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RATINGS: 1233   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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2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Zoob (85) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 21, 2006
aroma= slight roast charater and a touch of lager character Appearance= Mod to low head, orange copper, well carbonated Flavor= Very quick flash of malt upfront, then thin with an orange peel like flavor, not too bad, more hop driven, some sourness although not flawed Palate= Weak even for a light beer, Amstel light is smoother. Sam is ok though for what it is Overall, seems like a decent light beer if you need to be drinking a light and it is nice to see more variety in the market.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Obfuscate (133) - 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 (289) - - 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 (8) - 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 (6163) - 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 (836) - 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 (895) - 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 (1855) - - 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 (355) - 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 (262) - 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 (1156) - 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.


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