Samuel Adams Ruby Mild | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

BA SCORE
79
okay
478 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
Samuel Adams Ruby MildSamuel Adams Ruby Mild
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States
samueladams.com

Style: English Dark Mild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Zorro on 07-26-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
478
Reviews:
88
Avg:
3.45
pDev:
10.72%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
29
For Trade:
0
View: Beers | Events
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 478 |  Reviews: 88
Photo of Squire123
3.43/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MasterRigger
3/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BEER88
3.77/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of GarrettB
2.99/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

December 24th, 2013 - Not often I get to try Mild Ales, but the Samuel Adams seems to deliver a taste of it, though I leave it to experts to comment on its representativeness. The color of the brew is pleasant and probably decidedly English, with a deep walnut brown and red, and on top, a layer of foam, though looser and less mottled. The nose features sweet cherries and a slight tang, and on sniffs two and three, a little perfume of hops appears. I like that, giving it some botanical diversity, without getting too potent or confused. The flavor mirrors the aroma, with a full and frothy mouth feel. The cherry is by now a familiar part of the Ruby Mild, but some toasted almond enters the fray. My impression after a few sips, is that this is very much like an Irish Red Ale, but sweeter, tangier and brighter. It's a curious style, and I much prefer the Irish Red's deep, contemplative sugars, but this Ruby Mild is a nice departure from those for a one-off experience.

 977 characters

Photo of PJCarnell
3.37/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jpuetz
3/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Nesfelle
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Patches826
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Thecalmdrinker
3.59/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MisterKilderkin
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BigAl18
3.46/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Faxmesomehalibut
3.05/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of redsoxjim
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of WoostaBia
3.8/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SierraFlight
2.84/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Straight from the bottle at a friend’s party. Couldn’t assess appearance. Minimal insight into aroma. Toasted bread, caramel, late earthy flavor. Also, some fruit undertones. Active carbonation, medium-light body, creamy texture. I enjoyed this more than I expected to. Not overly interesting, but a fair sessionable brew.

 326 characters

Photo of FreshButterbeer
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beer-Revelry
3/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Goodspeed83
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DarthVorador
4.41/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

I really liked this one from Sam Adams. Smooth malty taste is well balanced, & I could definitely put back a few of these!

122 characters

Photo of RBorsato
4/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of MouldyCrow
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of a77cj7
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of kmanjohnson
3.24/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of Jobin_24
3/5  rDev -13%

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Samuel Adams Ruby Mild from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.45 out of 5 based on 478 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • BeerAdvocate Microbrew Invitational

    Join us June 2-3, 2017 in Boston, Mass. for beer, cider, mead, kombucha and sake from over 70 small producers.

    Learn More
  • Subscribe to BeerAdvocate Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.

    Subscribe