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 (378) - Cumberland, Rhode Island, 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 (705) - 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 (381) - 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.
arnold931 (455) - Iowa, USA - MAY 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap in Boston. Pours a clear reddish with an off-white head. Nose and taste sweet malt and some caramel. Pretty smooth.
dlovell2 (677) - 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.
Cybercat (3227) - Georgia, USA - JUL 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear copper with a thick buff head that leaves generous lacing. Malty aroma has notes of caramel and cloves. Spice - cloves and a little cinnamon - dominate the flavor, but let through malty and caramel notes. Texture is about average, but still acceptable. Get your brick on with a good red ale!
hockeybeerguy (1674) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUL 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reviewed from notes.
This was on tap and poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a nice gentle dark red color with a thin half finger white foamy head that dissipated within less than about forty seconds leaving a nice slightly foamy clingy lacing.
The aroma had a nice nutty to caramel smell that was fairly enticing and rich.
The taste was moderately sweet but still had a nice roasted nuttiness about it.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionable aspect about it. Also, there’s a nice rich creamy sort of feel running over my tongue.
Overall, this was a pretty good Irish Red ale well worthy of having again. I think it would be beneficial to Sam Adams if they started bottling this one.