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RATINGS: 360   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
crazyvin (1929) - New York, USA - MAR 7, 2010
Bottle my brother managed to find. Poured a nice cloudy brown hue with a quickly fading brownish-red head. Aroma had strong sherry-like notes. Flavor was very vinous, consisting of several fruit notes. A nice sour twang throughout. Some alcohol notes too. Carbonation was just right.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fred82 (2114) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 7, 2010
Bottle from reakt shared in hotel room after EBF
Appearance : Clear amber small head.
Aroma : Cherries, a bit acidic and quite fruity
Taste : Cherries, a bit sour and tart but not that much.
Overall : Great fruity profile but a bit simple. Interesting brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (5726) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 1, 2010
Sample @ Great Lakes Brewing News. slightly murky red brown pour. Winey. notes of cherry, wood, tartness. Almost lambic/sour like. Nice attempt SA

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
smcolw (530) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 13, 2010
Rocky cream-colored head that settles to a single foamy layer of bubbles. Light brown color with a mild haze. Strong caramel aroma with some notable alcohol smells. Very rich nose. Strong sourness to the initial taste, similar to Belgian gueuze. This has many of the elements a strong cider, including a green apple element. No notable hop. Low carbonation with a full body. Too rich to drink regularly.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (34595) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2010
Bottle 1pt.9fl.oz. @ Chris O’s Night of the Gaylords. [ Bottle #2899 ].
Clear medium amber color with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, fully diminishing, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, lacto - berry, cherry - apricot, red wine - a bit like Duchesse De Bourgogne, wood - barrel. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet, light acidic and bitter with a average to long duration, plum. Body is light to medium, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is soft. [20091229]

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drjay44 (2607) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JAN 26, 2010
750 ml. bottle. 9% ABV per the label.Bottle number 2969?? Pours an initially huge fluffy white head, which rapidly collapses, with attractive lacing, over an initially clear, later slightly hazy, red copper (SRM 15) body.....nose is light dried fruit (cherry, raisin, plum) with a bit of Belgian funk and slight acetic acid tones.....taste initially is of lightly sweet malts then a series of fruits including light cherry, plum, apricot then tart light sourness finishing with a lingering dry Brett sourness.....mouth feel is light to medium, with foamy carbonation adding to an effervescent wine experience. This is a quite good reproduction of a Flemish Red, not quite as sour, but really delicious and well balanced. This is not categorized correctly. It should be in the Sour Ale grouping. Although the company’s web site does not have this series in it, I suspect there was a bit of Brett in this beer. BJCP 7/3/17/4/8

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20274) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 22, 2010
Bottled@The Chriso Gaylord Tasting. Amber colour, small head. Aroma is mild wood along with some slight sourness and tartness. Rather nice aroma. Flavour is fruits, some sour wood, mild caramel malts and some rather tart notes as well. Quite close to some Belgian sours.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2010
A Mes rate. Bottle at Chris O’s Night of the Gaylords.
Clean amber with a thin off white collar. An excellent flemish sour type stuff. Excellent fruity stuff, superbly made, tonnes of balance and finesse. Plenty of barrel showing but in a really good way. Really clean mouthfeel, lots of length. Really good all round. Most impressed.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (13565) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2010
Bottle at Chriso Gaylord tasting 09. Thanks to Chris for bringing this back from Boston. Red amber colour, thin beige head. Some sour on aroma, really good Flemish sour. Could do with a bit more sourness on the end. Great aroma. Good fruit in mouth, some cherry/red fruits. Some sour on end, great fruit. Typical Flemish ale. Loved it.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (9588) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 2, 2010
Bottle. Pours clear amber-copper with a small, frothy off-white head, low retention with no lacing. Aroma is medium sweet malt with cherry notes. Slight earthiness with some faint alcohol notes. Low hop aroma. Tart cherry and caramel malt flavor with a light hop bitterness and spice. Oak notes. Plum and grape tannins. Medium-light body with moderately high carbonation and a dry finish.


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