Serve in English pint


on tap

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
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!

CUJO's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CUJO (383) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 1, 2010
Bottle: Actually thought this was quite good... true to form, very light and sesionable... the beer offers solid taste without much weight. Hhhmmmm, where have I heard that before; "great taste less filling?!"

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
GarrettB (1253) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 1, 2015
Ever since my first college Killian’s Irish Red (God rest its blessed soul) I’ve been a devotee to the Irish Red. Strangely opposite of the Belgian Strong Ale, it tends to have a single, pronounced flavor, rich with caramel and toffee, with a clean, crispness that keeps away the candied, saccharine flavors that can kill a good beer for me. So, it is with some eagerness that I attempt the Sam Adam’s version, which begins with the characteristic rich, malty smell, drizzled with quality, but also bringing in a peppery quality I’ve been noticing across some of these fancier Sam Adams beers. The flavor dumbs things down a bit with a blunt grape fruit flavor and mouthfeel, adding a little maltiness for body, but letting me down. These overwhelming sugary notes are lager killers for me, and this one OD’d on sugar cubes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cjsleme (5) - Arnold, Missouri, USA - SEP 29, 2015 does not count
This might sound strange but my favorite part of this beer is the aftertaste! Take some swigs of this and take a nice slow deep breathe through your mouth and nose and let the toasty caramel goodness pleasure your senses before it goes away! ...idk that's the best I know how to describe it haha ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
ozzy70 (206) - - AUG 9, 2015
12 oz. bottle. Pours red/amber. Aroma of roasted malts and toasted nuts. Taste, hops and sweet malts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ktwse (2879) - SWEDEN - JUL 17, 2015
Pours clear deep copper with flat head. Aroma of caramel, nuts, toffee. Taste is caramel and butterscotch sweet with a faint bitter finish. Light, smooth body with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GuideDogSaint (867) - Xiamen, CHINA - JUN 4, 2015
355ml bottle from Tasty Life, Xiamen. Pours red brown with a dissipating white head. Aroma of caramel and malt. Sweet finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rdixon77 (1607) - Georgia, USA - APR 12, 2015
Old rating. Big caramel and maltiness in an Amberish. Better than macros, but sort of same generic taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
X (137) - California, USA - APR 3, 2015
Kinda meh beer. Good when you are just looking for a better grade of a macro bud type of a beer. Not really anything to get excited about.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Cousin_Larry (666) - - MAR 27, 2015
Just not digging the caramel in this Irish red ale. Just tastes like brown sugar and excessive carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
raymow (1084) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2015
bottled - flavor is caramel and malt. Nice red coloring. Decent aroma. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TBone (14610) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 2, 2015
Bottle from San Juan. Deep ruby-copper color, medium-sized beige head. Berryish, caramelly aroma. Medium-bodied. Caramelly-candyish flavor with some berries. Sweet version of Irish red, tastes industrial.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page    1  2 3 4 » 102

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50