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RATINGS: 358   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.


4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dwyerpg (4508) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 22, 2012
Wow I am loving this. A nice sour flavor that isnít too sweet. A bit of stickiness to this that is nice. I would buy this again in a second. The best Sam Adams in a while.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
JonLaRue (14) - 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

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SPDickerman (920) - Texas, USA - SEP 5, 2012
Pours reddish brown with a small, fast fizzling light brown head. Smells fruity, oaky, and a tiny bit sour. Taste is sour, fruity, and a bit of oak. Light-to-medium bodied with a lightly prickly texture and average mouth-carbonation, Samuel Adams Stony Brook Red finishes with some light sourness.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lemke10 (758) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 8, 2013
This pours a medium brown color with a decent, beige head. There is a decent scent of yeast and fruits. The taste is very Belgian with a complex mixture of citrus, other fruits, and yeast. The texture is quite nice and very this beer makes for very easy drinking. Very smooth and well made!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
SanfordBrewer (1391) - Sanford, Florida, USA - MAR 12, 2013
translucent brown-amber with a dense beige head. medium-full body with bubbly medium-high carbonation.

aroma: tart cherries, wild yeast mustiness, baking bread, caramel malt, stoney minerality, and faint banana/bubblegum esters.

taste: sour cherries, caramel malt sweetness, mild brett, stoney minerality, faint woodsy hops, subtle spice notes, and the dry grassy character of wild yeast.

i am very happy to see another of the "mega" craft breweries doing some sours. this is a subtle, but solid, stepping-stone to the more hardcore sour beers - something that is important to have. this is a great beer for food pairings as well; great with meats, cheeses, and daring desserts. overall, iím impressed.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kevinator (873) - The Colony, Texas, USA - APR 27, 2013
This is a good example of how the style should be done. Very well balanced. Nice tart fruit and alcohol aroma. Cool red-copper color. Smooth finish with a little tartness that makes the mouth pucker but not unnesecarily so. Dry finish. Good level of carbonation. Taste was tart fruit, spiciness up front, small amount of oak, Belgian yeast and alcohol. Really good at the end of the day.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SSSteve (3740) - - OCT 14, 2012
bottle. clear red with a small head. tart red fruit(purple grape, cherry), some funky oak. lots of cherry and grape flavor with a modest tartness. not overly acidic. mellow wood notes. medium body. not overly carbonated, but the level is noticeable. red wine aftertaste. tons of red fruit and berry flavors. iím impressed.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Klause222 (1) - - JAN 21, 2013 does not count
Small head. Nice, dark red. Tart and fruity up front. I think I tasted Worcester sauce, probably from the oak. It was not a bad thing. Complex and delightful.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BŁckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JAN 13, 2011
Bottle @ Utah Holiday Tasting: Pours a nice dark ruby color with a big fluffy head, very pretty. The nose is tart and balanced, full and fruity with tannins and clean and snappy hops and caramel. Tight and complex sour, I would never have expected this from Sam Adams!

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheGent (656) - , Massachusetts, USA - MAR 16, 2011
So I did not know this would be a sour ale when I opened the bottle but so glad it was. Really nice looking clear red amber with lots of carbonation and a 3 finger head that faded. The aroma is a tat fruit raspberries with some malt under that. The taste is super tart with a little sweetness but the oakiness does come through with a tinge of booze. Does finish like a dry white wine right at the end. Well done SA


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