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

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Ratings: 376
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 14.56%
Wants: 17
Gots: 38 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

GonzoHomebrewer, Jul 27, 2013
Photo of stephenjmoore
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- A nice deep dark amber, thin white head.

S- Caramel malt, maybe a light cherry aroma, but not a whole lot.

T- Mainly malt coming through, caramel, some hop presence.

M- Smooth, malty, medium bodied.

O- Good beer, but not a whole lot coming through. I could drink a few.

stephenjmoore, May 09, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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Photo of jnezda
3.28/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Tried this beer on recommendation from the staff and found it quite enjoyable. I had never heard of this Sam Adam's product so was pretty excited. Served in a Becker which nicely accentuated the deep red color of this beer and the 2 fine finger eggshell head that stuck around well and left some good lacing. The smell was a little worrisome as it was virtually not there, but being in a steak house sort of over whelms the senses so perhaps it had more than the slight maltiness to which I would give it credit. The taste seemed to be very forward on the palette but with very little after taste. This beer seems like a more full version of many of the Red's I have tried. I could enjoy a few of these any time and they could be well served to compliment a good steak any day.

jnezda, Sep 10, 2009
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3.28/5  rDev -11.6%
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.

brureview, Feb 25, 2012
Photo of Pittsburgh
3.38/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at a local pub today, pours a dark red, tasted like a pretty standard Irish Red, pretty malty, yet smooth, not alot standing out to me as I drink this beer. Pretty nondescript, not sure how this is much different than their other red ales, I'd have to do a side by side comparison, sorry for lack of detail but a very standard run of the mill red ale, not bad, but not great either. A very average beer.

Pittsburgh, Jun 19, 2010
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3.4/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Received a deep red pint with a decent cream colored foamy head. Some decent lacing. Very very nice appearance.

Smell is a tough one -- BBQ restaurant smells interfere. Got some good herbal aroma, as well as some toasted malt and some boiled grain scents. Just ok.

Decent brew. Nice maltiness on the palate balanced with some firm bitterness and a bit of a dry husk edge. Some fruit, some hops, but nothing overpowering. Decent.

Decent body and good carbonation.

Overall, I could do better. Easy to drink, but kinda lacking any real punch to make me want an encore. Worth a try, but just that.

OtherShoe2, Nov 13, 2009
Samuel Adams Brick Red from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
84 out of 100 based on 376 ratings.