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1881 - Ruhstaller

Not Rated.
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BA SCORE
85
very good

63 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 63
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 10.4%
Wants: 2
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ruhstaller visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jvillefan on 02-01-2012)
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

SuperMario, Jun 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

In the aroma, piney hops and toffee. Caramel-malty sweetness, perhaps like a Scottish Ale. Finishes off-dry and clean, with just a mild bitterness in finish. Well balanced, just like the Black IPA of theirs I tried. Very well done. Nothing else to say, but stupid Beeradvocate is making me write more....

jibbyvonjibb, May 13, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20%

Paccamacca, Apr 30, 2014
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caverog, Mar 04, 2014
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MattSlem, Nov 27, 2013
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3.78/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium to dark coppery amber with a two finger ivory head with great retention and lots of lacing. Aroma of pineyhops and caramel malt, spicy. Flavor is subdued biscuit malt and light piney and grassy hops. Finishes with mild biscuit malt and grassy hops. Medium bodied with light creaminess, nice mouth feel. A failry laid back red ale that somewhat mild in flavor, but very well balanced. Somewhat underwhelming at first, but the nice integration of the flavors makes this a pleasant sipping ale. Interesting burlap decorated bottles are classy.

LiquidAmber, Nov 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

zestar, Nov 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

CMack71968, Nov 08, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20%

ac22rush, Nov 07, 2013
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3.55/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a deep amber/copper with a one finger eggshell head.

S - A sweeter nose than I was expecting. Has biscuity malts, caramel, orange peel and a bit of citrus.

T - A good balance of malts and piney hops.

M - Light to medium bodied/carbonation.

O - Rather enjoyable.

cvm4, Nov 03, 2013
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3.68/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Beautiful amber with a tinge of ruby. Good almond meat head, decent retention, good lacing.

The nose starts out sweet with a green vinous undercurrent, biscuity malts and almost a piney characteristic.

Taste is initially a blend of honey sweet in the background with an almost stale malt and pine base. Stale really isn't the right word, but it's the best I can think of and is kind of a unifying characteristic in my experience with red ales. The finish is an interesting juxtaposition of creamy and dry pine. The aftertaste is predominantly pine bitterness, but there's a sweet cream that darts in at the corners that's quite intriguing.

I started off trying to write this review all pirates out because you don't need to know why, that's why, but that didn't last as I realized it sounded retarded. Cool story. Anyway, an interesting beer, a decent red, just not a style that blows me away. Certainly drinkable and one worth trying if you're curious or if you like the style, but not one you'll kick yourself for missing. BE YOUR OWN JUDGE!

kemoarps, Aug 26, 2013
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1881 from Ruhstaller
85 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.