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

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2,198 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,198
Reviews: 966
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 14.7%
Wants: 24
Gots: 78 | 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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mobyfann

Ohio

4/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Paid $6.99 for the mixed Brewmaster 6-pack...

The beer pours a clear amber colored base, with a light off colored white head, 1/4" head retention for the full hour consumed and a nice cascading effect with the lacing, this one looks perfect, like a Guinness. The aroma is mild in lightly toasted malt, and an irish whiskey/sweet/caramel tone as well.

Moderate body and light carbonation, sweet like toffee and a mellow malt taste, extremely smooth and good down the mouth with the huge head and solidly drinkable but the sweet taste may lose its novelty after a few rounds.

Final Thought: Samuel Adams brewed one of their best beers and provides a great Irish Red Ale model to follow, even if they skimp on quantity of ingredients comparably.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2008 01:03:31 | More by mobyfann
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Gabriel_Vaughn

California

3.41/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Once I poured the beer into my chilly pint glass the appearance of the brew completely blew me away. As I leaned in to take a whiff I enjoyed the nutty, sweet smell. Quite enjoyable. Outstanding, even before I had really gotten down to business. The taste is a bit disappointing after all that, I find that this has a more alcoholic taste than other sam adams brews. On top of this I feel almost cheated, after a great smell and appearance I feel as if the taste is missing an element. Sweet, then almost borderline bitter watery alcoholic taste is how I can put it.
Yes I would drink it again, yes there are better beers, yes there are far worse beers.

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07-09-2014 01:01:26 | More by Gabriel_Vaughn
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Sizeable_Paladin

Oklahoma

3.95/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Overall I found that the appearance of this brew is red amberish and had a wonderful color for a Irish type ale.

Smell: to my nose it had a nice smell of roasted malts with a mixed smell of a toasted nuts.

Taste: Had a slight malty flavored with a small hoppy flavor which didn't overpower the flavor of the brew I also had a slight toasted nut flavor at the back of the throat.

Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel was smooth and and medium bodied. carbonation was ok However I would prefer a tad more carbonation with this brew.

Overall: Overall I found this brew to be a awesome staple to add to your beer list if you haven't tried it. Also I do like this brew and do keep it in my pantry during the spring and summer when it is in supply locally. I recommend this brew to anyone who prefers an irish style ale and want an easy slight into this type of beer and I find it will not overpower your tastes

*note: I am not a professional beer taster, the opinions in this review are mine and mine alone.

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Samuel Adams Irish Red from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
79 out of 100 based on 2,198 ratings.