Sam Adams Light | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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77
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2,226 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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-12-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,226
Reviews:
840
Avg:
3.35
pDev:
18.21%
 
 
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51
Gots:
304
For Trade:
1
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This pours a clear gold with a 1 finger head of foam.

The smell is malty with some caramel and some grain.(corn) Not a bad nose for a light beer. It says 119 calories on the label.

The taste is pretty malty with some caramel sweetness and a slight bitterness that shows up mostly in the finish. Good taster this light beer though I'm not a fancier of light beers in general.

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

A- Not your typical light beer. Light amber, almost copper color. White head with a thick cap and some decent lacing.

S- Clean. Malt is somewhat grainy. Hops are subtle. The whole smell thing is mild but inviting.

T&M- Malt has a dextrin sweetness to it with only a hint of hop bitterness. finish is also sweet. Light bodied though not watery with good carbonation. Clean.

D- This is a fine light lager. Nothing comes close in the category. Not lawnmower type but good for a night out with many brews. I would reach for a lighter style first if that's what I wanted like a kolsch or helles but this will work.

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I really don't think this is a light beer, maybe only in comparison to SA's Boston Lager. The color is entirely too dark for a light beer, and the aroma actually contains malt smell. Taste is initially full and grainy, with a nice lightly malty finish. Thankfully no hint of adjunct tastes are present. This is a very easy-to-drink beer that blows anything else labeled "light" out of the water. I would pick this up when I just want a "easy" beer to kick back with.

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Sam Adams Light from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.35 out of 5 based on 2,226 ratings.
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