Ruedrich's Red Seal Ale - North Coast Brewing Co.
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Reviews by SamN:
3.9/5 rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
In a tumbler.
One of my very first real craft beers. Nice to see Red Seal again, how ya been? Good, me too.
Pours a very deep and slightly static copper color, like copper wire. Some honey and amber highlights in there as well. Head is spotty and the bubbles are tiny and make up a sort of odd looking head. Obviously hoppy head, rainbow sheen and sticky lacing being left behind. Other than the odd head, a very solid and imposing amber ale, has a lot of magnetism in its looks. Smell is hoppier than most amber ale, citrus fruits, apples, very crisp and clean hop zing. Some malts too, but in the background and fainter. A faint metal tone is noticeable, too--- adjuncts? Taste is a delayed burst of sweet and juicy hop fruitiness. Surprisingly balanced, despite being distinctively hoppier. The bitterness never overpowers, it sorts of rides the perfect balance between sweet and fruity and producing as lasting bitter taste. The malts are smooth and somewhat creamy, relaxed and easy going. Feel is quite nice, some subdued carbonation makes it perfect for a dinner ale or a sessionable beer at a fairly low ABV. Not smooth, but with a lovely texture.
Overall, a delightfully hoppier amber with great West Coast character. Great for meals and equally sessionable. Thumbs up!
Serving type: bottle
04-23-2011 00:42:58 | More by SamN
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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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