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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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435 Ratings

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Ratings: 435
Reviews: 86
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 10.85%
Wants: 4
Gots: 21 | 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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1.75/5  rDev -48.7%

11-02-2013 03:17:29 | More by kabritz
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2/5  rDev -41.3%

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2.25/5  rDev -34%

11-18-2013 17:44:00 | More by TheBigBoy
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2.5/5  rDev -26.7%

02-11-2014 02:06:59 | More by Jirin
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2.5/5  rDev -26.7%

06-25-2014 18:18:33 | More by Brendan1984
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2.5/5  rDev -26.7%

03-06-2014 17:18:16 | More by EinFesteBurg
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2.5/5  rDev -26.7%

06-21-2014 19:52:30 | More by JJChrist
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2.5/5  rDev -26.7%

08-10-2013 20:14:16 | More by rgille2
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2.6/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a clear medium brown with a one finger light tan head. Actually decent head retention and lacing.

Aroma has hints of dark fruit along with some wood. It is on the light side but still pleasant. Some English yeast thing going on in there too.

The big let down on this beer is the flavor. I know the style is a mild but the flavor doesn't have to be this mild. It is practically non-existant. Some roasted malt along with yeasty fruit and some cherry. Almost no bitterness and a very watery mouthfeel.

Overall, not a great job by Sam Adams. So much potential with this beer but they missed it. Oh well.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2013 22:28:53 | More by rangerred
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2.63/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.25

Appearance: A very dark brown with head at first on pour, and then residual head on the edges and over the surface of the beer. Based on English Dark Mild ales, this is right in line w/ what this beer should look like.

Smell: A low but toasted malty smell. I don't smell very much alcohol either. I do really like this smell, but i should smell more malt.

Taste: I don't taste too much malt, or low hops. A high alcohol taste is definitely noticeable which is concurrent w/ the beer style. Not much body to this beer.

Mouthfeel: High carbonation, and not much bubbly head goes against what this beer is supposed to be. I can't stand highly carbonated beer, and the fact that this style is not supposed to be highly carbonated, just brings it down.

Overall: I think Sam Adams somewhat understands this beer style, but they can't finish. Taste wise there is no full bodied flavor, and the mouthfeel just ruins the beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2013 01:43:08 | More by Fergyx825
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2.68/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Picked this up in a make your own 6 pack

The smell was kinda skunky did not appeal to me.

The taste was mild as advertised but nothing really jumped out at me just tasted like a plain old craft beer.

The aftertaste was not very good, kinda sour, made me want to brush my teeth.

Overall not a horrible beer but much better beers for less money out there. But if amber beers are your thing then give this one a try.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2013 00:43:15 | More by hdf561
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2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

01-19-2014 19:46:42 | More by osant37
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2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

09-15-2013 22:00:00 | More by dubmax
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2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

09-15-2013 16:47:42 | More by RockinRob925
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2.78/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Poured from a 12oz standard pressure-cap bottle into a pint glass in high elevation Kalispell, Mont. Reviewed live.

A- One-finger cream-colored head with low retention atop a ruby-colored body. Some sticky lacing fringes the top.

S- Ruby malts, mild aroma with some caramel. Maybe a bit too mild for my liking.

T- Warm, mild malts. Creamy. Not a lot happening here for me.

M- Creamy and smooth.

O- This beer isn't bad, but it's just middle of the pack. Nothing really crazy going on here. Meh.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2013 04:23:08 | More by Murrhey
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2.78/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance has that ruby color to it supporting a thin head leaving nill lace. Smell is mild with the caramel malt and light hop. Taste is slightly harsh, not real balanced leaving a salinic bitter in the end. Mouthfeel is medium light with good carbonation. Probably one I won't try again.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2013 23:18:04 | More by Bookseeb
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2.9/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance:high carbonation, 1/2 inch head, clear, copper/red in color

Smell: grain and toasted malt

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

Mouthfeel: medium-light body, high carbonation, sweet with slight bitterness

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2013 14:33:11 | More by tigg924
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New Jersey

2.93/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

DATE TASTED: September 21, 2013 ... GLASSWARE: Howard's Pub pint glass... OCCASION: first a strong PSU win...APPEARANCE: beautiful chestnut-red body with a creamy white head; laces sporadically and slickly... AROMA: sweet,, slightly toasted oat malts with sot hops--the citrus is secondary to the doughy malts--ESB in its scent...PALATE: medium-bodied, rewardingly smooth and just substantial enough to have a presence...TASTE: malty, mild and unobtrusively sweet... OVERALL: a rather straight-laced, straight-forward, functionally sessionable beer--not one I'd seek out or miss, but one I would enjoy over a variety of mouth-rinsing macros...

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2013 03:29:14 | More by dacrza1
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North Carolina

2.95/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

[Suggested Glassware: Nonic Pint]

The pour was a medium copper brown with a ruby hue and an average (1-2 finger) light tan creamy head that slowly diminished, down to a medium thick creamy film which lasted throughout and had excellent sheets of lacing.

The aroma was of a toasted bread malt and an earthy doughy yeast with a note of caramel and a light fruity ester (plums and raisons).

The taste was very malty with a decent caramel sweetness from the start, progressing with a slight bitterness, a touch of fruit and a very mild alcohol presence towards the finish. The flavor lasted an average duration following the swallow, with a lightly sweet bitter malty taste fading slowly off the taste buds.

Mouthfeel was just past light in body and rather creamy in texture with a medium carbonation.

Overall this was a smooth malty brew that possessed a mild bitterness and a light fruity taste, which allowed for a decent drinkability. Although this brew is not really anything special, it is still a somewhat tasty and enjoyable brew...


Serving type: bottle

10-23-2013 22:23:43 | More by KajII
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New Jersey

2.96/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Part of the Harvest Collection variety pack.

Pours ruby in color as advertised and clear, with a small head that diminishes to just a film on top of the beer. Some muted toffee and bready malts in the aroma with a touch of coffee. Medium-bodied with lively carbonation. A bit of a chalky finish with a slight twang to it.

Overall, not a great brew and one of my least favorites out of the variety pack. Much better Sam Adams beers out there.

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2013 23:03:07 | More by Jacobob10
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Samuel Adams Ruby Mild from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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