Sam Adams Light | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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77
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2,229 Ratings
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Sam Adams LightSam Adams Light
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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-12-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,229
Reviews:
840
Avg:
3.36
pDev:
18.15%
 
 
Wants:
51
Gots:
307
For Trade:
1
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Photo of markallmon
5/5  rDev +48.8%

Photo of twi1609372
5/5  rDev +48.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Just like the Boston lager, with a less prevalent taste, but the taste kicks in at the end. A good beer for when you don't want to get full. But still not as good as some of the other Sam Adams varieties. not bad if you just want a good beer but don't want to be filled up, or excessively drunk, still a better alternative than bud light.

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Photo of mgh1970
5/5  rDev +48.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Best light beer out there. Good flavor. Pairs well with food or just grabbing a cold one.

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Photo of JCurry
5/5  rDev +48.8%

Photo of athouve1
5/5  rDev +48.8%

Photo of Alestorm4069
5/5  rDev +48.8%

Comparing this against light beers like coors light and Bud light, other Light beers. This stuff is way better. Decent flavor at a decent price. refreshing on a hot day

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Photo of RushLimbmalt
5/5  rDev +48.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Judging this beer solely as a light lager... WOW! This would give a lot of "full" lagers a run for their money. It has a malty backbone and decent hop character. I have never had a light beer that I have liked, including the much loved Amstel. I am not a light beer drinker, but if I was this would be my beer.

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Photo of AtlasBrew
5/5  rDev +48.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I'm not going to run through the usual on this one. It's got a great copper color, nice aroma, and a wonderful smell. I think that has been determined already.

However, here is what I want to convey to all of my fellow beer brothers:

Take this for what it is and not for what it isn't. Here is a brewer (I say pioneer) that has defied conventional wisdom by creating a light, lawnmower beer for the beer snob and did it with out rice syrup solids! Koch and crew have created a "Light" beer that has a wonderful flavor, aroma, and color. I say BRAVO!

This beer deserves an A+ for all that it represents and not the catagory it resides in.

Z

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Photo of rhester14
5/5  rDev +48.8%

Hands down new favorite lite beer

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Photo of Beerboi1123
5/5  rDev +48.8%

Photo of ommegangpbr
5/5  rDev +48.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Tastes like "real" beer. Best light lager I've ever had. The scores for this guy are entirely unfair given the style that this is in.
There's head, there's depth of color (a lovely amber color), you can actually find malt and hops in the taste and smell...
Very smooth, very rich (for a light lager, mind you...)
Can we all say "session brew"?
What the hell else could ask for in a light beer?

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Photo of InstantBeer
5/5  rDev +48.8%

Photo of chcfan
5/5  rDev +48.8%

Photo of spikechiquet
5/5  rDev +48.8%

Photo of arboristfish
5/5  rDev +48.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

There arent to many beers that I would give a perfect score to but this is one of them. I wish this was a standard for an American Lager. I really enjoy the malt aroma from this beer. The color is gorgeous, a hint of yellow with light amber hue to it. There is a very nice malt and hop balance here. Light enough to make it drinkable and yet flavorful enough to keep you wanting more! Great beer!

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Photo of TheSouthpaw
4.89/5  rDev +45.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Cmw8021
4.88/5  rDev +45.2%

Photo of khelmstetter
4.84/5  rDev +44%

Photo of Stardusthotel83
4.8/5  rDev +42.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of Kahalo
4.8/5  rDev +42.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer poured a very clear bright yellow. The head Served as a bright golden colored beer with moderate white puffy head. The aroma was good balance of hops and malt, with the slightest touch of citrus note.

The flavor was excellent with a nice and well balanced complex blend of malt and hops. The mouthfeel was light with good carbonation. This is a very decent and enjoyable beer considering it is a form of a light beer and when I decide to stock some light beer for guests this would be it. Of course, I don't routinely drink light beers. All in all, this is a good beer to try.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of Brad007
4.8/5  rDev +42.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a golden color with a very thin head. Aroma is one of malt and a bit of sweetness, much more than a typical light lager. Taste is much of the same except that it has a nice biscuity goodness to it. Goes down very smooth and tastes better than many other examples of the style that I have had.

No other light lager can come close to this one. This beer is perfection for the style as far as I'm concerned. Not many craft beer companies have even made light lagers. However, it's too bad that many macros cannot come close to matching a beer as good as this. It's not thin or watery, there are no adjuncts and it doesn't taste like a typical light lager. Could down a few of these on a warm day when I didn't feel like drinking heavier beers.

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Photo of cstorm
4.8/5  rDev +42.9%

Photo of Kcarl
4.75/5  rDev +41.4%

Photo of Molnar
4.75/5  rDev +41.4%

Photo of ronjohn
4.7/5  rDev +39.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is my favorite light beer. Just the perfect amount of flavor and 'lightness' for a light beer. Pretty easy to drink a few of these and not get weighed down and still have room for a meal. I wish this beer was more readily available in bars and restaurants.

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Sam Adams Light from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.36 out of 5 based on 2,229 ratings.
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