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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

1,931 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 1,931
Reviews: 815
rAvg: 3.26
pDev: 18.4%
Wants: 23
Gots: 68 | 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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pebbs

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -8%

05-21-2012 20:24:24 | More by pebbs
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skaughty

Georgia

3/5  rDev -8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A little bit of hops, a little bit of malt, a lot bit of water = an average light beer - right? Wrong! This one really has the edge in taste. The texture of the grains stand out, and the finish is not weak. This isn't the cheapest light beer - but it seems to be one of the best. This compares favorably with Sam's Boston Lager.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2004 02:42:03 | More by skaughty
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jdecola22

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -8%

10-08-2012 00:37:26 | More by jdecola22
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AntLeatherface

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -8%

09-15-2012 18:55:31 | More by AntLeatherface
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jurbanik

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -8%

09-07-2012 14:41:54 | More by jurbanik
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THECPJ

Delaware

3/5  rDev -8%

11-29-2011 19:16:51 | More by THECPJ
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absolutbc2001

New York

3/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

In my opinion this is the best light beer on the market. Sometimes I actually think I'm drinking a regular beer.

The appearance is what does it for me. The rich amber color with a light but nicely colored head. It also smells way better then any other light beer. I think these two characteristics are easier to improve in a light beer without increasing calories. Nicely done.

The taste is OK. It still has that light beer after taste.

The mouthfeel is good for a light beer. Thick enough to seem like it has extra calories.

The drinkability of this beer is amazing. Not paying attention, I easily finished a whole one while writing this review.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2007 03:53:08 | More by absolutbc2001
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baconman91

Ohio

3/5  rDev -8%

06-01-2012 14:41:49 | More by baconman91
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Reagan1984

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -8%

02-12-2012 15:18:43 | More by Reagan1984
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Skwalk47

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -8%

06-03-2013 14:23:03 | More by Skwalk47
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KJ2013

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -8%

10-05-2013 04:48:09 | More by KJ2013
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jlmathis

Michigan

3/5  rDev -8%

04-04-2014 06:30:56 | More by jlmathis
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CoryJHarber

Ohio

3/5  rDev -8%

10-18-2012 18:57:11 | More by CoryJHarber
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Annesemj

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -8%

11-16-2011 00:30:14 | More by Annesemj
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fullsweep

United Kingdom (England)

3/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Light beer is kinda like diet soda. Overall, it sucks, but if it's the only thing that's offered, you take it and smile. Sam Adams is definitely the best light beer I've tried. The diet taste is minimal. If you must do ligth beer, this is the one to choose.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2008 22:16:48 | More by fullsweep
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Alex5

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -8%

12-10-2013 05:09:04 | More by Alex5
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -8%

12-06-2011 18:04:39 | More by Rochefort10nh
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WhiskeeTango

Missouri

3/5  rDev -8%

06-22-2012 16:10:39 | More by WhiskeeTango
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afsdan

Colorado

3/5  rDev -8%

05-21-2014 03:43:34 | More by afsdan
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joelBfrasier

Colorado

3/5  rDev -8%

11-25-2011 19:06:57 | More by joelBfrasier
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2beerdogs

California

3/5  rDev -8%

05-01-2013 05:59:11 | More by 2beerdogs
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tommyguz

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -8%

07-10-2014 04:52:55 | More by tommyguz
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thegerm87

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -8%

03-11-2012 22:41:51 | More by thegerm87
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petermethot

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -8%

06-25-2013 16:45:09 | More by petermethot
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pirmannt1

Illinois

3/5  rDev -8%

12-15-2011 01:18:49 | More by pirmannt1
Sam Adams Light from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
75 out of 100 based on 1,931 ratings.