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

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BA SCORE
84
good

357 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 357
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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UncleJon206

Massachusetts

1/5  rDev -73.1%

05-31-2012 14:46:31 | More by UncleJon206
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Drk93TT

Michigan

1/5  rDev -73.1%

05-13-2012 03:22:04 | More by Drk93TT
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ryanjtravis

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -46.2%

07-28-2014 15:17:10 | More by ryanjtravis
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tblocks21

Iowa

2/5  rDev -46.2%

01-31-2012 06:05:11 | More by tblocks21
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soxandbeer

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -46.2%

04-12-2013 02:56:10 | More by soxandbeer
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Massbmx

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

11-09-2012 00:41:23 | More by Massbmx
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skiit13

Connecticut

2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

07-16-2012 20:35:12 | More by skiit13
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Yoopermk

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

04-09-2014 00:46:06 | More by Yoopermk
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MikeyA

New York

2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

05-09-2013 22:23:13 | More by MikeyA
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TerrenceOBrien

New York

2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

12-28-2011 22:01:58 | More by TerrenceOBrien
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MenardMa

Connecticut

2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

05-31-2014 01:47:40 | More by MenardMa
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Dapper_Dan_Man

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

08-03-2013 23:14:31 | More by Dapper_Dan_Man
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MNBeerNE

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

11-10-2012 16:07:22 | More by MNBeerNE
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ThE_MaD_HoPpEr

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

08-07-2014 04:38:32 | More by ThE_MaD_HoPpEr
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Rons35

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

03-22-2014 20:31:51 | More by Rons35
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s1ckboy

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

08-21-2013 16:38:01 | More by s1ckboy
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anaids

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

06-29-2013 23:13:44 | More by anaids
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matjack85

Illinois

2.95/5  rDev -20.7%

I tried this beer on tap at Cheers on my last trip to Boston on the advice of my server. She said it was only available in Boston and only for a limited time, so I ordered one.

The beer poured a beautifully clear dark brick red color from which it takes its name. Despite just a rim for a head, the beer left some decent lacing.

Unless my nose was off, I couldn't smell much of anything. Just a faint caramel malt aroma, and you really have to sniff hard to get that.

Flavor wise, the pale malts and caramel really come through, but the biggest surprise was how bitter this beer was. I'm not sure what hops were used, but there has to be a boatload of them in here. They don't just balance the beer - they overwhelm it. In this case I think it was too much of a good thing. I would have preferred less hops and more malt for this style beer, but that's me. If you're a hop hound you may fall in love with this one. For me, it was just OK, but give them credit for coming up with something absolutely unique.

The beer leans towards full bodied but with crisp carbonation so it doesn't feel so heavy.

While not one of my favorites, I would still recommend trying it once just because I haven't tasted anything else quite like it.

06-07-2011 19:45:38 | More by matjack85
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Hojaminbag

Colorado

2.98/5  rDev -19.9%

The body on brick red is what the name suggests: a very, deep dark red that is almost marroon, bordering on brown. A slight off-white head leaves one or two spots of lacing.

There is not a ton of any kind of aroma on this one, but what is there is a toffee like malt aroma.

The taste is more flavorful. Pretty much all big malts though. Lots of toffee and caramel with just a touch of hops that is barely noticeable.

This is a medium bodied, medium carbonated beer, which is fine. However, I would like it to better a little drier than it is, especially in the finish.

Fairly drinkable beer, pretty average overall.

05-01-2009 14:31:36 | More by Hojaminbag
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doremite

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -19.4%

07-11-2013 16:44:09 | More by doremite
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heather625

Oregon

3/5  rDev -19.4%

07-21-2013 20:48:56 | More by heather625
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pastramionrye7

Germany

3/5  rDev -19.4%

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PretzelCity

California

3/5  rDev -19.4%

04-27-2014 06:42:56 | More by PretzelCity
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seanh99

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -19.4%

03-02-2012 16:30:38 | More by seanh99
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gonzo000

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -19.4%

02-09-2014 19:45:43 | More by gonzo000
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Samuel Adams Brick Red from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
84 out of 100 based on 357 ratings.