republican1027 (8) - USA - JUL 12, 2007
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is one of my favorite beers, and I donít mean just among light beers. Unlike most light beers this one doesnít taste like piss water. It goes down smooth but still has great taste. Highly recommended.
boozedude (1083) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JUN 16, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle into glass light yellow pour..thin white head... malts and light carbonation.. Just barely ok
robloc303 (175) - Erie, Colorado, USA - MAY 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours golden amber, nose is malty, and caramel is dominant. Very light in body, mild maltyness, caramel and some nice milk chocolate flavors come through. Drinks like a good amber ale. Love this!
mnmike (700) - Minnesota, USA - APR 18, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at a bowling alley. I appreciate the non adjuct recipe here. Give me my calories and extra taste any day though
Alextricity (177) - Chesterfield Twp., Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I was at a friendís house and he no one was going to be drinking his S.A. Lights, so I drank the two that were left. Since I drank them out of the bottle, I didnít get to see how it looked, but I have seen pictures ... for a "light" beer, this 120 calorie Sam Adams has a fairly deep amber color, which isnít often seen in light beers.
The smell seemed iron-like to me, but this is more than likely due to the fact that I had it straight from the bottle. I canít really comment on it, so I just gave it a 3... Unfair? DEAL with it.
The taste and mouthfeel ... among the best light beers Iíve ever tasted. As others have said, itís quite a bit like Yuengling, maybe with a bit more carbonation. This also has more flavor than Yuengling, but Sam Adams is never cheap, while Yuengling is. Again, Iím reviewing this as it compares to other light beers, not beers as a whole.
If I saw this sitting around -- like I did today -- Iíd drink it. I really enjoy it, especially considering I donít normally like light beers. But for the price, I wouldnít be able to justify paying upwards of $10 for a 6-pack of this beer. Still, pretty good.
dlbeer (411) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 4, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Yellow pour with white head. Smells of malt and very slight hops. Not bad but nothing special.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
DedicatedToFun (742) - SoCal, California, USA - FEB 18, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
very light, nothing to write home about, smooth lager but thats about it, cheap and part of variety pack
optemoz (168) - Apex, North Carolina, USA - JAN 29, 2013
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
I poured this one super cold from the freezer. Dark amber color, not much head. Because of the temp, the nose wasnít strong. Tastes like a watered down Sam. This is a great session beer if you donít want the crappy alternatives like Bud Light.
Lemke10 (544) - Janesville, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This light beer from Sam Adams definetly has a lighter taste than the Boston Lager or Boston Ale, but it is still very well made. At 4% alcohol it still is a tasty beer and delivers the lighter contents without sacrificing taste. If you are a Bud Light/ Miller Lite drinker, give this a try!
AndyW68 (437) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 21, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Orange pour. I donít think it is the lighting. Aroma of malt and hops. Similar flavor.
DCLawyer (714) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 18, 2013
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle->shaker. Ligjht amber with faint white head. Bread and malt. Thin. Weak,but better than all the other light beers.