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.