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Samuel Adams Irish Red - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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2,219 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,219
Reviews: 967
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 14.99%
Wants: 25
Gots: 87 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Irish Red Ale |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Pale and Caramel malts, and East Kent Goldings hops.

(Beer added by: WilliamPhilaPa on 08-24-2007)
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JamesMN

Minnesota

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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Samuel Adams Irish Red from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
79 out of 100 based on 2,219 ratings.