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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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454 Ratings

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Ratings: 454
Reviews: 86
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 10.85%
Wants: 4
Gots: 27 | 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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3.75/5  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
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3.75/5  rDev +10%

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

szmnnl99, Aug 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +10%

sparx1100, Aug 09, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12%

Zuidman, Aug 08, 2013
Photo of Weston19
3.43/5  rDev +0.6%
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.

Weston19, Aug 07, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

jklecko2, Aug 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

SouthernBuckeye, Aug 07, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

iliotib, Aug 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

HisBoyElroy, Aug 06, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

kdivers, Aug 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Kahlstrom, Aug 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +17.3%

beans923, Aug 05, 2013
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3.95/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brown, with red hues and a small white cap, this brew is very drinkable. The aoma is earthy and malty. Great, full malt flavor, but balanced and very drinkable. It is the kind of beer that you could enjoy in quantity on tap. The mouthfeel is relatively full...satisfying. Nice brew.

Suds, Aug 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

nebula1999, Aug 04, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12%

russwilliam, Aug 04, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12%

jonaspb, Aug 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +10%

elglueckert, Aug 03, 2013
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3.33/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Ok my fave time of year is when fall seasonals start coming. Looks like Sam adams is kick starting it this year with their fall mixer which was purchased July 24 in my neck of woods. First up is ruby mild. Never had a mild so can't judge off of style. Good solid beer. No head retention. Solid malt backbone with little to no hops. Reminds me of bells amber without the subtle hops. Maybe that us how the style is intended. Good overall beer.

Jekyll, Aug 03, 2013
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3.56/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A smooth "reddish" ale that poored crisp. Not too much head (if any?), was supringly tasty. The beer tasted like a dummed down traditional red ale which I expected with the name "mild". Came in an autmn sampler pack which was suprisingly worth it. Would definitely recommend it if you are a fan of traditional ale or Red.

Roland45s, Aug 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +10%

FreshButterbeer, Jul 29, 2013
Samuel Adams Ruby Mild from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
78 out of 100 based on 454 ratings.