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

Samuel Adams Irish RedSamuel Adams Irish Red
2,545 Ratings
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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Samuel Adams Irish Red from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.46 out of 5 with 2,545 ratings
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