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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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very good

1,890 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,890
Reviews: 971
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 12.05%
Wants: 75
Gots: 101 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
North Coast Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 06-16-1998

No notes at this time.
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle. Notch dating thingy. From what I can tell, it's somewhere between May and June of this year.

A - Light amber in hue, good head with a good stickiness.

S - Husky, Grainy, Light Lemony Citrus, subtle grassiness as well. Well balanced.

T - Good astringency up front to pair with the malty sweetness. Very subtle chocolate notes, a sweet lemony note shines through. Really nice.

M - Full bodied finishing a bit dry. Proper.

Overall, a swell go to in the American Red category.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Ruedrich's Red Seal Ale is reddish amber in color and pours with a small head that quickly disappears.

S- This beer is plain smelling and even with swirling the glass I can't get much aroma from it.

T- Malty with a bitter hoppy aftertaste. IT seems like the bitterness is kind of forced and doesnt really flow well with the brew.

M- the mouthfeel here attacks the palate. My initial tasting was when the beer was frosty cold from the fridge, but once the beer warmed, the mouthfeel became a bit creamier and somewhat more enjoyable.

Although this isn't a style I try often, I have to say this beer really didn't seem like a finished product to me. The hop character is confusing in this brew and seems forced upon the palate. Although I'm a big fan of north coast, I probably won't try this one again.

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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.

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S: A little metallic, bready malts

T: Apple, citrus hops, tangerine little soapy. slight beadyness.

M: Smooth but crisp

O: Short notes in part because I was distracted, in part because it just wasn't anything special.

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