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Ruedrich's Red Seal Ale - North Coast Brewing Co.

Ruedrich's Red Seal AleRuedrich's Red Seal Ale

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,633 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 1633
Reviews: 947
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 12.31%


Brewed by:
North Coast Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 06-16-1998)
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SamN

Colorado

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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Flavor of American yeast, tea leaves, oranges, grapefruit, mild spices, lemongrass, and caramel and slightly toasted malts. Becomes more lemony with time. And it feels bitterer than its 42 IBUs. Dry aftertaste with a long lasting but friendly bitterness.
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Ruedrich's Red Seal Ale from North Coast Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 1,633 ratings.