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:
455
Reviews:
68
Avg:
3.62
pDev:
14.92%
 
 
Wants:
36
Gots:
106
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 455 |  Reviews: 68
Photo of VelvetExtract
3.44/5  rDev -5%
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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Photo of JohnMaudlin
4.18/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Totalpackage411
4.22/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A very good beer, highly drinkable and you can keep throwing them down smoothly. Surprisingly light for a red beer, taste close to regular Sam Adams but better.

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Photo of JorgesThemeSwimming
4.06/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Zstets
3.11/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of DJoe
3.96/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RKing44
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hoptometrist
3.7/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gingerbeard83
4.83/5  rDev +33.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Great red, it's unfortunate that you can't get it outside of Boston.

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Photo of mmellow12
3.67/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Daktah
3.57/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of obriendes46
4.08/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Hard to get outside Boston - just a great beer with a nice meal

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Photo of UTPharm2012
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of djrn2
3.21/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of chubenzino
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BigBry
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On-tap at the Union Oyster House in Boston.
Deep red color, short tight head. Good retention and spotty lace.
The smell has a good balance of hops and malts.
The taste also is nicely balanced, actually had a bit more hoppy finish than I was expecting.
The mouthfeel is quite creamy smooth, vey drinkable, medium body.
Another good beer, pretty good example for the style, a nice surprise.
apparently only available in Boston, part of Sam Adams charity program.

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Photo of ricknelson
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tb4475
3/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Jared_Alexander
2.66/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

I believe this is only available in Massachusetts, but if you are in the great city of Boston, you would be better served by trying another craft beer that you can't get in your home state/country.

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Photo of WeissBoy
3.05/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Userme59
2.75/5  rDev -24%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

I have had this a couple of times now, and nothing special. I consider it below average.

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Photo of misternebbie
3.05/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ESEbrew
3.52/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Stagga_Lee
3.79/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of yemenmocha
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Samuel Adams Brick Red from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.62 out of 5 based on 455 ratings.
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