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

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Ruedrich's Red Seal AleRuedrich's Red Seal Ale

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,696 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 1,696
Reviews: 949
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 12.31%
Wants: 53
Gots: 42 | FT: 0
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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kagent777

Utah

4.3/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A big thanks to Exiled for the trade! This one is poured into my beer goblet.

Appearance: A hazy dirt brown, mainly because I mixed in the yeast that were sitting at the bottom of the bottle. The head is white, but it does not last very long.

Smell: Beautiful mixture of caramel malts and hops. I smell some floral and citric hops, with maybe a touch of earthiness thrown in. There are some nice yeasty phenols present as well. This smell is really nice and works great.

Taste: The caramel malts are so wonderful and satisfying here. This beer is complex without being overbearing or too heavy. The hops add a lingering bitterness that is not like an IPA. They add just enough balance to the malts. The match up is wonderful. There is a little sweetness from the malts

Mouthfeel: The finish is long but does not overstay its welcome. The body is medium to light and the carbonation is right in the middle. The flavors easily coat the mouth.

Overall: I really enjoyed this beer. It makes me sad that I cannot regularly get this beer. Utah brings in most everything from NCB, why not Olde Stock Ale or this one? This one is good enough to be a special release. Fortunately, the brewers make this one all the time and it is widely (outside of Utah) available. Enjoy this one if you have not tried it before.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2012 05:21:37 | More by kagent777
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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.

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Ruedrich's Red Seal Ale from North Coast Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 1,696 ratings.