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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

689 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 689
Reviews: 238
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 15.2%
Wants: 39
Gots: 90 | 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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Photo of Celtics17
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".

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

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

Photo of nitro0292
4.16/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ZEB89
3.76/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of njack480
4.32/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SaltyDog75
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.

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

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

Photo of mda080
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.

Photo of brewqueno
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.

Photo of Eviloctopus
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.

Photo of bustercoye
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!

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

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

Photo of mattreitz49
3.86/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of cfinch2
4.32/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ike_Potter
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.

Photo of trocketsauced
2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

Photo of sonic4482
2/5  rDev -46.7%

Photo of olradetbalder
3/5  rDev -20%

Photo of MarkWalker6
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.99/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

so good and so different, its nice to know the big guys can still pull off beer like this. its cool stuff, somewhere in the flanders red neighborhood, but it feels sour from a blend, not sour from a raw ferment, which is fine, but that's the point of departure for me. deep brick red color with some haze to it and a tall tan head with 100% retention, as long as I drink this the head holds up. the nose here is tangy with some fruity notes, dried cherries or even cranberries seem obvious, but red wine tannins, plums, lacto, and wet oak are all there too. the taste is similar with the sourness coming fist, even before the malt, which is big and round and caramel based but only moderately sugary. pucker but not caustic on the acidity, and its short lived and quickly balanced out by the fruit and the density of the grain. a really unique beer, especially at this abv, which I think is an odd feature for it. heavy oak too, really pleasant this time of year. super impressed with the clever uniqueness of this beer and its overall quality. im so used to seeing the seasonals and boston lager from these guys, its nice to know they are capable of beers this special. worth way more than what they ask for it, I like that too!

Photo of GabeBoise
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

Great balanced sour beer with enough sweet to balance the tart and a little bit of funk and barrel character to boot.

Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev 0%

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Samuel Adams Stony Brook Red (Barrel Room Collection) from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
85 out of 100 based on 689 ratings.