Samuel Adams Ruby Mild - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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3.65/5 rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
"Mild ales rose to popularity in the 1800s as the refreshing brew of choice for English railway laborers. This modern mild, a smooth, sweet, malty brew with a hint of ruby color, is still a satisfying choice for the end of a long day. Cheers!" Brewed in the style of an English Dark Mild Ale. A one-off beer brewed for the fall 2013 Variety sampler. Available in 12 oz. bottles and limited draft.
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to a Samuel Adams Signature pint glass. Served above 58º Fahrenheit.
(Appearance) Pours a tan white head of a frothy crisp consistency over a caramel amber with very high clarity and minimal haze. Carbonation is plentiful and relaxed. Retention is average, lacing is light and spotty. 3.75
(Smell) Moderately sweet with nutty malts, some lightly toasted caramel, a pinch of dry graininess and little to no perceived hop aroma or presence. Aroma is very clean and decidedly light on the nose for it's focus on malt content. Fairly well balanced, although much of the bitterness that rounds out the sweetness is earthy and grainy character. Potency is medium. 3.25
(Taste) Big notes of toffee up front, finishing with a touch of roasted malt and a prolonged moist but light caramel candy sweetness. The little balance needed comes from a mild dry earthy grain. There isn't much else that defines the aroma, although the lightness of this beer makes the malt content very accessible and highly drinkable. 3.5
(Mouthfeel) Texture is light, slick, mildly chewy. Carbonation generates a very low fluffiness for a very soft, smooth and subtle mouthfeel. Body is medium for the style and light/medium overall. Balance is slightly sweet over bitter, although the lightness of the body keeps it in check. Alcohol presence is very light and there are no off flavors to speak of. 3.75
(Overall) A great sessionable ale with a surprisingly pleasant malt presentation, feels perfect for the season. One of the most satisfying new beers I've had from Samuel Adams in quite some time. 3.75
Boston Beer Company's
Samuel Adams Ruby Mild
Serving type: bottle
05-29-2014 00:49:16 | More by Jadjunk
3.5/5 rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Appearance - Pours a finger of light golden eggshell head, body is a light reddish amber, leaving some sporadic webbed lacing on the inside of the glass.
Smell - Light toffee, light fruit like plum, light baked bread.
Taste - Much like the nose, flavors of light plums, light carmels and a nice breadiness, finishes with some light breadcrusts and a hint of slightly sour cherries, and some light minerals.
Mouthfeel - Almost medium, carb is medium and smooth, with some light edges around the sides of the tongue. An easy smooth drinker.
Overall - Pretty nice flavors for a mild ale, more like a red amber actually, I enjoy this beer. A pretty good reason to check out the sampler it comes in.
Serving type: bottle
04-27-2014 03:04:16 | More by blackcompg
Samuel Adams Ruby Mild from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
78 out of 100 based on 433 ratings.