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

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2,230 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 2,230
Reviews: 967
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 14.99%
Wants: 25
Gots: 89 | FT: 1
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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kflorence

California

2.78/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours a deep, amber, cherry in color with a ton of frothy, white foam sitting atop that dissipates to a thin layer of cream and leaves a bit of lacing as you drink. Carbonation is active. Decent looking brew.

S: Some dark fruits, rye, some hops and a very unpleasant earthy, musky aroma.

T: Much of the same on the palate. Predominantly sweet with some bittering from the hops. Lacks depth and I'm not really digging the malts here. Lots of caramelized sugar, not much else. Aftertaste is bittersweet hops and malts with a bit of astringency.

M: Medium bodied with light, active carbonation, maybe a bit on the low side. Thin on the tongue without any substance or body to speak of. Drinkable, I guess.

O: Another disappointment from the fall seasonal pack. Very lackluster and just not at all tasty or drinkable for me. Maybe I got a bad batch or I'm simply just not in the mood for this one. Very "meh!"

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2011 01:50:21 | More by kflorence
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Samuel Adams Irish Red from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
79 out of 100 based on 2,230 ratings.