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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:
#41,925
Reviews:
1,013
Ratings:
2,548
pDev:
14.74%
Bros Score:
3
 
 
Wants:
49
Gots:
320
Trade:
1
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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
4.5/5  rDev +30.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Red5StandingBy
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into Bell's Oberon Pint glass. Enjoy by June marking.

L: Clear amber, thin head with minimal retention, keeps a ring however.

S: Caramel and toffee malts, buttery.

T: Follows the nose with a herbal like hop note.

F: Medium body, higher carbonation levels, dry finish.

O: Meh. Easy drinker.

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Photo of bubseymour
3.85/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

With the heavy carmel/toffee flavors it taste more in line with a bock or Scotch ale than Irish Red. Decent but a touch too much sweet malt.

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

Photo of golf4collet
3.18/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.82/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

This one pours a deep reddish amber, with a small head, and a good amount of lacing.

Smells like caramel, slight fruitiness, and breadiness. It's simple but pleasant enough.

This isn't all that bed. It's got some nice toastiness and breadiness, a kiss of hops, and a very faint fruitiness. This isn't the most barnburning or complex style, but this is a decent version of it.

This is crisp and pretty clean, with a good level of carbonation.

This is nothing to go bonkers over, but it's solid enough.

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

12 ounce bottle poured into a pint glass

A: Pours a clear reddish/brown color with a vanilla head, no head retention or lacing, looks thin.

A: Toasted malts, slight nuttiness, toffee, ripe banana, pretty straightforward.

T: Like the nose, subtle notes of toasted malts, banana, nuttiness, low bitterness, finish is dry with toasted, raw almond flavor lingering in the aftertaste.

M: Light bodied with a dry finish.

O: Reminds me of a watered down brown ale with banana notes, this is a beer that I will definitely not reach for again, not a drain pour but definitely not to my liking.

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3.17/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of bigedal60
3.67/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Samuel Adams Irish Red from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.46 out of 5 with 2,548 ratings
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