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Samuel Adams Barrel Aged Red

Samuel Adams Barrel Aged Red
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RATINGS: 5   MEAN: 3.16/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Flanders Brown, fermented with brettanomyces and lactobacillus, aged in multiple barrels for two years.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - JUN 26, 2010
Bottle from woodshop 5.1. Pours reddish brown with no head. Nose is sweet and funky. Taste is tart sour and nicely funky. Pretty nice overall. Best sam adams I’ve had in a long while.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 4, 2009
(Draught) Pours a lightly hazy orangish red body with a small white head. Aroma of wood, raisins, plums, and light horseblanket. Flavor of raisins, old wooden barrel, earth, musty, caramel, somewhat dirty, and cheese.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MadIndian (2305) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2009
Tap Night of Funk. Reddish/gplden pour with stong strong aroma of mustyness is the best descripton. Definite barrel age taste with hints of sour vanilla. It was odd. I did not hate it, it was interesting.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
puzzl (3237) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 25, 2009
Tap at Night of the Funk. Another sour flop from Sam Adams. Believe it or not they nailed one that was at this fest though, the 6 year old (!) unblended lambic, but that isn’t the beer in question here. This one poured gold (huh?) with an oaky, buttery, light vanilla nose. Notes of grilled cheese/American cheese confuse my palate. The weird savory balance really throws this one off. It is actually decently close to an Oud Bruin in a weird way but they’ve still got a lot of work to do on this one. More sour, less, err, grilled cheese.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - OCT 17, 2009
sample at NotF. Pours a red syrupy note with no head. Nose is pungent, very strong and musty. Palate is smooth and syrupy. FLavors of light biscuit and toast, the brett leaves a cheesey note and its very sour and overwhelming in the mouth.


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