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

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Ratings: 412
Reviews: 73
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 14.29%
Wants: 29
Gots: 66 | FT: 0
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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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Photo of IronLover
3.85/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled earlier today at Epcot in Disney World. Light mahogany red in color with a short off-white head that reduced to a light cap. Plenty of sticky lacings. Malty caramel aroma with a very slight hint of floral hops. Medium bodied with pleasant carbonation. Big malty caramel flavor up front, dark cherry and grape fruit flavors through the middle, and light floral hop finish. Very enjoyable.

Photo of Jayli
3.88/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at Bella Luna/Milky Way 6/3
This beer pours a deep crystal clear red. When served, not much of a head, more like a slight film that was offwhite. Nice wispy lacing left along the glass. Nose is somewhat muted with most notably caramel malts present. Taste makes up for lack of scent. Very sweet, this beer is loaded with amber, caramel, and toffee malts, there was a touch of breadiness in the middle, and finished out for more sweet caramel malts. Mouthfeel is on the lighter side of medium body, nice carbonation, crisp going down with a slightly sticky finish. I'm generally not a fan of Sam Adams brewery, but I've found a brew that is highly enjoyable and very drinkable!

Photo of 03fatboy
3.97/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Had it in Boston this summer great tap beer!!

Photo of lordofthewiens
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Stopping at the America exhibit in Epcot for a beer. This was on tap. The server said it was only offered on tap, and only in Boston and Disney. Good beer.
Ruby red color, thick tan head, a good deal of lace. Very pretty.
Sweet, malty, caramel aroma.
Very much caramel malt taste, a hint of cherry.
The malt makes it to be on the heavier side, but it was a very nice beer.

Photo of BeerSox
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-Tap into pint glass.

Clear mahogany color wit a one finger tan head that settles to a thin cap. Light caramelized sugar with a strong toastiness. More toasty grain and caramel with a little dark fruit, which is slightly bitter, maybe the hops.

This was a very enjoyable Irish Red, not sure how close to the style it was but nevertheless very malty and smooth.

Photo of Knapp85
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Didn't know anything about this beer until I got to the brewery in Boston last summer. The brewery was giving samples of this along with a few others. Since it's only sold in Boston I'll need to make my way back there if I ever want to have this beer again. The color of the beer is a deep red color with a pretty decent looking head on it. The lacing was sporadic along the glass. The smell has a pleasent aroma of hops and malts. The taste also has a hoppy and malty flavor. The mouthfeel is drinkable and just about medium bodied. Overall it's a good brew and really worth checking out when in Boston.

Photo of SuperSpy
4.01/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at the Warren Tavern in Charlestown. A deep red color with a two-finger off-white head. the head doesn't stock around too long but it does maintain a nice foam cap.

Some sweetish caramel malt. Not much else in the nose but what's there is tasty.

Great medium body that pairs perfectly with the caramel and hints of chocolate. Some bitter hops towards the end and a semi-dry finish. Overall it is very good. One of the best I've had for the style.

Photo of obriendes46
4.08/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Hard to get outside Boston - just a great beer with a nice meal

Photo of WMEugene
4.08/5  rDev +10%
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.

Photo of Jcorn
4.1/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I like to get this occasionally at restaurants since I live in Boston. Can't get in bottles or cans, only on tap in/around Boston. Very solid beer.

Photo of GaryLuderitz
4.13/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wonderful Irish red ale. It reminds me of McSorleys Red which I had years ago in New York City. It's creamy and rich and has only the slightest after taste of bitterness. It has a soft texture. I think any experienced beer palate will enjoy this beer. Personally I loved it.

Photo of tworollsbeatone
4.16/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I came across this while stuck in Boston during a snow storm, and I was immediately pleased to have found it.

I haven't had many reds to compare it to, but I know I liked this one. The flavor was good and well balanced, in line with what I have come to expect from Sam Adams.

It had a clean after taste and a definite drinkability. I didn't want anything else while I was in Boston.

Photo of AndyAvalanche
4.18/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I've always found "Irish Red" ales and lagers to be a bit bland but Sam Adam's does it again, I really liked this. Had a nice malty smell and drank very smooth and had kind of a sweet aftertaste, very tasty . Brick Red is the perfect description of the color because it was a deep, dark amber/red color. I really hope this gets marketed and is in stores, it'd be one I'd pick up on occasion that's for sure. It went really well with the buffalo wings I had.

Photo of Gehrig
4.18/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed on tap at The Pour House on Boylston. Seeing this beer, only available in the Boston area, was more than enough to convince me to try it.

Two fat, luscious fingers of white froth top a clear, deep red body that leaves dense rings of white lace on the pint glass. Great presentation and appearance! Good aromas, with plenty of caramel and chocolate malt. Nice taste, subtly complex with chocolate, berry, and a distinct hoppy taste; really good.

Brick Red is a winner upon the mouthfeel--surprisingly hoppy and gritty; lots of texture and complexity. I am not sure what hops were used in this, but some of the "C's" come to mind, given the taste and texture--perhaps Chinook, Centennial, or Columbus. Regardless, very delicious and hoppy; better than I expected. Easy to down and easy to enjoy. Brick Red is a very good red, more hopped than one might expect and, as Sam Adams would likely produce, thoroughly delicious.

Certainly recommended.

Photo of Duhast500
4.2/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the tap into a pint glass.

The color is a deep red with an amber tint. Has some slight white foamy head, some nice lacing as well.

The smell is light, a mix of caramel and some roasted malts.

The taste is of roasted malt, somewhat like a good porter. Some strong caramel and brown sugar flavor. Is a bit creamy as well

This beer has a great feel to it, with a nice refreshing. crsip taste. It goes down easy and is pretty darn smooth.

Photo of Totalpackage411
4.22/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A very good beer, highly drinkable and you can keep throwing them down smoothly. Surprisingly light for a red beer, taste close to regular Sam Adams but better.

Photo of akd500
4.28/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Tried at Doyles in Boston

Photo of Mybeercanbeatupyourbeer
4.29/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

As far as I still know you can only get this in Boston. I had this on my trip to Boston in '11. Can't remember the bar name but it was right by the Oyster House.

Second Favorite Sam Adams beer next to Noble Pils. If you can only get this on tap around Boston, I suggest getting it and you won't regret it.

Photo of tigg924
4.3/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at Union Ale House

Appearance: clear, red-brown in color, 1/4 inch head, medium carbonation

Smell: toasted malt and caramel

Taste: toasted malt, caramel, small citrus hops in the back

Mouthfeel: moderate carbonation and body, nice balance between sweet and bitter

Drinkability: A hoppier Boston lager...A very good beer that I could sip all day. One of Sam Adams better offerings and one of the better I have had in the style.

Photo of nniicckkww
4.38/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap somewhere in Massachusetts. Rusty head with excellent retention. Nice malty aroma with a hint of hop. Very smooth with a subtle hop bite that balances out perfectly with the beers malt. Some chocolate malt? A nice, smooth Irish red. Great for the style. I could drink this all afternoon!

Photo of PincheWero
4.4/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I had this beer months ago, but i do remember that i couldn't get enough of it. Great taste, mouthfeel, and drinkability! If you ever find this one on tap i think it makes for a great session beer!!! While in Boston this is all I drank... when available of course.

Cheers!

Photo of gingerbeard83
4.83/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Great red, it's unfortunate that you can't get it outside of Boston.

Photo of pasjc2001
5/5  rDev +34.8%

Is only available at a handful of bars in Boston. This beer is brewed as a "thank you" for the early adopters to sell Sam Adams. High quality.

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