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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 2.77/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.77   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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4.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Rondairishman (1) - - NOV 24, 2013 does not count
Sorry to see that it is retired. Was the best that I have had in over 70 years.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ericmoss3799 (73) - Warwick, Rhode Island, USA - OCT 11, 2001
Is much better then any Budwiser, but I am disapointed that Boston Beer Company has gone to that level of dull American beers.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RSRIZZO (1852) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 17, 2007
Had this beer on 12/29/1997. It has a golden color with a little bit of a haze to it. The aroma is light and sweet. Carbonation is very high at first but slows down quickly. The taste of this beer is far better than any other light beer Iíve had. It starts off with a crisp body, similar to a good bodied American premium, and goes down refreshingly smooth. The finish is more like a Pale Ale than a Light beer, with the flavor of hops coming though and a mild bitterness on the tale end. This is a great beer and one of the best light beers ever made.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - JUL 19, 2002
Its Sam Adams with a lighter nose and palate. Pretty tasty, a bit fizzy but as far as light beers go, good stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
anthlovesbeer (67) - north grafton, Massachusetts, USA - APR 16, 2008
I preferred this Lager over the Sam Adams Light which is currently available. I wish they brought back the Lightship lager. It had more taste and originality that sees to be missing in the new Light.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lizabeth (360) - east falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 2, 2004
This stuff is no longer available but if memory serves me right it was an amber beer that smelled and tasted very simular to S.A's Boston Lager, but packed less of a punch. It was far better than their current low-cal offering; Sam Adam's Light

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
turtlehead (111) - Nottingham, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 16, 2002
Quite a nice light beer. The bottle label could use some work, but in the glass this beer has a beautiful pale amber color. The head retention was week, only lasting a few minutes. The initial taste is that of most light beers (you know it is a light beer), that is quickly followed by a nutty maltiness. The beer finishes quite dry with a residual bitterness thats lasts for a while. I think most ílightí beer drinkers may find the bitterness a bit much, but hey, thats their problem.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LuckeyHaskins99 (180) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - MAR 26, 2002
A full-bodied light beer. (I know thatís not right somehow) Malty, sweetish taste, clear head which quickly dissapates. A favorite in years past for making a different style of Black and Tans with (The Black being Mackesonís)

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2007
Not bad on a summer day. I forgoit I had one of these stored away in the back for the fridge and it really worked out well. Light and crisp!

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
retinadoc (120) - - FEB 8, 2012
A muted version of Sam Adams Boston Lager. Aroma and taste are faint caramel and hops. Big advantage is lower carbsand calories, but at the expense of lower flavor. Iím surprised the ABV is 4.0% Would rather buya and drink Boston Lager.


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