Samuel Adams Irish Red - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by JamesMN:
2.96/5 rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Appearance: Translucent dark copper with a red tint. Poured a thin off-white head.
Aroma: A nice toffee malt and caramel quality without being too sweet. Also a slight off-aroma that may be from the yeast.
Taste: Very lageresque in flavor. Starts with some amber malt that carries a far amount of earthy flavor and bitterness from the hops. Finish is slightly crisp with an unfortunate metallic aftertaste. Based on the aroma I was expecting some nice toffee malt flavor but it's a bit bland in that department. I think the off-flavor of metal may be coming from the yeast as I've noticed it in other Samuel Adams offerings. At 5.8% ABV there isn't much gravity to hide any off-flavors.
Mouthfeel: A tad under medium in body but perhaps considered to be medium by most. Average carbonation for the style. Average drinkability.
Final Thoughts: Overall the Samuel Adams Irish Red is a bit of a below average beer. It really doesn't have much going for it to begin with and the off-flavors don't help. Would I drink it again? No.
Serving type: bottle
04-03-2013 01:15:26 | More by JamesMN
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3.05/5 rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Sampled tonight on 7/17/14. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into a Sam Adam's pint glass.
Pours a pretty dark russet amber in color with a thin white head. Some spotty lacing was seen but not a lot. The aroma is of roasted malts with a hint of caramel and nuts. The taste was mostly of malt with a slight hoppy bitter finish that lingered a bit. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, it was OK but nothing special in my book.
Serving type: bottle
07-18-2014 02:19:18 | More by BeerWithMike
Samuel Adams Irish Red from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
79 out of 100 based on 2,219 ratings.