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RATINGS: 379   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Samuel Adams Stony Brook Red: This unique brew defies traditional beer style definition. The rich, malty brew combines notes of tart fruit from the yeast with a toasty oak character from the barrel aging. The long dry finish is almost wine-like. This is a beer that is satisfying on its own and also pairs well with many foods such as braised or roasted meats, beef stews and strong salty cheeses.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
boFNjackson (4191) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 21, 2012
Bottle... Poured deep, ruby/maroon with a thin, light khaki head. Noticeable sweetness here with barrel and oak flavors. Some acidity, but not overly tart, and I wouldn’t see this was necessarily sour, just a hint of acidity to show the bugs did their thing. Some dark fruits and cherry skins, yeast spice, grenadine, vinegar, and more oak even through to the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rosenbergh (8526) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 13, 2012
750 ml bottle. From the brewery in Boston, MA. HHOKXI.
Dark ruby red colour with small light tan head. Vinegar, sourness, tart fruitiness, mild cherry sweetness and christmas apples in aroma. Sweet and sour flavour with sweet cherry, fruits and spices. Slightly thin. Excellent American Sour Ale. Truly enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brandman (2415) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 12, 2012
Relish brown semi hazy, offwhite head. Aroma is caramel with apple vinegar. Nice flavour, chocolate, apple, vinegar, cherry,

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (10498) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 24, 2012
Bottle shared at Slutfest 3, Richmond, VA, 4/21/12. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a thin creamy white head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of tart cherries, earthy and herbal notes. The taste is tart cherries, berries, earth and a vegetal note. Medium bodied. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Butters (3960) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 21, 2012
Sampled at Slutfest 3.Wow, this is actually really a nice surprise fromn sam adams. Pleasant kriek qualities. Lightly tart cherry nose. More impressive that it is from these guys. Nice cherries.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tia (1239) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - APR 21, 2012
Bottle@ SF. Medium brown with sudsy head. Smells like a mix between sour apple and watermelon jolly ranchers. Porter sour, would get an even higher rating if the sour held on and didn’t give way to sweet. Dry finish. Good for a Sam Adams.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UDBeernut (2164) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - FEB 25, 2012
poured into a tulip, amber color, small of white head, light carbonation. sweet and sticky well balanced by the sourness and oak. the oak is suble and enjoyable. the alchohol is atrong but not over bearing. me and hammer made easy work of this treat direct from the brewery tour.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (4501) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 15, 2012
$9.99 for a 25 oz. bottle from my local Shaw’s Supermarket. Snifter show’s a brown with red hues for color, with light retention and mild spotty lace. The nose was mildly tart cherries and some real weak barrel aromas. Tart cherry and caramel malt flavor with a light hop bitterness and spice. Oak notes show up as well. Has a plum or prune like finish. I’m not an expert of this style. (and drink only once in awhile) however , it seems to be nice example. More on the Flemish side which I like.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerfest5 (1206) - Cloneen, IRELAND - DEC 25, 2011
Sour ales are still a little out of my palate range meaning that I’m sure I dont appreciate them the way they deserve. This was very good with the Christmas ham and some spicy cheeses. Liquor or wine like in its finish. Nice oaky smoothness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnnyJ (4910) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 18, 2011
Bottle. Murky reddish brown pour, with off-white head. Lightly tart fruit, wood, some sweet caramel malt, and light sour cherry. Fairly one dimensional, meh.


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