Ruedrich's Red Seal Ale | North Coast Brewing Co.

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Ruedrich's Red Seal AleRuedrich's Red Seal Ale
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3.89/5
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2,116 Ratings
Ruedrich's Red Seal AleRuedrich's Red Seal Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
North Coast Brewing Co.
California, United States
northcoastbrewing.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Malt and hops are beautifully married in this full-bodied, copper-red Pale Ale. Red Seal is generously hopped for a long, spicy finish. An excellent accompaniment to grilled meats and rich sauces.

Added by kbub6f on 06-16-1998

BEER STATS
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#13,931
Reviews:
1,017
Ratings:
2,116
pDev:
11.83%
 
 
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Photo of dishficks
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nass
2.5/5  rDev -35.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This is too hoppy for me to get into. This is not well balanced. I don't know I guess amber ales are not really my thing. Cheers! C

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Photo of onewayboogie
3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Guitarbeard
4.75/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a clear dark amber with a tinge of red, head sits at about 3/4's to 1 inch at the top. Very pleasant and encouraging scent, rooty initial flavor, malt dominant, it drinks exceptionally clean like a wheat beer. Carbonation is minimal and aftertaste is light and inoffensive. All in all a great ale, hope to make it a mainstay.

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Photo of evanwoertz
4.37/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of BeeradleyDale
3.49/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chilmer
3.23/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jripley97
4.04/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Kurt_van
4.04/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

6 pack bought in Fort Bragg CA. 05-2018

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Photo of DigitGrowler
4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SaltofOH
3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle dated 7/10/17. Old as hell, but it’s hard to find around here. CBF pint.

A: pours a clear reddish copper with streams and streams of carbonation. One finger thick, foamy beige head. Rings of lacing as I drink it down.

S: sweet and citrusy. Candied orange. Sugary malt. Smells like the Three Frogs I had a few weeks ago, or like the Sam Smith’s IPA. What they have in common is that they were all old hoppy beers around 45 IBUs. Classic APA aroma.

T: tastes shockingly like those two aforementioned. Moderately sweet, citrus, malt, floral arrival. Toasted caramel malt and cascade hop flowers on the middle. A crisp, clean finish with a faint hint of lingering hop. I’ll bet this has more citrus “pop” when fresh. Alas, it was between a six pack at five months old, or a single of unknown age (which turned out to be 10 months). Lacks the darkness or dankness that GL Burning River brings to the table.

M: solidly midweight with high, but not excessive carbonation. Very clean finishing. Not very slick. Way crisper texture than Ridge Trail.

O: this, even more than Sam Adams Boston Ale, GL Burning River, or Wolf’s Ridge Ridge Trail typifies the ubiquitous pale ales of the late 90s. It is a style that takes me back, and reminds me of many happy pints with friends. It is a beautifully executed example, and a shame beers like this have lost so much popularity. I hope it won’t continue to be so hard to find, and would gladly buy a six pack, as it clearly holds up to age fairly well.

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3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.94/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.27/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ThorSon
4.47/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great Beer, had it on tap with chicken pesto. Great combo, balanced flavor, nice color, flavor and mouthfeel. This beer is hard to find in the Upper Midwest. Would love to have it on hand for my beer fridge.

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RaulMondesi
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Yeah, alright, down the oh so familiar red brick road with this one. Easy on the malt, easy on the caramel like Fergie singing the national Anthem... this one just delivers. Not hot like Rihanna cooking breakfast, but aite enough like Katy Perry jarring some mint jelly.

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3.08/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TheCrowsEye
3.54/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GaryColeman
3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of madelf66
3.67/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 1971bernat
3/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BayAreaJoe
3.82/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a wonderful amber brown with a small head. Flavor is great but also somewhat light, along with the feel. Functions more like a session ale. Simple yet effective.

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Photo of LarrysDeerGut
3.93/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of travelguy
4.04/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Ruedrich's Red Seal Ale from North Coast Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 2,116 ratings