1881 - Ruhstaller
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4/5 rDev +6.1%
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....
05-13-2014 05:14:23 | More by jibbyvonjibb
3.78/5 rDev +0.3%
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.
11-24-2013 01:57:22 | More by LiquidAmber
3.55/5 rDev -5.8%
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.
11-03-2013 15:48:04 | More by cvm4
3.68/5 rDev -2.4%
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!
08-26-2013 00:09:39 | More by kemoarps
3.54/5 rDev -6.1%
Pours a clear, dark copper color. 1/3 inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and good lacing. Smells of grass, hint of earthy malt, slight sweet malt, hint of caramel malt, hint of hops, and a hint of yeast. Fits the style of an American Amber / Red Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of earthy malt, slight sweet malt, slight caramel malt, hint of hops, and a hint of yeast. Overall, the grass and earthy notes dominate both aroma and body, but still a decent brew.
08-18-2013 02:53:10 | More by Tone
3.78/5 rDev +0.3%
Courtesy of JE. Thanks!
A: Reddish coppery color with a one finger tan head.
S: Rich malty aroma with toast, caramel, hazelnut meal and a touch of citrus.
T: Malty with a light tangerine/grapefruit hop backing that glides over the palate pretty smoothly. A pretty solid red.
08-10-2013 06:42:25 | More by notchucknorris
1881 from Ruhstaller
85 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.