Samuel Adams Irish Red - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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3.28/5 rDev -5.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
A pleasant warmth of malt and a hint of sweetness makes a welcome appearance. There is an interesting herbal note, even a hint of wood. A touch of cardboard in the nose. A touch of resins and enough hops to be pleasantly beery.
Surprisingly coarse and sparse bubbles in the appearance. This was from a Spring 2013 12 pack out of the cooler at Albertson's, so this is about as fresh as it's likely to get. Carbonation is usually an unheard-of defect in Sam Adams beers, so I'm surprised.
I don't know how they get this perfect copper color, but it's a little suspicious. Lovely, though, and there is a float of foam, finally, on the last pour of the 12 oz bottle. Not a bad contender in one of my least favorite beer categories.
Serving type: bottle
03-06-2013 05:48:59 | More by mactrail
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