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RATINGS: 1231   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.55   EST. CALORIES: 122   ABV: 4.05%
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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.


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2.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
hotbod47 (26) - flint, Michigan, USA - NOV 21, 2002
this was a horrible beer. it was very watery and the palate was unsatisfying. i think that the flavor was sacrificed for fewer calories. once a long time ago i heard jim koch on a radio comercial say that the difference between light beers and his quality beer was and I quote’like eating a couple extra nacho chips bfd.’ come one lets go back to the bfd jim


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
High_in_NM (7) - Los Alamos NM, New Mexico, USA - NOV 5, 2014 does not count
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 (6077) - 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 (789) - 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

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
rdixon77 (824) - Georgia, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Generically fine. I guess I prefer this to the BL,CL,MLs of the world, but really it is just about as nondescript as they get. Coppery appearance. Usual malty lager profile. Bready. Watery.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkmagus82 (1809) - - AUG 28, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 2-25-13 - Poured from bottle into pint glass Appearance – The beer pours an amber color with a one finger white head. The head fades relatively fast to leave only a light amount of lacing. Smell – The aroma is heaviest of caramel and roasted malt mixed with lighter floral and citrus notes. Taste – The taste starts out of caramel malt mixed with a corn like taste. As the taste advances some hints of hop flavor come to the tongue. The hop is of a more herbal and citrus in nature and in the end with the caramel flavor leave a mainly sweet kind of herbal like taste on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The beer is on the thinner side with respects to body with a carbonation level that is on the slightly standard side. Both make for a rather refreshing taste and are appropriate for the style. Overall – A tastier version of a light beer with more hop and malt characteristic for the “light” lager style. While nothing to pine over it is rather refreshing.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bork (334) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - JUL 16, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2014 Very light and rather watery, but very clean and refreshing. As light beers go this is pretty good.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
thehurt01 (261) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 29, 2014
Tastes like a basic light lager. Better than most light beers, but still not very good.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
HeistAlmighty (1146) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 2, 2014
355ml bottle from a gas station in Calais, ME. Coppery colour surprising for a light beer, looks like a thinner Boston Lager. Smells like a real lager more than a light, some light caramel malt. Actually tastes like beer. Tiny bit of bitterness on the finish. Thinnish body. Overall, a watered Boston Lager, so better than macro lights for sure.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
DeanF (1716) - Nunavut, CANADA - APR 22, 2014
Okay, so here’s a "light" beer that’s intended to be light and a unique tasting experience. It has a nice caramel body with minimal carbonation and a modest bit of light beige head. Aroma is murky hoppiness. Flavour is a decent malty affair with a watery finish. Certainly better than other "light" beers but not really particularily good.

1
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
Campm (3) - - APR 6, 2014 does not count
It’s a light beer so my expectations are low. Still, it is better that the bud/miller/coors lights of the world. The flavor is generic enough that it’s challenging to describe.


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