Sam Adams Light - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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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
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