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

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BA SCORE
84
good

361 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 361
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 14.52%
Wants: 16
Gots: 31 | 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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3.8/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This is a very good beer... and I can't have it any time I'd like, because I don't live in or around Boston. Brick Red to me tasted quite a decent bit like Boston Lager, with slightly less bitterness.

Brick Red has what you'd expect -- a red color. I honestly can't quite remember the smell exactly, but I do remember that at the time, I had no complaints about Brick Red. The taste of this beer is the best part... like I said, somewhat similar to Boston Lager, but more palatable for me with almost no bitterness to speak of.

This and 26.2 (Both Boston exclusives, unfortunately...) are both two of the better Samuel Adams varieties. I can understand and appreciate why they're only available in Boston, but I still wish they'd bottle it and ship it!

Alextricity, Jul 11, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Dizzy242, Jul 08, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

ddbullet2001, Jul 07, 2012
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3.78/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery.
Pours a deep amber almost red with a decent sized tan head that shows great retention. Smells of malty caramel and toffee with just enough earthy floral hops to make it a Sam Adams beer. The taste is a little sweet and a bit malty with a great Irish Red caramel feel to it. Spicy earthy hops provide some balance to the sweetness. Medium body with a moderate to spirited level of carbonation and a sweet malty mouthfeel. This is a nice Irish Red with a bit of a kick in the hops. I liked it a bit.

johnnnniee, Jul 03, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

LCannon4, Jul 01, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at the brewery.

Clear, reddish-brown. Light, little bubbles. Smelled not too much of cherries, and salt water. Taste is not off-putting, but not outstanding either. Light and easy across the palate. Seems well designed for style.

It was a treat to have a "rare" SA beer while in it's home town.

RyanGoodman, Jun 17, 2012
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dreis, Jun 15, 2012
Samuel Adams Brick Red from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
84 out of 100 based on 361 ratings.