Sam Adams Light - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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District of Columbia
2.85/5 rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
Presentation: 12oz. brown bottle; "For brewery-fresh taste, purchase before month" warning -- in this case Feb 2004 -- notched on the bottom label's left periphery; no ABV %; purchased from Ralph's as part of a 12 beer sampler pack for $9.99.
Appearance: Pours a maple-tinged, gold-colored hue with fair to decent clarity; voluminous, off-white head; a good b-cup's worth of lacing; very good head retention.
Aroma: Mildly of grain, pine and floral hops with just a hint of caramel.
Taste: Overall picture is one of balance; lightly sweet malt profile is more or less evened out by a gentle, floral bitterness; grainy with a mildly disquieting sour twang; light to medium bodied; this sample was more than a tad undercarbonated -- presumably this could be remedied by a gentle pour.
Notes: I don't give a rat's ass about whether a beer is light or not... or a brewer macro or not; this is not a bad tasting lager; at 124 calories and 4% ABV, though, the appellation "light" is a tad misleading -- almost every 4% beer will weigh in at about 130 calories... including the vastly superior Pilsner Urquell.
Serving type: bottle
12-11-2003 07:51:07 | More by Mustard
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Sam Adams Light from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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