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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:
#42,138
Reviews:
1,013
Ratings:
2,551
pDev:
14.74%
Bros Score:
3
 
 
Wants:
50
Gots:
321
Trade:
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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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Photo of Brolo75
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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Photo of HermitDan
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

Photo of Vetbidder
3.36/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice dark reddish clear color. Caramel malt scent. Sweet caramel malt flavor with some bittering hops. To me, some of the malt clashes with the hops to create a somewhat metallic finish. Not really my favorite flavor profile. Pretty well carbonated and smooth otherwise.

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Photo of kybeerdrinker
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of beaulabauve
3.72/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SpAiReArGsEonNE
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CobraDC23
3.51/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mchegash
3.8/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

L: Dark brown-red, but clear. A good amount of light tan head. 4.

S: Strong toasty malts, banana. 4

T: Very similar to the smell. Roasted malts with some banana. Taste is quite metallic though. 3.75

F: Medium-full bodied. Smooth, good amount of carbonation. 4

O: Taste is a bit metallic. Not a bad beer, but nothing stands out either. 3.5

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Photo of GeorgiaBeerMoose
3.82/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Peter_M_Morris
3.99/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ajreds11
3.88/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Techichi
3.41/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of eldoctorador
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of almarazcvn65
3.82/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Strigiform_Witness
3.31/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mooslerfitness
3.58/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rsuarez1982
3.36/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GreatHammerhead
3.53/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 12oz bottle freshness notched for June 2017 poured into a pint glass.

Look: Clear, red brown coloration with a one finger tan head. Good head retention.

Smell: Malt forward with a moderate intensity.

Taste: Malts, light toasted grain. No noticeable hops so the flavor just fades into a watery finish.

Feel: Thinner side of medium with moderate carbonation give this beer a smooth but not creamy feel. Finishes slightly dry on the tongue.

Overall: An OK beer. It's not bad, just doesn't do anything to stand out from the crowd.

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Photo of AC-Mivsek
3.3/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Samuel Adams Irish Red from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.46 out of 5 with 2,551 ratings
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