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RATINGS: 1004   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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This rich and malty ale originated in Ireland in 1710. It has a deep red color and distinctive caramel flavor from its Pale and Caramel malts. The malt sweetness is balanced by the earthy notes of East Kent Goldings hops. Cheers!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
SpongeRuiner (778) - Michigan, USA - MAR 1, 2014
Pours a deep red color. Not much flavor. Any red flavor really dissipates quickly. Would pass on this one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
monk191 (1092) - California, USA - MAR 1, 2014
Decent Samuel Adams seasonal. Pours a beautiful clear ruby red color with a thick tan head. Not too much smell, just a bit malty. Taste is similar, a bit malty with some hops in the finish. Tastes a little watery. Had in the bottle. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
coyforce (616) - Virginia, USA - FEB 26, 2014
Cant say that sam adams makes a terrible beer, but this one is not one of their best. The flavor is an alcoholic ale but the aroma is light malty and hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
yarry (527) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 25, 2014
From a taster on a business trip to Toledo, 2/25/2014, 12 fl oz, 5.8% a/v Pours a rich deep red with a nice tan head. Aromas of rich malt, caramel and stone fruit. Taste is deep stone fruit sweetness, caramel malt, and just enough hops to back it up. Well balanced, great taste. Not my favorite style but well executed.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
John25 (694) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - FEB 23, 2014
Bottle. Pours red with a white head. Caramel malt dominance, touch of hop bitterness. Smooth, medium carb. Pretty basic. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ffaoe (251) - York, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2014
slight malt aroma. red in color with a good head. taste is malty with a slight roasty flavor. good balanced flavor.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ScottWallace82 (71) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - FEB 17, 2014
Bottle into a glass. Pours an almost red, amber color with a thin white head that dissipates quickly. Malty, biscuity aroma with almost no hops. Medium mouthfeel. Very sweet, malty flavor. A decent beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bebum (334) - - FEB 15, 2014
Sparkingly clear, copper color, tall, pink head. Yeasty, feeble nose. Medium body, delicate and well balanced mouthfeel, low heat, adequate length. Bitter, pp in the finish, not without sime sweetness in the background. Could do the job of a lager if what you prefer most of the time is an ale. Predominantly yeasty, ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bubbleflubber (1854) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - FEB 13, 2014
Pours a deep amber into the glass, with a wispy white head that leaves light soap lacing down the glass. The nose is of muddy caramel and fruit. Flavors are semi-dry, of caramel malt, some light citric notes, pale malts and breadiness. Nothing "over-the-top", a medium-body and perfectly controlled carbonation keeps the mouthfeel drinkable to the palate, integration intact. Dry complexities, this is a nice take on the Irish Red from Sam.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
smcolw (530) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 29, 2014
Impressive four-finger head from a gentle but upright pour. Lots of spotty lace. The color is smudged copper with a small amount of chill haze. Predominantly malty without being sweet smell. Lots of crystal and other lightly toasted grains. Fruity, reminding me of madeira. Toasted biscuits with a touch of molasses sweetness. Subtle hop shows up in the swallow, while the aftertaste is strongly malty. Very nice body with a good carbonation level (like skim milk). Coats the tongue on the swallow. Overall, this is a malty beer that does not go extreme in any way. Easy to drink.

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