Sam Adams Light - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by Romulus141:
3.35/5 rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
Poured into the Sam Adams Lager drinking glass.
Appearance: Pours a medium amber color into my glass. There is a pale, white head with decent retention. The lacing in this beer isn't that strong. When held up to the light, the beer glows red-orange. There are carbonation bubbles that float to the surface. Overall this is a healthy looking beer, very atypical of the "light" category.
Smell: Malts are the dominating characteristic here. The smell is somewhat sweet, and also gives hints of grains. Nothing complicated here.
Taste: It begins with a malty sweetness, which gives way to a nice balance of hoppy bitterness. There are also grains and oats in the flavor. The finish is crisp, and leaves no aftertaste. This balance of taste makes this the best "light" beer I've ever had. Truly, I'm not sure you can even consider this a true light beer, as its calorie content is higher than any other in this category. It is what it is, and it is enjoyable.
Mouthfeel: Light and carbonated, which is par for such a beer. It leaves no residue.
Drinkability: It'd be very easy to drink several of these, and with the lower calorie count, I guess that makes you feel less guilty. Truly, if this was offered on tap around my area, I'd probably buy pitchers of these somewhat often.
A good entry in the light category. It's nothing overly special, but it's worth a try.
Serving type: bottle
09-23-2007 01:38:49 | More by Romulus141
More User Reviews:
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 1,926 ratings.