Samuel Adams Light

Another weekend done. I feel like the weekends go so quickly and the rest of the week just drags on and on. Today, my sister and I hit up a local sports bar to watch the Giants game. It always shocks me when a bar has such a great setup and good food and a really limited beer list. This place actually had stadium style seating so all of the seats in the dining room had a good view, but very few beers on tap. I mean, they had the macros, but craft beers were limited, at best. So, I went with this one, since I hadn’t reviewed it before.

ABV: 4%

Style: Light Lager

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Sam Adams Light® is not just a lighter version of our Samuel Adams Boston Lager® but rather the culmination of over two years of tireless research and brewing trials that proved to be worth the wait. Brewed using only the finest two-row malt and Bavarian Noble hops it has a smooth, complex, roasted malt character that is superbly balanced with the subtle fruity notes of the Noble hops. Sam Adams Light has a crisp and smooth finish without any lingering bitterness, leaving you yearning for that next sip.”

Random: I always wondered why it took Sam Adams so long to put out a light beer. I would think that it would be something they had a high demand for.

This beer poured with a barely there head that dissipated quickly and left no lacing on the glass. The body was a clear, amber color with lots of active, visible carbonation. The nose had a bit of caramel malt with not much else going on. The taste was better than I expected. I got a light caramel sweetness with a hint of flowers. The body was thinner than I expected, almost watery, but the carbonation made it very crisp. The finish lingered with a bit of the sweetness. I didn’t think that it was the greatest beer that I’ve ever had, but it was definitely better than a macro. I’d have it again if there were limited options.

Untappd Rating: 3.0/5.0

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