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RATINGS: 401   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Samuel Adams Stony Brook Red: This unique brew defies traditional beer style definition. The rich, malty brew combines notes of tart fruit from the yeast with a toasty oak character from the barrel aging. The long dry finish is almost wine-like. This is a beer that is satisfying on its own and also pairs well with many foods such as braised or roasted meats, beef stews and strong salty cheeses.

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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pineypower (3171) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - DEC 1, 2012
Pours out an attractive reddish color with a tan head. Aroma is of some sweet/tart cherries, light funk, oak and a mild sweet rose/floral note. Taste is much the same as the aroma, tart/sweet cherries, lightly medicinal fruit notes, oak, funk and some dry lightly floral notes on the end. Solid

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ESBob (379) - Indiana, USA - DEC 1, 2012
Bomber. Pours a deep ruddy reddish brown. Aroma is a tart/sour fruit with some oak character, some spice as well. Taste is some light malt sweetness with nice mix of sour fruit, tart and tangy. As it warms, a toasty, bready flavor emerges, blending with the fruit. This is a very nice sour ale. Pick it up and enjoy!!

3.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
colej1650 (14) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - NOV 28, 2012
Pours a nice head with a dark red color. Has a unexpected tart taste with hints of the oak. Very unique tasting beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfinney23 (2994) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2012
Pours clear copper with a thin tan head. Aroma of sour cherries and oak. Sweet and sour taste. Another unusual success for Sam Adams.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sm5561 (118) - Kansas City, Alabama, USA - NOV 25, 2012
Pours dark red with a huge white head. Aroma was of sour dark fruits. Taste was mildly sour with flavors of dark dried fruits and maybe a little oak. It did have a nice dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (7605) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - NOV 25, 2012
750ml bottle provided by CaptainCougar. Thanks! Poured a clear copper color with a small off-white head. Aroma was some mild oak character, tart cherries, and a little bit of red wine vinegar. Flavor was oaky, with touch of tart cherries. Enjoyable enough.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (6014) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 25, 2012
Location: 750 ml bottle from State Line, 11/25/12

Aroma: The nose is sour and sweet, with cherries, a little wine, sour yeast, caramel, and wood
Appearance: It pours a dark amber color with a small beige head and some light, spotty lace
Flavor: It tastes fairly sweet/fruity and a little tart/sour, it is sweeter up-front, tartness comes in late
Palate: This one has a medium body, a fairly soft carbonation, and a lightly dry, tart finish on the mouth
Overall Impression: This one is a bit sweeter, and then of course, also less tart/sour then many of the beers in this category, but I still thought it worked pretty well. As it warms, the tartness and the dryness both come out more to provide a nice balance to the up-front sweetness of this beer. The 9% is almost completely hidden. Very solid job here by Sam Adams.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2012
Bottle at Papss - Thanks. Clear amber - offwhite head. Light light sourish, sweetness, roasted notes, red berries, fruity, ryebread, cherry sauce, wooden notes. A bit boring.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
argo0 (13581) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 24, 2012
75cl bottle, thanks CaptainCougar. Small beige head, clear copper body. Aroma is moderately sweet, cherry, some dusky, light sour. Taste is medium sweet, cherry, light sour. Medium body, alcohol well contained.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Huhzubendah (3625) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 24, 2012
The beer is copper hued with crimson highlights and a soft off-white head. The aroma offers oak, sour cherries, vinegar, red wine, yeast. Smells nice. The flavor is decent. A bit heavy and sweet for my liking, though the finish delivers sufficient tartness. Lots oak and a touch of vinegar. A heavy Flanders style brew. Better than I expected. Id like to see more offerings like this from Samuel Adams.


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