RateBeer
overall
14
40
style
Serve in Lager glass

bottled
common

on tap
available

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 1238   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.55   EST. CALORIES: 122   ABV: 4.05%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


grymy's rating

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
grymy (105) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - APR 5, 2003
not as bad the second time i had it, but i still wouldnt choose to drink it


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CousinBrenden (110) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 9, 2015
Poured dark orange to amber. Mild malts, mild to light mouthfeel. Some caramel very carbonated.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
scoth (576) - 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.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
AdamJackson (3331) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tykechandler (342) - Kentucky, USA - FEB 1, 2015
Это пиво вкусное. я, конечно, рекомен& его всем, что любит хорошую Craft пива!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brandon1989 (401) - Euless, Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2015
Pours a amber color with a thick white head. The aroma is sweet caramel malts and some hops. The taste is similar. For the style it’s a great beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Obfuscate (228) - Minneapolis, - JAN 8, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2015 Hands down the greatest light beer I have ever tasted. I don’t drink a lot of light beer but sometimes after the holiday gorge it’s not a bad idea to substitute a 6 pack of these in the rotation here and there, I don’t care what beer snobs say. Nice caramel, light hops, clean and refreshing. An American light beer that tastes good with no adjuncts.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
FestDecBeet (387) - - JAN 6, 2015
Look: pours an amber color. White head. Very clear. Smell: lager malt smell. Sweet malts caramel. Bready biscuit. Taste: sweet caramel malt. Biscuit. Feel: very thin mouth feel. Medium carbonation. Overall: odd flavor just due to the age. First drank: home 1/6/15 Vintage: January 2013

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
High_in_NM (17) - Los Alamos NM, New Mexico, USA - NOV 5, 2014
I’ve gotta say, this ain’t half bad at all. Tastes just like a watered down Boston Lager, but that’s a good thing too. Very nice alternative for a weekday brew when you just want to wet the whistle without getting all torn up for next morning.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
slowrunner77 (6580) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 17, 2014
"for a light beer, one of the best, but that’s not really saying that much. None of the bad qualities that typically infiltrate the cheaper light beers, it’s just a thinner, less exciting version of their flagship beer."

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Luvystypotables (938) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 16, 2014
Aroma of malt, copper color short last creamy white head. Sweet malt taste, with a creamy feel and a weak malt finish


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 » 124


Tick this beer

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