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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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Ratings: 2,000
Reviews: 817
rAvg: 3.26
pDev: 18.4%
Wants: 25
Gots: 98 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

dgtiii, Yesterday at 08:06 PM
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4.25/5  rDev +30.4%

hdram67, Yesterday at 04:30 AM
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3.08/5  rDev -5.5%

Maxman, Sunday at 06:13 PM
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3.75/5  rDev +15%

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4.84/5  rDev +48.5%

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3.16/5  rDev -3.1%

maxcoinage, Friday at 03:51 AM
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3.75/5  rDev +15%

JKG, Friday at 03:07 AM
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3.28/5  rDev +0.6%

dagubna, Sep 24, 2014
Photo of dbrauneis
3.26/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: Pours a crystal clear light amber in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass fairly quickly and some faint golden yellow highlights. The beer has a half finger tall fizzy foamy light beige head that quickly reduces to a large patch of medium thick film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of pale malts with some lighter rice + grain adjuncts. There is a light aroma of fruity yeast.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of pale and lightly toasted malts with a touch of grain + rice adjuncts though they do not introduce much sweetness to the flavor of the brew. Light flavors of fruity yeast and just a touch of grassy hops contributing a touch of bitterness to the finish which does not linger for long.

M: Light to medium bodied with slightly heavier than moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: Definitely tastier than the majority of mass produced light lagers available in the US - especially those from the larger brewers. Nothing special but easy to drink, would probably be a good beer for on the boat or at the beach.

dbrauneis, Sep 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

freewill35, Sep 20, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

vwbus7, Sep 19, 2014
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3/5  rDev -8%

EricTKole, Sep 18, 2014
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3/5  rDev -8%

gater_ade, Sep 17, 2014
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3.24/5  rDev -0.6%

CBack465, Sep 17, 2014
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3.36/5  rDev +3.1%

Colin32, Sep 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Robloc303, Sep 15, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

Dwkasper, Sep 11, 2014
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3.94/5  rDev +20.9%

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3.32/5  rDev +1.8%

rstokc, Sep 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +15%

Surprisingly true to the original taste for a Light beer. Crisp, distinctive flavor, a step above all other mass produced commercial light American lagers.

VI_BeerMan, Sep 10, 2014
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3/5  rDev -8%

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3/5  rDev -8%

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Sam Adams Light from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
75 out of 100 based on 2,000 ratings.