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

Samuel Adams Ruby MildSamuel Adams Ruby Mild
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Samuel Adams Ruby MildSamuel Adams Ruby Mild

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

Style: English Dark Mild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Zorro on 07-26-2013

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Ratings: 478 |  Reviews: 88
Photo of deltatauhobbit
3.78/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours an amber color with a decent amount of head, fades at a moderate rate and doesn't leave any lacing on the glass.

Smell is mostly sweet malt with a slight toffee aroma, nothing too surprising but that fits a mild.

Taste starts out with the sweetness of the malt, toffee melds in nicely, carbonation is soft yet ample which lends a nice creaminess to this beer, very easy drinking, not much bittering hops in the aftertaste though, fairly crisp finish which is surprising.

For a mild, this is quite pleasant but those expecting something else probably will be underwhelmed.

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Photo of Murrhey
2.78/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Poured from a 12oz standard pressure-cap bottle into a pint glass in high elevation Kalispell, Mont. Reviewed live.

A- One-finger cream-colored head with low retention atop a ruby-colored body. Some sticky lacing fringes the top.

S- Ruby malts, mild aroma with some caramel. Maybe a bit too mild for my liking.

T- Warm, mild malts. Creamy. Not a lot happening here for me.

M- Creamy and smooth.

O- This beer isn't bad, but it's just middle of the pack. Nothing really crazy going on here. Meh.

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Photo of shockrocker65
4/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of sooner961
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of mfnmbvp
3.03/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle, with the label notched at best before January 2014. Acquired as part of the Samuel Adams fall variety pack. One of their beers that I've never tried before. Expectations are average given the brewery.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter glass.

A - Pours the typical chestnut / ruby red colored body with decent clarity and two fingers of creamy khaki / tan colored head. Head retention is a bit better than some of the others in the Samuel Adams autumn variety pack, but not by much.

S - Smell is decent, it has some of that some same crisp malt profile that is present in Samuel Adams Boston Lager. A bit of crushed black peppery spice. Hint of alcohol fumes. Some grains.

T - Taste is bland and boring. A bit of crispness, toasted caramel malt, and little else. Not enough flavor and not nearly enough flavor intensity. Basically a malt showcase.

M - Medium bodied with the usual medium-high carbonation that is to be expected from The Boston Beer Company. A dry finish with some stickiness.

Overall, an unimpressive, unmemorable beer. Probably the least interesting beer in the variety pack, but that's not to say that it isn't drinkable. Crisp and malty, I could see this pairing well with some autumnal barbeque. Otherwise, it's worth trying once and not again.

Samuel Adams Ruby Mild ---3/5.

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Photo of dubmax
2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of midnitesun11
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Bieniek30
3/5  rDev -12%

Photo of smcolw
3.82/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Good lasting head. Leaves streaking and clumpy lace. Clear, dirty copper.

Quite mild in aroma. Caramel but dry smell. No notable hop to the nose.

The caramel tastes darker than the smell, almost treacle-like. Surprising hop bitterness. Decent body, low carbonation.

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Photo of evoljetta
3.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of timoteo833
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of RockinRob925
2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of trocketsauced
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of dertyd
3/5  rDev -12%

Photo of cuy50
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of RandyPuckett
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of BlazedNug
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Loveyourbeer
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of ToMakeEndsMeet
3/5  rDev -12%

Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.27/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a shaker pint glass.

A dark ruby amber body sits under a cream colored head that recedes to an even film, as light foamy lines of lacing cling to the glass.

The aroma is not a huge player, but it has sweet malty notes with almost a spiciness about it. A faint caramel sweetness comes through as well.

The taste is equally malty and sweet, very smooth too. Just a slight tang in the finish.

Mouthfeel is lighter in body, making this go down very easily.

Overall, this is an unassuming beer, and it's one that I probably could drink for a while. Nothing that jumps out, but that's quite okay.

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Photo of williahd
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Utica_Brew_Review
3.01/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Amber / copper color with decent head and mild carbonation. Slight malty and caramel aroma. Crisp malty taste and you can really taste the alcohol. Sort of lack luster. No real depth or an element that makes it memorable. The flavors it has aren't bad, they're just not enough.

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Photo of Cameronc12
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of u2carew
3.44/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz longneck
A) Pours with a two finger off white colored head. Great head retention. Tight, creamy. Clear copper-amber body. Sticky lacing on the drink down.
S) Subtle caramel aroma.
T) Caramel. Tree fruit - hints of cherry, apple. Subtle floral notes. Some candy / sugary sweetness to the flavor profile.
M) Medium-light body. Cream. Fairly smooth.
O) A decent brew.

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Photo of Spartan13
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Samuel Adams Ruby Mild from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 21.5% out of 100 with 478 ratings
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