Samuel Adams Brick 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): 5.20%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by fitzy84 on 03-03-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#31,013
Reviews:
70
Ratings:
471
pDev:
14.56%
Bros Score:
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3.56/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

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4.73/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Had this while in Boston last year, just remembered it while browsing some Irish Reds on BA.

Such a fantastic Irish Red. It's not going to be quite as bold flavored as some would like. However, it lives at the corner of taste and drinkability.

I very much enjoy their "regular" Irish Red, but I would not be upset if they swapped that out and made this one their national Irish Red, since you cannot get the Boston Brick Red anywhere else, or it's extremely limited.

I really could drink this every day.

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3.88/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.93/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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5/5  rDev +34.8%
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a clear mug.
The appearance was a rugged semi-dark burnt orange almost mahogany to red color with a finger's worth of quickly dieing head that didn't leave any lace.
The aroma had some clean nutty to caramel malts up front flowing into some earthy to grassy hops - somewhat bitter, yet mild.
The flavor presented a solid sweetness, nice and clean like a good Irish red ale should be. Mild aftertaste of the nuts and caramel.
The mouthfeel was between light and medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt nice. Finish was brisk with the nuts and caramel.
Overall, for the most part, it's pretty solid and I can tell it was well brewed. But I wouldn't mind a higher level of earthiness and some herbal qualities poking out to make this a superior Irish red ale.

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Samuel Adams Brick Red from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 471 ratings