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RATINGS: 1249   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.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
mattduling (64) - Fairmont, West Virginia, USA - JAN 29, 2003
Better than that rat piss Bud light but its still a light beer. It is nothing like the real Sam Adams and if that is what they were going for then they failed!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
joejames (459) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2016
Bottle to shaker glass pours clear deep golden. On finger, quick off white head. Scant lacing with slight retention. Aroma of caramel. Taste is lightly sweet with just a hint of bitterness. Light bodied, lively carbonation, mouth feel is a little thin. Finishes dry. Tasting notes of caramel, biscuit, floral hints and roasted malts. Really not bad for a light beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
danielyabu (1488) - União da Vitória, BRAZIL - FEB 22, 2016
Average frothy offwhite head. Fair lacing. Mostly diminishing. Clear thick dark-yellow body. Aroma: heavy malty, hazelnut. Initial flavor: moderate sweet. Final flavor: light bitter sweet; average duration. Palate: watery texture, light body, lively carbonation, metallic finish. Tastes like Oktoberfest/Marzen. 10s

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
beer_rookie (313) - Arkansas, USA - OCT 28, 2015
Pours a light amber color. With a pretty aggressive pour, I a little over one to get head. Pretty thick white head. No real lacing.

Aroma isn’t so bold. It’s malty and breach and that’s about all.

Taste is pretty good. It’s breach and malty. Slightly caramel. Only barely hoppy. Finishes sweet malty.

Mouthfeel is mostly watery. It’s smooth, almost silky. Finish is slightly wet. Very clean.

Overall it’s pretty terrific. Especially for a light beer. Better than most light beers I’ve ever had, its just too expensive.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mauroruellas (762) - GETULINA, BRAZIL - OCT 21, 2015
Coloração âmbar,média formação de espuma com pouca durabilidade,no aroma presença de malte,fermento(pão) e um suave lúpulo,sabor maltado com presença de lúpulo acima da média para uma "Light",boa carbonatação,refrescante,ótima drinkability,retrogosto seco levemente amargo,bom conjunto.Sem dúvida a melhor "Light" que já provei,bom custo benefício,recomendo.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PhatCatt (47) - Michigan, USA - AUG 31, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2016 Refreshing and very good, lots of flavor for a light beer. Roasted grains and malts. Darker color than other lagers I’ve had. Hops are subtle, but noticeable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jopolis (29) - - 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 (477) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - 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 (138) - 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,, I’d give this around a 4 or so.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ordybill (1171) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - JUL 20, 2015
Can’t believe I haven’t 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
Quick3Beers (781) - 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 I’ve had, and a light one at that. Better than the Sam Adams Boston Lager. Good beer.

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