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

Samuel Adams Irish RedSamuel Adams Irish Red

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Ratings: 2118
Reviews: 961
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 14.94%


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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Scotchboy

Idaho

3.1/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle from the Spring Thaw variety 12-pack poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass.

A: Clear golden amber, moderate head and just a little lace.

S: Maltiness, smooth but with a hint of harsh graininess; bread and toasted grains as well. Some. Some earthy qualities underlie...maybe a hint of spice? Malty sweetness bordering on toffee.

T: Same on the palate, relatively creamy and smooth malt profile. Yeast works through the flavor profile, bready malt sweetness along with a ghostly fruitiness that I can't quite place. Some toasted grains here, again.

MF: Moderate feel and body - relatively creamy and smooth as advertised, with a medium-to-light carbonation component.

O: This doesn't strike me as special at all, but I haven't had many Irish Reds. Not worth the time IMO.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2013 15:45:30 | More by Scotchboy
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pours a deep amber/copper color. two fingers of thin head that stay around for a little while. giving way to decent lacing.

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