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RATINGS: 1042   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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!

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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Crafty07 (404) - Florence, Kentucky, USA - MAR 2, 2008
Samuel Adams keeps making every kind of beer known to man and many of them, like this good Irish Red, are very drinkable. Good color, aroma, and good balance with the sweet malts and a touch of bitterness, this is another session-able offering.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HarmonKill-a-Brew (407) - Wilmar, Arkansas, USA - MAR 1, 2008
Sweet malty aroma. Flavor was malty, slightly sweet, and yeasty. Beautiful reddish brown color. Pretty tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JMerritt (1941) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2008
Reddish-brown in color with a thick, light-tan head that is mostly diminishing. Sweet, caramelly aroma, a bit of nuttiness, and earthy mustiness. Rather sweet flavor initially, some brown sugar and caramel, turning slightly to moderately bitter and a touch smoky. Upon further sips, the sweetness becomes more subdued as the subtly spicy hops lend an earthy, peaty "freshness" (for lack of a better word). Finish is mildly sweet, moderately bitter and slightly metallic. Moderately carbonated, perhaps just a touch too much. Overall, highly drinkable.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BEERGUY007 (206) - Scotia, New York, USA - MAR 1, 2008
Ehhh. You know, I usuallll ike Sam Adams, but this one I didnt care for. red in color, not a whole lot of head. I didnt really get the carmel or much of the malt. I dont know, not one of my favorites.Thats ok, they ,ake lots of other good stuff.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
badgerben (4973) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 29, 2008
Clear red color with a medium head. Aroma of caramel, toffee and a little marshmallow. Grainy. Slightly sweet taste.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blkitson (158) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - FEB 29, 2008
Poured a dark amber but not much of a head. Really very smooth, not much of an after taste. Has a very nice smell to it. Another good Sam Adams, what is next for this company?

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Skyview (5824) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - FEB 28, 2008
Picked up a single 12-oz bottle at Cellars Wine & Spirits in St Paul, Minnesota. Pours a dark reddish amber brew with a fast dissolving beige head that dissipates to a thin off-white ring. Aroma of multi-grain cereal malt, some flowery hops, a touch of yeast and herbal spice. Taste is medium bodied, some carbonation with flavors of bread dough, flowery hops, some sweet citrus. Finish is slightly gritty and watery with a light malt aftertaste the quickly disappears. A solid Irish ale at best.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ernest (7478) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 28, 2008
Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing. Body is clear dark amber. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (cookie, caramel, husks), lightly hoppy (flowers), lightly yeasty (dough), with a light note of sand/dirt, hint of butter. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter, husky, slightly unclean. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Grainy/dirty aftertaste that seems to be the brewery trademark is certainly on show here. Why cant they at least make their beers clean? It wouldnt be so bad if they were just dull and uninspiring.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
SSSteve (4006) - - FEB 28, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 29, 2008 a deep reddish brown beer under a large, creamy, orange-beige head. malty aroma with a touch of hops and sweetness but not really exciting. flavor is bready malts, caramel sweetness, some bitter hops, cherry medicine. medium bodied with a creamy texture. solid.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jimhilt (2573) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 28, 2008
Pours a five finger cream head that fades slowly to a thin layer leaving a good lace. Crystal clear red/amber color. Light carbonation and medium bodied. Slight hoppy nose. Flavor is balanced not malty, dry bitter finish. $1.50 for a 12oz bottle from Capitol Convenience Concord, NH.


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