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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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From the mixed Holiday pack & poured into my SA perfect pint, the beer is ruddy amber with a semi-sticky beige head. The beer has a slight chill haze.

Nose of malts, caramel and something a touch plum like.

The taste leads with grains, lots of grain. It is a bit sweet with just a hint of smoke. Caramel and red apple at mid-glass. Earthy, almost sour finish.

I would like to see a bit less carbonation and maybe a little more heft.

Not a bad beer, I’ll take this over the old Cranberry offering any day!

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From 11/23/11 notes. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

a - Pours a reddish brown color with one finger
of off white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of light toasted malts and light bready malts. Not much going on here...very bland. Not awful, just not much to it.

t - Tastes ofasted malts,roasted malts, nuts, caramel malts, and bready malts. A big step up from the nose, as the caramel and roasted notes are pretty nice.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation, pretty creamy body. Easy to drink.

o - Overall a pretty average red ale. The nose is more or less nonexistent, though it tasted better. Easy to drink and something I may drink in a Sam Adams mixed 12 pack, but probably wouldn't purchase a 6 pack of by itself.

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It's a coppery red, cream colored head. Active carboantion.

It smells like an Irish ale, malt and yeast.

This is just what an Irish ale should taste like. It's malty sweet, some spicy hops and that yeast flavor. All of the components are there. This is mediocre.

Feels average, doesn't blow me away.

Irish ales are my least favorite style. I don't hate them but I don't seek them out. Since this one was foisted upon me I drank it. So so, who cares?

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Samuel Adams Irish Red from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.56 out of 5 based on 2,535 ratings.
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