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:
Irish Red Ale
Ranked #104
ABV:
5.8%
Score:
79
Ranked #28,777
Avg:
3.46 | pDev: 14.74%
Reviews:
1,018
Ratings:
1,552
Status:
Active
Rated:
Aug 01, 2022
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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Ratings by stlfatguy:
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Reviewed by stlfatguy from Missouri

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.
Jun 16, 2017
More User Ratings:
 
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
 
Rated: 3.23 by DaveCash from New York

Jan 26, 2018
 
Rated: 3.46 by TheHexIsReal from North Carolina

Jan 13, 2018
 
Rated: 2.16 by TheCrowsEye from California

Dec 10, 2017
 
Rated: 2.74 by JoeyJellico from Kentucky

Dec 07, 2017
 
Rated: 3.2 by BenHoppy from Michigan

Nov 26, 2017
 
Rated: 3.66 by zotzot from Vermont

Nov 15, 2017
 
Rated: 3.74 by Murph106157 from Connecticut

Oct 27, 2017
 
Rated: 3 by OzmanBey from Massachusetts

Oct 22, 2017
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Rated by choll from New Jersey

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.
Aug 20, 2017
 
Rated: 3 by jmmochowski from Texas

Aug 01, 2017
 
Rated: 3.27 by johnlowe from Colorado

Jul 18, 2017
 
Rated: 3.32 by TheDrunkenDwarf from Missouri

Jul 15, 2017
 
Rated: 3.5 by gruves33 from Maryland

Jun 24, 2017
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Reviewed by 57md from Pennsylvania

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.
Jun 12, 2017
 
Rated: 3.84 by Pav42 from Tennessee

Jun 01, 2017
 
Rated: 2.81 by NickFry9 from New York

Jun 01, 2017
 
Rated: 1.73 by fthegiants from California

May 26, 2017
 
Rated: 3.81 by Thecalmdrinker from Nevada

May 23, 2017
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Reviewed by EmeraldMist from Maryland

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.
May 18, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by crob3888 from California

May 15, 2017
Samuel Adams Irish Red from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 79 out of 100 with 2570 ratings