1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Tell Tale Red Ale - Scuttlebutt Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Tell Tale Red AleTell Tale Red Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
81
good

34 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 34
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 10%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: philbertk on 01-30-2011)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next › last »
Ratings: 34 | Reviews: 11 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.29/5  rDev -6%
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.

UCLABrewN84, Nov 11, 2013
Photo of oberon
3.5/5  rDev 0%
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.

oberon, Aug 07, 2013
Photo of dbrauneis
3.73/5  rDev +6.6%
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.

dbrauneis, Sep 21, 2013
Photo of chinchill
3.48/5  rDev -0.6%
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.

chinchill, Oct 24, 2013
Photo of beertunes
2.65/5  rDev -24.3%
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.

beertunes, Jun 07, 2012
Photo of canucklehead
3.95/5  rDev +12.9%
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.

canucklehead, Apr 16, 2011
Photo of twelveinches
4/5  rDev +14.3%

twelveinches, Dec 11, 2011
Photo of strongaf
3.5/5  rDev 0%

strongaf, Jan 17, 2012
Photo of buckyp
3.5/5  rDev 0%

buckyp, Jul 05, 2013
Photo of RedneckBeerz
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

RedneckBeerz, Jul 27, 2013
Photo of richkrull
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

richkrull, Dec 14, 2013
Photo of AndrewMichael
3.5/5  rDev 0%

AndrewMichael, Oct 12, 2013
Photo of Drknight
3.5/5  rDev 0%

Drknight, Jun 16, 2013
Photo of tfsimpkins
4/5  rDev +14.3%

tfsimpkins, Oct 29, 2013
Photo of Erik-P
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Erik-P, Nov 18, 2013
Photo of Bookseeb
3.13/5  rDev -10.6%
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

Bookseeb, Jul 08, 2012
Photo of Birdlegs
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Birdlegs, Apr 03, 2013
Photo of Segelstrom
3.5/5  rDev 0%

Segelstrom, Oct 04, 2013
Photo of mixed_master7
3.5/5  rDev 0%

mixed_master7, Jul 21, 2013
Photo of Donkster46
3.5/5  rDev 0%

Donkster46, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

6thstreetbrewpub, Nov 28, 2013
Photo of philbertk
3.8/5  rDev +8.6%
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.

philbertk, Jan 30, 2011
Photo of Jamstone714
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Jamstone714, Jun 13, 2014
Photo of Metaltildeath
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Metaltildeath, Aug 09, 2013
Photo of bcuz7
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

bcuz7, Jun 19, 2013
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next › last »
Tell Tale Red Ale from Scuttlebutt Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.