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

Samuel Adams Irish RedSamuel Adams Irish Red

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2,113 Ratings
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Ratings: 2113
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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aquaderek

California

3.48/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass. A very nice looking brew a dark reddish orange color, with an extremely creamy off white head which sticks around. The nose is sweet and slightly smoky malt forward with faint hops. The taste is the weakest component of this beer it is mirrors the nose sweet malts with some smokiness, well balanced, but nothing blows me away. The mouthfeel is creamy and dry. It would make a decent session brew.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2008 01:17:24 | More by aquaderek
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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.

i smell some caramel, malted hops, a small note of fruitiness was detected.

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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.

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