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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

1,930 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 1,930
Reviews: 815
rAvg: 3.26
pDev: 18.4%
Wants: 23
Gots: 65 | 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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Gambrinus1184

Connecticut

4.05/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12-ounce bottle into a Sunset Grill & Tap pint glass.

A: Poured a light amber color with a one-finger head of pure white foam. Carbonation was sparse and lacing was pretty minimal.

S: Nice, light herbal hop aroma and some zesty grain as well.

T: Taste is slightly sweet at first, with a toasted caramel malt flavor backed by a little zesty hop bitterness. Fairly light flavors overall, but enough character to keep it interesting.

M: Mouthfeel is light, crisp and smooth.

D: This would be one of the upper echelon sessionable light beers. With the low ABV, crisp and smooth flavor, it goes well on its own or with lighter fare and pizzas.

One of the only light beers I'd ever purchase with a clear conscience. A great beer to initiate the light BMC drinker into the realm of craft brews, although it's not THAT far of a step off the curb.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2009 01:52:04 | More by Gambrinus1184
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Sam Adams Light from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
75 out of 100 based on 1,930 ratings.