Samuel Adams Irish Red
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

Samuel Adams Irish RedSamuel Adams Irish Red
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Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States
Irish Red Ale
Ranked #107
Ranked #27,572
3.46 | pDev: 14.74%
Nov 20, 2023
Aug 24, 2007
Pale and Caramel malts, and East Kent Goldings hops.
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
"Best by 1/20/24"; drank 11/19/23 @ the Yarchives.

Semi-opaque red appearance. a rough pour yielded a huge khaki head; strong, frothy lacing remained.

Sweet corn, mild raspberry & faint cream notes in the nose.

Creamy medium mouthfeel.

Caramel & faint raspberry flavors up front; mild pine bite on the finish.

Smooth, balanced & tasty. I'd have another.
Nov 20, 2023
Rated: 3 by LAM01833 from Massachusetts

Aug 01, 2022
Rated: 4 by Maltyhead from Massachusetts

Jun 23, 2020
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Reviewed by kryansutton

2.64/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.25
Most Sam Adams bottles have a specific look, The bartender and a pint I would be remiss if I did not rate it a 4 per the norm for SA beers. The smell was pungent and overbearing as an almost Moldy wheat, you know, that smell of old gym socks and fermented corn. I could only stomach so much, this immediately told me to pour this into a beerstine and let it breathe. Not sure if that was the best idea when I finally placed this Horrible beer in my mouth it was bitter, repulsive and disgusting. I must say I usually do not like Reds but this one, in particular, was a bitter, gym sock, construction of gross. In the end, I dumped it out and grabbed a more appealing bottle from the multi-pack. My advice accidentally drop this on the floor and get something you like, MOVE PAST IT> and try something else. This is a miss for me.

EDIT: I did not get hints of Carmel ~ I might of had an expired batch. I will try again.
Mar 08, 2020
Rated: 3.24 by imnodoctorbut from Texas

Feb 25, 2020
Rated: 2.5 by mattjp03 from Alabama

Jun 03, 2019
Rated: 3.5 by dafla67 from Pennsylvania

Apr 12, 2019
Rated: 3.49 by craigbelly from Iowa

Mar 23, 2019
Rated: 3.25 by Mjk5026 from Pennsylvania

Dec 15, 2018
Rated: 3.46 by KMcGrath from Massachusetts

Dec 04, 2018
Rated: 3.8 by codina from Mexico

Nov 13, 2018
Rated: 4.1 by Isaac_Smit from Delaware

Oct 28, 2018
Rated: 3.5 by jsnouffer from New Jersey

Jul 05, 2018
Rated: 3.25 by GreenBayBA from Wisconsin

Jun 02, 2018
Rated: 3.5 by DigitGrowler from Kentucky

May 20, 2018
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Reviewed by DonBowman from Pennsylvania

4.31/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
No need to re-describe what others have noted. Gravity is moderate, certainly not watery. Tastes of caramel and a hint of toffee and bread. Clearly a malty beer. Finish has been described as dry. My taste buds cannot confirm. I taste a smooth malty finish leaving me wanting for more.
May 01, 2018
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Reviewed by davedog_7 from Georgia

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.
Mar 22, 2018
Rated: 4.29 by StoutElk_92 from Massachusetts

Mar 20, 2018
Rated: 3.79 by alt-ale from Massachusetts

Feb 27, 2018
Samuel Adams Irish Red from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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