Sam Adams Light - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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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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Sam Adams Light from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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