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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
yespr (29683) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 27, 2007
12 oz bottle. Pours cleat golden yellow to orange with a white head. Malty aroma. Sweet malty flavoured, a bit of caramel. Crisp. Watery finish with almost no bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ungstrup (28448) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2010
Bottled. An amber beer with a huge off-white head. The aroma has notes of fruit and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt and caramel - but not enough malt, which makes it light bodied and boring.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 24, 2006
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Clear, fully golden with a white head. Malty nose. Light and watery body with sweetish, lightly caramelish malt and again sweet notes of brewing cereal and brewing syrup. No bitterness. So not even Sam Adams managed to produce a pleasant lite beer. 300306

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
oh6gdx (20004) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 21, 2007
Bottled. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is malts, caramel, somewhat dishwatery hints. Flavouris toffee, saltwater, paper and cardboard. Not very exciting.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
anders37 (15503) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 11, 2007
Bottle. Pours a clear pale amber color with a slightly off-white head. Sweet malty slightly hoppy aroma. Sweet malty slightly grainy flavor. Has a malty finish with some bitterness in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
saxo (13455) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2012
Bottle from a random cornershop, Manhattan. Medium head with medium duration. Color is golden with an orange hue. Aroma and taste are malt, notes of caramel, grass and hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 16, 2003
(Bottle) Probably the best American light beer that I have had. Had a descent flavor.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 15, 2003
This liquid was brewed, and it even contains some alcohol -- it is a beer. Clear amber body with medium beige head. Faint sweet aroma and moderately sweet flavor, some maltiness in there too. Really nondescript in a non-offensive kind of way.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jcwattsrugger (11004) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 20, 2005
12 oz bottle-pours a thin off white head that quickly reduces. Color is clear gold, appealing. Aroma-fresh grain, inviting. Taste a nice crisp slightly sweet flavor, but a bit short for what is rated as a better beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 12/31/2002
Mode: Bottle
Source: Bullock’s

Light clear amber, lots of tiny bubbles, thin fine white head, sweet carmel malt aroma, light malt flavor, hint of sweetness, nice hop bittehness after warming, amazingly full-flavored for a ’light’ beer, 124 calories, 9.7g carbs

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.8/5.0
Score: *4
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