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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

1,875 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,875
Reviews: 968
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 12.05%
Wants: 76
Gots: 96 | 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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2.5/5  rDev -35.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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4.38/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I've been trying all kinds of beers at Kroger's where you can "build your own six-pack" and discovered I seem to enjoy the red beers the best. I've seen Red Seal Ale many times and decided to give it a try...wow....what a pleasant surprise!! Most beers are too much this or too much that, but Red Seal Ale, for me, has the perfect balance of tartness, sweetness, and hopiness...just right! I will be reaching for this one many more times in the future. Would like to try it on tap if I could find it too.

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Jef59
4.2/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A nice orange-redish beer with about an inch head. Lots of spicy hops in they nose. Tastes of spicy pine with a fruity background. Some lemon and biscuity notes are present followed by a nutty finish. There is a bit of a mettalic bite present which isnt great but it isnt ovewhelming. The mouthfeel is very dry but slightly oily from the hops. A very good amber ale!

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3.58/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Lively copper colored beer. Thick moderately foamy off white head. Decent lacing.

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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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of vkv822
3.15/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle into tulip snifter.

Pours a dark orange with a thin off white head.

The aroma is a very brief splash of citric hops followed quickly by biscuity malt.

The taste follows the nose, but with less hops and more of a focus on biscuity, slightly caramel malt.

A medium body with quite active carbonation.

A decent beer, but nothing too memorable.

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.79/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It Christmas Eve....Eve....and I am trying the Red Seal from North Coast. I had had this beer many years ago and it is nice to try it again. The beer poured a very nice amber clear color with 1/2 finger thick slightly off white head that is lacing on my pint glass. The smell is not powerful...subtle nots of malt and hop. The taste is slightly bitter and has a very crisp finish. Malt is present throughout and a hint of roast at the beginning. The mouthfeel is a niceemedium body Amber with above average carbonation. Overall this is a decent beer.

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2.5/5  rDev -35.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of brewskifan55
3.42/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a snifter

Appearance: clear, orange/amber with a half finger head the quickly dissipates. Decent lacing

Smell: Catching a lot of grassy hops with pine notes and a hint of caramel in back.

Taste: Hops come through, though not overpowering. Yeast and barley even out the taste.

Mouthfeel: light to medium; low carbonation.

Overall: After all the hype, I really wasn't that impressed. This is a decent session beer that's smooth and drinkable. Just nothing to get excited about.

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Spent a few minutes at the cold beer store looking to try something new, and I found this beer. There is little to no head and a slight fog when in a glass. When tasting it starts slightly sweet but finishes bitter. A hoppy aftertaste. This brew was a nice surprise!

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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5/5  rDev +28.2%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Ruedrich's Red Seal Ale from North Coast Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 1,875 ratings.