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

Samuel Adams Brick RedSamuel Adams Brick Red
BA SCORE
3.71/5
463 Ratings
Samuel Adams Brick RedSamuel Adams Brick Red
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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by fitzy84 on 03-03-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#26,883
Reviews:
69
Ratings:
463
pDev:
14.29%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
36
Gots:
109
Trade:
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Photo of kylehay2004
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of djrn2
3.21/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Knapp85
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Didn't know anything about this beer until I got to the brewery in Boston last summer. The brewery was giving samples of this along with a few others. Since it's only sold in Boston I'll need to make my way back there if I ever want to have this beer again. The color of the beer is a deep red color with a pretty decent looking head on it. The lacing was sporadic along the glass. The smell has a pleasent aroma of hops and malts. The taste also has a hoppy and malty flavor. The mouthfeel is drinkable and just about medium bodied. Overall it's a good brew and really worth checking out when in Boston.

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Photo of oline73
3.07/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

I had this at the Cheers set bar in Boston. Served in a dimpled Cheers mug.

Appearance: I'll admit this is a nice looking beer. Pours a reddish dark amber with a finger of thick off white head that leaves some lacing on the glass.

Smell: Mild smell overall. I'm picking up some bready malt along with a slight sweetness.

Taste: Mild malt and slightly bitter from the hops. There is also a slight nuttiness.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with tingly carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: The malt profile is nice. This is an alright beer, but not particularly interesting.

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Photo of zestar
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of Boone757
3.74/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mothman
3.24/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of olradetbalder
3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of dbrauneis
3.52/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on-tap at Anthem Kitchen & Bar in Boston, MA

A: Pours a clear darker reddish amber in color with some moderate amounts of visible carbonation and some garnet red highlights. The beer has a half finger tall thin light beige head that quickly reduces to a medium patch of very thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of caramel malts and toasted malts along with some faint notes of grassy and earthy hops.

T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of toasted and caramel malts with just a slight hint of sweetness. Very light flavors of grassy and earthy hops contribute just a hint of bitterness which fades quickly.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly crisp with just a hint of dryness in the finish.

O: This was an OK beer but kind of what I have come to expect from Sam Adams - nothing too risky, fairly safe recipes that would appeal to gateway craft beer drinkers. I'm glad that I happened to find this on tap while visiting Boston for the weekend because otherwise I would not have had the opportunity to try it.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.68/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap 12/8/10 at British Beer Company in Walpole, MA, served in a Samuel Adams "perfect pint" glass.

A: The beer is a dark reddish brown color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is kind of faint but contains caramelized malts, some hops, some honey and some citrus.

T: The taste starts with a hearty mal character and then sweet flavors of honey, caramel and some citrus. The hops presence is decent for the style and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, it might not be the best beer in the style but it's decent enough to be worth drinking for a while.

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Photo of nickfl
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of smithj4
3.6/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.88/5  rDev +4.6%

Photo of smcolw
3.63/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Some stringy lace from nearly a non-existent head; Deep ruby color and absolutely clear.

Mild smell--virtually nothing. What I can detect is very neutral.

Far more bitter than I expected. Good malt flavor which means its well-balanced. The aftertaste is short lived. Full bodied with a proper level of carbonation. Overall, a decent Red.

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Photo of ZEB89
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of johnnnniee
3.8/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery.
Pours a deep amber almost red with a decent sized tan head that shows great retention. Smells of malty caramel and toffee with just enough earthy floral hops to make it a Sam Adams beer. The taste is a little sweet and a bit malty with a great Irish Red caramel feel to it. Spicy earthy hops provide some balance to the sweetness. Medium body with a moderate to spirited level of carbonation and a sweet malty mouthfeel. This is a nice Irish Red with a bit of a kick in the hops. I liked it a bit.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of stakem
3.78/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Review from notes taken 2/19/10.

While in Boston for the Extreme Beer Fest I got to have multiple sample glasses of this on tap in the Sam Adams draft room after a tour. Tour guide informed us that this red ale is not sold outside the immediate Boston area.

It pours a clear amber red with a khaki/tan head more than a finger strong. Solid wall of lace clings to the glass with very good head retension. Floral hops and malty sweetness comprise the aroma. Taste is crisp and malty sweet with an alcohol taste filling out the body. Caramel notes are present and it has a warming finish. Medium feel with moderate carbonation. Very easy drinking.

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Photo of BEER88
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of Lone_Freighter
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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3/5  rDev -19.1%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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