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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: 2117
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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SkeeterHawk

Texas

3.55/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a clear amber color with a small head of off white bubbles that was made of small bubbles. There wasn't much of a head even after a pretty aggressive pour. There is a little bit of lacing left on the glass after drinking.

Aroma: The aroma was pretty malt balanced with some sweet caramel, some mild british smelling hops in here that is very green. A mild acidity that seems appropriate for the style. The aroma gets a little more toffee like as the beer warms a bit, but it stays pretty consistent overall.

Taste: The flavor is much more dry than the aroma alluded to. The beer is pretty attenuated and the hops are a bigger influence in the flavor than they seemed like they would be from the aroma. The acidity is there,and it seems like it is coming from water...which doesn't seem inappropriate either. The carbonation is low, but this is OK because the beer is pretty thin on the palate anyway.

Opinion: This is an OK beer and it DOES makeme think of an Irish Red, so I guess they hit their mark. That said, this isn't all that great of a beer to make it stand out. I think that it is a little too attenuated, but that seems to be what I think about a great majority of BBC's beers. If you really dig this style, give this one a shot.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2012 22:42:16 | More by SkeeterHawk
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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.

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