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Boston Red | Boston Beer Works - Canal Street

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boston Beer Works - Canal Street
Massachusetts, United States
beerworks.net

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-12-1998

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,037
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
72
pDev:
13.64%
Bros Score:
3.1
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
11
Trade:
0
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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass

A: Red-orange in color, ours with a mild chill haze. The off-white head settles pretty quickly. Lacing is limited to just a few minute spots.

S: Caramel, toffee, bread. Grainy. Fruity raspberry ester. Soft grassy hop backing.

T: Grainy up front. Slightly woody. Lots of toast. Touch of caramel and toffee. Drying. Jab of citric hops. Lemon peel and orange marmalade for an instant. Tobacco. Subtle fruity esters. Dry finish of toast and crust.

M: Medium bodied. Creamy and well rounded. Prickling carbonation. Good.

O: A decent amber ale. Nothing more, nothing less.

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3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

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2.87/5  rDev -13%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: minimal head, high carbonation, amber in color, clear

Smell: toasted malt and light citrus hops

Taste: bread, honey, toasted malt and light citrus hops

Mouthfeel: light body, sweet with slight bitterness, moderate-low carbonation

Overall: An average amber that is on the maltier side. Not a bad beer, but nothing I would look for again. Beer Works makes better and there are more enjoyable in the style.

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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From notes. Tasted from a bottle that was given to me as an extra in a trade. Pours deep clear amber with a frothy tan head that has real staying power. Nose is a fairly boring caramel and nutty malt with a hint of aromatic bitter hops. The flavors are a little more prevalent with caramel malt, some dough yeast, and just the right amount of hops flavor. The body is light with an oily texture, average carbonation, and a medium but sticky finish of caramel malt.

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Boston Red from Boston Beer Works - Canal Street
Beer rating: 3.3 out of 5 with 72 ratings
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