GarrettB (1658) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 29, 2015
December 24th, 2013 - Not often I get to try Mild Ales, but the Samuel Adams seems to deliver a taste of it, though I leave it to experts to comment on its representativeness. The color of the brew is pleasant and probably decidedly English, with a deep walnut brown and red, and on top, a layer of foam, though looser and less mottled. The nose features sweet cherries and a slight tang, and on sniffs two and three, a little perfume of hops appears. I like that, giving it some botanical diversity, without getting too potent or confused. The flavor mirrors the aroma, with a full and frothy mouth feel. The cherry is by now a familiar part of the Ruby Mild, but some toasted almond enters the fray. My impression after a few sips, is that this is very much like an Irish Red Ale, but sweeter, tangier and brighter. It’s a curious style, and I much prefer the Irish Red’s deep, contemplative sugars, but this Ruby Mild is a nice departure from those for a one-off experience. dwyerpg (6410) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 22, 2015
Another beer that I waited too long to rate so I barely remember, this was pretty nice, but you really have to start the day with milds, otherwise their flavor can be lost with all the more aggressive beers. Darkmagus82 (2303) - - SEP 25, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 9-30-13-
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a copper color with a little bit of a reddish hue. Upon pouring there is a small off white fizzy head. The head fades rather rapidly, leaving only a trace level of lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is biggest of a nutty and lightly roasted aroma. Other aromas of biscuit and crackers as well as some earthy and toffee smell are there as well.
Taste – The taste begins with a sweet caramel and fruity taste with some flavors of cherry and apple. Other flavors of a bready nature are present upfront blending with the sweeter flavors to create a base taste for the brew. As the taste advances some light nuttiness comes to the tongue as well as some tartness and a bit of a cracker taste. At the end a little bit of earthiness comes to the tongue leaving an overall rather sweet and malty flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average to slightly creamier side with a carbonation level that is on the slightly lower side. Both are rather appropriate for the style and suit well the sweet and malty flavors of the brew.
Overall – A rather malty and sweet brew that still maintains an easy drinking style. A rather enjoyable brew overall.
slowrunner77 (12895) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 6, 2014
"Mild is right. Nothing bad, but nothing at all stands out. Lawnmower beer for sure, but only in a mixer? I’d prefer an ALL DAY IPA or a handful of other more creative light abv beers to this. Lightly sweet and malty, copper color, has a hint of tart and a hint of bitter in the finish. A little more watery in the body than a 5.6% beer needs to be." Nekronos (4175) - Xalapa, MEXICO - MAR 25, 2014
Quite interesting. A little bit nutty and very thick in features. Not so strong and ejjoyable it was.
cafgen (209) - California, USA - MAR 25, 2014
Nice creamy/tan head that disapears slowly. Light amber/ruby color with a nice aroma. Light caramel smell, bread and light hops. Definitely one Of my favorites sam adams beers.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone 5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Bottle:   Biscuity and malty, bready, soft sweetness, a little mealy.   A bit bigger than your average Mild Ale.   Looks good, good body, but a little mealy.   If you like big mealy and biscuit beers, this one is for you.