maxhits (172) - Pico Rivera, California, USA - SEP 16, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Okay... so itís 20% lighter in calories. Big deal. It also misses the taste and robust character of the original. I wonít be buying more.
legion242 (2143) - Richardson, Texas, USA - SEP 10, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Surprisingly assertive color for a Light beer- nice amber hue. Head was decent. Nose smelled of inviting mild hops. Say what you will, this has got to be the finest "Light" beer on the market. They did not skimp on the flavors and I think they did a damn fine job. Will I seek it out and order it? Not likely, but itís a great Light beer.
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 10, 2002
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Well it is light, at least in body. The color seems to be exactly the same as regular Sam. The hops are hard to detect. It is drinkable, but not overly flavorful.
hopscotch (8785) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 5, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Best American Light Beer.
Dark golden in color and sparklingly clear, this beerís carbonation is lively on the tongue and fizzy and crisp in the finish. The flavor is a bit thin, but the beer has a nice, well-balanced hope and malt flavor. Most importantly, itís not rice beer like most other American Lights and American Standards. I like it and will order it again... if I ever go on a low cal diet.
PorterPounder (5346) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 5, 2002
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2004 Rerate Noticed a much thinner mouthfeel this time and a bit too much spritiness. Still a decent light though. Original 2.9 Good strong heady pour. Slight ale taste to it. Orange color is a refreshing change for a light beer. Does not have a natural taste to it like regular Sam Adams - a bit "chemically". Still not bad for a light beer.
Inveigler (371) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - SEP 4, 2002
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bright orange color ... definitely darker than I anticipated. Great grassiness and lingering malt flavors in the back of the tongue. Lightly hopped and eminently thirst quenching. This beer could alternately be enjoyed in a pint glass in one house, while college students do keg stands with it in house next door. A great example of light American beer.
Aurelius (4034) - 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. Didnít care for the aroma that much. A little tin in the aftertaste, but good mouthfeel. Overall the best light beer on the market.
mribm (457) - Ocala, Florida, 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, Iíd 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 (2411) - 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. itís 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.