hopdog (8225) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Poured a medium and clear golden color with an averaged sized white head. Aromas of grain, cereal, lightly fruity, and a pinch of spices. Interesting aroma that, for me, teetered between enjoyable and not so good. Tastes of a general fruitiness, spices, and had a grassy finish. Fizzy and thin body.
zathrus13 (1661) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAR 17, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2007 Pours yellow/gold, with a white head. Aroma is hops, malt, and some spices. Flavor is hops, spices, grass, and malt. Heavier body than expected. A really good light beer...probably the best light beer Iíve ever had.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - MAR 14, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Clark VV for sending me this bottle. Pours cloudy yellow/gold with a tall white head. If I didnít know this were supposed to be a light lager I would say it was a belgian wit beer by the look and smell. Very floral spiced nose that reminds me of the tíij beers. Flavor is much more mild, here is where this beer lacks a bit, but for a light beer it still fricken rocks. Dry earthy hop flavor, very clean lager base but with that fruity belgian esters gives this a really unique flavor. As I sip I catch glimpses of Orval, but not as dry and herbal tasting. What is even stranger is my description of this beer isnít even close to any of the others below, maybe this bottle was slightly infected, turned out nice though.
Rballs01 (277) - Madison, New Jersey, USA - MAR 2, 2007
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
For a light beer this brew is HEAVY! Full flavored, amber/orange in color and has a very obvious hop flavor. Last I checked light beers were yellow and tased like water. This is THE craft beer for every hot summer day. Itís a win/win beer. Stock up for the summer!!
SudsMcDuff (5340) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 30, 2006
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours quite light tan...some minimal lasting head...nice flavours in this beer..decent lacing..not to bitter...refreshing yet not a summer beer..., smooth like a lager- tasty like an ale!
argo0 (11079) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 30, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(12oz bottle) Medium white head that leaves some lacing, atop a hazy straw body. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit/orange. Taste is medium sweet, grapefruit/orange. Soft light body, great for summer days. Easily the most flavorful light beer I have tried.
IMtheOptimator (1161) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - JUL 21, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a clear effervescent golden with a tall fizzy slightly off-white head. Aroma of light caramel, floral and grassy hops, with a touch of toffee. Flavor is lightly toasty with some grassy hops, a touch of lemony citrus, well balanced with a light bitter finish. Body is average with decent carbonation. Very nicely crafted, with some good flavor for a lighter beer.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour is hazy golden yellow with a thin white head...smell is floral, but delicately so, with a slighty biscuity malt aroma...taste well balanced between the grainy malt flavor and delicate hop bitterness...this is a surprise treat indeed!!!
tommy8768 (120) - Litlle Compton, Rhode Island, USA - MAY 25, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very light yellow with a good fluffy head. Has a slightly lemony sour taste. Some bitterness on the finish. Probably the best light beer Ive ever tried, doesnt taste light at all. Blows away Sam Light. Hard to get though if youre not in Mass.
ABUSEDGOAT (2159) - California, USA - APR 4, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
What a surprise. Poured a cloudy golden body with only a smallish head... no volcanic activity this time through. Aroma was grassy hops and bready malts with lotsa lighter fruits and a hint of their house character. Flavor was the same, medium bodied. Tasty and complex for a ílightí beer. This > Sam Adams Light.