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

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BA SCORE
79
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2,232 Ratings
THE BROS
70
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Ratings: 2,232
Reviews: 967
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 14.99%
Wants: 25
Gots: 92 | 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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BeerWithMike

Nebraska

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
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costanzo_mike

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

07-17-2014 12:43:58 | More by costanzo_mike
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Icemann383

New York

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

07-17-2014 05:56:07 | More by Icemann383
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noperative

Louisiana

2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

07-17-2014 00:37:51 | More by noperative
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Stargazer2892

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -13.5%

07-16-2014 01:09:42 | More by Stargazer2892
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_morandi_

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

07-15-2014 03:13:30 | More by _morandi_
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DavidHume

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

07-14-2014 15:04:09 | More by DavidHume
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hipHOPSanonymous


3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

07-13-2014 20:43:42 | More by hipHOPSanonymous
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DMBfanCoop1258


3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

07-12-2014 19:40:11 | More by DMBfanCoop1258
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Liverocks

Delaware

2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

07-10-2014 09:53:49 | More by Liverocks
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tommyguz

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

07-10-2014 04:57:25 | More by tommyguz
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BikenBeerTwo

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

07-10-2014 01:32:38 | More by BikenBeerTwo
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BearMittens

Nebraska

2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

07-09-2014 04:57:50 | More by BearMittens
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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.

Serving type: bottle

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2014 17:35:43 | More by Sizeable_Paladin
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Zachariah1978

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

07-07-2014 01:30:41 | More by Zachariah1978
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Squacher

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

07-06-2014 23:43:36 | More by Squacher
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ffshore545

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

07-06-2014 22:20:05 | More by ffshore545
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KAF

Iowa

3/5  rDev -13.5%

07-06-2014 22:02:19 | More by KAF
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Mneme1984

California

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

07-06-2014 05:18:28 | More by Mneme1984
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spiatt

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

07-05-2014 19:05:13 | More by spiatt
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Jeff_Benson


2/5  rDev -42.4%

07-04-2014 17:19:28 | More by Jeff_Benson
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MaltLickyWithTheCandy

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

07-01-2014 12:31:13 | More by MaltLickyWithTheCandy
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Mpenders

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

06-30-2014 23:52:18 | More by Mpenders
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RHP18

Kansas

4/5  rDev +15.3%

06-29-2014 22:32:46 | More by RHP18
Samuel Adams Irish Red from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
79 out of 100 based on 2,232 ratings.