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Sam Adams Light - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Sam Adams LightSam Adams Light

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BA SCORE
75
okay

1,921 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 1,921
Reviews: 815
rAvg: 3.26
pDev: 18.4%
Wants: 22
Gots: 62 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Light Lager |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-12-2001)
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DarthMalt

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3.95/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I made the mistake of pouring this beer into a glass and drinking it--AFTER a night of 4 distinct micros at a local brewpub.

BIG MISTAKE.

I recommend drinking this beer from the bottle, as that is how it was designed, is promoted, and will be consumed. Putting it in a glass, as I did, only makes your Pavlovian senses anticipate a real beer flavor, which does it a great disservice in being reviewed.

Yes, as a light beer, this is quite a phenomenal brew. A nice toasty malt flavor melts out on the tongue in all directions. Hop flavor and bitterness is slim to nothing. It's a tinge watery up front and back, but that is to be expected. There are no sour or astringent flavors, as are found in the other light beers, that make you want to barf...so, that is a good thing. Aftertaste is not invisible either and leaves a nice ale-water twinge in the background, albeit very syrupy, like an NA brew.

This is a great beer to run on the treadmill with.

:)

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2002 15:55:54 | More by DarthMalt
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Sam Adams Light from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
75 out of 100 based on 1,921 ratings.