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

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BA SCORE
84
good

348 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 348
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 14.52%
Wants: 16
Gots: 22 | 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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chefduff2

New York

3/5  rDev -19.4%

02-14-2013 18:31:52 | More by chefduff2
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Ted

Texas

3/5  rDev -19.4%

04-17-2012 21:37:57 | More by Ted
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corylew

Oregon

3/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

It was aaite. I'm usually pretty quick to shut down a Jim Kosh beer, but this one was aaite. I had it at the Bell In Hand, supposedly the nations oldest tavern in Boston. We also had some Sam Boston Lagers around too, and came to the agreement that it was like they took the Boston Lager recipe and switched out yeasts and fermented it at 68 degrees. This isn't to say we didnt like it. The grain bill was solid, nice hop aroma and flavor, it looked pretty in its glass, it just didn't do much else for me that any other American style ale would do. Like I said though, I'd give it a solid aaite and probably order another if given the chance.

Serving type: on-tap

09-19-2011 03:50:33 | More by corylew
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waiting4lunch

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -19.4%

11-18-2011 19:23:17 | More by waiting4lunch
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scxcrunner

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -19.4%

08-25-2013 01:36:50 | More by scxcrunner
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tsmiller7

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -19.4%

12-29-2011 21:24:39 | More by tsmiller7
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boku56

Nevada

3/5  rDev -19.4%

11-17-2013 03:26:32 | More by boku56
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AlMarzo

Michigan

3/5  rDev -19.4%

12-12-2012 02:06:54 | More by AlMarzo
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mbs11

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -19.4%

01-14-2012 00:35:17 | More by mbs11
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Ryanm1

Pennsylvania

3.03/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: on-tap

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

New York

3.03/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reviewed on 06/22/2009. On tap at Sunset Grill, Boston. This beer pours a dark brownish red with a white head. The aroma is of indistinct sweet malt. The flavor is sweet initially with lots of sweet malt. This is just a bland, malty mess of a beer, nothing special. Meh.

Serving type: on-tap

07-14-2009 16:42:26 | More by LilBeerDoctor
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oline73

Maryland

3.08/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

I had this at the Cheers set bar in Boston. Served in a dimpled Cheers mug.

Appearance: I'll admit this is a nice looking beer. Pours a reddish dark amber with a finger of thick off white head that leaves some lacing on the glass.

Smell: Mild smell overall. I'm picking up some bready malt along with a slight sweetness.

Taste: Mild malt and slightly bitter from the hops. There is also a slight nuttiness.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with tingly carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: The malt profile is nice. This is an alright beer, but not particularly interesting.

Serving type: on-tap

02-06-2012 22:36:41 | More by oline73
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argock

Virginia

3.13/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Served on-tap in a clear pint glass at The Barking Crab (Boston, MA).

A: Deep garnet with 1-2 finger beige head with decent retention and a few spicules of lace.

S: Not a great aroma at with burnt caramel and an overly medicinal, buttery smell. Hops are not detectable at all.

T: Malty with burnt toffee and buttery tones with an abrupt herbal, woody hops finish which doesn't do this beer any favors.

M: Big body for the style with low carbonation to give it a nice creamy smoothness. Aftertaste is very nutty and woody.

D: Not SA's best effort by a long shot. Very malty but too much toasted flavor with an strange abrupt hops finish that adds up to a poorly cohesive brew.

Serving type: on-tap

11-10-2009 04:36:17 | More by argock
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EPICAC

Massachusetts

3.2/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sam Adams Brick Red pours, as expected, a clear, deep red. It's topped by an off-white head that fades to a film leaving nice lace. The aroma is fairly light overall with notes of caramel, toffee and a hint of fruitiness.

Biscuity and toasty malts upfront quickly move into a strong caramel sweetness in the center. Towards the finish a graininess appears along with a mild bitterness. Boston Brick Red is medium-bodied with moderate carbonation and a mild stickiness.

I know Irish Reds are supposed to be malty, but this one just seems a bit too malty to me. Perhaps it's the one-note dominance of the malt flavors. It's a decent beer, but most likely not one that I'll have again, especially if there are better options on tap.

Serving type: on-tap

07-07-2009 23:40:09 | More by EPICAC
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jnfs

Oklahoma

3.2/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer is dark red in color and clear, has light to moderate carbonation with a slight head. There is a slight plum and Carmel aroma and the taste is of alcohol and plum. This is an ok session beer and I was happy to find it on tap, though I do wish it was a bit more remarkable.

Serving type: on-tap

09-03-2009 23:42:01 | More by jnfs
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ghebb

Connecticut

3.23/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

On tap @ the tasting room in the Boston Brewery.

Poured a deep amber-reddish color with a dense head. The aroma almost killed this beer for me, very medicinal, almost like cough syrup. Luckilly, the flavor makes up for it, with bready and toasted malt flavors dominating (I didn't detect any camramel malt sweetness like some other reviewers), with a hint of roasted barley flavor. Ends with a firm (but not obtrusive)hop finish.

Pretty authentic take on an Irish Red, unfortunately the horrible aroma brings the drinkability down in my book

Serving type: on-tap

08-16-2009 10:00:28 | More by ghebb
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gtermi

Texas

3.23/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I had this beer when we went on the tour at the BBC in Boston. The beer was a nice golden yellow color with a very thick head. The smell was pretty average. Got a bit of malt and tiny bit of hops. The taste was pretty average. To me it was like a watered down version of the Boston Lager. The Mouthfeel was nice. I got a good amount of crispness. Overall this beer is perfect for what it is meant for (local bars and restaurants). It isnt the best beer in the world, but I love the meaning of this beer.

Serving type: on-tap

10-18-2011 06:30:40 | More by gtermi
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jsprain1

Minnesota

3.23/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Pours a brick red, bordering on slightly brown. Virtually no head or lacing on it though.
S- Light caramel malts, a bit of sweetness, almost a honey character on the nose as well.
T- A bit of toasted grain at first, but then gets tremendously sweet, caramel and just a bit of earthy/woody notes in the finish.
M- Fuller body than most, much less carbonation than most in style.
O- Not all that impressive of a beer. Drinkable, but it's a bit of a disappointment considering how much I like most Sam Adams beers.

Serving type: on-tap

06-10-2011 21:22:31 | More by jsprain1
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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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MatthewBuchholz

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

08-13-2012 18:30:12 | More by MatthewBuchholz
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Kmlund

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

10-03-2013 18:48:14 | More by Kmlund
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BrianSwoyer


3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

03-25-2012 01:53:56 | More by BrianSwoyer
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Basshooker

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

11-14-2013 14:47:28 | More by Basshooker
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Davepoolesque

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

08-26-2012 19:49:58 | More by Davepoolesque
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DerwinWentworth

Utah

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

05-26-2012 16:46:57 | More by DerwinWentworth
Samuel Adams Brick Red from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
84 out of 100 based on 348 ratings.