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RATINGS: 389   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Funky-shaped 25oz bottle from Sam’s Quik Shop for $9.99. Not bad for something like this. It’s more-or-less a Flanders Red, but a little less in the cherry notes and the fruit notes are a bit more generic. It has some tart qualities, but ultimately malty and a bit sweet. Some vanilla and oak notes, of course. Pours reddish orange, fairly dark with a yellowish beige head. A solid experiment.


3.3
   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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oldrtybastrd (4343) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocJitsu (1532) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfearnley (1559) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teorn88 (5581) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Minderbinder (3157) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mathieuc (2959) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (16554) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
czar (6948) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikske79 (1381) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 9, 2015
De geur is van een typisch oud bruin. Het schenkt ook mooi bruin uit, de kraag verdwijnt bijna direct, maar dat is normaal voor deze bieren. De smaak is zuur, maar met toch nog een zachte andere smaak erin gemixed. Een zeer apart bier, niet echt volledig te vergelijken met de oud bruine van Belgie, het is iets zachter en met een speciale extra smaak erin. Een echte meevaller, zeker voor de mensen die niet van te zuur houden.


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