Review – Samuel Adams Irish Red
Found this brand new ale, made by Samuel Adams, in a Brewmaster’s Variety Pack, alongside Honey Porter and Black Lager. I was very curious to try this, as Samuel Adams does a good job crafting their rendition of a classic style.
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
Appearance: Dark amber with a foamy 1 inch head. Some bubbles moving upward. Leaves webbing all the way to the bottom of the pint.
Aroma: Sugars and malts in the nose. A bit of a bread smell as well.
Taste: A malty lager pops into my mind. A little sour at the beginning then bready in the end. Way dryer than what the aroma would have you believe.
Mouthfeel: Medium viscosity and very carbonated. Bubbles spread around the flavor quite well.
Overall: One of those beers I wouldn’t buy if I had other choices. I feel very indifferent about this. Seems very well crafted and thought out, but I don’t think I care for it enough to try it again.