Full Review

Samuel Adams

Samuel Adams
Irish Red

Category: Irish Style Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.8%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
2017 Best Irish Style Ale

Samuel Adams
Irish Red

Category: Irish Style Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.8%
Brilliant copper color. Inviting aromas and flavors of caramelized apples and dried fruits, buttered chocolate muffin, and delicate spice with a supple, bright, finely carbonated, fruity medium body and a tingling, compelling, medium-long finish revealing accents of chocolate citrus peels and bibb lettuce finish. A round and well-balanced Irish ale with fine sessionability.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty & Smooth & Mild
Aroma Aroma: caramelized apples and dried fruits, buttered chocolate muffin, and delicate spice
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of chocolate citrus peels and bibb lettuce
Bitterness Bitterness: Faint
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Meatball Sandwich, Deep Dish Spinach Pizza, Goat Cheese
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A round and well-balanced Irish ale with fine sessionability.

The Producer

The Boston Beer Co.

The Producer
30 Germania St.
Boston, MA 02130
USA
1 617-368-5000

Irish Style Ale

Beer Glass Nonic Pint Amber.jpg
Serve in a Nonic Pint Glass
Irish ales are reddish in color and range from 4.5-6.5% in alcohol. They feature rich malt accents, a slightly sweet palate and low hop bitterness. In addition to Irish style stouts, these beers represent a large portion of the Irish market and are easily recognized by their appearance and high drinkability. Noteworthy examples of this style include: O’Hara’s Irish Style Red Ale, Samuel Adams Irish Red and Great Lakes Conway’s Irish Ale.

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