Red Tail Ale - Mendocino Brewing Company
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Reviews by hangh:
3.88/5 rDev +12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A - Pours a rich dark amber, almost brown color. Quite clear but dark and a tiny bit of haze. Not much head but it is very fine, it was gone after a minute or so
S - Nice malty scents, buttery sweet smells. Also some caramel. It is a mild smell but I poured into a pilsener glass.
T - Full bodied taste. Caramel hops and a smooth beginning transition into a slight bitter floral hop finish. It's a really good amber. Mild but good aftertaste. Pretty good with anything sweet to eat.
MF - Full bodied and creamy but lightly carbonated
D - One of the best ambers I've had
Serving type: bottle
09-06-2010 01:51:59 | More by hangh
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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 812 ratings.