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

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Ratings: 694
Reviews: 240
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 15.2%
Wants: 38
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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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!

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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.