Serve in Lager glass


on tap

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 1245   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.56   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, 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
UDBeernut (2236) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhatCatt (28) - Michigan, USA - AUG 31, 2015
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2015 Refreshing and very good, lots of flavor for a light beer. Roasted grains and malts. Darker color than other lagers Iíve had. Hops are subtle, but noticeable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jopolis (13) - - AUG 29, 2015
dark golden amber color with a nice thick short very good flavor for a light beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ozzy70 (205) - - AUG 9, 2015
12 oz bottle. Pours orangish with small white head. Aroma of roasted malts and grain. Taste, easy drinker.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
KoRoBeNiKi (132) - Fair Lawn, New Jersey, USA - JUL 30, 2015
Bottle. Clear/pale amber color with a light off-white head. Sweet malt and hops in the aroma. Sweet malt in the flavor with some light bitterness. Malty finish with some light nice bitterness in the aftertaste. This is how you make a light beer. In terms of light beers solely,, Iíd give this around a 4 or so.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ordybill (764) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - JUL 20, 2015
Canít believe I havenít rated this beer yet, poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. This beer is a dark golden amber color with a nice thick short white head. The flavor is yeasty with a hop finish, very good flavor for a light beer. Overall, an excellent light beer and a good beer overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bennetporter (443) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 18, 2015
Pours an amber from a bottle, good clean malty aroma, maybe a little biscuity, nice clean flavor when cold, probably one of the better American lagers Iíve had, and a light one at that. Better than the Sam Adams Boston Lager. Good beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
aumentm (452) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 18, 2015
Classic beer. Medium look and nice finish. This has a well balanced mix between the hops and malts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CousinBrenden (125) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 9, 2015
Poured dark orange to amber. Mild malts, mild to light mouthfeel. Some caramel very carbonated.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
scoth (614) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 6, 2015
Pours clear amber with a medium beige head, very fine lacing, excellent retention. Malty aroma; caramel, biscuit, hay. Light body, smooth, lively. Lightly sweet and nutty, light bitter finish with some nice earthy notes. Very drinkable and refreshing.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
AdamChandler (3783) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 1, 2015
12oz bottle, stemware @ 55F - Dark amber, no head. nose is pretty nonexistent, maybe some burnt malts? Caramel, brown sugar, apple, pear, etc. but very little taste.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page    1  2 3 4 » 125

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50