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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Inveigler (371) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - SEP 4, 2002
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Aurelius (4359) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 4, 2002
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
mribm (458) - Ocala, Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2002
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).

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - AUG 31, 2002
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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
goz (359) - Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 26, 2002
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
urbanight23 (10) - USA - AUG 25, 2002
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

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Braudog (5894) - Traveling the USA, Missouri, USA - AUG 23, 2002
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Panzuriel (1358) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 21, 2002
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Panchito99 (8) - richmond hill, New York, USA - AUG 10, 2002 does not count
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...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
karl (158) - Glendale, New York, USA - AUG 6, 2002
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.....

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