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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

641 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 641
Reviews: 228
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 15.2%
Wants: 40
Gots: 63 | 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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2.25/5  rDev -40%

OnTheBusWithGus, Apr 13, 2014
Photo of BradC
3.68/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a ruddy brownish red color with a quickly fading head and minimal lacing.

Smells of tart berries, strawberry, some vanilla not much else.

Tastes tart, not necessarily sour, cherry, dark fruits, some vanilla from the oak.

Kind of thin bodied, pretty good carbonation.

Overall, a decent brew, not something I'd go out of my way to try again, but on sale at the grocery, it was worth it. Doesn't quite hold up to the Belgian brews.

BradC, Apr 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +20%

alexm1309, Apr 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

quine, Apr 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

ChaseBeer, Apr 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Vylo, Apr 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +20%

WuBByG999, Apr 05, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20%

BigGold, Apr 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

krome, Mar 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

cmwilliq, Mar 27, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

tmbgnicu, Mar 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

ConradKenney, Mar 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

bleedsblu, Mar 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Badger6, Mar 17, 2014
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2/5  rDev -46.7%

Fettpopps, Mar 16, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

jayfolly, Mar 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

Buck_Jones, Mar 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

rjholcomb, Mar 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

dbarny76, Mar 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20%

sooner961, Mar 08, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20%

AndyEdgar, Mar 07, 2014
Photo of twiggamortis420
3.6/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle pours a surprisingly clear ruby color with an ample cap of tan head. Fair retention and not much lace.

Nose is big on the fruits - cherries, strawberries and even cranberries. Tartness is mild, as is the barrel character. Lot of caramel malts, not unlike a more robust Rodenbach. Im actually pretty surprised this is not listed as a Flanders red or brown considering the sweetness and yeast aromas.

Taste throws down a Flanders style flavor profile...rich malts, nutty yeast with a light brett and sourness. Fruits are still big and its more tart than sour unfortunately. Still though, not a bad effort for Sam Adams. The barrel character is very light and it needs more sourness, but the ABV is well integrated and there are some nice flavors to be found here. Id probably grab a Rodenbach Grand Cru over this at the similar price point, but I enjoyed the bottle well enough.

twiggamortis420, Feb 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

Christianuriah, Feb 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

msimone372, Feb 16, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20%

rmargeson, Feb 07, 2014
Samuel Adams Stony Brook Red (Barrel Room Collection) from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
85 out of 100 based on 641 ratings.