Sam Adams Light - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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3.68/5 rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Color of this beer was a clear clean very light amber, pretty much orange, with a small and fast fading head of white foam that stays as just a collar around the glass and didn't leave any lace to speak of.
For a light beer, the aroma was quite nice, a small whiff of sweet sort of caramel-ish malt and a bit of floral hops, not spectacular, but beats the cooked vegetable smell of the typical American light.
Taste was pretty good, almost like a watery version of Sam Adams lager. Sweet pale malt flavor is most notable, with just a touch of caramel thrown in, very mild hop bitterness leads to a nice dry finish.
Mouthfeel is very smooth, kind of creamy with a slightly above average carbonation.
For a "light" beer, this beer does a far better job than others in the category of actually tasting like I feel beer should. Not something I would drink a lot or seek out, (the sample was included in a Winter sampler 12 pack) but if you know someone who drinks light beer and would like to expand their palate, you couldn't go wrong showing them this beer.
Serving type: bottle
12-22-2002 22:01:37 | More by MaineBeerMan
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