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Tell Tale Red Ale - Scuttlebutt Brewing Company

Tell Tale Red AleTell Tale Red Ale

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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 10.23%


Brewed by:
Scuttlebutt Brewing Company visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: philbertk on 01-30-2011)
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.29/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a hazy dark orange with a foamy tan head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Small patches of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, and some subdued citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus fruit and citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer that is fairly drinkable but the hop presence seems somewhat old all around.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2013 07:43:27 | More by UCLABrewN84
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.48/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle served in a SA lager glass.
Red-brown body covered by a bone-colored head that's small but durable.
This otherwise bland amber is redeemed by a surprising (i.e., not evident in the aroma or initial taste) bit of spicy hop flavor that comes in the finish and lingers on in the aftertaste.
Feel: Crisp, medium body with medium+ carbonation.
Improved with some warming.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2013 23:30:22 | More by chinchill
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.73/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a crystal clear amber in color with light amounts of active visible carbonation streaming from the bottom of the glass and some deep golden yellow + burnt orange highlights. The beer has a four finger tall dense foamy beige head that slowly reduces to a two finger tall medium sized cap with a finger thick layer covering the remainder of the surface of the beer and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of caramel malts with brown sugar sweetness and some moderate aromas of herbal hops.

T: Upfront there are moderate to strong flavors of caramel malts with just a very light hint of brown sugar sweetness. That is followed by moderate to strong flavors of herbal hops and light flavors of pine hops which imparts a moderate to strong amount of bitterness which fades after a short amount of time..

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: Not bad but not really anything special either - decent flavors but there is a bit too much bitterness in my opinion. I'm glad I found it and decided to try it but I would not run out to get it again.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2013 18:40:14 | More by dbrauneis
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oberon

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a nonic a rich clear bronze with a soapy looking half finger light beige head atop that left a few broken rings of lace as it settled,I loved the rich clarity in color.Caramel and brown sugar mainly in a light nose with some malty fruitiness,hops are scant.The flavors came out more as I drank more,caramel and toffee with some buttery tones,the hops came into play late giving off a light resiny note.I bought it because I wanted something to drink while busy around the house with not much frill and that's what it is,it's not half bad,just don't be looking for a an uber hopped amber.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2013 21:01:56 | More by oberon
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PaleZombie

Arizona

3.73/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 22 oz bomber into a tulip.

A - Deep amber color fairly clear with about 2 fingers of foamy white head that quickly dissipated. Good lacing left on the glass.

S - Big caramel and toffee notes on the nose with a hint of some grass. Not much here.

T - First you get hit with a large toffee caramel malt quickly followed by a nice floral, piney hop presence. Somewhat bitter on the back end but pretty well balanced.

M - Fairly light and easy drinking but a close enough to medium to make it pretty solid. Good amount of carbonation leaving a slight prickle on the tongue.

O - This isn't too bad. Very easy drinking. However its not blowing my hair back or anything. A decent representation of the style.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2013 07:18:07 | More by PaleZombie
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bsquaredd7

Pennsylvania

3.18/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Upon opening the bottle and pouring it into a pint glass, the first that hit me was the smell! It's gotta malty sweetness in the aroma with some very light caramel and earthy stuff going on as well. The color looks brownish-red (amber) with an off white head that will follow you through the pint.

The flavor of this beer hit me instantly as being very bitter with some floral but not extremely hoppy hops. {what?} Definitely more bitter than what the aroma led me to believe. As you drink more of this, the bitter tasting notes wont be as much of a shock to your palate. Frothy mouthfeel and there's still some of that earthiness on the way out. Malty and bitter.

Red/Ambers aren't my favorites so I wasnt much of a fan but I can see how this would be considered pretty alright for the style.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2013 18:27:07 | More by bsquaredd7
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Bookseeb

Washington

3.13/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance is a reddish amber with a dissipating head leaving nill lace. Smell is soft of the malt and hops. Taste has a softer malt flavor that brings out more of the citrusy hops. Mouthfeel is medium light with good carbonation. A little unbalanced towards the hops leaving the malt more in the background

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2012 00:06:06 | More by Bookseeb
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scootpolute

Texas

4.13/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

P: 22 OZs bomber, poured into a tulip glass...

A--A light brown/amber hue with a small, thin head.

S--Sweet, malty, carmely with a faint smell of hoppiness.

T--Semi-sweet, roasted, carmely malt dominates with a hint of chocolate and a slight citrusy hop backbone. Tasty and refreshing!

M--Medium carbonation with acreamy texture. pretty smooth.

D--Pretty tasty, clean, refreshing red/amber...I've been let down by Scuttlebutt lately (Gale Force IPA/and other variations of their IPAs...too soapy in flavor)...But they did a good job wih this one...Chasin' Cheers :~)

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2012 20:07:40 | More by scootpolute
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beertunes

Washington

2.65/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into straight pint glass. Poured a hazy medium orange-amber color with only a thin cap of off-white head that had very low retention and no lacing.

The aroma was mostly neutral, with just a bit of floral hops showing up alongside some sweet malts. Honestly, kinda blah smelling. The story was the same on the tongue, some lightly sweet malts, some floral hops, but all on the bland side of typical for the style.

The body was the average light-medium that you expect from this style. Drinkability was OK, but not really worth the calories to have a few in one sitting. Overall, a somewhat disappointing brew. One that would be OK for taking to the park as an inexpensive sixer, or for using as a training wheel beer. I'm a fan of Scuttlebutt, they sometimes get lost in the mix of all the outstanding breweries we are blessed with here in WA. This brew falls below their standards, so I'll give it a shot again if I see it on tap. Perhaps I merely got an off-bottle.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2012 18:17:58 | More by beertunes
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canucklehead

British Columbia (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I am on a Red Ale kick lately and decided to try this one picked up in a self created mix pack from the co-op in MT Vernon. Pretty decent red from a brewey that I haven;t had great success with in past. The nose is hoppy but the beer is quite malty and very drinkable. Doesn't have the rounded mouthfeel as much as say Jamaica Red from Steelhead but it is well balanced and I would buy this again.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2011 15:51:00 | More by canucklehead
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philbertk

Washington

3.8/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Scuttlebutt Brewing Company--Tell Tale Red Ale--2011 22 oz. Bottle. 5.00% ABV. 42 IBU's. (4.0 / 5.0) Thin lace slightly rocky white head. Clear bright deep amber color. Delicate toasted caramel fruit mild hop front. Mildly crusty sweet light toasted delicate caramel fruit smooth mild Red Ale flavor. Balanced refreshing light hop spice clean end. Suprising! Usually Scuttlebutt tends toward weak and bland, but this was nicely flavored and tasty. Sampled 1/28/2011. Purchased for $3.89 at Fred Meyer--Ballard, Seattle on 1/27/2011.

Scuttlebutt Brewing Company--Tell Tale Red Ale--2011 12 oz. Bottle. 5.00% ABV. 42 IBU's. (4.0 / 5.0) Thin foamy big mild lace off white head. Fizzy clear bright thin pretty amber red color. Lightly toasted malt floral hop front. No sediment. Mild sweet lightly toasted caramel fruit hint very biscuity toasted bread body. Tasty delicate flavor. Mild earthiness. Clean refreshing mild hop spice balanced light lingering toasted malt end. Surprisingly nice for a Scuttlebutt. Sampled 3/11/2011. Purchased 6-Pack for $9.99 at The Ballard Market, Seattle on 3/11/2011.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2011 23:10:07 | More by philbertk
Tell Tale Red Ale from Scuttlebutt Brewing Company
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