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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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2,125 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.

BEER STATS
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#15,468
Reviews:
1,019
Ratings:
2,125
pDev:
11.83%
 
 
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Photo of dafla67
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Nurt20
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dsimenson
3.77/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kwright
5/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.62/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Ruedrich's Red Seal Ale | North Coast Brewing Co. poured from the bottle into a pint glass, this has a two finger thick off-white head, solid lacing& a copper amber body.

I smell hearty, sweet malts with mellower hops.

Tastes pretty similar to the aroma. Smooth clean finish.

Medium mouthfeel with mild carbonation.

I'll choose to rate Ruedrich's Red Seal Ale | North Coast Brewing Co. with a 4.

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Photo of nicholas2121
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ruedrich's Red Seal Ale brewed by North Coast Brewing Co., with an ABV of 5.40% This American Amber/Red Ale pours out from a 12oz glass bottle into a pint beer. The color is a deep amber color with a small white head, almost copper in color. There is also some decent spotty lacing to this brew, it sticks to the side of the glass well. Really digging the copper color of this brew. The smell is rich with sweetness mixed with hop bitterness at first. Then you pick up on some nice earthy grains and malts. So far this is a nice inviting brew. Now for the taste, it is Bold with flavors, you first pick up on the hop bitterness, mixed with earthy grains and malts. This is a pretty solid red alert. The body of Ruedrich's Red Seal Ale is a solid medium. There is nothing overpowering about this brew, it has a super nice balance to it. The mouth feel is Bold, Rich, Hoppy, Clean Smooth and Refreshing. This brew would go nice with dinner or a cool day. Overall I am going to give Ruedrich's Red Seal Ale a Soild 4 out of 5. I would definitely look this brew up again giving the opportunity to. North Coast Brewing Co., did a real nice job with this American Amber/Red Ale

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

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

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

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

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Ruedrich's Red Seal Ale from North Coast Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 2,125 ratings