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Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 379   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.


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beaz1591 (238) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 8, 2012
Wine glass. Cloudy reddish brown. Has almost a red wine smell with some sourness to it. A very complex tasting beer, starts sour and ends with a maltyness. Very unusual tasting beer.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tsekouratos (479) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - JUL 12, 2015
750 ml bottle from The Local Pub, Athens Greece. Amber color, clear, with a beige head. Aromas of tart fruits, caramel, maybe smoke. Tastes oak and caramel, with some tart and acidic notes. Medium body with medium carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
zacgillbanks (3179) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2015
Bottle from Rehills, Newastle. A hazy dark red coloured beer that pours with a quickly disappearing white head. It has a rich, spicy cherry and vanilla flavour, oak and zesty fruity notes followed by almond and sherry on the smooth finish. Excellent!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (15379) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 9, 2015
Bottle, 750ml corked. An unclear, dark reddish to light brown beer with a dense, light beige head. The aroma is fruity and lightly vinegarish, with prunes, some faint notes of caramel chocolate. It’s medium to full-bodied, tart and nicely carbonated, with flavors of dried fruits doing most of the manual labour. Some generic fruityness and a faint vinegar touch too. Lasting finish with prunes dominating. A nice one indeed, but it lacks depth and complexity. 150609

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (9625) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 9, 2015
Bottle 750ml @ La Quinta Inn & Suites, Portland, ME
Pours hazy brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, dried fruits, yeast and some tartness. Taste is light to medium sweet, light bitter and light to medium sour with a long malty, slightly sour and fruity finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pivo (2631) - GERMANY - MAY 24, 2015
Complex nose of malt, spices and whiskey. Murky brown. Big heavy body with a massive sweet malt taste. Too sweet times but with some tartness to balance it out. Alcohol throughout. Big beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
YogiBeera (2544) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 24, 2015
Cherry sour nose medium intense . Deep mahogany color with small head. Very tart sour cherry taste with some malt and honey notes. It misses some lightness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chucklemation (792) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - MAY 14, 2015
Pours a dark amber with an off-white foam head. Aroma is tart fruit and oak. Flavor is more dominated by the oak, with tart fruit in the finish. Very good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
benfergy (235) - Valley City, North Dakota, USA - APR 26, 2015
The aroma has much wild yeast, and a hint of fruit. As I sip, I also sense caramel malt. The taste is moderately sour with some sweetness. Very smooth. Excellent beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (8617) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 12, 2015
Pour on tap at Avery Sourfest 2014, dark reddish brown pour with off white head, aroma brought notes of oak, red wine, dark fruit, caramel into a bit of yeast, bread, some earthy notes into a bit of funk. Taste was a mix of earth, red wine, oak, some caramel into red fruits, funk comes into grain, finishing fairly dry, slightly sweet.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hotstuff (4403) - Indiana, USA - MAR 9, 2015
Rated on 9-14-2013 at Fort Wayne, IN RateBeer gathering (Corked and caged bottle) The appearance of this beer is a small fizzy tan head that quickly dissipated, amber body with a red tint, very little carbontion observed, and spotty amounts of lacing. The aroma is malt, yeast, dark fruit, sour, and tart. The flavor is sweet, sour, lightly tart, malt, and dark fruits. The mouthfeel of this beer is light carbonation and it is medium bodied. Overall, if one likes sour tasting beers, try this one.


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