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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

606 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 606
Reviews: 224
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 14.89%
Wants: 34
Gots: 59 | FT: 2
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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03-19-2012 05:47:37 | More by SpartanHistory2013
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Florida

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JustinQ

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

09-24-2012 05:01:24 | More by JustinQ
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Mumps

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

12-22-2012 15:29:23 | More by Mumps
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BKBassist

New York

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New Jersey

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California

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07-09-2013 06:36:21 | More by drewone
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smcolw

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Rocky cream-colored head that settles to a single foamy layer of bubbles. Light brown color with a mild haze.

Strong caramel aroma with some notable alcohol smells. Very rich nose.

Strong sourness to the initial taste, similar to Belgian gueuze. This has many of the elements a strong cider, including a green apple element. No notable hop. Low carbonation with a full body. Too rich to drink regularly.

Serving type: bottle

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Illinois

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Delaware

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Connecticut

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Maryland

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Minnesota

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BEERchitect

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
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".

Serving type: bottle

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Texas

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Samuel Adams Stony Brook Red (Barrel Room Collection) from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
85 out of 100 based on 606 ratings.