Samuel Adams Irish Red - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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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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3.11/5 rDev -10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Samuel Adam's Irish Red 6pk bottles $9.99(OH)
12 oz brown bottle poured into a stemless white wine glass. freshness date marked as a notch. i prefer a printed date.
pours a deep amber/copper color. two fingers of thin head that stay around for a little while. giving way to decent lacing.
i smell some caramel, malted hops, a small note of fruitiness was detected.
the taste is that of the smell. a slightly bitter sweet malty start. followed by a slight hop, sweet finish.
mouth feel is medium bodied. good carbonation. that coppery feel is present and clings to your mouth.
overall not bad. however i have had better Irish red ales. Conway's Irish Ale to name just one. i wasn't a big fan of this brew, so i don't think i will be getting anymore of this anytime soon.
Serving type: bottle
04-05-2014 04:30:41 | More by Ohiolager
Samuel Adams Irish Red from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
79 out of 100 based on 2,118 ratings.