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

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463 Ratings

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Ratings: 463
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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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.

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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.

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3.75/5  rDev +10%

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2.5/5  rDev -26.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +10%

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3.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.64/5  rDev +6.7%
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.

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.

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +10%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +10%

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3/5  rDev -12%

Photo of Weston19
3.41/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a bottle on to a Sam Adams glass

A: Beer pours a gorgeous dark amber color with a two finger head that slowly shrinks into a pinky sized head. The beer had great head retention throughout the entire time.

S: I poured it at the recommended temperature but I thought the smell was a little weak. Once it warmed up a little you can pick up the malt and some faint roastyness. I wish the aroma was more obvious.

T: Roasty, sweet, malty, and a slight bitterness towards the end. Not a bad taste and the beer is very well balanced.

M: Very smooth. You can take a huge sip from this and you wont feel anything in your throat. Very smooth, very light, and highly drinkable.

O: It is a good beer to have when you want something refreshing. The fact that it's not heavy and is incredibly smooth make it a great session beer. I would probably rate this as an above average beer.

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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Samuel Adams Ruby Mild from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
78 out of 100 based on 463 ratings.