Samuel Adams Irish Red - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by thecheapies:
3.6/5 rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
This beer has that great brick red color for the style. Nice clarity. Tons of rising bubbles. Unfortunately, the head fell with some speed. Looks pretty drab right now.
Toasted malts and lightly roasted malts. Crisp toffee, but dry. Some caramel. Some metal. But, a decent amount of aromatic breadiness.
Nice heaps of dextrins. Toffee and dry toast. Mild chocolate note, which is almost unheard of. Dark breads and earthy hops out the wazoo. I'm not saying it's hoppy, just that the hops aren't silenced. This is pretty tasty for being one of my least favorite styles.
Drinks with a soft-medium body and a hard-medium carbonation at work. Or, should I say 'at play'? I haven't thought twice about it and I look to see that I'm already over halfway through my glass.
I'm happy about what I have here. Not a labor to drink through. I, first, scoffed when I saw it included in the Spring Thaw case. And now, I'm out. That was easy.
Serving type: bottle
01-29-2013 04:30:44 | More by thecheapies
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3.11/5 rDev -10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
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.
the taste is that of the smell. a slightly bitter sweet malty start. followed by a slight hop, sweet finish.
mouth feel is medium bodied. good carbonation. that coppery feel is present and clings to your mouth.
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.
Serving type: bottle
04-05-2014 04:30:41 | More by Ohiolager
Samuel Adams Irish Red from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
79 out of 100 based on 2,117 ratings.