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RATINGS: 370   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dionysus (1454) - Arizona, USA - JUL 3, 2010
Bottle pours deep ruby with a tan head. Aroma is brett, oak, light lactic (berry) and light acetic (cherry balsamic). Flavor shows basically the same. While I must say that I was rather impressed with this offering, in the broad spectrum of the style I think itís a little one dimensional. Donít get me wrong, iím not sharing my bottle, but there is much room for improvement. I wish that I had bought another while I was out there to put some age on it, oh well. Hopefully this will continue to be available in the future.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jpoelma (5) - Alabama, USA - JUN 28, 2010 does not count
Deep brown red color with tan lingering head. Dark fruits, Tart, oaky, alcohol. bitter finish. Fuzzy foamy mouthfeel

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thehurt01 (262) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 26, 2010
the beer poured a nice deep amber body and a good light brown head. The smell and taste a just as the label says. A citrus tart is a sweet beer. good carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nickd717 (3595) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 17, 2010
750ml bottle from the brewery in Boston. Pours a deep clear ruby red color with a two-finger tan head that eventually fades. Aroma is sweet and tart cherries and a little funk, for the most part. Some vinegar as well. Fruity, sweet, and tart flavor. A little vinegary, as it should be, and just a little sweet for the style. Iíd like a little more dryness on the palate, but itís a solid beer overall and not terribly off-style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - JUN 13, 2010
A very unique bottle split among friends in tulip glasses produced a slight brown head that disappeared quickly. The body of the brew was a slightly hazy reddish brown. I got a hint of Brett in the nose as well as cherries. The smell has a slight sourness to it as well. The brew was a tad to sweet to be called a Flanders in my book I did a side by side with a local Flanders and this one was by far sweeter and fruitier to me than the other. The oak barrel was present in the taste as well. The body was a medium with a ton of carbonation to it. This was a really drinkable brew to me I easily could have a second glass. A quality beer well worth the try

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nikiel (879) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 11, 2010
This beer has an interesting sour flavor that reflects an almost cherry-like undertone. The barrel aging has little reflection on the beer, except that it has a slight taste of red wine/port. Okay as far as sour beers go, disappointing as far as barrel aged beers go, and decent overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 14, 2010
Bottle - Thanks JohnGalt!! - Pours a hazy ruby with a small tan head...aroma is woody, cherry syrup, toffee, cherry skins...flavour is similar, lightly sour cherries, lt wood, lt syrup...light everything, not the best example of the style, but Iíve had worse...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2010
750ml bottle. Pours a mostly clear, amber-red colored body with a finger-width, frothy, off-white head that dissipates quickly and leaves a light lacing. Aroma is fairly tart cherries and dry wood with a moderate caramel malt. A hint of toast from the oak with some yeasty esters and a hint of funk. Nice smelling beer. Flavor is solid as well. Fairly sweet and caramel malty up front before some smooth cherries and oak come in. Some yeasty esters, vanilla, and a light funk. The tartness grows nicely into the finish before it completely dries with a light acidity and toasted wood. Fairly lengthy aftertaste following a light to medium, clean body and soft, light carbonation. Just a touch of warmth enters the chest. Overall, a really nice beer. I liked the aroma a bit better than the flavor, but there wasnít a lot to complain about here. The barrel aging plays a subtle role, but adds a decent complexity and made this very enjoyable. Definitely better than the Kriek.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BroSpud (1793) - , Massachusetts, USA - APR 10, 2010
Large (Fancy) bottle. Pours reddish-orange with a nice creamy head. Sweet aroma with a sweet fruity taste. Interesting beer but nothing spectacular. Very cool bottle though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2010
This a good example of a flemish red ale... Sam Adams certainly didnt push any boundaries with this offering... Good, not outstanding beer, some barnyard funky qualities underneath a lightly oaky tart red ale... Wish they would push the limits more, they certainly can...

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