Samuel Adams Irish Red | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States
samueladams.com

Style: Irish Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Pale and Caramel malts, and East Kent Goldings hops.

Added by WilliamPhilaPa on 08-24-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,521
Reviews:
1,014
Ratings:
2,556
pDev:
14.74%
Bros Score:
3
 
 
Wants:
50
Gots:
327
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 2,556 |  Reviews: 1,014
Photo of davedog_7
4.07/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Very good. Malty, slightly sweet, but balanced with a slightly hoppy finish. Not an amazing example of an Irish Red, but a great option for being somewhat readily available.

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Photo of StoutElk_92
4.29/5  rDev +24%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of alt-ale
3.79/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DaveCash
3.23/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TheHexIsReal
3.46/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheCrowsEye
2.16/5  rDev -37.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of JoeyJellico
2.79/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of BenHoppy
3.2/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of zotzot
3.66/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Murph106157
3.74/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OzmanBey
3/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of choll
2.46/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Had one at a bbq. Meh.

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Photo of jmmochowski
3/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of johnlowe
3.27/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TheDrunkenDwarf
3.32/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of gruves33
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stlfatguy
3.66/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Brown amber color is very clear. Off white head and lacing don't last. Smell is sweet bread. Taste is Initially very malty, some maple syrup, then a little dry bite.

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Photo of 57md
3.89/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a reddish copper with a half finger of head. The nose is bready with a touch of caramel. The flavor is rich with sweet toasty caramel malt dominant. The finish is slightly dry. The body is hearty for the style.

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Photo of Pav42
3.84/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NickFry9
2.81/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Photo of fthegiants
1.73/5  rDev -50%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Thecalmdrinker
3.81/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EmeraldMist
4.22/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look - Pours a beautiful ruby/amber color, two fingers of khaki colored head, patchy lacing.
Aroma - Minerals, black tea, pear, nougat.
Taste - Earthy up front, sweet malt, biscuit, caramel. Hops are mild and earthy, not very bitter. Finish has lingering sweetness with an earthy tea note. Mildly tannic aftertaste.
Feel - Light to medium bodied. Smooth, creamy carbonation, slightly dry.

Overall - One of my favorites for the style. The balance and notes of tea keep me coming back for more.

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Photo of crob3888
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Shawnspl
4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Samuel Adams Irish Red from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.46 out of 5 with 2,556 ratings