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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

1,912 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 1,912
Reviews: 815
rAvg: 3.26
pDev: 18.4%
Wants: 21
Gots: 58 | 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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aristeros

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4.15/5  rDev +27.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Came in the summer seasonal mix. Pours a lighter, iced-tea amber. One finger of white head, little retention and no lacing. A lot of carbonation.

Malt and grain aromas in the nose, light hops, some metallic smell. I've noticed the metal in a lot of light beers; maybe it's a light beer thing. Looks like a real beer, so that's huge.

Light malt and a moderate amount of biscuit up front. Very active carbonation and a light body would make this a good summer beer. Light caramel or toffee on the back end, tiny hop nip, crisp, clean finish. Tastes as little like a light beer as is possible in this universe without changing the laws of physics.

I've met regular beers with less flavor. The best light beer I have ever had by a lage margin; at least twice as good as, say, a Bud Light. The score gives a big nod to the category--if this wasn't a light beer I'd be fairly underwhelmed and give it a C.

I am not a light beer drinker but I'd tolerate having to stick to these if it was what was on offer.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2010 20:46:37 | More by aristeros
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Sam Adams Light from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
75 out of 100 based on 1,912 ratings.