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Sam Adams Light Low Carb Beer
Sam Adams Light bills itself as a low carb beer - but at 124 calories and 9.7 grams of carbs it hardly qualifies as anything but regular beer!
The site claims this is a "unique beer" and not a light version of its regular beer. We found that to be true in the sense of taste. This one has a different flavor, smooth but with a hint of bitterness. It's not watery like some of the other low carb beer, but on the other hand it has nearly 10 times the carbs of some of those beer, so you might expect it to have more body!
"Real" Sam Adams has 4.75% alcohol, 160 calories and lord-only-knows how many carbs. Estimates I've seen range anywhere from 12 to 24g of carbs per bottle. Since most normal beer only have 12g per bottle, if they really DO have 24g that would be pretty phenomonal.
I'd really say at almost 10g per bottle that Sam Adams Light doesn't quite count as a low carb beer.
Note that I live in Massachusetts and have talked to the Sam Adams reps many times at various wine/beer tastings in the area. They say they have tried working on low carb variations of their beer, but that for now there is no combination they can find that is both low carb and has the rich flavor they want. So until they hit on that combination, they won't be offering low carb beer.
Low Carb Beer Comparison Chart
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