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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by fitzy84 on 03-03-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
454
Reviews:
68
Avg:
3.61
pDev:
14.96%
 
 
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35
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3.44/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

On tap. Pours a clear, dark copper. Aroma is very malty. Completely malty actually. I was unsure of the style or couldn't remember it. Smells of caramel, bread and soft roast. Flavor is the same.bread crust and toffee. Devoid of hoppiness, even as a subsidiary flavor. Has some fullness to the feel at a relatively low ABV.

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4.3/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at Union Ale House

Appearance: clear, red-brown in color, 1/4 inch head, medium carbonation

Smell: toasted malt and caramel

Taste: toasted malt, caramel, small citrus hops in the back

Mouthfeel: moderate carbonation and body, nice balance between sweet and bitter

Drinkability: A hoppier Boston lager...A very good beer that I could sip all day. One of Sam Adams better offerings and one of the better I have had in the style.

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

Stopping at the America exhibit in Epcot for a beer. This was on tap. The server said it was only offered on tap, and only in Boston and Disney. Good beer.
Ruby red color, thick tan head, a good deal of lace. Very pretty.
Sweet, malty, caramel aroma.
Very much caramel malt taste, a hint of cherry.
The malt makes it to be on the heavier side, but it was a very nice beer.

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3.23/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I had this beer when we went on the tour at the BBC in Boston. The beer was a nice golden yellow color with a very thick head. The smell was pretty average. Got a bit of malt and tiny bit of hops. The taste was pretty average. To me it was like a watered down version of the Boston Lager. The Mouthfeel was nice. I got a good amount of crispness. Overall this beer is perfect for what it is meant for (local bars and restaurants). It isnt the best beer in the world, but I love the meaning of this beer.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Served on-tap in a clear pint glass at The Barking Crab (Boston, MA).

A: Deep garnet with 1-2 finger beige head with decent retention and a few spicules of lace.

S: Not a great aroma at with burnt caramel and an overly medicinal, buttery smell. Hops are not detectable at all.

T: Malty with burnt toffee and buttery tones with an abrupt herbal, woody hops finish which doesn't do this beer any favors.

M: Big body for the style with low carbonation to give it a nice creamy smoothness. Aftertaste is very nutty and woody.

D: Not SA's best effort by a long shot. Very malty but too much toasted flavor with an strange abrupt hops finish that adds up to a poorly cohesive brew.

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3.26/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- A nice deep dark amber, thin white head.

S- Caramel malt, maybe a light cherry aroma, but not a whole lot.

T- Mainly malt coming through, caramel, some hop presence.

M- Smooth, malty, medium bodied.

O- Good beer, but not a whole lot coming through. I could drink a few.

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Samuel Adams Brick Red from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.61 out of 5 based on 454 ratings.
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