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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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BA SCORE
78
okay

449 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 449
Reviews: 86
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 10.85%
Wants: 4
Gots: 26 | 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%

kabritz, Nov 02, 2013
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2/5  rDev -41.3%

THECPJ, Jan 21, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -34%

TheBigBoy, Nov 18, 2013
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2.48/5  rDev -27.3%

ScottM123, Aug 30, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -26.7%

Jirin, Feb 11, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -26.7%

Brendan1984, Jun 25, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -26.7%

EinFesteBurg, Mar 06, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -26.7%

JJChrist, Jun 21, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -26.7%

rgille2, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of rangerred
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.

rangerred, Aug 27, 2013
Photo of Fergyx825
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.

Fergyx825, Aug 29, 2013
Photo of hdf561
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.

hdf561, Oct 10, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

alienlifeforcecube, Nov 30, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

Culture, Sep 23, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

zaptone, Oct 14, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

notchucknorris, Oct 21, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

GeorgeCarroll, Aug 19, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

RCLOHR267, Feb 18, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

osant37, Jan 19, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

dubmax, Sep 15, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

RockinRob925, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of Murrhey
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.

Murrhey, Sep 17, 2013
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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.

Bookseeb, Aug 12, 2013
Photo of tigg924
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.

tigg924, Sep 09, 2013
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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...

dacrza1, Oct 26, 2013
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Samuel Adams Ruby Mild from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
78 out of 100 based on 449 ratings.