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RATINGS: 363   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.


3.7
   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 (13856) - 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 (9794) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
redsox8945 (11) - Chicopee, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 29, 2009
Cherry Red in color, clear. Bitter in taste, there are a lot of flavors going on at once with this one. medium body, slick feel, fizzy, a long finish that brings out the oak from the barrel.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
randolphjj (116) - Raymore, Missouri, USA - DEC 29, 2009
Looks gorgeous in the glass - a nice red. Very very sour beer. The cherries really come through. Sours aren’t my favorite style, so take this with a grain of salt.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aubrey (3442) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - DEC 26, 2009
Vinous yet malty. Notes of tart and fruity esters from the yeast with light, toasty oak in the background. A slight sourness and a mild, drying bitterness balance out the beer. Not extreme like most barrel-aged beers, but pleasant and enjoyable to drink.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
3fourths (8100) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 21, 2009
bottle. rust colored body, small white head. nose of tart cherry skins and heavy oak, some aspirin/chalk/aspartame noticed, some acid esters as well. flabby texture, thin to medium body, oak is overpowering, tannins are overwhelming and sloppy. mild flavor, lacks depth, mostly oak and fruit skins, with some vegetal off-flavors becoming more noticeable in the finish. passable.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 18, 2009
750ml bottle $8.99, it looks kind of like a flanders red, reddsih color, translucent, short ring of bubbles around the glass. The smell is quite interesting off the bat, a bit of funk, sour fruit, reminds me of the dissident. The flavor doesn’t seem to match up with the smell for me, its a little tart but mostly mild with a bit of woodiness, needs more sourness, more funk and less alcohol. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 12-19-2009 03:26:55

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
notalush (4913) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 11, 2009
750 - labeled as 9% abv - Pours an effervescent hazy red - nose is moderately acidic and acetic, with rich oaky tannins, mild earthiness (though I’d hesitate to call it "funky"), but with a substantial malt base - there is a distinct Rodenbach-ish character to the nose - medium body, full but soft carbonation - the flavor has an initial kick of semi-sour, acidic and vinegar-like qualities - dry and oaky through the middle - malt sweetness develops late, with some fruity notes and caramel flavors - moderate yeast and basement character - finish is dry, semi-tannic, with mild lingering oak and yeast, as well as cherry and vanilla far in the back - fairly malty, but there is an argument for this being labeled as a sour ale - Sam Adams has made one hell of a beer here.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ratman197 (9956) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 7, 2009
750 ml corked and caged bottle poured a clear reddish amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of cherry, carmel, yeast, light carmel and light barnyard. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry tart finish. Flavors of cherry, oak, vanilla, barnyard funk and light carmel with a crisp dry lingering tart funky finish. One of the best Sam Adams beers I’ve had!


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