Samuel Adams Irish Red - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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3/5 rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Beer review from BA Mag Aug 2007.
Two of two for the next new beer that may make it into the Sam Adams lineup as part of their "Beer Lover's Choice" tasting competition, for which consumer voting starts this August. This one and the Dunkelweizen were selected from a group of four beers.
Minimal head, and it's lacking a bit in retention, though there is a ring of lace that does not waver even after a few hearty gulps. Slight haze in the deep amber brew--we thought this beer could have been a shade darker, with a tinge of red to it. Buttery, fruity, malty, faint caramel aroma--so we definitely know the yeast worked on this beer. Smooth with a medium body. Buttery on the palate, tending toward the sweet-malty side, with a quick draw of modest hop bitterness. The buttery character is hard to shake even with its toasty and caramel malt backbone. Finishes a little dry.
Mezza mezza, though with not that many Irish Reds in the market, it stacks up to be pretty good within its style. If it were up to us, we'd pick the Dunkelweizen over this one.
Serving type: bottle
07-06-2010 14:06:38 | More by BeerAdvocate
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3.05/5 rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Sampled tonight on 7/17/14. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into a Sam Adam's pint glass.
Pours a pretty dark russet amber in color with a thin white head. Some spotty lacing was seen but not a lot. The aroma is of roasted malts with a hint of caramel and nuts. The taste was mostly of malt with a slight hoppy bitter finish that lingered a bit. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, it was OK but nothing special in my book.
Serving type: bottle
07-18-2014 02:19:18 | More by BeerWithMike
Samuel Adams Irish Red from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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