Aberry (1) - - DEC 21, 2015 does not count
Definitely drinkable, but it does not stand out on its own. It really never excelled (or failed) in any category It has a weak head, and I almost felt like I was drinking a soda. Sirmixsomewhat (266) - Paoli, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2015
I think this was the first Irish Red I ever drank, and it’s probably still better than Killian’s, the same way stubbing your toe is better than stubbing your toe and breaking your toenail. rondphoto (4439) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - NOV 25, 2015
bottle @ Jungle Jim’s / Eastgate OH --- Clear amber brown with a good 1" beige head, stripes of lace. Nice aroma of malt and caramel. Taste is edgy malt that turns sweeter on a lightly carbonated swallow. The whole thing moves from there to a lightly bittered finish that becomes more earthy as it drifts for several "minutes." A solid, easy-drinking brew. tysongillmore (362) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
Surprisingly good. Middle of the road. Toasted malty flavor. ---Rated via BeerBuddy for iPhone.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone TATE (407) - Lubec, Maine, USA - NOV 14, 2015
Bottle. Pours Amber with a thin head. Molasses aroma. Earthy maltiness up front with a hop bite at the end. Fairly pedestrian but okay drinking, probably wouldn’t buy again.
lukin (628) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2015
bottle. Ruby-red colour, bubbly head. Malty and sweet, caramel and even a little cotton candy/vanilla on the nose. Earthy hop finish, but still overwhelmingly malty. ok. GarrettB (1599) - 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. 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 ozzy70 (1148) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 9, 2015
12 oz. bottle. Pours red/amber. Aroma of roasted malts and toasted nuts. Taste, hops and sweet malts. Ktwse (4882) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - 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.