Samuel Adams Ruby Mild - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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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
3/5 rDev -12%
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.
08-14-2013 19:34:31 | More by TMoney2591
3.49/5 rDev +2.3%
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'
09-04-2013 00:08:58 | More by Slatetank
3.84/5 rDev +12.6%
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.
09-15-2013 18:04:08 | More by smcolw
3.51/5 rDev +2.9%
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.
07-26-2013 23:59:34 | More by Zorro
3.39/5 rDev -0.6%
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.
09-07-2013 01:15:44 | More by Stinkypuss
3.51/5 rDev +2.9%
Pours a clear, light brown color. 1/4 inch head of an off-white color. Decent retention and good lacing. Smells of hops, sweet malt, slight pale malt, hint of caramel malt, and a hint of yeast. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, caramel malt, hops, slight pale malt, and a hint of yeast. Overall, a decent mild, with good blend, and appearance.
11-16-2013 13:04:15 | More by Tone
3.5/5 rDev +2.6%
The Ruby Mild seems like a more maltier version of the Boston Ale. The beer pours a clear nice amber with white head that is leaving a spotty lace. The scent is mostly English style hops balanced with malt....maybe a slight rye smell. The taste is very well balance between sweet malt and bitter hops. The mouthfeel is light to medium on body with good carbonation. Overall this is a good session beer!
10-06-2013 17:41:31 | More by WoodBrew
Samuel Adams Ruby Mild from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
78 out of 100 based on 444 ratings.