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%
 
 
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36
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Photo of thomasarose
3.08/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of ghebb
3.11/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

On tap @ the tasting room in the Boston Brewery.

Poured a deep amber-reddish color with a dense head. The aroma almost killed this beer for me, very medicinal, almost like cough syrup. Luckilly, the flavor makes up for it, with bready and toasted malt flavors dominating (I didn't detect any camramel malt sweetness like some other reviewers), with a hint of roasted barley flavor. Ends with a firm (but not obtrusive)hop finish.

Pretty authentic take on an Irish Red, unfortunately the horrible aroma brings the drinkability down in my book

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

Photo of argock
3.13/5  rDev -13.5%
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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Photo of Dmbphoenix
3.15/5  rDev -13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tikk
3.16/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jsprain1
3.2/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Pours a brick red, bordering on slightly brown. Virtually no head or lacing on it though.
S- Light caramel malts, a bit of sweetness, almost a honey character on the nose as well.
T- A bit of toasted grain at first, but then gets tremendously sweet, caramel and just a bit of earthy/woody notes in the finish.
M- Fuller body than most, much less carbonation than most in style.
O- Not all that impressive of a beer. Drinkable, but it's a bit of a disappointment considering how much I like most Sam Adams beers.

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Photo of fastestmanalive
3.2/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of EPICAC
3.21/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sam Adams Brick Red pours, as expected, a clear, deep red. It's topped by an off-white head that fades to a film leaving nice lace. The aroma is fairly light overall with notes of caramel, toffee and a hint of fruitiness.

Biscuity and toasty malts upfront quickly move into a strong caramel sweetness in the center. Towards the finish a graininess appears along with a mild bitterness. Boston Brick Red is medium-bodied with moderate carbonation and a mild stickiness.

I know Irish Reds are supposed to be malty, but this one just seems a bit too malty to me. Perhaps it's the one-note dominance of the malt flavors. It's a decent beer, but most likely not one that I'll have again, especially if there are better options on tap.

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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 jnfs
3.21/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer is dark red in color and clear, has light to moderate carbonation with a slight head. There is a slight plum and Carmel aroma and the taste is of alcohol and plum. This is an ok session beer and I was happy to find it on tap, though I do wish it was a bit more remarkable.

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Photo of jnezda
3.22/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Tried this beer on recommendation from the staff and found it quite enjoyable. I had never heard of this Sam Adam's product so was pretty excited. Served in a Becker which nicely accentuated the deep red color of this beer and the 2 fine finger eggshell head that stuck around well and left some good lacing. The smell was a little worrisome as it was virtually not there, but being in a steak house sort of over whelms the senses so perhaps it had more than the slight maltiness to which I would give it credit. The taste seemed to be very forward on the palette but with very little after taste. This beer seems like a more full version of many of the Red's I have tried. I could enjoy a few of these any time and they could be well served to compliment a good steak any day.

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Photo of gtermi
3.23/5  rDev -10.8%
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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Photo of mothman
3.24/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Doomcifer
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of MatthewBuchholz
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of Kmlund
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of BrianSwoyer
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of Basshooker
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of Davepoolesque
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of DerwinWentworth
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of Mikecap
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of Bockerdoppel91
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of andrewborstein
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of ShippinUpToBoston
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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