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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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2,022 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,022
Reviews: 820
rAvg: 3.26
pDev: 18.71%
Wants: 26
Gots: 107 | 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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Photo of jucifer1818
3.45/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

appearance: This beer actually has some color to it. A very light amber coloration distinguishes itself from its other light brethen, with no real head forming in my glass. Might had been my extra careful pour. Overall not bad. 4\5

aroma: Their really isn't anything here that I like. It really just smells like your typical light lagger, with maybe some kind of odd hoping, but I cant place it. Even so, I really don't care for it. I was kinda hoping for a nice load of hop aroma. 1.5\5

taste: moment of truth...and...you know what, its really not that bad at all! Extremely neutral, light, with few flavors backing it up. Very grainy malt body dominates the flavor. The Trader Joes pilsner had far more hop characters to it, but then again, this is a light beer. Its not suppose to have a lot of hop character. Compared to Bud light, or platinum, seriously, I give this one a 4\5

mouthfeel: light with a heavy dose of carbonation, making it very spritzy and covering its very light body. 4\5

overall: This beer really was not made for me, but I'll be honest, I don't hate it. Id be happy drinking it for free at a friends house or at a party. Its easy to consume, and is not offensive at the least, and does count as a light lagger. That's impressive, as to make a light lagger inoffensive is damn hard. After drinking the entire glass, my final rating is... a 3.75\5.

Its not bad at all. I cant say that I like its aftertaste very much at all, but overall, the beer really is ok...especially for anyone who wants to indulge the fantasy of a “diet beer”.

jucifer1818, Dec 29, 2013
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1.5/5  rDev -54%

Devman171, Yesterday at 08:50 PM
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2/5  rDev -38.7%

cuvtcuv, Yesterday at 04:24 AM
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2.75/5  rDev -15.6%

kevinmaher, Saturday at 05:38 AM
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3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

joel_bou, Friday at 07:29 PM
Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.73/5  rDev +14.4%

Cheap! Cheap! Cheap! Is how I got this single.

Serving Style : 12 oz bottle poured into glass. Best by May of 2014. So it's a little out of date, but hey, cheap beer!

Appearance (3.75) : Stable foamy 2 fingered head on top of a golden red wheat colored body. Opacity is about 40%. After a moment or two the head recedes to about 1 finger and stays there. Slight webbing of lace on the glass. All in all not bad for a light brewski.

Aroma (3.5) : Oats, barley, wheat. A heavy roasted malt aroma. Upon deeper whiff and slight imagination there's a faint hop smell to balance things out somewhat. Bouquet is medium strength.

Taste (4) : Definitely a light lager but a tasty one. This beer has no off notes, but instead has a robust yeasty body with malt character and very faint hop. For a light lager Sam Adams slams it out of the park. Real easy drinking, and tasty to boot. Finish is barley malts and wheat cracker.

Mouthfeel (3.5) : Fizzy, light bodied, slightly robust and creamy. Ends semi-creamy.

Overall (3.73) : This beer can be enjoyable no matter where you're at. It has enough flavor to compete with full flavored lagers, but trims the fat in all the right places. So many light beers taste like corn or nothing. This one has malt character and faint hop. I'm not going all the way to say it's the best beer in the world, but it just may be the best tasting light lager I've tried yet.

The-Adjunct-Hippie, Friday at 07:04 AM
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2.75/5  rDev -15.6%

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4/5  rDev +22.7%

The best light beer on the market.

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Sam Adams Light from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
75 out of 100 based on 2,022 ratings.