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Samuel Adams Stony Brook Red (Barrel Room Collection) - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Samuel Adams Stony Brook Red (Barrel Room Collection)Samuel Adams Stony Brook Red (Barrel Room Collection)

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BA SCORE
85
very good

694 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 694
Reviews: 240
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 15.2%
Wants: 39
Gots: 91 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Todd on 10-30-2009

Aged in oak barrels; hand-bottled corked & caged; bottled-conditioned. A greater percentage of "Cosmic Mother Funk" was blended into this beer.
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Ratings: 694 | Reviews: 240
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3.78/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.8/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Malty aroma has a tart fruity overtone and a hint of horehound. Pours a clear, dark mahogany with a thick wheat head. Malty flavor has woody and tart fruity notes, giving it an almost wine-like nature. Smooth texture has good fizz and rather wine-like body, leaving a tart and woody finish. Distinctive, enjoyable, tasty.

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3.85/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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2.72/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Extremely acid beer. Oak taste. Little bitter at the end.

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3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.91/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is a great way to get into sour beers, but once you've had some great ones. This leaves you missing big flavors. I wanted more cherry, or fruit forward sourness coming through. It lacked a big vinegar backbone. It had very little "funk".

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3.77/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.94/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.16/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.76/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.32/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Perfect for those interested in dipping their toes into the world of sour beers rather than diving in headfirst. There's a bit of sour cherry tartness, but it's restrained. Not a whole lot of depth to it, but what it does, it does fairly well. Malt isn't very pronounced, hops aren't a factor. No hot alcohol taste, which is good for a 9% ABV brew. A well done effort by Sam Adams.

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3.76/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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3.85/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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2.5/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Okay at best. Worth 8 dollars.

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3/5  rDev -20%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Add another star for the fancy bottle. Once again, feel let down by Samuel Adams. I could have spent my money on something better.

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1.84/5  rDev -50.9%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Very tart. Sour taste. One glass is plenty.

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4.4/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a cloudy dark Amber. thick cream colored head. Good carbonation. Smells a bit sour almost like a white wine. Great tart/sweet taste that balance each other well. Finishes with slight alcohol warmth. Very refreshing. This is a great beer!

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3.56/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.06/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.86/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.32/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.48/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Deep amber color with a touch of red. Tan foam and a sour but not unpleasant aroma. I really noticed red wine flavors, fruity and dry. Not overpowering to people who may think an american wild ale sounds intimidating. Overall pretty good.

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Samuel Adams Stony Brook Red (Barrel Room Collection) from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
85 out of 100 based on 694 ratings.