Sam Adams Light - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by acevenom:
3.08/5 rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
I have not had this beer in many years as I do not normally purchase light beer, but I picked this up as a single to review it. Poured into a pint glass. The beer pours amber with a large white head that dissipates quickly. The dissipating head is what makes the appearance of Sam Adams Light different from Boston Lager. There is also a lack of lacing left behind on the glass as the head dissipates. Tiny bubbles are visibly rising from the bottom of the glass. A thin wisp of lace is left atop the beer. Some lacing is left on the side of the glass during consumption.
Biscuit malt comes through in the aroma more than it did for Boston Lager. The beer smells grainy and the hop aroma is not strong. The beer tastes mildly sweet and watery. It's a little fuller than most light lagers, but still watery. The hop bitterness is minimal. The body is light to full with moderate carbonation. The beer is smooth and the finish is dry. The drinkiability is high because it is easy to drink. Overall, this is a good beer for the style, but as a beer it is merely above average. Thus, the price for this beer is not justified. If you are looking to buy light lagers, you could easily spring for cheaper offerings because the quality of this beer does not justify the price tag.
Serving type: bottle
06-10-2012 19:08:41 | More by acevenom
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