TungstenGT (34) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - OCT 5, 2009
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I had this on a recent trip to Boston after a tour of the Samuel Adams brewery. I really enjoyed this beer and I think it is one of SA’s best brews. I only wish it was available outside of Boston.
Duhast500 (369) - Exile In Medford, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 31, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from the tap into a pint glass.
The color is a deep red with an amber tint. Has some slight white foamy head, some nice lacing as well.
The smell is light, a mix of caramel and some roasted malts.
The taste is of roasted malt, somewhat like a good porter. Some strong caramel and brown sugar flavor. Is a bit creamy as well
This beer has a great feel to it, with a nice refreshing. crsip taste. It goes down easy and is pretty darn smooth.
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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AndyAvalanche (32) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 24, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I’ve always found "Irish Red" ales and lagers to be a bit bland but Sam Adam’s does it again, I really liked this. Had a nice malty smell and drank very smooth and had kind of a sweet aftertaste, very tasty . Brick Red is the perfect description of the color because it was a deep, dark amber/red color. I really hope this gets marketed and is in stores, it’d be one I’d pick up on occasion that’s for sure. It went really well with the buffalo wings I had.
beertholomeus (483) - California, USA - JUN 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Dark red color with white head. Malt and caramel aroma. Malt caramel and some hop flavor. Medium body with slightly bitter finish.
rjplumer (349) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A deeper more tasty version of Samuel Adams Irish Red. Mild head with rich spice aroma and felt heavily carbonated. Dark ruby red color. Had a mildly sweet and dry finish. Would have again no problem.
dlovell2 (534) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 26, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at The Green Dragon and at the Sam Adams Brewery. Amber Color. Malt aroma. Rich Sweet Caramel Flavor with hop finish.
johnnnniee (1948) - 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.
Ret12 (447) - Maryland, USA - AUG 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
You have to go to new england to savor this beer. It pours a deep red with a off white head and has a great resin aroma and flavor, if your ever in Boston this is a must try!
Alextricity (417) - Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brick Red to me tasted quite a decent bit like Boston Lager, with slightly less bitterness.
Brick Red has what you’d expect -- a red color. I honestly can’t quite remember the smell exactly, but I do remember that at the time, I had no complaints about Brick Red. The taste of this beer is the best part... like I said, somewhat similar to Boston Lager, but more palatable for me with almost no bitterness to speak of.
This and 26.2 (Both Boston exclusives, unfortunately...) are both two of the best Samuel Adams varieties. I can understand and appreciate why they’re only available in Boston, but I still wish they’d bottle it and ship it!