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Sam Adams Light - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

Sam Adams LightSam Adams Light

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BA SCORE
75
okay

1,813 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 1813
Reviews: 814
rAvg: 3.27
pDev: 18.35%


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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FormatKid

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Single 12oz from my Sam Adam’s Holiday Pack. This beer pours out an almost perfect shade of amber, like you’d see a mosquito trapped in on TV. Not much of a head, even when getting aggressive with the pour. The small one that does appear fades rapidly into a thin film on top. Suprisingly (it being a light beer and all) I catch a whiff of a nice aroma with the glass still several feet away from my head. Closer inspection of the nose reveals the malts with aromas of dry toast and hints of toffee with a nice little bitter hop crusting. The taste is initially husky, with a slight allusion to toffee, I think I detect a small unfortunate trace of veggie. It finishes very slick and clean with a somewhat robust, yet vague bitterness. The mouthfeel is very light, which would be appealing to some people and is not misplaced. I will say for it’s style this is probably among the cream of the crop, and is more flavorful than the full-bodied version of some brewer’s product. A great beer to suck down while you’re cooking your meal and preparing to drink some beer that will demand more of your attention.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2004 23:53:04 | More by FormatKid
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Sam Adams Light from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
75 out of 100 based on 1,813 ratings.