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RATINGS: 356   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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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gmb5127 (234) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Aroma I amazing and smells like it would be a pretty sour beer. I was kind of disappointed with the taste. Starts like a mild sour, but it finishes kind of like an ale.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Caytinator (894) - 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 its still strong. Its honestly not my favorite, but enjoyable nonetheless.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jb (2147) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Seems like it fits in the red category pretty well, very similar to some Belgian Reds Ive 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonas (5593) - Garching b. Mnchen, GERMANY - JUN 13, 2014
Bottle. Chestnut, cappucino cream. Wooden, grape, raspberry nose. Medium to light dry body. Berry and light lactose finisher

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
JonLaRue (13) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HighlanderOne (985) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arnold931 (400) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daafisch (27) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (7295) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (1222) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2014
Pours a very dark amber color with light fizzy head. Tartness, funk, and some citrus fruity notes on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a tart fruit note.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oOJUXEOo (234) - Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2014
Pour is almost a brown cola color. Aroma is oak and light funk. Taste is beautifully malty and sour. Very nice beer! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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