Ruedrich's Red Seal Ale - North Coast Brewing Co.
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Reviews by longarm:
4.2/5 rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
This always seems to be a forgotten favorite of mine. I see it in the store, and somehow often just pass over it even though it's always left a great impression. I seem to recall having it once served as a cask-style ale that was absolutely delicious. Let's see if it continues to impress.
It pours a cloudy amber brew with nice head retention and tight, long-lasting and tiny bubbles. Aroma is a mix of floral notes and major dose of pine. There's a little hit of cotton candy in the background as well. The piney hops dominate the flavor, but a snappy finish makes it's hard to gripe too much. Exceptionally well balanced. It envelops, semi-dry but not remotely watered down. In spite of the bold hops, it drinks with amazing ease. Certainly a steady companion to have on hand for nearly any occasion.
Side note: I paired this with sweet bell pepper chicken sausages from Trader Joe's and a stout mustard from Sierra Nevada for a delightful lunch. The Red Seal easily stood-up to the sausages and mustard without overwhelming. It did an excellent job scrubbing the palate after each tasty morsel as well. (Incidentally, these guys have a great website too.)
Serving type: bottle
06-23-2007 19:27:17 | More by longarm
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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.
88 out of 100 based on 1,719 ratings.