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

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390 Ratings
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Ratings: 390
Reviews: 65
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 14.59%
Wants: 21
Gots: 48 | 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:
Beer added by: fitzy84 on 03-03-2009

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Photo of oline73
3.07/5  rDev -17%
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.

Photo of busterthecat
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of demgoth
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of shigg85
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of tblocks21
2/5  rDev -45.9%

Photo of sauger86
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of churchillea
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

Photo of mbs11
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of Ryanm1
3.03/5  rDev -18.1%
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.

Photo of chimaylvr
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of BigCheese
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of shockrocker65
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of Kyrgyzbrewer
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of bostonbluenose
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of tsmiller7
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of TerrenceOBrien
2.5/5  rDev -32.4%

Photo of bakeith
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of rowingbrewer
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of notpmekts
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

Photo of pinotboy007
3.53/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of AJD1201
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of oneturbucfan
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of JustinAniello
3.67/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours auburn with a thin head that slowly dissipates to a minimal lacing and cap.

S - Caramel and malt upfront with a light citrus aroma. Smells sweet.

T - Sweet, light caramel flavor. Heavy breadiness on the swallow with a very mild hop bitterness. Citrus in the background throughout.

M - Medium body, slightly heavy carbonation at first that lightens up over time. Nice for the style.

O - Very similar to their Boston Lager, with heavier malts and a lighter hop profile. A decent beer to at least try if you get a chance when you are in the Boston area.

Photo of mhaugo
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of its65andsunny
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Samuel Adams Brick Red from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
84 out of 100 based on 390 ratings.