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

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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

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Zorro on 07-26-2013

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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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3/5  rDev -12%

Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.27/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a shaker pint glass.

A dark ruby amber body sits under a cream colored head that recedes to an even film, as light foamy lines of lacing cling to the glass.

The aroma is not a huge player, but it has sweet malty notes with almost a spiciness about it. A faint caramel sweetness comes through as well.

The taste is equally malty and sweet, very smooth too. Just a slight tang in the finish.

Mouthfeel is lighter in body, making this go down very easily.

Overall, this is an unassuming beer, and it's one that I probably could drink for a while. Nothing that jumps out, but that's quite okay.

Photo of williahd
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.01/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Amber / copper color with decent head and mild carbonation. Slight malty and caramel aroma. Crisp malty taste and you can really taste the alcohol. Sort of lack luster. No real depth or an element that makes it memorable. The flavors it has aren't bad, they're just not enough.

Photo of Cameronc12
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of u2carew
3.44/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz longneck
A) Pours with a two finger off white colored head. Great head retention. Tight, creamy. Clear copper-amber body. Sticky lacing on the drink down.
S) Subtle caramel aroma.
T) Caramel. Tree fruit - hints of cherry, apple. Subtle floral notes. Some candy / sugary sweetness to the flavor profile.
M) Medium-light body. Cream. Fairly smooth.
O) A decent brew.

Photo of Spartan13
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of BEERMILER12
3.59/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a copper color with 2 fingers of head that lasts for a decently long time before fading to a thin cap

S: Pretty much all malts. A light graininess in there as well as quite a bit of husk. Faint fruitiness in the back

T: Again, pretty much all malt. Lightly sweet with some nice grain and fruit notes underneath. Finishes with more of the sweetness and a hint of vegetal husk

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. A little on the heavy side for a mild

O: Even though this is a bit heavy for the style, it's still enjoyable and (as expected) easy to drink. Definitely for the malt-lovers out there, as there is almost no hop presence. If I wanted a real mild with 3-4% abv, this would be a bit of a reach. Otherwise, it's a solid beer

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Botulizard
3.96/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a glass

A: Red-brown with a beige head of about one-half inch that shrank down to the surface of the beer and stayed for a while, leaving a lot of lacing. Carbonation appears very heavy, with tons of bubbles at the bottom of the glass, many quickly floating to the surface.

S: Lots of malt with some caramel. Sweet, not hoppy at all.

T: Much like the nose, although here there is a very slight bitter hoppiness present at the finish.

M: Carbonation is in fact as heavy as it looks. Crisp and refreshing, the beer goes down smoothly.

O: Retains a lot of character despite being light and refreshing. Perfect for rewarding yourself after raking leaves or some other fall yardwork.

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4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

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.

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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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3/5  rDev -12%

Photo of scratch69
3.57/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I poured a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance- Clear reddish-brown color with a fingers worth of head. Fair amount of runny lace.

Smell- Faint aroma of malt and hops.

Taste- Sweet caramel malt with some notes of wood and cherry and a hint of earthy hoppiness at the finish.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied with an average amount of carbonation.

Overall- While I'm am not familiar with this style this beer was somewhat enjoyable and easy to drink.

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Samuel Adams Ruby Mild from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
78 out of 100 based on 464 ratings.