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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

619 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 619
Reviews: 225
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 14.89%
Wants: 34
Gots: 59 | FT: 1
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:
Aged in oak barrels; hand-bottled corked & caged; bottled-conditioned. A greater percentage of "Cosmic Mother Funk" was blended into this beer.

(Beer added by: Todd on 10-30-2009)
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WastingFreetime

Wisconsin

3.65/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Continuing my exploration of the Samuel Adams Barrel Room collection...
Fresh bottle review.

Pours out a lovely reddish-brown with a short lived fizzy head that leaves no lacing behind. Medium body and lighter side of medium carbonation levels.

This one presents just like a typical Flanders with the woody backing to the sour cherries and mild funk with gentle acidity and vinegar tartness, a tiny wisp of lactic sour, but very little funk or swamp gas to it. (Which could potentially change with cellaring adjustment.) It also suffers from being about 15% too sweet IMHO. It's identifiable as an introductory-level (newbie accessible) American-made Flanders, but still a lot less raunchy and wild than the real McCoy from Belgium. If I see it again in the stores I know I'm going to be picking up another bottle or two to see what a year or so of basement aging does to improve yeast funk and tanginess levels. It's got the right amount of oak wood, acidity, and sourness, but needs some more dryness, funk, and wild yeast character. Give it a shot fresh if you prefer your sours woody yet still semi-sweet. If not, either give it a pass, or try to see what happens with cellaring it.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2012 23:54:26 | More by WastingFreetime
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R011TYD

Arizona

4.35/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Great tart flavor. You can buy at places like total wine and more. Also one of the beers actually sold at the Sam Adams Brewery in Boston. Cool corked bottle, best served in a Sam Adams engineer glass to capture the fruit aroma. The bottle makes it impossible to tell color, but when poured into a glass, it has a reddish brown color.

Pros: Great tart / fruit flavor. 9% Alc/vol. Big beer - 1 pint 9.4 oz. = about 2.5 beers.

Cons: Can be hard to find. $9 per bottle.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2014 17:45:21 | More by R011TYD
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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1/5  rDev -73.4%

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Arizona

3/5  rDev -20.2%

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South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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2.18/5  rDev -42%
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Serving type: bottle

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New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

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Samuel Adams Stony Brook Red (Barrel Room Collection) from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
85 out of 100 based on 619 ratings.