Sam Adams Light - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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2.85/5 rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Pure transparent amber color with a white head that's nearly gone in no time. Only a thin lace stays. Unexpectedly big aroma for a light, sharply sweet malt with a little hop character. As for the flavor, more big yet soft malty sweetness. A pretty big dose of it for a light beer, but still far from powerful. It's got a metallic sweetness to it as well, which I don't like. Hops appear in a lingering tingly bitterness that roams about the tongue. More sweet grain in the finish. As expected, it's pretty much a watered-down version of Boston Lager, but it is a bit different, the malt is much sweeter, and just too metallic. It almost has a corn sweetness, but I don't really want to get into that territory, I'm not saying they used adjuncts. Definitely good for a light beer, but the key phrase there is "for a light beer". I'd much rather have a Boston Lager. However, for the macroswillers/light beer drinkers, this could be a turning point.
Serving type: bottle
11-16-2002 02:57:21 | More by hyuga
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