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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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2,106 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,106
Reviews: 833
rAvg: 3.26
pDev: 18.4%
Wants: 33
Gots: 173 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-12-2001

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A-Clear amber, some carbonation, one finger head.

S-Skunky, earthy notes, in a way smells like a legit light lager would...

T-Grass caramel, very malt forward. No hops/bitterness to speak of. The blend of flavors isn't all there as well.

M-Light to medium bodied, not much carbonation.

O-Not sure why someone would ever drink this beer. Light on calories, light on flavor. However I always wanted to try it and now I have.

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bland aroma. mineral water, and a sweet slightly toasty grain. almost a hint of toffee.

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Smell: A kind of sweet slightly malty smell. Also a slight hop aroma as the beer warmed up a bit.

Taste: Semi sweet and very smooth. Well balanced. No one flavor overwhelming another.

Mouth Feel: Thin and dry with a nice carbonic bite.

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Sam Adams Light from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
75 out of 100 based on 2,106 ratings.