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Sam Adams Stony Brook Red


I finally got around to trying the Sam Adams Stony Brook Red tonight to drown my sorrows as my beloved Patriots just plain got outplayed by a better team.

At first I was a bit disappointed. There is no where near the level of tartness that I expect from a Flanders Red. It drinks a lot more like an Oud Bruin. But the more I drank the more it grew on me (maybe the 9% ABV had something to do with that too). While the tartness isn't as in-your-face as I would have liked, the beer is very well balanced. There is a nice malt presence and a firmer bitterness than you usually find in the style. Not bad - I'd try it again for the price.


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