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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

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

1,860 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,860
Reviews: 965
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 12.05%
Wants: 76
Gots: 87 | 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

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3/5  rDev -23.1%

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3/5  rDev -23.1%

Photo of harrymel
2/5  rDev -48.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

No bottle date.
A: amber ale with a finger of white foam and excellent clarity. This falls to a sheet of the same leaving near cobweb lace.
S: malt, some grass, some pine. pretty simple.
T: Malt, oxidized, bitterness from some earthy, spicy hops. some metal.
M: medium bodied with hi carb. off-dry finish. needs some velvet touch on this style.
O: Not impressed.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3/5  rDev -23.1%

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

Appearance: nice, medium copper color. Head was white and laced the glass as the beer disappeared.

Smell: nice floral hop scent right off the top. Nice overall light sweetness to the nose.

Taste: A delicate sweet maltiness with a hint of fruit or citrus undertones . Hop bitterness nicely finishing things.

Mouthfeel: Nice medium bodied smoothness, nice mildness. Crisp.

Overall: One of my top beers, primarily because of consistent quality over the years. First had it in the early 90s while stationed in Maryland / Pennsylvania / DC area. Finely balanced between malts and hops, all ingredients complementing each other. It's all about the flavor up front and the alcohol hiding in the background. A great ale all around.

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3.45/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. It pours a deep red orange color with a nice 1" of white head. It smells of citrus hops and mild,bread like malt. The taste is nice and crisp. This was one of my regulars in college. I credit this as one of the beers that really got me interested in beer. Good stuff.

Photo of stakem
4.13/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a tulip at the Trapp Door. The brew appears an amber red color with a hint of orange around the edges. It displays a polished clarity through the body and a finger and a half worth of yellowish stained froth. The cap retains very well and maintains nearly throughout the entire duration.

The smell includes a pleasant combination of citrus hops and floral elements over a slight caramel sweet grain base. The aroma is not bold by any means but it is well rounded and enjoyable for the style. No bells or whistle, just straight up clean and enjoyable.

The taste is a perfect reflection of what you expect in the style. Floral and slightly citrus hops are present moreso in flavor than bitterness. However a light touch of herbal bitterness is present keeping the grainy sweetness in line. It finishes quite smooth and clean with an aftertaste of floral, fruity and citrus hop flavoring.

This is a medium bodied brew with a creamy smooth feel and light level of carbonation. Overall a very solid take on the style. Very clean and easy drinking, there would be no issue throwing a couple of these back.

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Whadawookie
4.72/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured this here feller into a pint glass. Produced a nice foamy head that settled down, but always lingered as the volume of the liquid dissipated (...very quickly, I might add).

First taste won me over immediately. A sizable malt flavor along with a quick hop bite settles into a signature piney taste that I seem to get from a lot of North Coast's beers ...prolly the hops speak'n back at'cha...all faint like... or perhaps it's them waters they be use'n. I dunno.

A velvety, honey-like sweetness lingers gently on the tongue afterwards. Delicious.

Smells like a sea fog, and not too high of abv... it might just be able to save me from my double i.p.a. addiction which will probably lead to my demise.

Photo of BerkeleyBeerMan
4.43/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

App: Bright reddish copper with a nice glean. Creamy beige head with light lacing. Not a lot of carbonation.

Smell: Spicy and floral A good balance of roasted malts and pungent American hops. A slight English toffee tint to the malts. Nuts I smell a potpurri of sweet smells. Bubble gum, raspberry, cherry, plum and pomegranate.

Taste: Immediatly bitter Northwest hops. Piney and resinous Heavy breaded malts and tealike sweetness. Hints of chocolate and chicory. Dry finish.

Moutheel: Nice balance. Strong hops with great malt backing. Straightforward easily drinking hoppy alternative to a pale ale.

Overall: I admit to overlooking this beer as i forgot that it was so hoppy and well constructed. A classic american craft beer. Recommended.

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3.7/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

lightly hazed copper with a bubbly ecru head. nice lace panels

scent is subdued - some toasty notes and some grpaefruit

taste is grapefruit and citrus hops and a firm backbone of biscuity caramel malt. a touch of honey sweetness. spicy notes. pine

mouth is nicely weighted - on the heavier side of medium - and well carbonated.

drinkabiuility is very good.

A nice beer but not my favorite example of the style

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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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 1,860 ratings.