Sam Adams Light - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by Boilermaker88:
3.73/5 rDev +14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Part of the SA Brewmaster Collection summer-pac. The 12oz bottle's label bore a "best before" date of 10/07.
Appearance: clear light copper color. Rather short-lived bubbly white head that left scant lace behind. Still, way ahead of most other light lagers.
Smell: for the style, a nice malty note with a slight caramel edge. Hops notes were few and ghostly for the nose to pick up on.
Taste: surprisingly robust malt profile; a bit of the hayfield with that same caramel edge as in the smell. Vague hops bite in the finish but almost nothing more than an afterthought.
Feel: refreshing, well-carbonated, light but not too-light in body.
Drinkability: at 4.00%, definitely a session brew. Sam Adams Light has a lot more to it than any other light lagers that have chanced to get down my gullet. This is a fine golf course brew that has good flavor and doesn't interfere with your play. I'd have this again, no problem.
Serving type: bottle
07-05-2007 22:09:05 | More by Boilermaker88
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3.54/5 rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Best by Aug 2014, poured into a pint glass
A- pours a clear dark golden color with an orange hue, small creamy white head that retains nicely, due to some carbonation bubbles shooting to the top
S- toasted cracker malt with a subtle bready sweetness, faint grassy hops
T- light bready sweetness continues into the flavor with hints of a cream ale, small traces of grassy hops mix with a bit of yeast, lightly toasted malt on the finish
M- light-medium body with moderate-but-biting carbonation lead to a foamy mouthfeel and a crisp and dry finish, high drinkability
O- the best light beer I've had to date, this certainly isn't a style that I enjoy often, but SA did a good job with this one
Serving type: bottle
07-25-2014 02:33:35 | More by Treyliff
Sam Adams Light from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
75 out of 100 based on 1,925 ratings.