johnnnniee (2986) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery.
Pours a deep amber almost red with a decent sized tan head that shows great retention. Smells of malty caramel and toffee with just enough earthy floral hops to make it a Sam Adams beer. The taste is a little sweet and a bit malty with a great Irish Red caramel feel to it. Spicy earthy hops provide some balance to the sweetness. Medium body with a moderate to spirited level of carbonation and a sweet malty mouthfeel. This is a nice Irish Red with a bit of a kick in the hops. I liked it a bit.
matalec1984 (115) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 28, 2012
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
My biggest issue with this beer is how is this a red? Flavor it tastes like a super malty amber
Pours a deep amber brick color with small off white
Nose is soft and malty. Flavor is very malty and a little sandy...hops are completely drowned out
nicely.carbonated.but a little grainy in the mouthfeel department
Tonkun (1227) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 7, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap. Amber pour with minimal head. Caramel, dry fruit, brown sugar. Not too exciting.
Ron (3066) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 27, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Tap and mallet. Deep amber pour,small off white head with some lacing. Aroma of sweet caramel malt and a touch of roast,very sweet ,caramel ,toffee even some fruit.. faint bitterness in the finish. A little thin ,good carbonation. Decent but not exciting.
DiarmaidBHK (3785) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at Jacob Wirth. Pours copper with half an inch of khaki head which leaves a little lacing. A bit of malt on the nose. A bit coppery on the tongue. Finishes clean. A bit like a thin cough syrup as a beer.
sailracer (443) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. pours a clear brownish red. Mellow malt flavors with some light hops. Decent but unremarkable.
Jkeenam (11) - - APR 7, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sam Adams, Bri g this to the masses I love it, I just can't keep buying tickets to Boston to drink
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annunz123 (925) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had this on tap at the Harp in Boston on St. Pat’s Day. Typical red ale, starts malty but finishes with some hop bitterness. Quality beer and an easy drinker, but not really special.
VT (1795) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 5, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at pub Hennessy’s in Boston. Deep red amber ale with an average white head. Not very tasty, subtle touch of sweet caramel, a hint of citrusy bitterness in the finish. Average body. Average beer. VT is not impressed.
imaragingbull (572) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft beantown pub. Pours clear golden orange amber with tight light white head and some lace. Aromas of grass, pine caramel and light dextrin. Nice piney bitterness, medium high carbonation - a touch of wheaty, bready maltiness lingering through the semi dry finish.