Sam Adams Light - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by Foxman:
3.03/5 rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
It pours a crystalline ingot gold. A fat finger of dense white head sustains some time. lacing is minimal but lasting.
The aroma is light, pale malt, mildly sweet with a trace of berry. The hops are generally fragrant, softly bitter, and fairly crisp.
Upon tasting, the malt is initially sweet and even blinks a lash of caramel before the hops, while vague, prove quite capable of crisping and drying with a spicy nip. A dull fruitiness lays flat toward the close. The finish is clean but seemingly more because there's not a great deal of substance. The drop off the precipice at the end is sheer.
Light bodied, carbonation helps keep it from being too watery, but barely.
Well, as light beers go, you could do a lot worse, though that's damning with faint praise. At least any prominent adjunct character is refreshingly absent, a departure from the usual light beer fare. If you have to drink light, this one would go down ably enough. I might not seek it out, but I'll take it before just about anything else in the style.
Serving type: bottle
02-17-2009 18:32:21 | More by Foxman
More User Reviews:
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 1,931 ratings.