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RATINGS: 405   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   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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LeRose (73) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 31, 2012
Liked this a lot. Tart enough to be interesting, some funky moldy bread aroma.flavor kind of reminded me a little of sourdough bread. A little oaky, some red berry/fruity flavors. Solid beer, would get some more.

3.6
jeremytoni (3058) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - OCT 30, 2012
From a bottle poured a dark amber color with a fair amount of head. Light malty flavor with a lingering tart finish.

3.8
dyetube (1378) - Hurst, Texas, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Bottle from Choice Beverages in McKinney. Pours a deep reddish amber with a thin tan head. The aromas are dark fruit, sour. The mouthfeel is sourdry and bitter with a strong crabonation and medium body. Cheers!

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ivan9856 (191) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2012
A corked and caged 1 pt. 9.4 oz. bottle yields a clear, dark brown liquid with hints of red hue. There is a substantial tan head that lingers until the glass is empty, leaving good lacing. The aroma is earthy, fruity and spicy. There is also a hint of alcohol in the nose. Palate entry is sweet and short-lived as flavors of dark cherry, raisin, port wine and peppery spice quickly take over. The oak barrel aging really peeks through in the finish, which is gloriously well-balanced, complex and long-lasting. ABV comes in at 9.0 percent. Very Good.

3.3
mnurda (1285) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 26, 2012
Bottled sample from happy Harry's. not my style of beer but could appreciate the complexity of this beer. Was happy to try it ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - OCT 25, 2012
Seriously good. Brown, slightly fruity, and sour. There’s a bit of vinegar taste that makes it feel slightly "cheap" but other than that, a surprising entry into the world of sours by Samuel Adams.

3.7
Tmoney99 (14479) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 25, 2012
Bottle. Poured clear brown color with a medium frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Medium to heavy tart fruit, alcohol and wood aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and good carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Complex good beer.

4.3
jkbachman (181) - - OCT 23, 2012
Smells and tastes like an old sour beer. Very distinct aroma. Very smooth taste and complex yeast flavor. Very drinkable beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 22, 2012
Bottle:   Deep deep amber, redidsh hue, thin tannish head, little lacing.   Immature cherry and oak on the nose.   Certainly smells entertaining!   Not as dry, tart, sweet, or vibrant on the tongue.   Comes across as very much muted, with soft immature cherry and only with a touch of wood (oak).   Smells much better than it comes across on the tongue.   Not as dry or tart as the nose suggested either.   Damnit, the aroma was so misleading.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Flat finish, not puckering, fruity, dry, tart, nothing... just kinda falls apart on the finish.   Damnit... this could be so much more!!!


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poisoneddwarf (2511) - Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, USA - OCT 21, 2012
750 ml barrel-shaped bottle. Pours almost clear brilliant amber with a large beige head that reduces to a finger-width after a minute or two. Aroma consists of dark fruit, vinegar, barnyard, oak, raisins. Taste is nice and tart, but not quite mouth-puckering. Has a somewhat watery mouthfeel. Really good if not fantastic. I wonder what a few years in the cellar would do to it.


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