Sam Adams Light | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States
samueladams.com

Style: Light Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-12-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#45,254
Reviews:
844
Ratings:
2,246
pDev:
18.4%
Bros Score:
3.63
 
 
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Photo of beersampler6
3.13/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Nice easy-to-drink beer, if a bit safe and underwhelming. Clean and crisp, faint notes of malt and biscuit, hints of caramel. Thin mouthfeel and strong carbonation. Refreshing and good to quench the thirst but not really a beer to sip slowly and savor (and let warm up).

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Photo of stadmo1
3.25/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
3.25/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mikerieder
3.68/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ScottyB515
3.2/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of matuto
4.13/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drinking from the bottle. 355 ml, exp. 08/2018. ABV 4.25%. Nice bitterness and malt notes, considering the style.

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Photo of einman
3.52/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RAFH
3.17/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Curbfeeler26
3.49/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bear1964
3.91/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JoeyJellico
3.29/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BenHoppy
2.65/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of dandy14
3.35/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.65/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a lager glass, the appearance was a fair light yellow color with a nice transparency about it. Carbonation could be seen rising at a moderate pace. Head quickly died off - no matter how many times I tried to pour fast and vigorous, I have never had a good head in this beer. Mild lace ran here and there but even that doesn't last.
The aroma had some soft bready malts and a mild earthy to grassy hoppiness.
The flavor was mainly sweet throughout with the same sort of aftertaste.
The mouthfeel was between light and medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt appropriate. Finish seemed non-existent.
Overall, I don't want to be too harsh on this beer since it is a Light Lager and that's what I should compare it to. In the end, I'd say this actually does the trick as there's nothing "off" in it's aromas and flavors. If anything, why drink a Bud Light, I'd rather have this any day.

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Photo of jbehlar
3.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dwarren1969
3.35/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of illpass78
2.97/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz. into a house pint.

Appearance: Clear copper with an eggshell head that disappears swiftly.

Aroma: Vaguely off. Some cereal, some malt.

Taste: Meh. There's no much here. Tastes like if you halfed off a Sam Adams with water. Vague caramel, faint bread. Distant hops.

Mouthfeel: Watery. Little body.

Overall: Pretty boring beer. Underwhelming at best.

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Photo of Laxlyon
3.32/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of zaraspook
1.93/5  rDev -40.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of ThisTeamSucks
3.48/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DrewSnyc667
3.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of poisoneddwarf
3/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle. Aroma is of caramel malt. Pours a pretty thin head with a light amber hue. Malty taste. Light hopping. Doesn’t taste like a light beer, which was to be expected. Too malty for my taste.

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Photo of Pav42
3.54/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lorenzai_Konstantinov
3.05/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours a very pale Amber colour. Finger and a half head that hangs out for awhile. Smell of light sweet malt, kind of a sweet syrupy smell and just a hint of...adjunct? Not quite sure. Taste is good but very light. Sweet malt character and a slightly bitter finish which I think is partly due to the fizzy nature of this beer. The mouth feel is thin, on par with say a Budweiser. This is basically a beer targeting BMC drinkers but brewed with better quality ingredients. Light and refreshing, pairs well with just about any food.
Overall I won't be craving this any time soon but it's not bad.

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Photo of fthegiants
1/5  rDev -69.3%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

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Sam Adams Light from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.26 out of 5 with 2,246 ratings