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RATINGS: 1026   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   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!


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
clasley (153) - Arkansas, USA - MAR 2, 2008
355ml bottle. Pours a clear medium amber with a reddish tint. Dense tan head. Malty nose with a touch of fruity earthiness. Medium body. Semi-sweet malty profile with hints of caramel, toffee and a slight fruity tartness. Moderately hopped lingering finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - MAR 2, 2008
Bottle. Ruby-copper color, thin white head. Caramel malt aroma, light hops. Simple sweet malts and mild hops on the taste. Even for the style this is pretty muted. The taste is very candy-like and gets boring after a few sips. Sam Adams did a good job of packaging their blandest styles in one handy box (+ Black Lager and Honey Porter).

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - MAR 2, 2008
Pours dark amber with 2 finger frothy head that subsides into a quite thin, almost nonexistant veneer. Nose primarily or caramel. Very smooth, and almost sweet. Not too much of a hop presence, but very well balanced and tastey malt. Suprisingly drinkable but not completely satisfying.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 2, 2008
odor distinctly caramel, some earthy undertones. flavor pretty dull, similar to the aroma but no complexity to it. OK palate, but nothing earth-shattering about this beer. drinkable, but not impressive.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Crafty07 (404) - Florence, Kentucky, USA - MAR 2, 2008
Samuel Adams keeps making every kind of beer known to man and many of them, like this good Irish Red, are very drinkable. Good color, aroma, and good balance with the sweet malts and a touch of bitterness, this is another session-able offering.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HarmonKill-a-Brew (407) - Wilmar, Arkansas, USA - MAR 1, 2008
Sweet malty aroma. Flavor was malty, slightly sweet, and yeasty. Beautiful reddish brown color. Pretty tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JMerritt (1915) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2008
Reddish-brown in color with a thick, light-tan head that is mostly diminishing. Sweet, caramelly aroma, a bit of nuttiness, and earthy mustiness. Rather sweet flavor initially, some brown sugar and caramel, turning slightly to moderately bitter and a touch smoky. Upon further sips, the sweetness becomes more subdued as the subtly spicy hops lend an earthy, peaty "freshness" (for lack of a better word). Finish is mildly sweet, moderately bitter and slightly metallic. Moderately carbonated, perhaps just a touch too much. Overall, highly drinkable.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BEERGUY007 (206) - Scotia, New York, USA - MAR 1, 2008
Ehhh. You know, I usuallll ike Sam Adams, but this one I didnít care for. red in color, not a whole lot of head. I didnít really get the carmel or much of the malt. I donít know, not one of my favorites.Thatís ok, they ,ake lots of other good stuff.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
badgerben (4726) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 29, 2008
Clear red color with a medium head. Aroma of caramel, toffee and a little marshmallow. Grainy. Slightly sweet taste.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blkitson (158) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - FEB 29, 2008
Poured a dark amber but not much of a head. Really very smooth, not much of an after taste. Has a very nice smell to it. Another good Sam Adams, what is next for this company?


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