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

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Reviews: 238
Hads: 715
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 10.34%
Wants: 43
Gots: 108 | FT: 4
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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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Photo of bigdaddyd069
3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a deep copper red with a little malt head from a bomber to a snifter glass.

Smelled like sweet maple and dark fruits

Tasted sweet maple syrup/caramel, tart plum, dark fruits, cranberry

Mouth feel - Well carbonated medium bodied but tart. Funny after taste.

Overall - Served at 50 F and was a little bozy and tart for me. However, a very good beer. A great American Belgian. Congratulations Sam!! (408 characters)

Photo of BEERchitect
3.76/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Building upon the ales of the Belgium Flanders region, The Sam Adams brand captures the essence of those valleys with a distinctive fruity ale with a ton of those complex earthy tones that beers from that region demand.

As the beer pours a russet ruby-brown color, it fills with unadulterated haze that promises full flavor and aroma. As the ale settles into the tulip, it builds a fluffy white pillow of foam above. Sturdy in its retention, it laces spottily as the beer fades with each drink. It does what those Flemish Reds do, but maybe with a little more malted character.

Aromas do even more- they capture the scent of sour and black cherries in a modest candied form. Exemplary complements of cider, balsamic, and candied sweetness both balance and support the cherry aromas. Earthy, toasty and spicy- like fine red wine- all make the mouth water with anticipation.

The taste of the ale actually prefers a more simple flavor profile than the nose suggests as the malty sweetness of "sour patch kids" candies are met by toasted oak, wine soaked vinous notes and robust black cherries. Its sweeter and more savory taste shies away from the crisper and drier versions of Flanders but rewards the palate with slightly more heft and a sweeter balance.

Its firm yet medium body is assured and confident with a fully malted backbone that's slow to dissolve and so is slow to dry. But its wine-like acidity is pleasantly cidery, semi-dry, and savory into its extended finish and aftertaste.

Overall, its dryness and balsamic notes aren't as pronounced as the classic versions of Rodenbach- it does side with some of the more "careful" versions like Cuvee des Jacobins Rouge, Steenberg's Monks Cafe, and Bacchus. But without the authentic Belgian rusticity, we'll call Sam Adams' version a "Flanders Red on training wheels". (1,827 characters)

Photo of jzeilinger
3.76/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a clear, deep, mahogany/garnet color with a strong and steady stream of carbonation, fine layer of creamy, toffee colored head.

S - Weak nose, caramel, toffee malt, sour cherries, tart sour apples, the aroma could be much stronger.

Balanced, wet cotton, dry oak woodiness, sour cherries, and tart sour apples. Sours seems to envelope the tongue while the caramel/toffee malts struggle to be completely dominating. Cranberries, sweet, tart, and sour all wrapped into one package.

M - Gentle carbonation and medium body.

O - A good offering from the folks at Sam Adams. (581 characters)

Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A hazy amber with dark red hues, the head forms fast and fizzy but falls just as quick with a relaxed, aged look.

the nose has wild, tart fruitiness, wild raspberries in the wild yeast. Tangy, slightly musty with sweet red fruits in the malt, wild cherries and oak.

The yeast, the wild beasties is the star of the show with tart and sharp red fruits, dry cherries with a metallic edge. The yeast is pretty nice with mostly tart and sharp wild fruits. The malt comes in heavy with more sweetness from the oak aging. The malt makes it feel full, but damn that super-dry, champagne-like finish! It nearly evaporates in your mouth after a solid flow of malty smoothness. a sharp, dry bite hits you first, smooths out and then it's dry and gone!

i like the crazy, wild and sharp flavor's from the wild yeast addition but there's little else going on here which keeps the complexity down. a winner in the wild ale category. (924 characters)

Photo of Gosox8787
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: 750 mL corked and caged bottle. Served into my Smuttynose tulip glass and shared with a couple friends.

Appearance: Medium brown with some ruby highlights. Two finger, thick, beige head with a ton of retention.

Aroma: The oak and brett funk are very noticable upfront. The cherries are fruity and sweet for the most part with only a little tart flavor.

Taste: A little tart cherries, but the sweetness and fruitiness of the cherries stands out much more. The oak is also pretty assertive. A little funk in there as well. There is a slight medicinal note that comes in sometimes, also like cherry cough syrup, but it does not linger.

Mouthfeel: Thin mouthfeel with a really dry finish. Not as carbonated as most examples of the style, but it's not too distracting.

Drinkability: The 9% is well hidden and I presonally had well over hlaf the bottle. A drinkable wild ale.

Overall, I was pleasantly surprised at Boston Beer's attempt at wild ales. It was pleasant, slightly tart, with nice oak notes. Nothing too special but solid and I might have it again sometime. (1,085 characters)

Photo of SamN
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into an Odell's flute tasting glass.

Pours a crimson amber color with a slightly brown head that crackles and fizzes. Head does not last, fades quickly to bubbles edges. A fairly clear beer, some haze hinders the light. Juice looks. Active and lively in the glass. Smell is quite sour, some tulip petals, apricots and nectarines, lots of the fruits are lost underneath an overwhelming sour smell, without adding much to supplement the natural flavors of the beer. Taste is much more subdued, thankfully, and the oak aging and some maltiness are definitely present. There are bits a pieces of tropical fruits, like mangos, undertones of smooth maltiness, tart cherries in the finish.

At first I was skeptical of the oak aging with a wild ale, two seemingly contradictory flavors, but after letting it warm a bit and loose some of it's carbonation, the sour edge mellows, the tart fruits tone down and the beer becomes relaxed, opens up and becomes quite tasty. There is a subtle sweetness to the beer that was initially overshadowed by the tartness of the style. The cherries are more pronounced and the malts really do a wonderful job of holding it all together. The oak is present but nuanced, lending it's mellow hand to the beautiful malt underneath it all while adding a gentle blunting effect to the tart fruits.

Mouthfeel is fine, some gentle carbonation reminding your palette of the slightly wine-like body and character of the beer. Dry and some slick sweetness leftover. Drinkability, with some caveats, is pretty good. First, the beer needs some time to loose some of it's edge after opening. It's too intense initially to really be all that enjoyable. Second, I don't find wild ales in general to be particularly high in terms of drinkability when I try to rate it objectively. This example became quite mellow and easy drinking after some time, but the sole glass I poured was more than enough for the night. Seal the bomber and save it for another deserving night. (1,989 characters)

Photo of barnabasdog
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

A- dark brown with a red tint, little visibility, cloudy, no head and no lacing

S-malt, apple, grape, brown sugar, doughy, chocolate

T- tons of fruits, cherry, sour apple, malty, toffee, roasted nuts, sangria character, all spice

M- medium body, little carbonation, surprisingly refreshing

O- unique Belgian style red very complex and enjoyable, slightly sweet. I like seeing Sam Adams do these out of the box small batches (431 characters)

Photo of Knapp85
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The Stoney Brook Red was part of a three pack I bought up at the brewery last summer when I was there. The beer pours out as a really nice red color with a good amount of pinkish tan head. The smell of the beer isn't as funky as I was expecting it to be. There is some of the wild yeast aromas that come though but there are some fermented fruits and a malt aroma as well. The mouthfeel is bubbly and fairly active, It's lighter bodied than the color would make you think. The beer finishes a little dry but not really sour or overly tart like I was thinking it would. It was a pretty good beer. (595 characters)

Photo of Tilley4
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a lone bottle on my last venture out... I've seen it around for a while and I figured I better give it a try...

The first thing I get from the aromas is the vinous aspect for sure... Some oakiness and earthiness as well... some nice sweet malts... definitely some funk... Very unusual... Not overly tart aromas but there's enough there to keep me interested for sure... I'm curious to see where this one goes... I am getting a touch of booze off of it as well...

Lot of fruit present in the first sip and while it's not overpoweringly sour, it's nicely tart with a good earthy quality to it... The oak is loud and clear as well... The malts are more obvious than in other brews of the style and give this a slight sweetness not usually found in wilds.... It's a unique quality and one that I found sort of appealing. It gives the beer a little body and seems to cut the carbonation a little. I like this... I'm surprised at how drinkable it is...

I liked this beer... Very drinkable as the tartness isn't overwhelming and the sweetness of the malt helps to cut the carbonation and make this a nice drink... (1,119 characters)

Photo of DrDemento456
3.74/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Was in the mood for a sour beer so I picked this up for 10 bucks. Not sure of the age but it has to be under a year old.

A - Somewhat hazy red amber in color with a solid 1/2 inch of head that sticks around for a bit.
S - Sour funk, berries, tart vinegar, and some funky goodness.
T - Well it's good I guess kind of thin tasking with mild sour notes, some apple cider vinegar, and some fruity flavors. No alcohol taste which is nice . Kind of average.
M - Worst part of the beer it's very thin tasting. I didn't go in expecting syrup just a deeper body and more flavor.

Overall pretty smooth american Belgium ale with some tart characters. Kind of grows on you but I have had better representations of the style. (714 characters)

Photo of travolta
3.74/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: A dark and opaque cranberry juice color. Slightly tan head which bubbles away with almost no lacing.

Nose: Right away tart raspberry, and pomegranate. Major funky raspberry jam.

Taste: Yeasty and wild...tart and smooth. Vanilla, vinegar, and cider.

Notes: It's krieky and jammy with plenty of character. (312 characters)

Photo of phantomwyse
3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: Pours a rich mahogany with a dense, off-white two finger head.

S: Raspberry, pomegranate, fresh pressed apples, grapes, slight tart. Smells effervescent and refreshing, like a wine spritzer.

T: Tart raspberry, light hints at other berries and chocolate - like acai, sugar free grape juice, mellow funk.

M: Light bodied, crisp, and dry.

D: A nice, solid wild ale, perfectly enjoyable right now, but not something I'll go out of my way to seek out again. Not as complex as some of the European counterparts, but a nice take by Boston Beer Company. (552 characters)

Photo of brother_rebus
3.72/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Been a while since I had this. 750ml > snifter. 2mm ringed grey head. Deep burgundy- filtered but almost opaque. Smells like the moist bowels of an oak pinot noir barrel, boozier. Hints of cherry, apple, grapey malt, booze. Somewhat tart up front. Carbonated til the end, where it flattens out and booze. Overall pretty good complexity. Good CO2 profile malt present, hop not. My real perception of its hinderance is the inability to mask the 9%ABV. Tastes like a port, but instead of 15%, its 9... (498 characters)

Photo of The_Last_Crazy_Person
3.72/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Quickie review: I believe I initially described this to friends as "the snobbiest beer any beer snob has ever snobbed over." If you consider yourself a beer snob I highly recommend this not necessarily for how good it is but for what a unique experience it provides.

Full Review:
Appearance: Beautiful color, sort of a mix of amber and molasses. Marked down slightly for its inability to develop and hold a head (disregard and consider a 5 if the head is unimportant to you).

Smell: Pungent. Very strong sense of not quite rotten but definitely sour fruit. Definitely some whiskey-esque undertones to the smell.

Taste: Pungent sour fruit smell is amplified in the taste. If you have ever had dried cherries the taste will be very familiar. Unfortunately this taste overpowers some of the more subtle elements. It took several attempts to pull the subtle whiskey/spice undertones out from under the sour fruit taste. Let me be clarify that this is by no means a bad taste, however it is not one I would actively seek out.

Mouthfeel: Damn near perfect. It actually took some research to put a name to the texture I was feeling: wine. This does not feel like drinking a beer at all. There is very little hint of carbonation and the rich, smooth texture coats the mouth on it's way down leaving a lasting impression. This was by far the most impressive aspect of the beer and what I feel makes it worth seeking out simply as an experience.

Overall: I do not think this is a beer I would ever seek out for personal enjoyment or for any reason other than snobbing over. That being said, I feel this is a very important "notch in the belt" for any aspiring beer snob. If it is available in your area and you have not had it I highly recommend it simply for the experience. (1,770 characters)

Photo of boatshoes
3.7/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Picked this one up at Total Beverage on a recent trip to Denver. Had a small sample of this at the BBF but couldn't really remember the flavor profile and thought I'd give it another try.

Appearance- Pours a translucent medium copper brown with a surprising amount of carbonation initially. I get about two fingers of fizzy tan head with some carbonation beading up through the body of the beer. However, it dies back fairly quickly to a nearly nonexistent ring around the edge of the beer. No lacing whatsoever and ultimately ends up looking pretty decent for the style.

Smell- Very vinous smelling. Lots of oak as well. To add to the list of surprises, also smells much more tart than I was expecting out of Sam Adams. A sharp lactic bite that really comes across on the nose and smells of tart cherries and a bit of dark fruit. Fairly complex and pleasing nose.

Taste- Yet another surprise. The tartness is much much more muted than in the nose, and only comes across slightly and late in the finish. The vinous notes from the nose are very prominent, and it reminds me a bit of a muted version of the regular Rodenbach in that regard. An interesting infusion of oak mixes in with the wine-like flavors and makes it fairly complex. However, I was disappointed a bit not only by the lack of tartness, but by a sweetness which actually creeps into the beer for me as I finish my pint.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability- Mouthfeel is spot on for the style, with even a touch extra carbonation initially. However, too sweet and not enough tartness for the style to make me really want to drink a lot of this.

Overall, a solid effort for Sam Adams on an adventurous style. Worth a shot but falls short of greatness.

Overall, (1,718 characters)

Photo of rudzud
3.7/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked up one of each of Sam Adams Barrel Room Collections. This one is the second that I am trying (the cherry being the first)

Poured a nice ruby and brown hue with roughly a 1 finger head. The head quickly dissapated though but did leave nice lacing.

The smell was of tart fruit and oak. Slight toasted odor as well as a fruity sweetness.

The taste was not all that bad. By far not the most sour/tart beer I have drank but thats not a bad thing. Dry, mildly sour and tart. I did feel there was a slight metallic aftertaste though.

The mouthfeel was a mild carbonation.

Drinkability is pretty good, especially considering according to the bottle this is 9%. Would make a good introduction to sour beers/ales, though for $9 a bottle there are probably better examples available. (785 characters)

Photo of thecheapies
3.7/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark crimson color with brown hues through soft light. Head collected about an inch of foam and sat for a moment before receding without much lacing. This is the look I was expecting, I suppose.

Sweet caramel malts, sweet cherry, oak, acetic notes, toffee, dark fruits, and a steely vibe. I can see why they don't call this a Flanders Red, and I can see why some people would. As a Wild Ale, it's a decent aroma.

Funky and fruity with a lot of malty sweetness. More caramelly malts that carryover from my description of the nose that produce toffee notes and toastiness. Cosmic Mother Funk put some sock drawer character in here. Mild cherry notes that fail to shine, nor are they particularly tart. More rife with dark dried fruits. Some raisin and pomegranate. Slightly metallic, but still enjoyable enough. Was really hoping this was closer to Flemish ale standards, but it's not.

Medium in swish. A little sticky. The booze is quelled nicely. I'm sure kicking this nine-percenter back will eventually catch up to me, but no signs yet.

I really thought I'd like this more than I actually did. Glad I don't feel like I need to buy more bottles. An okay intro-to-Belgian red ale for those who have never had any Flemish ales yet. Better put, maybe a good intro-to-Belgians for those who have never had a Belgian beer yet. (1,334 characters)

Photo of brownbeer
3.68/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours reddish-brown with vinous aromas all the way. Also, hints of tart cherry and vanilla, the alcohol has a presence without knowing the higher abv. I'd say the tartness in the flavor is a low-medium and comes across in a fruity way. Red wine character is in the forefront of the taste and it's lightly tannic. 9% hidden well.

Overall, it's pretty good and would work well as a digestif in the evening before getting it on. I wouldn't seek it out, but a nice move for Sam. (475 characters)

Photo of kbanks13
3.68/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a SA Perfect Pint, figured it was appropriate for this. Poured a pinkish amber body with frothy white head that builds quickly and fades almost immediately. Smells like cherries and apples with a tart vinegar twang, very earthy and yeasty, too. Taste is granny smith apple skin with dark fruits, horse blanket, and bready grains. Oak pulls through nicely, sweet and acidic but gets kind of overly funky in the aftertaste and an oddly bitter finish. Feels light in body and crisp due to high carbonation. Drinks easy, especially for a 9% beer. Flavorful and a good interpretation by Sam Adams, but not anywhere near as good as RR or other popular sours. Best out of the Barrel Room Collection, without a doubt, but I don't think I'll really seek this one out again. I might reconsider that if only to see what some age in the bottle does to it, however. (864 characters)

Photo of jneiswender
3.68/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a limited edition bottle into a Belgian Tulip glass.

A-red-amber body, off-white head, thick

S-strong, acidic raspberry-like smell, faint Belgian yeast smell.

T-tart, sour front with a malty finish.

M-medium mouthfeel yet spritzy carbonation.

D-Not at all what I expected. The notion that its a red throws me off. I expected something more malty. Its interesting. Worth a try, but I don't think I will have it again. (433 characters)

Photo of mdaschaf
3.67/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Review from notes.

A: Pours a hazy reddish color with a small off-white head with decent retention, leaving a small cap on top. Moderate lacing.

S: A fruity aroma, some cherry and raspberry, slightly acetic, but sweet as well. It is slightly astringent at the end.

T: More of the same in terms of the fruit, cherry and raspberry, but there they are somewhat weak, and the flavor is even sweeter than expected. There is something about it that I wasn't really a fan of, but can't quite figure out why.

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

O: It was ok, found it for $8 I think (which I thought was a mistake), so I didn't really have high hopes for it. (667 characters)

Photo of DavoleBomb
3.67/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a tulip. This is the third of the series for me. The New World Tripel was great and the American Kriek sucked ass. Let's begin...

3.5 A: Lightly hazed deep amber color. Small particulates throughout. Two fingers of creamy off-white head with poor retention but a decent amount of lacing.

4.0 S: Interesting and a hell of a lot better than the Kriek. Good mixture of sweet fruitiness and sourness. Cherry and raspberry are the main focus here. Acetic acid is the dominant sour note. Woodiness, a light tannic astringency, and a touch of vanilla round this out.

3.5 T: Cherry is the dominant taste. It is slightly medicinal, but nowhere near the Kriek. Woodiness and astringency are next powerful flavors. The acetic acid in the nose is very muted in the taste. Overall, this is sweeter than it is sour. A bit toasty and a touch of funkiness.

4.0 M: Medium body. Good moderate, but spritzy carbonation. Could be creamier, but reasonable smooth. No problems, but nothing standout either.

3.5 D: Not bad, but nothing special either. I'd prefer this to either be sweeter and more fruity or more sour. It's in the middle and seems a bit muddled. A lot of my scores were borderline, so this is a bit better than my rating suggests. (1,241 characters)

Photo of VinnyA
3.67/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Drank out of a Sam Adams glass

A - Dark Brownish Red. About a half inch of head, quickly dissipating but small ring of retention. No lacing.

S - Faint hints of oak, Cherries, slightly acidic smell

M - Smooth, low to moderate carbonation.

T - Sweeter than I'd expect given that it's billed as having tart fruit in its description. I didn't get much of a "woody" taste on the front end. Fruity flavor hides the alcohol well. Refreshing with a slightly dry finish.

O - It is a good beer. Not exactly what I think of when described as "Belgian", "tart" or "toasted oak", but it IS good, and that's all that really matters, right? Strangely enough, going by the name, I find myself thinking "Yeah, this is a decent red ale". A good offering from Sam, I'd just advise changing the description on the bottle a little haha. (821 characters)

Photo of taez555
3.67/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On the back of the bottle is stamped the #0070. Not sure if it's a batch or bottle number or what? Caged and corked 750ml in a very unique bottle.

This beer poured an opaque reddish tan body with an off-white head that disapated pretty quickly.

Nose was an intense sour red all smell. Lots of ripe fruits, wild yeast, some touches of wood and there's actually this very normal "fruity" sort of regular fruit smell. Almost reminds me of that fruit smell in their Cranberry Lambic, but mixed with the smell of a traditional Belgian. Interesting.

Starts with a very firm and big carbonation followed by a wave of sour and tart big fruit flavors. Loads of wild yeast and strong sour fruits, nothing specific, but a mix of fermented ripe apples, raisins, tons or ripe cherries and other teeth rotting fruits. What's interesting is that unlike most traditional Belgian Wild ales, this seems to have a touch of chocolate or a dark malt in it. Ends with long lingering tart bitterness.

An interesting beer. Not completely classic, it still has that classic Sam Adams "we're pushing the envelope but don't want to go to far as to offend" taste. I hate saying that, but with the exception of Utopias or one off draft beers it's true. Anyway... still a very good beer. Kudos to them for pushing into this 750ml barrel room collection. Cool idea. Let's see what you guys can do next. (1,375 characters)

Photo of DrJay
3.67/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Clear coppery amber, reddish hue, with a quickly dissipating beige head that left a thin collar and smattering of bubbles coating the surface of the beer. A bit of spotty lace. Tart, fruity aroma, toffee, tobacco, leafy, earthy. Mild alcohol, cherry, and acetic acid. The flavour was similar to the aroma, but with a bit more acidic character and citrus bitterness as well. Berry tartness, caramel, alcohol in the finish. Fruity and earthy. Medium bodied, average carbonation, nice texture. Pretty enjoyable and easy drinking. (526 characters)

Samuel Adams Stony Brook Red (Barrel Room Collection) from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
87 out of 100 based on 238 ratings.