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RATINGS: 1223   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.55   EST. CALORIES: 122   ABV: 4.05%
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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, itís 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.


UDBeernut's rating

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
UDBeernut (1480) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 19, 2012
Another gem from the inlaws fridge. Pours light amber small white head little retention. Nose of flowers, biscuit. Taste adds a metal twinge. Body is a bit watery.


1
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
Campm (2) - - APR 6, 2014 does not count
Itís a light beer so my expectations are low. Still, it is better that the bud/miller/coors lights of the world. The flavor is generic enough that itís challenging to describe.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
rumproasts (2588) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 5, 2014
bottle. Pale golden with small head. Tastes like a basic light lager, but a bit more flavor. Better than Bud Light and similar beers, but still not very good.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jtclockwork (7114) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 27, 2014
Backlog. Pours amber with white head. Nose and taste of grassy hop, light caramel malt, light bread and toasted grain. Lighter body.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hockeybeerguy (910) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAR 24, 2014
The appearance had a clear amber body, fizzy white head forms but dies down very quickly, no lacing. The smell had some slight fruity flavors, light bread/caramel/nutty. The taste had some subdued sweetness, not much there. The palate was light, sessionable, bland dry aftertaste and finish. Overall, uh...I guess it does the trick for what its worth - it fits the style, and at a decent price.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dmarie217 (3) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 25, 2014 does not count
Awesome "dinner" beer...crisp, clean, and smooth. One of the better light, American beers

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sledutah (4115) - 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

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbuskirk (301) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JAN 4, 2014
I feel itís significant to note that my rating takes the fact that this is a light beer into account. I hate light beer but I donít hate this. Why? This beer doesnít suck. It has a nice hoppy kick and the malt, though light in body, has a good nutty taste. This isnít your standard light beer, and thatís a wonderful thing. If I absolutely had to drink a light beer, this would be the one Iíd go for.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
HuskerTan (343) - 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 Iíve ever had. Surprisingly good. Also good for cooking.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
mstrcrwly (178) - New York, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Probably the best of the mass produced light beers on the market..if u donít want to drink higher alcohol brews and just want a light quaff, then this is for you.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
two7offsuit (124) - 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.


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