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RATINGS: 1251   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.56/5   EST. CALORIES: 122   ABV: 4.05%
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, its 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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rondphoto (4176) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - DEC 6, 2016
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- enjoy before Nov 2016 --- Aroma of clean malt. Clear bright amber brown color, off-white head that quickly recedes to a thin cover, a few lace spots. Taste is uncluttered malt, medium fizz, and light hops. Medium length finish. This is a clean malt-in-front brew that drinks easy and is light in the belly. As of now, it is a valid choice when "I just want to sit down with a beer."

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (4876) - Michigan, USA - NOV 18, 2016
12 ounce bottle into signature pint glass, best before 1/2017. Pours crystal clear golden orange/amber color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of cracker, lightly toasted biscuit, light caramel, herbal, light pepper, and floral/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of bready malt and light-moderate earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of cracker, lightly toasted biscuit, light caramel, herbal, light pepper, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light herbal/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of cracker, lightly toasted biscuit, light caramel, herbal, light pepper, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice robustness and balance of bready malt and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp/dry, fairly bready/grainy, and lightly creamy mouthfeel that is nice. Very clean on lager flavors, with zero yeast notes present. Overall this is a nice light lager style. All around good robustness and balance of bready malt and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink. Very flavorful with a nice mouthfeel for the low ABV; feels like a lighter version of Boston lager for the most part. A nicely enjoyable offering.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aggiebob (873) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - SEP 1, 2016
Bottle. Amber in color, clear and poured with one finger of a frothy white head. Malty aroma with notes of caramel. A nice light beer.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
joejames (505) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2016
Bottle to shaker glass pours clear deep golden. On finger, quick off white head. Scant lacing with slight retention. Aroma of caramel. Taste is lightly sweet with just a hint of bitterness. Light bodied, lively carbonation, mouth feel is a little thin. Finishes dry. Tasting notes of caramel, biscuit, floral hints and roasted malts. Really not bad for a light beer.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
danielyabu (1551) - Unio da Vitria, BRAZIL - FEB 22, 2016
Average frothy offwhite head. Fair lacing. Mostly diminishing. Clear thick dark-yellow body. Aroma: heavy malty, hazelnut. Initial flavor: moderate sweet. Final flavor: light bitter sweet; average duration. Palate: watery texture, light body, lively carbonation, metallic finish. Tastes like Oktoberfest/Marzen. 10s

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
beer_rookie (445) - Arkansas, USA - OCT 28, 2015
Pours a light amber color. With a pretty aggressive pour, I a little over one to get head. Pretty thick white head. No real lacing.

Aroma isnt so bold. Its malty and breach and thats about all.

Taste is pretty good. Its breach and malty. Slightly caramel. Only barely hoppy. Finishes sweet malty.

Mouthfeel is mostly watery. Its smooth, almost silky. Finish is slightly wet. Very clean.

Overall its pretty terrific. Especially for a light beer. Better than most light beers Ive ever had, its just too expensive.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mauroruellas (792) - GETULINA, BRAZIL - OCT 21, 2015
Colorao mbar,mdia formao de espuma com pouca durabilidade,no aroma presena de malte,fermento(po) e um suave lpulo,sabor maltado com presena de lpulo acima da mdia para uma "Light",boa carbonatao,refrescante,tima drinkability,retrogosto seco levemente amargo,bom conjunto.Sem dvida a melhor "Light" que j provei,bom custo benefcio,recomendo.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
PhatCatt (70) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - AUG 31, 2015
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2016 Refreshing and very good, lots of flavor for a light beer. Roasted grains and malts. Darker color than other lagers Ive had. Hops are subtle, but noticeable.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jopolis (43) - - AUG 29, 2015
dark golden amber color with a nice thick short very good flavor for a light beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ozzy70 (892) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 9, 2015
12 oz bottle. Pours orangish with small white head. Aroma of roasted malts and grain. Taste, easy drinker.


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