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RATINGS: 343   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
eelbasher (285) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 21, 2013
750ml bottle. Pours deeper red/burgundy with a bubbly ring of lace. Super vinegary and vinus. Tart cherry and some funk to the nose. Really easy drinking and packed with cherry, strawberry, and some raspberry. Veto approachable and easy to drink. Nice

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thedm (4889) - Fort Wayne, USA - SEP 14, 2013
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a head of foamy finely sized bubbles that were quickly diminishing and left behind a uncarbonated transparent copper brown colored body and a poor lacing. . The mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish. The nice flavor contained notes of red currant jelly Irish red malt and hops. An OK brew just nothing special.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
freeofthoughts (635) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - SEP 8, 2013
Bottle pours reddish brown worth little of white head. Vinegar aroma with some Belgian grainy funk. Earthy dry Belgian malts dominate with a light acidic sour. Somewhat strange and safe for a sour, not too dynamic but not outright bad, just not quite there.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcartamdg (1672) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2013
Pours dark brown with no head. Aroma of funk, solvent, vanilla and oak. Taste is acetone, vanilla, oak, tart cherries and funk. If I can get past the acetone, it's not a bad beer, just wish that wasn't present and it would be solid. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cstuartj (930) - Washington, USA - AUG 31, 2013
Pours a deep ruddy red with a huge head. Pleasant sour mash and berry nose. Tart crisp attack. Raspberry, citrus. Smooth finish. Very good but different beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
vamp666 (15) - - AUG 30, 2013
This is a great Ale. It has a sour taste to it that I really enjoy. This is great for a hot day like today. Go times!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JBoan (176) - Arizona, USA - AUG 17, 2013
Pours deep red with two finger head. Smell funky, pungent sour cherries, tart fruit. Taste is sour, fruit, cherries. Good medium body. Good but not great.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDurden24 (1495) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - AUG 17, 2013
Reddish brown pour with some unexpected sour, tart and fruitiness. Better than I would expect from Sam Adams. Pretty damn good.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Another1 (9) - Missouri, USA - AUG 16, 2013 does not count
Surprising and unusual, a lambic in wolf's clothing. The sour fruitiness is refreshing, while the spice and toasted oak / coffee finish ads substance and balance. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
airrick2003 (415) - Louisiana, USA - AUG 16, 2013
Appearance: pours a cloudy brownish color with hues of deep amber as well, pours with a very tall tan head, head settles into a smaller head with good retainage Aroma: caramel, molasses, sour, tart, lemon, very interesting, alcohol Taste: very sour, tart, some pretty roasted malt, hint of coffee on the end, you do get the toasted oak a bit too Palate: low carbonation, has a moderate mouth feel, strong tart and sour aftertaste, leaves mouth dry Overall: this beer is very in your face, lots of strong flavors and aromas, fairly complex too, recommended because its delicious ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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