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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beergeek23322 (2225) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 22, 2013
5/30/2010. Well, it’s a light beer and it is what it is. Compared to others in the same class, it still stands out. Malt, fruit and light hoppy aromas. Thinner mouth feel than Boston Lager and less flavorful.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
ROBC3366 (600) - north reading, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 20, 2013
12 oz bottle pours copper with a off white head. Aroma is malts. Taste is faint sweet malts and grain.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bavarian81 (49) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 4, 2013
Not too much of an aroma.. If anything, just some notes of bread malt and a faint whiff of piny or floral hops. Also has an ever so slightly fruity smell. I do like the deep gold almost amber color, although there is not much of a head and there appear to be very few bubbles rising. Flavor of toasted malt, which is nice. Not sure if it’s just a bad bottle, but the palate was a little watery. Overall, this is definitely a good beer for its style.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
edgallow (1992) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 4, 2013
12 oz bottle pours copper with a off white head. Aroma is malts. Taste is faint sweet malts and grain. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
5000 (6239) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Bottle:   Pale copper, strong orange hue, clear, moderate sudsy off-white head, spotty lacing.   Bready aroma, a bit of whole wheat, slight honey, some of that Bit-o-Honey like candy from the 80s.   Honeycomb cereal up front, bready but not too heavy, with slight nuttiness and biscuity notes on the backside.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate, despite being a light beer.   Somewhat shocked by the color and maltiness for a light beer.   Soft bread, honey, and nuttiness lingers.   Pretty decent and clean for a light beer.   Nice work!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
zacgillbanks (2255) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2013
4.3% bottle from Publix Supermarket, Kissimmee, Florida. This is a golden beer with a light caramel flavour, slight toffee notes and a fruity finish. Pretty much the same calories as a normal beer but with a light / no taste – why?

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
troopie (2292) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - JUL 4, 2013
Not a premium. Sam, stick to real beers. Pale yellow colour wit thin white head, almost no lacing. Flavour is almost nothing, a ghost of a malt. Pale and faint finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kaser (2612) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2013
Poured into plastic cup at Omaha airport. Reddish color. No aroma. Sweet and malty flavor. For a light beer decent flavor. Sucks compared to non lights obviously

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
berniecarbo (148) - Holliston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 19, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2013 If you have to drink a light, this is the one, absolutly the best Light beer out there. Pours amber, strong malts, medium body, actually tastes like beer, can’t say that about Bud, Coors or Amstel

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
boozedude (1732) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JUN 16, 2013
Bottle into glass light yellow pour..thin white head... malts and light carbonation.. Just barely ok

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