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RATINGS: 405   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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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - DEC 9, 2012
Bottle poured into glass. Big thanks to Dos 2 for sharing this. I was very surprised by this, nice sour aroma happening here. Not a ton of funk but the fruit definitely mixed well with the sourness. Not a great sour but very decent.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (10201) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - DEC 8, 2012
Bomber. Deep reddish pour with a huge fluffy head. Nice balanced sour aroma and cherry. Slightly oaky. Excellent!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
abcfan (920) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 8, 2012
Pours ruby red with no head. Aroma is huge sour cherry with notes of oak and bourbon. Bubbly carbonation on the tongue, with a nice sticky, sour cherry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
badhack (551) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 4, 2012
Gorgeous bottle. Loud pop when opening lets me know there is plenty of carbonation, luckily it doesnt pour out. Reddish, dark color. Pours with a vigorous amount of CO2. Aroma of fruit and cherry and a little toast. It tastes strongly of fruit and cherry with some malt and the finish is strongly tart, sour and acidic. No evidence of the alcohol. Average palate, slightly dry.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pineypower (3260) - 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 (3199) - 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 (7906) - 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.


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