Sam Adams Light - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by GnomeKing:
3.88/5 rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Certainly the best light beer I've ever had, and the only one I'd drink happily when there are other options available.
The color is a medium amber, and its appearance could easily fool you into thinking this was an amber style brew. The only hint that its appearance gives about the beer's true identity is the lack of lacing and minimal head.
The taste and especially mouthfeel are definitely on the thin side, but not too far over the line. The taste has some nice complexity, with a good, bready malt base and even some minor spicy notes. There are none of the off flavors that many other light (or lite) beers have. It even has a bit of a grainy smell. (Most light beers smell like chemicals to me.)
I have no idea what the calorie or carb count of this brew is, and I don't care. It's damn good beer.
Serving type: bottle
07-16-2007 02:02:15 | More by GnomeKing
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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 1,930 ratings.