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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

1,832 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 1,832
Reviews: 962
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 12.31%
Wants: 71
Gots: 77 | 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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3.39/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a dark amber to copper color; it isn't very reddish. The head is a finger high and a shade or two away from white. Retention is average for the style, but what head is there has a lush creaminess to it. (3.5)

Smell: To my nose, the overall effect here is more English than American; a combination of toasted caramel and floral yet vaguely earthy hop notes help give it that notion. Cascade is present yet subtle. Nothing TOO special, but it seems balanced and delicate. (3.5)

Taste: It opens up with a gentle caramel sweetness, while the end has (whodathunkit?) a gentle Cascade-esque hoppiness. I swear I taste a bit of gourd character redolent of a pumpkin ale; this would be pretty nice in the fall-time (OH WAIT, IT IS FALL-TIME; yeah, this beer is working nicely) Only flaw is that it's slightly mundane, but that's a fairly big one in fairness. (3.25)

Mouthfeel: It's drier and less stodgy than most amber/reds, which tend to linger obstructively on the palate. There is a touch of sweetness throughout, but nothing to kill the experience. Carbonation is average for the style - in fact, it helps to give the feel a decent creaminess. (3.5)

Overall: A good everyday drinker, this one. It has a crispness/dryness to it that puts it closer to a "standard" pale ale than a red ale. This would be a great beer to pair with food, too. (3.5)

3.39/5: Pretty good...one could do far worse for the style

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.85/5  rDev -1.3%

Bottle poured into a BarrelHouse Brewing Co pint glass

A: Pours an red-orange amber with a light tan head that settles and laces nicely.

S: A little earthy with a nice malt sweetness and a touch of floral and citrus hops.

T: Herbal spice, a little grassy, citrus hops orange and grapefruit stand out, backed with a caramel malt sweetness.

M: Light to medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: Not my favorite, but not a bad brew.

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3.12/5  rDev -20%

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4.92/5  rDev +26.2%

This is one of my favorite beers. It has an almost perfect balance. The malts make for a large rounded mouthfeel then the hops give it a bitter clean finish

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4.56/5  rDev +16.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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3.6/5  rDev -7.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.76/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.44/5  rDev +13.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Poured into a tulip glass after taken out of fridge for ten minutes. Slightly nutty, rich,smooth.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3/5  rDev -23.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Ruedrich's Red Seal Ale from North Coast Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 1,832 ratings.