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RATINGS: 390   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.

goldtwins' rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - AUG 9, 2010
The beer poured a hazy reddish color with a small off-white head. The aroma was woody and mildly tart. Lightly fruity with some cherry notes. The flavor was mildly tart, fruity and earthy. Just a hint of wild character. Favorite out of the three barrel beers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Helsdon (340) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 23, 2016
This beer was one of the few brought up from Buffalo by my sister-in-law. I saw the impressive rating and wanted to see how an American "big" brewery would approach a sour, especially a established Belgian one. The pour looks good, deeps red-brown with almost tan head. The nose says there is something up. I’m getting as much caramel malt as I am getting sharp sour funk, in fact much more caramel. The taste is the same, rich caramel malt, but not sweet, with a decent roasted-ness to it, a little dried fruit, and some of the vinegar bite I would have expected from this style, but just some. Definitely a tasty beer, a weak version of a Flemish red, but if you’re not too hung up on being true to styles an overall nice drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatTony (188) - Augusta, Georgia, USA - FEB 29, 2016
1 pint 9.4 ounce bottle. Poured out a cloudy translucent orange with a short lived amber head. Aroma was dry white grapes like Champaign and the taste followed with a hint of oak and a dry metallic finish. Palate was slick and soapy. Not really my cup of tea, but worth trying.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oldrtybastrd (4888) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 23, 2016
Pours a reddish amber with fluffy head. Aromas of light vinegar, cherries, and some foeder. Flavors of cherries, a little sweet...wants to be Rodenbach Grand Cru but the sour and foeder fails to show.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocJitsu (1559) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - NOV 17, 2015
Pours a clear amber color with a quickly dissipating khaki colored head. Cola, sour ale, and oaky-vanilla nose. Soft mouthfeel that becomes quite astringent. Flavors approximate the nose.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfearnley (1578) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 1, 2015
Bottle to tulip Light sourness, yeast, some apple and orange, and wood. Transparent red with lots of effervescence which coalesces into a 1 cm, creamy, light tan head. The taste is sour, but very lightly so. Light citrus, similar to grapefruit, but not as sour and I get some woodiness, but not necessarily oak.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teorn88 (5743) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2015
BAcklog rating. 75cl bottle at BottleDog, London. It pours a clean copper color with a minimal tan head. Aroma is sweet red berries marmalade, tangy lemon and red berries, light vinegar and red wine. Taste has more caramel, red berries, plums, citric tartness, red wine reduction. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, complex enough

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Minderbinder (3186) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 30, 2015
Bottle 750ml. Thx Guy. Pours red with low white head. No serious lacing. Aroma is of grapes, caramel, malt, toffee. Taste is of acidity, cherries, red wine, belgian yeast, alcohol. Palate: Medium body. Soft-medium carbonation. Overall: Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mathieuc (3038) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 28, 2015
Bottle shared by Minderbinder, thanks man! Pours a medium brown with no head and no lacing. Nose is of alcohol, caramel. Taste is of cherries, lightly tart with more caramel. Body is medium, carbonation moderate and there is a little raw alcohol. Overall I thought it was OK but uninspiring, could have been a lot better if it was more fruit-forward.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (16926) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2015
SBWF 2015. Hazy reddish golden beer with a small head. Fruity vinous aroma, caramel, grapes, vinegar, some woody notes. Woody citrus and grapefruit flavor, tart, vinous, some hay. Decent but also a bit unclean.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
czar (7040) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 26, 2015
bottle shared by minderbinder, thanks dude. pours unclear bright red, orange tint, with a small off-white cap, minimal retention and lacing. caramel fruity maltiness, plain toffee, belgian spices, red apples, sherry, some lightly tart red fruits, sweet chewable leather, pepper. moderate carbonation, light to medium body - oily; semi-sweet and spicy finish. o-k.

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