Monday, October 19, 2009

Sam Adams Irish Red

Irish Red poured a dark red color with a thumb width, off white head. The aroma is deep, with lots of malt and and lots of earthy notes. The body is clean, with a burst of sweetness up front followed by lots of rich malt and dry hops in the middle. The finish is fairly short with a lingering dryness.

Overall, this is one of the best beers in the Samuel Adams line of beers. I was surprised by the depth and complexity, as this is a really rich, full bodied beer. Irish Red doesn't have a big finish but is pretty well balanced for being such a bold beer.

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