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Monday, May 14, 2012

5/14/12 Sam Adams Irish Red

It has been a really crazy past couple of days that have seemed to fl;y by and the time I have for drinking and writing seem less and less but I will still try and do at least one new post a week if not more. Hopefully this week I will find more time to drink. The other night I decided to try another beer that I received from a colleague at work Sam Adams Irish Red. The temperature was 40.5 degrees with a huge 4" head and a frothy light brown appearance. The head lacing was excellent and it dissipated slowly with little carbonation. The clarity was sparkling with a red body color. It had a floral aroma with a burnt taste. The flavor was moderate with a long finish length and a dry mouth feel. The tongue hit was towards the middle with excellent body lacing. Overall I thought it was a pretty good beer and a good representation of the Irish Red. It was a more bold flavor than the last Irish Red I had from Saranac but I would say it was at least as good if not a little better. This is because I thought it was a little different than the other Irish Reds I have had before. Thanks for reading and as always drink responsibly.

Information from Samuel Adams website

Flavor: Malty, toasty, and slightly sweet, balanced by earthy and citrusy notes from the hops
Color: Deep red, 30 SRM
Original Gravity: 14.2° Plato
Alcohol by Vol/Wt: 5.8%ABV – 4.5% ABW
Calories/12 oz.: 190
IBUs: 25
Malt Varieties: Samuel Adams two-row pale malt blend and Caramel 60
Hop Varieties: East Kent Goldings, English Fuggles, and Hallertau Mittelfrueh Noble hops
Yeast Strain: Samuel Adams ale yeast
Availability: Year round
First Brewed: 2007

Nutritional Information from myfitnesspal.com

Sam Adams - Irish Red

Calories190Sodium7 mg
Total Fat0 gPotassium160 mg
Saturated0 gTotal Carbs11 g
Polyunsaturated0 gDietary Fiber0 g
Monounsaturated0 gSugars1 g
Trans0 gProtein1 g
Cholesterol0 mg  
Vitamin A0%Calcium0%
Vitamin C0%Iron0%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


  1. I think Sam did a good job with their Irish red, but the Porch Rocker really takes the prize. Great light beer that's great for summer!

  2. I'll definitely have to try one before the end of the summer.