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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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GnomeKing

Pennsylvania

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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Sam Adams Light from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
75 out of 100 based on 1,930 ratings.