Ruedrich's Red Seal Ale - North Coast Brewing Co.
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Reviews by GreenWBush:
4.22/5 rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
I seem to remember drinking this beer back in my early days of "good beer" appreciation. Chances are I drink it straight from the bottle, so I figured it would only be fair and for research purposes to try it again.
The bottle has no expiry date, and I'm led to believe that this year might in fact be a year old or more. It pours out to a nice light red color. It also had no sizable head to speak of, but left a nice leggy lace around the glass.
The beer has a nice hoppiness in the nose, but not something that would make people gasp from 5 feet away. The beer's taste is familiar but not easily compared to other ales.
I really enjoy this beer because of its grace and simplicity. It isn't an extraordinary beer, but it is exemplary in its average status. It is just done right, not overdone.
If you had a pocketfull of cash, this would be the perfect session beer. It is rich without being overly sweet. It is hoppy but no overly so, even though I might argue that its malt exoskelton isn't as thick as it could be. Overall, the beer just has a pleasing taste that is well-hopped. Mouth-drying but refreshing. The paradox of the hop.
Serving type: bottle
12-13-2003 04:58:04 | More by GreenWBush
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4.06/5 rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
$ 1.89/12 oz bottle at Wegmens in Jamestown, NY
Undated bottle at 40 degrees into imperial pint
Very faint malty aroma
Head large (6 cm), off white, creamy, rapidly diminishing to an irregular layer which lasts the duration of the beer.
Lacing spotty – rings of irregular islands of various size bubbles
Body coppery, hazy
Flavor of light malt and a hint of lemon
Palate medium, creamy, soft carbonation
This is a good example of an amber/red ale which meets the style characteristics quite well. The malt is not overly sweet or cloying but just right. I’m not a fan of this style, but this is one I could drink all day.
Serving type: bottle
07-16-2014 15:19:48 | More by Ozzylizard
Ruedrich's Red Seal Ale from North Coast Brewing Co.
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