Red Seal Ale
North Coast Brewing Co.

Red Seal AleRed Seal Ale
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North Coast Brewing Co.
California, United States
American Amber / Red Ale
Ranked #26
Ranked #16,636
3.89 | pDev: 11.83%
Jul 27, 2023
Jun 16, 1998
Formerly known as: Ruedrich's Red Seal Ale

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.
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Rated: 3.85 by Buck_Jones from Michigan

Jul 27, 2023
Rated: 3.54 by amp112 from California

Jul 03, 2023
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Rated by Stpatrik77

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75
A nice beer to drink if you are on the Mendocino Coast in California.
Jul 03, 2023
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Reviewed by MaddDoGG5150 from California

3.97/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Pours a clear copper color with a nice, thick foam head.

Aroma is malty with a little hops in the background.

Taste is very well balanced between the malt and hops, with a nice little touch of caramel. A clean, crisp finish.

This is quite refreshing and delicious.
Jul 01, 2023
Rated: 4.1 by loco4toto

Jun 02, 2023
Rated: 4.25 by MEnoMoney

May 14, 2023
Rated: 3.85 by Thomas_Wikman from Texas

May 06, 2023
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Reviewed by Griffin2 from Virginia

3.87/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a 12 oz bottle dated 3/06/23 (I think) into a pint glass.
L - Pours a reddish amber color with a finger width of white head.
S - Smells malty and hoppy.
T - Taste matches the smell, sweet maltiness and hoppy.
F - Medium body with carbonation on the lighter side.
O - Really tasty red ale.
May 04, 2023
Rated: 4.5 by DoctorRobert1969 from California

Mar 31, 2023
Rated: 3.79 by Ernald_Elbertson from Delaware

Mar 23, 2023
Rated: 4.53 by rpmello81 from California

Mar 18, 2023
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Reviewed by HoppingMadMonk from New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Nice cloudy amber appearance
Body came close to medium with at first average carbonation but dissipated a bit
Aroma was malt,roasted malt and some earthy hops.
Taste didnt stray too far from the aroma.
Feb 26, 2023
Rated: 4.19 by Whyteboar from Michigan

Feb 13, 2023
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Reviewed by BJB13 from Maryland

4.28/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
12 ounce bottle poured into a tumbler style pint glass.

Fine looking beer, very clear rich amber pour with 2 inches of dense, and persistent off-white foam. Leaves lace. The nose has a sharp but mellow floral hoppiness along with bread malt aroma which comes across more toasty in the tasting. The sharp floral hop also comes through in the flavor with a touch of woody character. Clean finish. The body seems light but smooth and creamy with just enough carbonation so that is never developed a crisp bite.
A fine example of an unsung style that leaves you wanting another.
Jan 31, 2023
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Reviewed by jonphisher from New Jersey

4.01/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Bottle code: 20870718 = July 18, 2022 (first number is last number of year, last four are month and date)

Pours slightly cloudy, coppery amber; off white heady, has both great retention and lacing.

Nose is a rich and toasty malt; some yeast driven fruitiness, moderate spicey and woodsy hops.

Taste confirms the rich malt presence, slight toasted quality; the hops are very present with a pepper like bite.

Light body, but nice and full; yet maintains a very high level of drinkability, the carbonation is creamy like in quality, nice hop bitterness on the finish, tongue prickling in nature.

I really enjoy this beer.
Jan 19, 2023
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Reviewed by mushroomcloud from Texas

4.4/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
12oz bottle, I don't know how to read the code. Opened 1-13-22.
2 finger off white head with excellent retention. Copper and clear body. Full web of lacing. Caramel, earthy aroma with a light hebal hop backing. Starts of with a toasty caramel sweetness followed by a leafy hoppiness that is a very nice combo. Medium body and carbonation with a lengthy finish. Superb balance and excellent drinkabilty for my palate. Very Good to Outstanding.
Jan 14, 2023
Rated: 3.75 by HollandTunnels from Pennsylvania

Dec 18, 2022
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Reviewed by md3kcn from North Carolina

4.29/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Purchased from The Blue Door for $2.75. Poured into a tulip glass.

L - Pours a clear dark amber, with a one-finger pale white head. Head goes away a bit more quick than I'd like. Pretty good lacing.
S - Wheat. Malty sweetness. Earth.
T - An almost perfume-esque floral quality hits you as the first thing. Rosewater, pine candy, and a hint of rye come through. Well-balanced. Brown bread finish, with a hoppy bite.
F - Medium-light in body, with mild carbonation. Super drinkable. Refreshing.
O - I love this brew so much. It exhibits everything you want in an amber ale, without going over-the-top in price. It's a no-frills ale, with floral complexity you wouldn't expect. It all works! Definitely recommend, and I'll be getting it again.
Oct 27, 2022
Rated: 4.49 by Beecham from California

Jul 07, 2022
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