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

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Ratings: 384
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 14.29%
Wants: 19
Gots: 44 | 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

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Beer added by: fitzy84 on 03-03-2009

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From notes taken during lunch before the Saturday session of EBF 2012.

A - Clear reddish amber color with a thin off-white head and some lacing on the glass. A nice, clean looking beer.

S - Very malty, little bit of caramel and other amber-ish malts. Very faint notes of hops.

T - Malts, caramel, taste exactly as expected for the Irish Red style. A very good example of the style.

M - Medium bodied, nice carbonation, creamy with a bit of crispness in the finish. Very, very drinkable.

O - Boston Brick Red is a nice and solid example of the style. In particular, it is very drinkable and a great accompaniment to a meal (I had this one with pizza). It is rare and I definitely would like to see more of this one.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a pint glass on tap at Joe's American Bar & Grill Dedham, MA.

Nice amber color, with a small head smelling of lemon and wheat; accompanied by a pungent tanginess.

At first, the finish seemed off-balance- too heavy for the initial smell and pungency.

After the beer warmed up- the finish was a smoother tangy lemon-wheat.

It's a good restaurant beer. I would be interested in trying it in a bottle for comparison.

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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.

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Samuel Adams Brick Red from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
84 out of 100 based on 384 ratings.