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

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Samuel Adams Irish RedSamuel Adams Irish Red

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

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

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Serving Type - Bottle

Appearance - Redish dark brown, 1/2 inch creamy and lots of lacing.

Smell - Robust malts, rye, caramel, some mild hops, a little bit of coffee and added spices.

Taste - Malts up front, with some fruit undertones like cherry, rasin and plum. Caramel is another flavor producted from the malts. A little bit of coffee sneaks in at the end.

Mouthfeel - Pretty easy on the mouth really. Smooth mild flavors, no alcohol burn or hop bitterness, only the malts coat with some sweetness.

Overall - A standard run of the mill beer from sammy adams. Simple flavors, nothing special at all. Its decent and drinkible, and better then bud or coors. Not something a craft drinker would want to waste time on really.

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12 oz ----> pint

A: Deep chestnut brown with shades of red. Beige head is quickly dissipating.

S: Earthy notes and some caramel and toffee.

T: Not too much going on in the taste department. Malt forward beer. Tastes of toffee and caramel. Kiss of hops at the end adds some bitterness. Pretty subdued, but it's kind of appropriate for the style.

M: Creamy, medium, decent carbonation. Spot on.

O: Pretty decent. Better than most of the style. In my opinion, the style isn't too amazing. This beer is pretty representative of it, though. It's good and balanced, but not my cup of tea.

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