gripweed57 (2978) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - MAY 13, 2017 pkbites (1006) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 19, 2012
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Prior to Sam Adams Light this was one of the best light beers there was.
Watered down and such like all light beers are, but also malty and hoppy. Very good as far as light beers go!
From old tasting notes. Amber gold color. Nice foamy white head. Subtle floral hop aroma. Tangy malt flavor with light hops. Smooth an balanced. Decent flavor for a light beer. 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. bmerz (741) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 13, 2012
Bottle. my ’favorite’ light beer. Dark yellow. light fruity slightly acrid grain aroma. Spicy hops and moderate bitterness balance well with the basic grain profile. Kinda slick but prickly. retinadoc (243) - - 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. I’m surprised the ABV is 4.0% Would rather buya and drink Boston Lager.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 1, 2010
Boston Beer Company--Samuel Adams--Lightship Ale--1998 12 oz. Bottle. 2.70% ABV. (2.5 / 5.0) Golden Ale. BroSpud (2283) - , Massachusetts, USA - FEB 13, 2009
I remember having one of these several years back and not liking it. It is good for what it is it’s just that I don’t like what it is. Better than most other light beers yet still tasting of water and lacking flavor. 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. pumpmaster (1446) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - JAN 5, 2008
12 ounce bottle. Had this beer many years ago, probably 1997. Not bad for a light beer. EKGoldings (675) - Radford, Virginia, USA - DEC 8, 2007
I had this often when it was made. From notes, this has a great character for a light beer, much better than the "new" light beer that they make and almost as good as Burt Grant’s Celtic Ale when he was around to make that one.