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1881 - Ruhstaller

Not Rated.
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BA SCORE
85
very good

57 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 57
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 10.11%
Wants: 0
Gots: 6 | 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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Joshre

California

3/5  rDev -20.2%

06-12-2014 04:05:48 | More by Joshre
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prisdefer

New York

3/5  rDev -20.2%

07-30-2012 23:11:30 | More by prisdefer
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Onelove

California

3/5  rDev -20.2%

09-25-2013 02:47:26 | More by Onelove
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Paccamacca

California

3/5  rDev -20.2%

04-30-2014 00:58:15 | More by Paccamacca
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kojevergas

Texas

3.08/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

1 pint 6 oz brown glass bottle with straw covered neck and standard pressure cap acquired at the Cap N Cork Junior Market in Los Feliz for $8.99 USD and served into a Uinta pilsner glass in me gaff in Los Feliz. Reviewed live. This is me first beer from this brewery. Expectations are average. I like the straw neck; it's a nice rustic touch - even if it is a gimmick.

Served straight from the fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a 1.5 finger beige colour head of fairly good cream, nice thickness, and above average retention. Body colour is a clear translucent textbook copper. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. No lacing as the head recedes. Typical of the style; this is standard fare.

Sm: Toasted malt, floral hops, and malty sweetness. Very simple. An average strength aroma. No yeast character or alcohol is detectable.

T: Amber malts and accompanying sweetness, and floral hops. Some caramelized malt. Clean and pleasant, but incredibly simple. Lacks complexity and subtlety. I like it in a general sense. No yeast character or alcohol comes through.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Good carbonation. Decent thickness. Fair palate presence. Suits the flavour profile in a general sense.

Dr: Drinkable but forgettable. Very pedestrian. Priced very highly for its mundane quality. $8.99 for this? I wouldn't get this again. I'm glad the bottles are distinctive because it will be easy to avoid buying more from this brewery in the future. An underwhelming beer in the style.

C+

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2013 04:38:59 | More by kojevergas
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caverog

California

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

03-04-2014 04:18:41 | More by caverog
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jakecattleco

California

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

07-20-2013 02:09:29 | More by jakecattleco
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ttttrrrrtttt

California

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

06-14-2012 19:00:24 | More by ttttrrrrtttt
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Bobheed

Texas

3.3/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a burnt copper color with a very minimal off-white head

S: Not A very strong smelling beer, but I did get some pine notes as well as a nice caramel maltiness

T: Again I'm getting the piney flavors at first, a bit of citrus zest, and some nice caramel flavors. Finishes with a real nice citrus hop burst

M: Fairly thin, medium carbonation

Overall this was quite nice. A good example of an amber ale and it's always good to support local brewers

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2012 03:16:29 | More by Bobheed
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TheSixthRing

California

3.34/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours a relatively clear, orange rust color with an off-white, half finger head and sub-par retention.

Smell - Not getting much. Slight bread. Touch of citrus.

Taste - Malts are bready, lightly toasted, with a drop of caramel. Mild grapefruit pith comes on near and into the finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium in body with low to fair carbonation. Smooth. Goes down easy.

Overall - Not a particularly impressive red, especially considering the price. Shows good balance, but the flavors don't excite the palate quite like they should. Quaffable, but kind of boring. This is the first time I've seen this beer in cans. It came out fairly flat... maybe they've got some kinks to work out?

Serving type: can

03-27-2013 06:15:30 | More by TheSixthRing
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EliotRosewater

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

07-26-2013 02:34:16 | More by EliotRosewater
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HoistinBrews

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

10-14-2013 01:23:42 | More by HoistinBrews
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marct

Nevada

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

05-04-2013 16:14:50 | More by marct
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zestar

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

11-13-2013 05:38:26 | More by zestar
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dwagner003

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

04-22-2013 15:51:11 | More by dwagner003
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Fatehunter

Oregon

3.53/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured two fingers of tight, foamy head on a deep red colored body.
The aroma is a rich malt/barnyard smell. One-side but nice.
The taste is bold: lots of malt sweetness with a dose of lemon bitterness to balance it out. The maltiness still comes out ahead in the end.
The texture is thicker with moderate carbonation.
A big malty red ale, enjoyable.

Serving type: can

04-10-2013 02:15:36 | More by Fatehunter
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Tone

Missouri

3.54/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2013 02:53:10 | More by Tone
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cvm4

Mississippi

3.55/5  rDev -5.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2013 15:48:04 | More by cvm4
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mschind

California

3.65/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Poured from a 22 oz bottle with burlap wrapped around the neck. No date. Clear reddish amber with a two finger light tan head that slowly faded to a persistent thin cap that coated the glass during the tasting.

S- Piney hops dominate with malty undertones.

T-Slight sweetness up front with some hop bitterness in the finish.

M- Despite the nice head, this seemed a bit flat and on the thin side.

O- Always happy to see a new local brew. The label promises a dry and refreshing but flavorful ale. It doesn't quite make it as flavorful to my palate but it is very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2012 23:48:26 | More by mschind
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jb413

Massachusetts

3.65/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Great color, cloudy fruit punch with small head and a bit of lacing. Iced tea around the edges and when held in the light.

S - Medium hop-first nose, a bit of alcohol, and some light bready malt

T - Fairly good hoppy profile, with a bit of caramel/malty towards the end. Hops are a mix of piney, floral and some fruit on the end. Not quite one-dimensional but also not stellar.

MF - Light-medium body and nice finish. Wet-hop in the mouth.

O - A straight shooter. Decent hoppy red that's enjoyable but nearly forgettable.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2013 02:30:51 | More by jb413
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kemoarps

Washington

3.68/5  rDev -2.1%
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!

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2013 00:09:39 | More by kemoarps
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Beerswag

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

02-21-2013 21:42:59 | More by Beerswag
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XicanoBeerRun

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

06-11-2012 00:13:00 | More by XicanoBeerRun
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SocalKicks

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

09-13-2013 05:48:36 | More by SocalKicks
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JacobGumina

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

06-25-2013 18:28:49 | More by JacobGumina
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1881 from Ruhstaller
85 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.