Sam Adams Light | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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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%
 
 
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a SA Perfect Pint glass.

A: Pours amber with a wispy cap of white head.

S: Smells like weak Boston Lager...which I suppose is appropriate. Mild caramel-sweet malts with a dash of earthy hops.

T: Slightly watered-down flavour, but not as bad as I though. That familiar Boston Lager flavour is there and its hop presence is pretty nice and crisp.

D: Well, isn't drinkability the whole point of this style? So yes, its drinkable for what it is, but I can't say I'm craving another one.

Overall: Its tough to rate this beer. It isn't that great, but for the STYLE its downright superb! I have to give it a middling rating, but it was actually better than I expected and has to be one of the best light beers I've had yet.

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A: clear amber body, fizzy white head forms but dies down very quickly, no lacing

S: slight fruity flavors, light bread/caramel/nutty

T: subdued sweetness, not much there

M: light, sessionable, bland dry aftertaste and finish

O: does the trick for what its worth - it fits the style, and at a decent price

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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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