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RATINGS: 1245   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.56   EST. CALORIES: 122   ABV: 4.05%
It took 2 years of brewing, tasting and testing to come up with the final recipe for Sam Adams Light. We focused on brewing a flavorful, high quality beer with a light-bodied taste and fewer calories. Sam Adams Light is a unique beer, it’s not a lighter version of our Boston Lager. Sam Adams Light is the only light beer that uses no adjuncts and a traditional brewing process to ensure a balance of flavor and light-bodied taste. No other domestic light beer uses only the four classic ingredients of beer: pure water, lager yeast, Noble hops and barley malt. The quality ingredients that make up Sam Adams Light include two-row malt and some of the most expensive hops in the world, Spalt Spalter Noble hops. At 128 calories, Sam Adams Light features a clean finish and no aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
SlamminScott (40) - USA - OCT 24, 2002
Good, but nothing special. Advertising has blown it way out of proportion...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jaseonem99 (19) - USA - OCT 18, 2002
good lawnmower beer

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 16, 2002
Great aroma. Very fizzy, which is a drawback. Somewhat watery. Some slight taste. Not bad. This is not as good as Saranac Light, and has the same number of calories.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 15, 2002
This is probably the best American Light available at this time. Flavor is surprisingly malty and a bit bitter.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - OCT 14, 2002
Pizza crust flavor without anything interesting at all going on here. Sucks, rather.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2660) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2002
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2005 Most of the time my festival ratings are pretty close to more controlled rating situations, with full sized samples. Not this time - what was previously rated 0.9 with awful rotten vegetable notes is actually far better than that: Imagine my surprise when I found this to be rather clean and well balanced, with a modest spicy hop character, and rather drinkable. Lightish amber with a full bubbly head. A nice lawnmower beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
FunkDaMan (38) - New Mexico, USA - OCT 13, 2002
yes it’s a light beer, but sam adams sold it as the light beer that would change the world. devoid of any flavor. At least now there’s a beer for rich kids to drink, lookout bud light!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Radek Kliber (6710) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - OCT 11, 2002
BEER no 550 ...It is pretty hard to find here in Toronto. Light pale golden color, average head but no the strongest. Aroma sweet carb. Highly watery ; this is natural for American light. High on gas, very weak hopy end.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
obxdude10 (2127) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2002
Actually for a light beer, this is pretty damn good, it certainly beats the hell out of Bud, Miller & Coors Lights, this is almost copper in color, didn’t keep all that great of a head though, very thin flat head, just a touch of hoppy bitterness to the flavors, but all around a bit of a watered down taste, but overall not all that bad for being a light beer

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
DavefromChicago (201) - Illinois, USA - OCT 8, 2002
Nice try, but a chestnut color does not persuade me that there is flavor in this beer. Poor head, a whisper of hops, some sparkle...and thats it.

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