Samuel Adams Irish Red
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

Samuel Adams Irish RedSamuel Adams Irish Red
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From:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
 
Massachusetts, United States
Style:
Red Ale - Irish
Ranked #105
ABV:
5.8%
Score:
79
Ranked #29,039
Avg:
3.46 | pDev: 14.74%
Ratings:
2,569
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 15, 2021
Added:
Aug 24, 2007
Wants:
  55
Gots:
  339
SCORE
79
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Samuel Adams Irish RedSamuel Adams Irish Red
Notes: Pale and Caramel malts, and East Kent Goldings hops.
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4 by Maltyhead from Massachusetts on Jun 23, 2020
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2.64/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.25
by kryansutton

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
 
3.24 by imnodoctorbut from Texas on Feb 25, 2020
 
2.5 by mattjp03 from Alabama on Jun 03, 2019
 
3.5 by dafla67 from Pennsylvania on Apr 12, 2019
 
3.49 by craigbelly from Iowa on Mar 23, 2019
 
3.25 by Mjk5026 from Pennsylvania on Dec 15, 2018
 
3.46 by KMcGrath from Massachusetts on Dec 04, 2018
 
3.8 by codina from Mexico on Nov 13, 2018
 
4.1 by Isaac_Smit from Delaware on Oct 28, 2018
 
3.5 by jsnouffer from New Jersey on Jul 05, 2018
 
3.25 by GreenBayBA from Wisconsin on Jun 02, 2018
 
3.5 by DigitGrowler from Kentucky on May 20, 2018
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4.31/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by DonBowman from Pennsylvania

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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4.07/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by davedog_7 from Georgia

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
 
4.29 by StoutElk_92 from Massachusetts on Mar 20, 2018
 
3.79 by alt-ale from Massachusetts on Feb 27, 2018
 
3.23 by DaveCash from New York on Jan 26, 2018
 
3.46 by TheHexIsReal from North Carolina on Jan 13, 2018
 
2.16 by TheCrowsEye from California on Dec 10, 2017
 
2.74 by JoeyJellico from Kentucky on Dec 07, 2017
 
3.2 by BenHoppy from Michigan on Nov 26, 2017
 
3.66 by zotzot from Vermont on Nov 15, 2017
 
3.74 by Murph106157 from Connecticut on Oct 27, 2017
 
3 by OzmanBey from Massachusetts on Oct 22, 2017
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2.46/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5
by choll from New Jersey

Had one at a bbq. Meh.

Aug 20, 2017
 
3 by jmmochowski from Texas on Aug 01, 2017
 
3.27 by johnlowe from Colorado on Jul 18, 2017
 
3.32 by TheDrunkenDwarf from Missouri on Jul 15, 2017
 
3.5 by gruves33 from Maryland on Jun 24, 2017
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3.66/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by stlfatguy from Missouri

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.

Jun 16, 2017
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3.89/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by 57md from Pennsylvania

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.

Jun 12, 2017
 
3.84 by Pav42 from Tennessee on Jun 01, 2017
 
2.81 by NickFry9 from New York on Jun 01, 2017
 
1.73 by fthegiants from California on May 26, 2017
 
3.81 by Thecalmdrinker from Nevada on May 23, 2017
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4.22/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by EmeraldMist from Maryland

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.

May 18, 2017
 
3.75 by crob3888 from California on May 15, 2017
 
4 by Shawnspl from Rhode Island on May 13, 2017
Samuel Adams Irish Red from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 79 out of 100 with 2569 ratings