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Sam Adams Light | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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2,234 Ratings
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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:
#43,667
Reviews:
842
Ratings:
2,234
pDev:
18.4%
Bros Score:
3.63
 
 
Wants:
51
Gots:
311
Trade:
1
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Photo of 57md
2.21/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

I have tried and rated many Sam Adams brews and this is the first one that I must say tastes and smells like it was mass produced by people who don't care.

Granted, I think that the concept of light beer is almost as oxymoronish as non-alcoholic beer. That said, if I had to pick a favorite light beer, it would probably still be Miller.

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

Photo of AD17
2.84/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Eden222
3.94/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gvhockey
2.48/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Biggiekrock627
2.94/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Bob2503
3.16/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Very good for a light beer. Amber color, medium bodied. Couldn't taste any hops, malty profile. Worth trying.

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

Photo of Gemini6
3.36/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Shellynix
1.4/5  rDev -57.1%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Phoodcritic
3.15/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SMH_NWI
3.08/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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

Photo of ESPN_Woodsy
3.79/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tripel_Threat
3.51/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Had this one straight from the bottle. Aroma was caramel malts and faint hoppiness. Taste is, you guessed it, light and crisp. Some small bitterness on the finish, keeps it from being just another light lager. Definitely more than just a watered down Boston Lager.

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Photo of Raime
3.51/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Simple pre-bed night cap

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Photo of BranfordBound
3.25/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Had this one out of the bottle, I was actually surprised they still make this and people buy it. It's quite an oddity for sure, but not in a good way. Like an O'Douls Amber kind of way. Looks clear, amber color, light head kicks off some lacing.

Smell is light, some graininess and nondescript sweetness. Taste is pretty weak, it's got the caramel maltiness of a Boston Lager, just lacking everything that makes BL a decent beer. Crisp finish isn't actually too bad. Overall just very underwhelming, but probably the best light beer I've had.

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Photo of CIBoy10
3.25/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Zazzi82
2.63/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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

Photo of EdgarGerik
3.81/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MichialTanner1
3.44/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zylod
3.27/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of LuckyJohn
3.47/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheRamie
3.03/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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