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

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356 Ratings
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Ratings: 356
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 14.52%
Wants: 16
Gots: 28 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Irish Red Ale |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: fitzy84 on 03-03-2009)
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Reviews by pinotboy007:
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pinotboy007

Virginia

3.53/5  rDev -5.1%

A-Very nice creamy, dense cap that recedes rather quickly with a bit lacing, too. Has a nice clear amber color with no noticeable carbonation.

S-Some wet leather, malt, and a bit of Earthiness,

T-Caramel with some light hops and leather with some very nice malt throughout.

M-Slick with no fizz; creamy, too. Medium weight to it, if that makes sense.

O-A more than decent effort worthy of your attention.

12-17-2011 20:07:24 | More by pinotboy007
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lordofthewiens

Maine

4/5  rDev +7.5%

Stopping at the America exhibit in Epcot for a beer. This was on tap. The server said it was only offered on tap, and only in Boston and Disney. Good beer.
Ruby red color, thick tan head, a good deal of lace. Very pretty.
Sweet, malty, caramel aroma.
Very much caramel malt taste, a hint of cherry.
The malt makes it to be on the heavier side, but it was a very nice beer.

12-29-2010 01:17:18 | More by lordofthewiens
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40451

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +7.5%

05-19-2012 01:02:46 | More by 40451
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TimoP

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7.5%

02-07-2012 00:47:58 | More by TimoP
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Doomcifer

Rhode Island

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

07-27-2014 04:56:05 | More by Doomcifer
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tigg924

Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev +16.4%

Had on tap at Union Ale House

Appearance: clear, red-brown in color, 1/4 inch head, medium carbonation

Smell: toasted malt and caramel

Taste: toasted malt, caramel, small citrus hops in the back

Mouthfeel: moderate carbonation and body, nice balance between sweet and bitter

Drinkability: A hoppier Boston lager...A very good beer that I could sip all day. One of Sam Adams better offerings and one of the better I have had in the style.

03-29-2010 13:39:35 | More by tigg924
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JC333

New York

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

07-08-2013 19:05:58 | More by JC333
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chudson1992

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

05-26-2013 22:04:33 | More by chudson1992
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Cavanaghty

Maine

4.5/5  rDev +21%

04-26-2012 23:12:27 | More by Cavanaghty
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ccurrid

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

05-09-2014 23:16:17 | More by ccurrid
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PressFastF0rward

Maine

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

06-28-2014 22:55:27 | More by PressFastF0rward
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doremite

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -19.4%

07-11-2013 16:44:09 | More by doremite
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mrosenfeld32

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7.5%

07-12-2012 15:06:51 | More by mrosenfeld32
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Mybeercanbeatupyourbeer

Ohio

4.31/5  rDev +15.9%

As far as I still know you can only get this in Boston. I had this on my trip to Boston in '11. Can't remember the bar name but it was right by the Oyster House.

Second Favorite Sam Adams beer next to Noble Pils. If you can only get this on tap around Boston, I suggest getting it and you won't regret it.

10-04-2013 06:42:49 | More by Mybeercanbeatupyourbeer
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JMS1512

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

11-10-2013 13:37:39 | More by JMS1512
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Ryanm1

Pennsylvania

3.03/5  rDev -18.5%

Nothing really stands out about this Irish red Ale. Note that almost everyone that reviewed it reviewed it as a "on tap" because I don't think they bottle it. I was in Boston around Labor Day 2011 and I had the pleasure of going to FJ Doyles in Boston, which is the bar that Boston Beer Company (Sam Adams) provides free trolley service to after the tours.

The beer was a red color and the taste was fitting of a red ale. Descent amount of head on it but nothing stood out other than the fact you can't buy it in bottle form and it's rare to see anywhere. Not bad with some Chowder. On par with Killians Irish Red.

01-11-2012 23:14:40 | More by Ryanm1
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Justind04

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +7.5%

03-08-2013 03:18:35 | More by Justind04
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heather625

Oregon

3/5  rDev -19.4%

07-21-2013 20:48:56 | More by heather625
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ryanjtravis

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -46.2%

07-28-2014 15:17:10 | More by ryanjtravis
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ThatguyJoefromBoston

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +7.5%

03-14-2013 16:40:45 | More by ThatguyJoefromBoston
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asabreed

New York

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

I had a pint of this at the Green Dragon last weekend in Boston. After I asked the bartender what it was, he told me that Sam Adams decided to do a one-off for the brick bars on the street, or something like that. I know it's a one-off at least, so I had to try it.

Appearance: A copper-ruby combination, with an off-white head that sticks around the edges and that's it. Little retention.

Smell: Mild citrus hops and fruit esters. A bit of caramel. Balanced, but not a lot to be descerned.

Taste: A bit of caramel, earthiness, and fruit esters are going on mostly. Mild citrus on the back-end with the hops.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with crisp carbonation.

Drinkability: An above-average and drinkable red, but nothing more.

08-18-2010 22:16:14 | More by asabreed
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DruC4

Michigan

4/5  rDev +7.5%

06-18-2012 20:40:49 | More by DruC4
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pastramionrye7

Germany

3/5  rDev -19.4%

07-16-2013 02:07:17 | More by pastramionrye7
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cjoan24

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +21%

02-07-2012 01:24:32 | More by cjoan24
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PretzelCity

California

3/5  rDev -19.4%

04-27-2014 06:42:56 | More by PretzelCity
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Samuel Adams Brick Red from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
84 out of 100 based on 356 ratings.