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Samuel Adams Ruby Mild - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Samuel Adams Ruby MildSamuel Adams Ruby Mild

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443 Ratings

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Ratings: 443
Reviews: 86
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 10.85%
Wants: 4
Gots: 23 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
English Dark Mild Ale |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Zorro on 07-26-2013)
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Reviews by ChainGangGuy:
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3.66/5  rDev +7.3%

Appearance: Pours a clear, amber-hued body with an inch of light beige suds. Heads steadily settles, leaving a thin ring and some flecks of lace here and there.

Smell: Ruby smells like toasted bread, with a little, light nuttiness, some dried herb, and a bit of fresh cherry.

Taste: Bready, toasty with some caramel sweetness and modest nutty accents. Fruitiness hinting of sweet cherry. Light English hop character, hints of herb, spice. Sufficiently bitter. Nutty, drying, yet still malty on the soft finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Soft, easy-going mouthfeel.

Overall: Reminiscent of their Irish Red Ale, at least for me.

08-10-2013 00:52:58 | More by ChainGangGuy
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Smell: grain and toasted malt

Taste: caramel, grain, toasted malt, and slight woodsy hops

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Overall: I have liked a lot of Sam Adams seasonal specialty beers, but I find this one to be ok, or just short of it. It hits a bunch of what the style should be like. Not bad enough to turn away, but not overly memorable either.

09-09-2013 14:33:11 | More by tigg924
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4.03/5  rDev +18.2%

Purchased as part of the 2013 fall pack. It pours a very nice reddish brown, and clear. Not ruby, but nice looking. An inch off white head that slowly fades over a few minutes.

The smell is malt and slight roast. The taste is malt, caramel, and nut. The nut is very light, and I can't pick up the hops other than a slight offset on the sweet of the caramel taste.

I am rating this highly, because it is a smoother, well balanced, very drinkable version of their red. I like their Irish red, and I would pay 25-50% per six more to have this available year round in place of that. Every facet is slightly better tasting and smoother than that already good beer.

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Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a deep brownish caramel ruby red with a lot of rising bubbles. Huge four finger off white head with decent retention. Leaves a lot of clingy lacing around the glass.

Smell: A sweet, bready, and toasty malt forward aroma with hints of caramel. Toasted malts upfront with hints of biscuit, caramel, toffee, toasted bread, grain, cracker, and tea. Also some hints of nuts and brown sugar. Mild hints of earthy hops. Fairly damp and earthy smelling. A pretty decent toasty malt driven aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a toasty, bready, and fairly sweet caramel malt driven taste that is fairly earthy. Bready toasted malts with notes of biscuit, toasted bread, sweet caramel, toffee, cracker, grains, nuts, and tea. Subtle brown sugar like sweetness. Some earthy hop bitterness comes through towards the finish. Nicely toasty and earthy. Decent taste.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Very creamy and smooth.

Overall: A decent malt forward mild ale. Nice caramel malt taste.

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Appearance - Pours a relatively clear ruby brown with an off-white finger width head. Fair retention, resulting in a broken layer of suds across the surface. Lacing is small and spotty, with little stick.

Smell - A nice nose, throwing out notes of caramel, toasted malt, fruity esters and a touch of earth.

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Mouthfeel - Medium body with lively carbonation. Hints of diacetyl. Goes down smooth.

Overall - I'm not too familiar with the English Dark Mild style, but I rather enjoyed this one. Easy drinker. Just enough complexity to keep my tongue interested. It wouldn't pain me to see this one in their future Autumn mix releases.

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Samuel Adams Ruby Mild from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
78 out of 100 based on 443 ratings.