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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

1,910 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 1,910
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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Reviews by steveh:
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steveh

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4/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Not quite sure how to review this beer -- as a regular ol' beer, or as the light beer I bought it as? Well, here goes with my impressions and I'll see how I can wrap it up:

A -- Clear, light copper color with a nicely thick, white head.

S -- Light malts with a hint of spicy hops.

T -- Light bready malts at the start with a grainy follow up and vague noble hops with a dry finish.

M -- Soft and smooth mouthfeel.

D -- Dangerous drinkability, 119 calories (based on the latest info at the Sam Adams web site) could add up with this beer, especially at 4%.

I picked up this brew for 2 reasons, the first being the usual reason you might consider a light beer, the second being that it was recommended by someone whose beer opinion I respect. What a great all around beer -- "light" or not. The flavor and drinkability of the Sam Light make this a great session beer. Back in 2002 I see that Todd says this is a beer he wouldn't normally buy, but I'm pretty impressed with it all around and may have just found a new regular for the fridge.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2008 12:55:30 | More by steveh
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Sam Adams Light from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
75 out of 100 based on 1,910 ratings.