Aurelius (3844) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 4, 2002
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Orange, foamy, label needs work. Buiscuity, dry, well-bittered and somewhat tart. Didn’t care for the aroma that much. A little tin in the aftertaste, but good mouthfeel. Overall the best light beer on the market.
mribm (447) - Hurley, New York, USA - SEP 1, 2002
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Not bad for a light beer, however at 128 calories for 12 ounces, I’d hardly call this a light beer. It has 17 less calories than Sam Adams Pilsner (that is a few potato chips). I think for a light beer this is one of the best, but for a Sam Adams product, it is one of the worst (Triple Bock excluded).
Drew (2413) - Kent, Ohio, USA - AUG 31, 2002
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
starts with a big fat fizzy mouth, switches over to a thin (NOT watery) lightly caramel sweet malt and finished nice and dry. If I had tasted this blind, I would have never called it a "light" beer. better than any non-light macro. it’s allright!
goz (359) - Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 26, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Better than any other light I have tried, but still would not be confused with a "regular" Sam Adams. Looks nice in a glass, and gives a sweet, slightly caramel flavor.
urbanight23 (10) - USA - AUG 25, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
First off, this is not a typical light beer. compared to sam adams, it is light, but it is still heavier than most other beers. expensive for a light, but definatly a quality beer that i will buy again
Braudog (5459) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - AUG 23, 2002
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
How disappointing ... the excellent amber color hinted of something special among lights. Instead, I’m greeted with a watery feel. There’s a good hint of hop, but no precious malt at all. Like sucking on a rag.
Panzuriel (1242) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 21, 2002
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
This is a decent light beer. It is not a light beer in the traditional sense of the word, though. It is hoppy and flavorful. It has a decent texture and head. It’s the uber-light beer. It is still significantly lighter than normal sam adams offerings. It’s like a watered down version of the Boston Lager, so it is a bit thin and watery by that comparison. But, to it’s ilk, it’s much improved.
Panchito99 (8) - richmond hill, New York, USA - AUG 10, 2002 does not count
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Doesn’t taste like a light beer but it is.If you like less calories but not compromise the taste, definitely the beer to go...
karl (158) - Glendale, New York, USA - AUG 6, 2002
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
only one word ’surprising’ i thought i would never ever like a ’light beer’,this one is not to bad....but I will still stay with a real beer.....
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 24, 2002
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Surprising amber color, malty nose, thin, slightly sweet, light on flavor, inoffensive. Better than an American Standard.