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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

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Beer added by: Zorro on 07-26-2013

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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!

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

First time I tried this beer is in Sam's harvest variety pack. This is an extremely good drinkable beer. It's perfect for someone who is into a lighter body beer, but wants a malt flavor. I'm not to into hoppy IPA's like everyone else, so I look for good solid beers without bitter qualities.

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3.65/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a perfect pint glass.

A: Medium brown. Pours a 1 finger, bubbly, white head. Settles fairly quickly. Plenty of rising effervescence and small pockets of carbonation clinging to the sides of the glass. Light smattering of bubbles on the surface, and some spotty lacing.

S: Roasty malt, lightly accentuated with agave nectar, and molasses.

T: Roasted grain, peat, a slight hint of butterscotch, and some Italian spice.

M: Kind of light, but hearty. Bittersweet finish.

D: Sip and savor.

Atmosphere is pretty good. Nice head, foamy blanket, and some light lacing. Nose is a healthy combination of roasted grains and light sweet components. Roasty, peaty, with some spice and sweet hints. Overall, this is a pretty good quaff.

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a light copper color with a medium head. Nice lacing for a "mild ale".

Smell: Sweet malt and some roasted malt. Also some bread and caramel.

Taste: Starts off with sweet but not oversweet malt, bread, and caramel, and then takes a dive 2/3 the way through the taste with hops coming in, leaving the beer with a bitter flavor that lingers in the mouth. Not too bold, but I suppose there's a reason they call it "mild".

Mouthfeel: Thin, but again, I'm sure that's part of the "mild". Carbonation could get bumped up a bit.

Overall: It's not too exciting. I can see how mild ales can have a place, but at 5.6% ABV this doesn't work too well. It comes as part of the twelve pack of October beers, and I don't think most people are going to be as eager to try this one. There are better session beers out there, and Sam Adams I know can do better.

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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.

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3.01/5  rDev -11.7%
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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Samuel Adams Ruby Mild from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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