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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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464 Ratings

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Ratings: 464
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 6
Gots: 28 | 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

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Beer added by: Zorro on 07-26-2013

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Gotta love it when you see an American brewery come out with a mild and it weighs in at over 5%... Regardless, this stuff pours a clear rusty bronze topped by a finger of short-lived off-white foam. The nose comprises sweet flowers, light walnut, and a twinge of lightly-toasted biscuit. The taste brings in more of the same, with a bit more biscuit (now buttery for your Southern pleasure) and a twang of vague sweetness for good measure. The body is a light medium, with a moderate carbonation and a crisp-ish finish that epitomizes how the flavors completely fall off of a cliff near the end. Overall, this was a pretty disappointing brew. It's weak, it's overcarbed, it's slightly muddled, and it's in no way "mild". Let's just say: I'm not impressed.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I picked this up at Wegman's in a mix-a-six, enjoyed chilled from the bottle in a pub glass.

The color is dark ruby as the name suggests with great clarity and thin pale cap with very fine bead and spotty lace clings. The smell is mild no pun intended, but malty with a semi-fruity yeast aroma which has a light vinous/cherry aspect and mild toasted malt odor. The feel is okay with a bit more carbonation than is necessary with mild sweetness and semi-dry finish.

The taste of this beer is good with more yeast flavor and malt than expected with a slight toasted and fruity combination of malt and yeast with very low bittterness as expected and gentle alcohol in the taste which adds to the subtle spice and fruitiness which has a mild currant taste with light herbal hop in the finish. Overall this is decent but there are much better examples of the style, this is just okay compared to the originators'

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Good lasting head. Leaves streaking and clumpy lace. Clear, dirty copper.

Quite mild in aroma. Caramel but dry smell. No notable hop to the nose.

The caramel tastes darker than the smell, almost treacle-like. Surprising hop bitterness. Decent body, low carbonation.

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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a perfectly clear copper color with a white foam topping.
Aroma of caramelized malt, brown sugar, and tea like hops. Some bread and toasted edges as well. In the taste, toasted malt, brown sugar, toffee, with a small earthy, nicely bitter hop. A bit grainy, caramelized malt becoming more predominant as it warms. Medium to full bodied, medium carbonation that retains decently. Overall, this is a mellow beer that is easy to drink. Not the best mild.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear red colored ale with a small tan colored head that doesn't last. Dark red color edging in to brown.

Smells malty with a some burnt sugar aroma, some caramel and a faint whiff of smoke. Fainter raisin and butter aromas.

Starts out malty ans semi-sweet. Flavors of burnt sugar and butter and some leather flavor from English style hops. Toffee and caramel flavors. Mild bitterness and some soda cracker malt.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall not a bad beer. Stronger in alcohol and malt that the traditional English version but still tasty.

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