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RATINGS: 984   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!


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - FEB 8, 2008
Pours a dark amber color w/ a tall froth. Good head retention and lacework. Aromas of sweet malted biscuits and brandy. Medium full nectar w/ good carbonation. Nice and malty w/ roasted amber flavors. Biscuits, cherry essence, brandy, all whipped together with a defined hop bittering component to finish. The English hop variety used is very distinguishable.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (5196) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 7, 2008
Tallahassee, Fl. - Publix Supermarkets - Centerville Rd. - 12 oz bottle - part of a mixer six-pack. Dark copper pour, pillowy, sticky, khaki-colored head which leaves rings of thick lacing. Not much of an aroma, some fresh lake water - overall neutral. Flavor has an earthy quality to it with some odd, meaty undertones. Hints of caramel and nuts. Mouthfeel is thick enough and appropriate for the style. Not one of my favorite styles - but this one is quite drinkable and not overly exciting like most of this style.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
cekeller (7) - Girard, Ohio, USA - FEB 6, 2008 does not count
pretty average beer. Not really impressed with this one at all. Probably my least favorite sam adams beer. very drinkable and not bad at all, just not very memorable at all either.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - FEB 4, 2008
12oz bottle. Man, this beer looks good. Rich and full amber pour with some caramel highlights. A decent sized head leaves decent spotty lacing. Faint aroma. Lightly toasted sweet malt, a hint of dusty grain and some sweeter corn syrup notes. Flavor has a lot of cardboard malt and some watery grassy hops. Not horribly offensive, just not all that great.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
LinusStick (2757) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 4, 2008
Holy crap...if this wasnít my last beer of the night it would be a drain pour. Havenít had something this bad in a long time. Aroma was weak but could pick up some roasted malt faintly. Pour was beautiful. A nice clear deep amber with a 3 finger off white head. Taste was disgusting. Strong seltzer water with a vommit aftertaste. No flavors present that should be in beer. I will try once more (at someone elseís expense) to see if I got a bad bottle.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SirPhobos1 (1) - USA - FEB 4, 2008 does not count
Bought a six of this yesterday as I had never seen it before and decided to give it a shot. Was very impressed. Quite possibly my favorite SA brew.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
docsteigs (500) - Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2008
Very nice full red with frothy head. Tastes smooth, rich, velvety. Clean finish. Very nice drinkable Sam.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
markas101 (1784) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 4, 2008
33 cl bottle, Fargo. Deep amber colour, tan foamy head. Prominent malt aroma, quite carbonated, smooth with a sweet malty finish. Pretty standard.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbuzz (741) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 4, 2008
About the best Sam Adams yet. Full and Smooth. A VERY good REd It poured a thick red.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AdamGott (386) - Idaho Falls, Idaho, USA - FEB 3, 2008
nice amber pour with medium to thick head, very malty and the hops are perfectly balanced. The most full flavored of the Sam Adams ínormalí beers that I have ever tasted. Too bad we donít get much of their non-mainstream stuff out here.


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