Red Tail Ale - Mendocino Brewing Company
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3/5 rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a Sam Adams tasting glass.
The color is a hazy orange with a finger of foamy white head that leaves rather quickly and does not leave any type of lacing.
The smell is malty at first in the nose with some tired sweetness that seems a little old but still hanging in the nose. There is a butterscotch aroma in the far background.
The taste has a sweet flavor as it first touches my tongue. There is a nice malty flavor that is a bit like honey with a slight brown sugar flavor.
The feel of this beer has a smoothness that is pleasant as it goes down. This is pretty drinkable and goes down easy with a slight aftertaste that is there just briefly.
Serving type: bottle
11-07-2011 04:07:17 | More by Duhast500
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3.89/5 rDev +12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
The beer itself is a lighter shade of red, darker than amber but just. The head is off-white in color, frothy and churning up to almost 3/4 of a finger. It recedes neither quickly nor slowly, leaving a craggy, thin ring followed by a spattering of lace.
A more traditional brew in the aroma, the focus is more on sweetness with just a little hops to balance. Herb and citrus do come out, though, along with caramel and grains in a pale malt sort of base.
Malt-forward in the flavor, of course, it's very toasty with lots of caramel to complement. hops are stronger, though, lots of citrus coming through with a bite to it before going more herbal. A bit of zest comes through before finishing with lingering herb and caramel notes.
A medium-bodied beer with a bit of dryness to it, the feel is nicely balanced as just enough is taken from the sweetness. It's plenty crisp and it's clean, getting pretty smooth from middle to finish.
Serving type: bottle
05-20-2014 20:15:36 | More by Brenden
Red Tail Ale from Mendocino Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 815 ratings.