Samuel Adams Boston Brick Red
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RATINGS: 108   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
Beer lovers in Boston have an excuse to visit their favorite local establishment and enjoy a pint of craft beer this year. Samuel Adams Boston Brick Red, a traditional European style ale handcrafted by the Samuel Adams brewers, is giving craft beer fans an opportunity to give back to the Boston community. For every pint of Samuel Adams Boston Brick Red sold,an additional donation will be made to The Boston Beer Company’s core philanthropic program, Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (36237) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2011
From tap at Sunset Grill. Pours dark orange to amber with a small white head. Aroma is mild fruity, caramelish and slight butterish. Bitter, roasted malty and sweet - slight fruity flavoured. Bitter and malty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (30934) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2015
Draft. A red beer with a beige head. The aroma has notes of malt and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, bread, and caramel, leading to a bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (15606) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 8, 2015
On tap at Doyle’s, Boston. It’s clear, dark amber colored beer with a dense, off-white head. The aroma is bready, roasted and lightly fruity. Some bitterness in the flavor, a little fruity touch too, but it’s mostly the malts that run the show. Bread, nuts and some roasted notes, lasting for a while. Easy drinkable and tasteful, but a bit ordinary. 150608

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MiP (14517) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2010
Draught. Clear deep chestnut colour. Small tan head. The flavour has some fruit, hint of malt. Slightly roasted finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Meilby (9820) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 9, 2015
Draught @ Doyle’s Cafe, Jamaica Plains, MA
Clear amber with a small off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel and floral. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long malty and caramel finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
KyotoLefty (7972) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 18, 2010
Draught in Boston. Tons of toffee and caramel, wth a slightly bitter finish. Drikable but not very nice. Way too sweet and cloying.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2009
On tap at the Sam Adams Brewery, Boston MA, 6 November 2009 (also available at Doyles in case they don’t have it on the tour). The tour guide assured me this is a unique recipe available only on draught at a limited number of establishments in Boston itself. Some sort of charity thing going on that I didn’t quite pick up on. Described by the guide as an English style ale made with EKGs and the (not so English) Spalt hops. Reddish colour. Tan head. Nice condition. Slightly earthy aroma. Clean and distinctly fruity. Good balance. Not big but well balanced and tasty. As with most beers, this seemed at its best fresh at the brewery (I presume they make it in Boston).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
swoopjones (7008) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 8, 2010
draft. caramel & copper colored. light caramel malt aroma, bready. Taste is malt driven, caramel malt. higher carbonation leads to active mouthfeel. Decent Irish Amber

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 20, 2009
Pours reddish/brown with a thin tan head. Smells of sweet malt, some fruit, rosey. Tastes of caramel, toffee, earthy. Decent and the proceeds are going to a good cause.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (5282) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2014
On tap at Boston Logan Airport. Reddish copper in colour with a thin cream head; nutty malt aroma; soft and malty in the mouth with some light caramel; and a toffee finish.

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