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

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Ratings: 461
Reviews: 87
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 6
Gots: 29 | 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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Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.61/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served in a pint.

Appearance: A deep amber colored body with heavy bubbles creating a white head coming off just under a finger's length.

Smell: light hops coming a notch creamy.

Taste: much more complex than the smell, mild hops like the name says with a touch of caramel. Very light bitterness which makes it easy for most people to like.

Mouth: Smooth, definitely has a medium to heavy carbonation.

Overall: good beer and a nice addition to have. Is it the best thing Sam Adams ever made; probably not but you should grab just to have it. Grab a glass and enjoy...Salud!

Photo of buckyp
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Hergestridge
3.91/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Beer has nice fresh fruity scent.
Taste is crisp and citrusy with a hint of red grapefruit sweet/ tartness.
The feel in the mouth is a happy dance on the taste buds as the cool citrus liquid travels to make the tummycontent.
Sam Adams is very consistent with the quality and excellence their crafts people's creation.. Another Fall Delight!!!

Photo of MaddDogg84
4.5/5  rDev +32%

Photo of mkdzimiera
3/5  rDev -12%

Photo of wedge
3.17/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Clear, deep copper under a thick, frothy head. Smells bready with some caramel, molasses, nuts, and sweet dried fruits. Toasted malts, dark fruity esters, nuts, and a hint of chocolate in the finish. Fairly sweet and somewhat spiced tasting. Not too bad...a little sticky and fruity. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Just the one bottle is good enough for me.

Photo of Peyton5410
4/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of klesniew
3.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of pirmannt1
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of stephenjmoore
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of ScaryEd
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Gmann
3.41/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very pretty dark amber color, almost bordering on ruby. The beer is crystal clear which enhances the dark amber color. The head is small and wispy; settles into a light ring.

The aroma is grainy with a tart like lemon note. Baked bread and pepper. Perhaps some minerals.

The taste is bready with some caramel notes. Some honey and toasted cereal. Very malty for sure. An earthy bitterness helps keep the sweetness in check. Its smooth unlike an amber ale which tends to have more sharp tea notes. Very much like liquid bread.

The feel is moderate with tingly carbonation. Sweet but has a strong earthy bitterness. Smooth feel.

I enjoyed this beer over their Irish red or any other amber ale/lager style that SA has. It is still rather a boring style but a good change of pace beer for a hoppy or sweet/sour session.

Photo of sgregory
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of chickenflea
3.72/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear, amber body with an inch of light beige suds. Heads steadily settles, leaving a thin ring and some flecks of lace here and there.

Smells like toasted bread with a slight fruitiness, maybe cherry.

Malty sweetness with a hint of bitterness at all. Perhaps a slightly sour finish, but mostly clean with an herbal "flatness."

Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Watery soft mouthfeel.

Similar is some ways to the Boston Lager, but richer. A nice beer. Balance, drinkable while remaining rather full-bodied.

Photo of npala86
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Chucker17
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of tastybeer
3.74/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Burnt copper in color with a small head, some lace, an ok retention. Aroma is malty at the front with scents of molasses, brown bread, oatmeal cookie minus the raisins. Not hoppy. Pretty nice. Taste is crisp and clean with a little bit of light bitterness. Flavors match the aroma. This is pleasant to drink and certainly sessionable. A very appropriate fall seasonal beer. Texture is smooth with a hint of malty viscosity broken up by tingly fine carbonation. Light body that feels medium at times.

This beer is a great addition to their Fall seasonal 12 pack. I'm enjoying it.

Photo of lovindahops
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.3/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Clear and reddish in color with a monstrous, long lasting off-white/slightly reddish head that stuck to the glass quite a bit.

Aroma was malty, mainly grainy and caramel malts. Flavor followed in spades. Quite singularly malty without much hops or other notable flavors.

Not real complex, simple and pretty easy to drink, light with a slick finish.

It's interesting in the mixed 12 packs for fall, but I wouldn't buy a sixer of it.

Photo of Shaw
4.06/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a lively ruby in color with a pretty white head.

Nice bread-like aroma.

Lots of good malt flavors here. Bread, biscuit and even waffle? Good stuff.

Hefty body.

A fine ale, though too strong to be a true session beer. My only issue with this brew is its strength: a mild should be more in the 3 percent range, according to the Oxford Companion to Beer, though some milds are as strong as this one.

Still, well worth your time.

Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.08/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a clear reddish copper color. The head is a two finger off-white shade with a frothy look to it. It retains itself acceptably and leaves some lacing on the glass.

S: The aroma seems to hint at differing yet subtle directions: a twinge of caramel malt coexist next to both twinges of fruit esters and twinges of roast. Moreover, it seems to hint at being a crisp, clean brew simply from the aroma alone...which is kind of an indictment towards its mildness.

T: And it is a mild beer, not just in style, but in flavor as well. A very light toffee note comes through at first, before I notice some nondescript fruit esters. The mineral, hard water finish is appropriate and rounds this out well, but does little to help give it bold flavor. I expected something more complex, truth be told.

M: It's medium in body with a semi-dry finish. Aside from a lumpiness smack-dab in the middle of the palate, it's also a crisp (if not quite clean) beer that's easy to drink.

O: It's not that far off from their Irish Red in terms of the flavor profile, except in one facet...it's quite drinkable - unlike the former, which is low on flavor AND hard to drink. This could use a few tweaks, but isn't bad overall.

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of beeragent
3.47/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass from a bottle.

A - pours a deep amber, forming a thin white head. Minimal spots of lace.

S - light malt sweetness. Not much going on.

T - malt sweetness, a bit caramel and bready. No hop presence.

M - medium bodied, low carbonation, and very clean.

O - just a nice plain session ale. Nothing more, nothing less. I would actually like try this on cask!

Photo of dalepryor
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Samuel Adams Ruby Mild from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
78 out of 100 based on 461 ratings.