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:
#44,584
Reviews:
842
Ratings:
2,242
pDev:
18.4%
Bros Score:
3.63
 
 
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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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3.15/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Libeertarian
3.42/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

From notes taken 04/17/17:

I’m assuming this is just the Boston Lager, done light. Smells the same, looks the same. Palate is less grainy and the body is lighter. As familiar as I am with the Boston Lager, and as lazy as I feel right now, I don’t what else to say.

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Photo of jeffreyhill021
2.95/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Jbalintjr
3.53/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Sam Adams Light from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.26 out of 5 with 2,242 ratings