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RATINGS: 1017   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BlackHaddock (5091) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2014
Another 12oz bottle from a mixed box bought in my honour ’because you drink weird beers’: drank at a barbecue in Newport Beach along with it’s mates on 14th March 2014. Malty and Irish, red in colour! No, there is more too it than that. I quiet liked it to be honest, a bit sweet maybe but nonetheless it seemed to sit OK with me. There is a red hue to the clear dark amber body, on top a thin white crown. Malty and semi-sweet nose, sweeter taste yet with a drying hop finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
deepas (20) - - APR 25, 2014
It’s not one of my favorite Sam Adams beer. I can taste the bitterness/sourness, but it’s fairly light.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BOSSbrewer (2706) - Arkansas, USA - APR 20, 2014
Pours a very clear amber reddish with one finger of off white head that lingers. Aroma is malty and sweet with slight dark fruits and slight floral. Really nice. Slightly bitter. Malty. Toffee. Medium bodied. Nice beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ZacM612 (341) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - APR 17, 2014
Dark amber with thin off white head. Very faint aroma. Somewhat sweet, caramel malty flavor. Mellow, okay, just not great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (4238) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 5, 2014
bottle. Amber with small head. Mild caramel malt base with minimal hops. Smooth and pleasant. Undistinctive, but pretty nice for the style.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
sloshgator (581) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 28, 2014
Samuel Adams Irish Red Ale is an ok session ale, but nothing real special. Very little malty caramel aroma coming off this dark red pour with a nice head. Taste is malty with a touch of sweetness, but pretty mild and no complexity. Finish is clean. Irish Red is like craft on training wheels or a gateway beer if you will.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bulk_Carrier (2879) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - MAR 24, 2014
Reviewed from notes. The appearance was a clear yet deep amber/orange colored body with a foamy, cream-colored head, it had a decent amount of lacing on the glass. The smell was hops, sweet and roasty malts. The taste was sweet through crisp and clean malts and hops, hops only come out as the beer warms. The palate was about a medium, moderate amount of carbonation felt on the tongue, sessionable, no aftertaste, malty finish. Overall, this is good for the style and good for me.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
gbpackers92 (11) - - MAR 22, 2014
From bottle. Little or no aroma. Very smooth with very little taste. Not in the same league as real irish ales.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Clarkdvm (307) - Florida, USA - MAR 22, 2014
Bottle. Plain. Trouble calling an Irish red. More hoppy. Sad that I would prefer a Killian’s.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ScipioA (401) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 18, 2014
Looks great, a clear ruby red with a bit of orange tinge and a tan head. Crisp malty aromas, but pretty muted and not very interesting. The flavor is great, sweet and doughy with spicy hops to balance it out. Good mouthfeel too, thick and just the right amount of carbonation. Very tasty, one of the better brews out of Sam Adams.

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