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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2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

Photo of kalkavekkian
3.33/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours out a dark reddish brown with a thick sticky head that fades quickly. The smell is a nice blend of malts and yeast/bread/nut variety. Tasted very malty and not much in the way of hops or citrus. Medium mouthfeel with a rich finish. I like this style and will drink it again but it won't be right at the top of my list.

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Photo of Tschnab
3.46/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- pours a dark red hue with a nice fluffy head, good amounts of lace.

S- mostly malt, a hint of fruit and caramel, and biscuits.

T- a fruity and bready malt with a tiny amount of honey, no hops, caramel and toffee.

O- would love more hops here, but it is a quick drinking malt bomb.

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Photo of Lantern
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of godmare
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of mavbrew
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of phishinNYC
4/5  rDev +12.4%

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1/5  rDev -71.9%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of beerguy36
4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

Photo of jophish17
2/5  rDev -43.8%

Photo of porterguy41
5/5  rDev +40.4%

Photo of ShemRahBoo
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of lufra1983
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of eristicrat
2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

Photo of ZPB
3/5  rDev -15.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of RedneckBeerz
3.28/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle that was in a mixed 6 pack into a pint glass.

The color of the beer is a amber/red with a nice 2 finger off white tannish head that dwindles away fairly quickly and covers the brew. Splotchy lacing on the glass.

The aroma is amber malts with a touch of caramel and hints of aromatic hops.

The beer is fairly sweet although the hops do keep it at bay somewhat. Some toasty malts, but the taste is not that complex. It has a medium mouthfeel and is somewhat sticky on the tongue.

This is my 1st brew of this style so I refer to the style description. I don't find the well rounded flavor although it's not far off from being balanced. I also think it misses on having a dry finish.

It is however a bit sweet, with a lightly hopped "tea like" flavor and a dextrinous body. Going by the style scrip. this is probably a B- brew.

Drinkable, but not one that I would seek out again.

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Samuel Adams Irish Red from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.56 out of 5 based on 2,541 ratings.
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