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Sam Adams Light | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Sam Adams LightSam Adams Light

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

Style: Light Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-12-2001

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From the winter seasonal 12 pack

Pours a clear amber with a 2 finger white head.
Malt under a light hop aroma.
The feel and taste is stronger than I'd expect from a light beer.
Malty taste. But when it warms this gets very watery.
If I didn't know what this was and had to guess I'd think it was a Macro amber, and not a light beer. It seems like watered down Boston Lager.
It is fairly easy to drink when cold, but it decreases when it warms.

It's the best light beer out there, but does it really have a purpose? At almost 130 calories it's too much for light drinkers.
Please remove this from the variety packs BBC, put the Boston Ale back in. Maybe this would belong in the Summer pack, but I couldn't think of a worse winter beer than a light.

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

First of all I'm not a "light" drinker. I like a lot of beer flavor and Second, the SA Lights came in this years Winter Classics 12-pack so I tried them.

Nice amber color with a quick lived head and a thin lace. The aroma is sweet with malt. The flavor is light, smooth, malty sweet, crisp, and grainy with a touch of hops and caramel flavor. The body is light not watery. Overall, this is a good light beer.

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Sam Adams Light from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.26 out of 5 with 2,234 ratings
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