 2008.