Sam Adams Light - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Sam Adams LightSam Adams Light

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2,081 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,081
Reviews: 824
rAvg: 3.26
pDev: 18.71%
Wants: 31
Gots: 127 | 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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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 So it's a little out of date, but hey, cheap beer!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.

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Sam Adams Light from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
75 out of 100 based on 2,081 ratings.