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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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449 Ratings

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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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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

pualie84, Aug 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

DuffDaddy, Aug 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

JasonTaverner, Aug 15, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

BrandonOakes, Aug 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Eaglefan344, Aug 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +10%

MidwestBA, Aug 15, 2013
Photo of yemenmocha
3.65/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice change of pace from Sam Adams with this Mild. Pours a gorgeous dark amber/red with off-white head - very enticing to look at this ale. Nose is on the lighter side with some toasty/biscuit notes and a caramel quality. On the palate I'm getting a nice malty to biscuit sweetness with some balancing hops, very easy drinking & thirst quenching, and very subdued alcohol for such a high % for a mild. Looking forward to cheese pairings with this one.

yemenmocha, Aug 15, 2013
Photo of TMoney2591
3/5  rDev -12%
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.

TMoney2591, Aug 14, 2013
Photo of hoosier222002
3.75/5  rDev +10%

hoosier222002, Aug 14, 2013
Photo of Bookseeb
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 TheFunGuy
4.03/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased as part of the 2013 fall pack. It pours a very nice reddish brown, and clear. Not ruby, but nice looking. An inch off white head that slowly fades over a few minutes.

The smell is malt and slight roast. The taste is malt, caramel, and nut. The nut is very light, and I can't pick up the hops other than a slight offset on the sweet of the caramel taste.

I am rating this highly, because it is a smoother, well balanced, very drinkable version of their red. I like their Irish red, and I would pay 25-50% per six more to have this available year round in place of that. Every facet is slightly better tasting and smoother than that already good beer.

TheFunGuy, Aug 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

JohneHoodlum, Aug 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

ChipMurray, Aug 11, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

CMOrak, Aug 11, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

frosted33, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of RWLawman
3.41/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A - Deep red, with non-existent head, and scattered lacing on the glass.

S - Sweet malts and red cherries. A hint of bread.

T - Tastes just like an Irish Red, along the lines of Killian's. Enjoyable, but nothing earth shattering.

M - Moderate mouthfeel. Not quite watery, not quite thick. If this were watery, it would've been dumped down the drain. I think the mouthfeel and sweet malts saved this one from being wasted. Definitely the weakest link in this seasonal pack.

O - Not bad, not great. Sessionable.

RWLawman, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of norinco
3.75/5  rDev +10%

norinco, Aug 10, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -26.7%

rgille2, Aug 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

ale207, Aug 10, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

jslice99, Aug 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +10%

Zanico, Aug 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +10%

OregonGrown7, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.66/5  rDev +7.3%
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.

ChainGangGuy, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of KYGunner
3.84/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ruby or mahogany hue gives off a rich and iridescent coloring. The head started relatively thick and pronounced but became thin and disappated quickly.

Thick in the nose it's like an Irish Red with roasted malt tones and kilned grains. Some sour caramel malt and toasted breadiness are present and the aromas are pronounced.

This is interestingly complex with some prune, date and raisin. Theres Caramel malts with an end of piney hops, the taste is sour and softly bitter.

There seems to be a fight in this beer between the crisp easiness and the taste as the carbonation makes it feel silky but washes away some of the flavor. I'm very impressed otherwise as its quite diverse and quite flavorful.

KYGunner, Aug 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

ujsplace, Aug 10, 2013
Samuel Adams Ruby Mild from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
78 out of 100 based on 449 ratings.