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RATINGS: 1247   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.56/5   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 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sledutah (6248) - Utah, USA - FEB 18, 2014
12oz bottle picked up at the state store
Clear golden/amber with a small white head that dissipates quickly leaving light lacing. Aroma of corn, wheat, grassy and light honey. Flavors are grainy, malts, citrus with a sweet finish
OK, similar to a macro lager but better

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbuskirk (925) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - JAN 4, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2014 I feel it’s significant to note that my rating takes the fact that this is a light beer into account. I hate light beer but I don’t hate this. Why? This beer doesn’t suck. It has a nice hoppy kick and the malt, though light in body, has a good nutty taste. This isn’t your standard light beer, and that’s a wonderful thing. If I absolutely had to drink a light beer, this would be the one I’d go for.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
HuskerTan (1160) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Bottle. A- Grain, hay, spices. A- Copper color, hazy liquid, minimal head. T- Grainy, slightly sweet. P- Light body, average texture, average carbonation, smooth finish. O- One of the best light beers I’ve ever had. Surprisingly good. Also good for cooking.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
mstrcrwly (781) - New York, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Probably the best of the mass produced light beers on the market..if u don’t want to drink higher alcohol brews and just want a light quaff, then this is for you.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
two7offsuit (397) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Amber in color with a thin white head. Light bodied but with good flavor. Best light beer I have had.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
radio_nowhere (1257) - Maryland, USA - DEC 23, 2013
Bottle into SA’s lager glass, bright amber color with white head. Aroma of malt sweetness, somewhat floral and maybe the slightest grain and caramel note. Taste is the aroma adding some notes of bread and a very faint nuttiness. Light body, moderate carbonation, watery yet malty too with clean finish. Not to bad for a light beer, the faintest of nuances sets it apart from the macro lights.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Borup (8935) - Albertslund, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2013
Bottle. Clear amber colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, fruit and hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 12, 2013
Best by: Sep, 2012 Pours amber with a cap of white foam. Brilliant clarity. Smells of sweet malts and hints of tea - very, very similar to standard Boston Lager. Flavors of grain and light malts with a bit of corny character - but pleasant. Thin with hi carb and lightly dry finish. Nice beer and well worth a try for those watching their calories. Serving type: bottle 06-21-2012

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bov (10914) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - DEC 12, 2013
from Mondial de la Bičre 2013, Mulhouse - clear and bright amber colour with a moderate foam left; grainy and flowery aroma with notes of undefined fruits underneath; moderate malt backbone and a light sweetnes, notes of caramel and flowers in the finish

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ads135 (3690) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 1, 2013
This is probably the best light beer I’ve had. Surprisingly flavorful and it has a nice malty character.

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