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RATINGS: 387   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewBoxer (2482) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 31, 2014
Bottle from the local 7/11.pours a dark brown color . Sweet sour taste initially but settles to be more line a rodenbqch. Decent

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuedmaster (315) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 24, 2014
Oh yeah baby, I really like this one. Aroma of sour cherries and plum with a hint of oak. Reddish mahogany pour with little head and no lacing, quite normal for the style. This would be considered an Oud Bruin in Belgium, and a nice one at that. Tart flavor dominates but is not excessive, well balanced by the malt, giving the impression of dark sour cherries and a vinous character (tannins). Medium bodied, thin texture, lively carbonation, and sour finish. An excellent representation of the style and worth repeating. The 9% abv packs a punch but isn’t noticeable in the flavor. I used to associate Sam Adams with generic American beers in the old days but they have really raised the bar recently with their barrel room collection.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Caytinator (1005) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 24, 2014
1.5 year old bottle. Translucent almost-red color, no lacing, little head fades to a ring. Nice aroma, sour but muted. The taste is good, and I agree with the deScription for the most part - it is definitely tart, and I can taste the toasty oak - its age mutes it a bit, but it’s still strong. It’s honestly not my favorite, but enjoyable nonetheless.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jb (2636) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Seems like it fits in the red category pretty well, very similar to some Belgian Red’s I’ve had. Clear and reddish and dark with a very nice full lacing / retention. nose is fruity and sour. Lots of funky sour. Palate is sour and red and fruity with a dry dry finish. Oh I like this a lot.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonas (6300) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JUN 13, 2014
Bottle. Chestnut, cappucino cream. Wooden, grape, raspberry nose. Medium to light dry body. Berry and light lactose finisher

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
JonLaRue (55) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 26, 2014
Beer opens lemon scented malt. Light maroon with a lofy head. Taste is an earthy sweet that smoothly transitions to a fruity oak. Palate is smooth but ends overly sweet. A great beer for a great time careful guys its 9% abv

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HighlanderOne (1102) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - MAY 25, 2014
Poured from big bottle. Apple and wine barrel aroma. Good lookin mahogany with no head. I have to say at this point that I am not a fan of sours. I taste fermented apple ciders with malt for balance and definite sangria flavors. This I think is a great example of the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arnold931 (1006) - Iowa, USA - MAY 24, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear dark ruby white off white head. Nose is tart citrus and cherry. Taste is same. Nice and tart.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daafisch (43) - New York, USA - MAY 22, 2014
Poured from bottle. Deep red color with a nice head. Funk and tart on the nose. Taste has tart cherry up front that slightly lingers. The finish is dry and tart. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (9454) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 20, 2014
Bottle. Tart cherry, caramel malt and hay aroma. Dark amber with small head. Boozy tart cherry and caramel malt flavor. Nice body. Not bad.

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