Ruedrich's Red Seal Ale - North Coast Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Dijeriduster:
3.45/5 rDev -11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Let me first start with this preface - Red Seal got me into craft beer. For my money it is one of the best beers in the country and I drink it regularly. The Cask Conditioned is diff though...
A - Cloudy dark amber with good foamy head.
S - Not as strong as regular Red Seal, this is more subtle with some oaky notes taking the place of the high hops in the regular version.
T - Not as bitter as regular. Nice oaky notes compliment the hops but this isn't as bitter and biting as the original.
M - Good, but again thinner then expected. The cask lends a nice airy nature to the beer - as they usually do.
D - Still pretty good, but I'd proly order the regular Red Seal 9 of 10 times. Something is lost here with the cask - shocking as most beers are stunners on the beer engine.
Serving type: cask
12-02-2009 22:12:47 | More by Dijeriduster
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3.99/5 rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5
A: Pours copper or brass and very clear. Medium to full head. Fantastic retention with a fair amount of lacing throughout.
S: Herbal hops are dominated by caramel malts and vanilla spiced undertones. Faintest hint of apple can be found.
T: Interesting! Incredibly it is sweet at the beginning. Caramel is the most dominant flavor. There is some toast in the middle followed by a supurbly clean finish. Hops present but very mellow.
M: Medium to light bodied. Carbonation is less than expected and takes away from my enjoyment some. I think it would improve the lighter notes in the taste more if the carbonation was higher... but that is a personal thing.
O: I always find myself trying to pair light yet flavorful beers with foods. This beer should be your "type O" : IT GOES WITH ANYTHING. Fact: You could drink this at the tailgate or with a fantastic filet... and no one would be upset. A true jack of all trades. Completely drinkable. A must try for anyone who enjoys North Coast.... but not their best outing.
Serving type: bottle
06-13-2014 02:57:41 | More by ahommell
Ruedrich's Red Seal Ale from North Coast Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 1,696 ratings.