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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

1,927 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 1,927
Reviews: 816
rAvg: 3.26
pDev: 18.4%
Wants: 23
Gots: 64 | 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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Todd

Colorado

3.63/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: 12oz brown bottle with freshness date on the side.

Appearance: Bright, clear amber in colour with very active carbonation and a semi-sticky thin white creamy lace.

Smell: Soft metallic, grain and floral aromas.

Taste: A light bodied, dextrin malty sweetness starts this brew off, followed by grain notes, a smooth and creamy palate (fizzy, tight carbonation), a slighty dry crispness and background metallic and very faint caramel flavours. Hop flavour is soft with a mild citrus quality to it. Ends with a drying grain tannin feel and flavour.

Notes: This is a light beer that is sure to revolutionize the perception of light beers! Okay, no it's not ... and it's not even really a light beer. Sam Adams Light is full of flavour, colour and aroma at 128 calories (no different than most non-light beers) per 12oz serving. It's also made from two-row barley and 100% noble hops -- unlike other light beers that are chuck full of adjuncts and sometimes other icky things. In the light category, this is at the top, hence my rating, but as a beer this is something that I would not normally buy.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2002 16:52:57 | More by Todd
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.65/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

One of the darkest light beers I have ever seen, one of the maltiest light beers I have ever tasted also.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2001 23:02:55 | More by Jason
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Sam Adams Light from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
75 out of 100 based on 1,927 ratings.