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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
BA SCORE
3.9/5
Very Good
2,095 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:
No notes at this time.

Added by kbub6f on 06-16-1998

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,011
Reviews:
1,012
Ratings:
2,095
pDev:
11.79%
Bros Score:
4.4
 
 
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Photo of BayAreaJoe
3.82/5  rDev -2.1%
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. Simple yet effective.

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Photo of LarrysDeerGut
3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of travelguy
4.04/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mjgpy3
5/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of bankboy66
3.99/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A wonderful amber and easy to drink. Low fizz and a lot of flavor. Give it a try...you won't be disappointed.

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Photo of OtisCampbell007
3.94/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Goofster
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dandy14
3.94/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Inhye
4.38/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Exotoc flowery flavor and taste.

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Photo of Bajengurkan
4.4/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WickedBeer
3.73/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Nice bitter malts, pretty balanced flavor with a nice spice. Pretty good mouthfeel, crisp. A good beer, nothing that makes it stand out. North Coast can always be relied on to be solid, though.

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Photo of kitekid
4.22/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of UnderwhelmingAlcoholic
3.92/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Juhnnybear
4.58/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This one's been around a while, and still one of my favorites. A very well balanced statement -just good old ale. Nothing cute and no whammy flavors or aroma. I could drink this every day.

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Photo of Act25
3.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

APA/Red Ale is a favorite style. While this one harkens to my first love - RedTail back in the 90s, it's mid pack today.
Otherwise love the brewer. Must try once.

a) beer pours a clear, bright medium reddish amber body, with one finger loose foamy, beige head, which fails to impress with stick or lace.

s) smells of grainy, bready, caramel malt, as a red should, balanced by peppery and floral hop, (nasturtium?) with mineral flintiness.
t) Follows smell. The taste resolves in nice mineral essence, with spicy herbal, grassy, and floral hops.
f) Mineral, smooth, finishes clean and dry, and hoppy.
o) Perhaps this is what I loved most about Red Tail Ale 25 years ago. For that it's a 4 overall.

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Photo of Libeertarian
3.71/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From notes taken 04/28/17:

Semi-clear orange amber. Head is a creamy textured, fine-bubbled, heavy foam, of moderate retention, creamy-tan in color. Smell is somewhat sweet, spicy but not too dank, a little toast and dark fruit behind all that. Palate is similar but with more resin, pine, crackers, and some toffee. Starts out on the sweeter side, gradually morphs in a mild leathery and herbal but still spicy bitterness that is great in the balance. Light pepper to almost licorice retro-olfaction. Dry finish. Medium-bodied, sudsy and gulpy, with no burn and only faint astringency.

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Photo of yuenglingfan101
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Amber colored beer with small head goes down really smooth. Had some maltiness to it but that brought out its flavor. Finishes great too. A beer worth trying

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Photo of npendres
3.48/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jjmj51
3.77/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TylerGoble1
4.53/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of RochefortChris
3.74/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DeanAmbrose
3.26/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a clear plastic cup at an outdoor beach cafe. Amber in appearance with a nice head of foam. Aroma was of faint pine, freshly cut grass. The taste was amazing. Citrus with just the right amount of hop balance. Finish was crisp and refreshing. Overall a well crafted beer and solid B grade wise. Canned version would be perfect for a day out on the boat.

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Photo of rarigney
3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.99/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The appearance was a dark hazy amber to orange color that had a one finger white foamy head that died within about a minute. The lacing - wow - nice show as there’s a nice super thick clingy white foaminess that clung nicely even after several sips were taken. The smell had a decent amount of caramel malts that came across in a fairly roasty sort of way and then a decent spicy yet bitter hops delicately come into play as the beer warms. The taste is slightly spicy yet sweet but still allows a decent bitterness to tell me that this beer is no joke. The aftertaste has a long sweet caramel spicy flavoring, probably one of the best aftertastes I’ve ever had in any American Red Ale or APA (whatever style this one really is). The finishes bitter and has a nice kick on the tongue just as it leaves. On the palate, this one does a decent job of pummeling my tongue, but still does not overdo it. I say this one sits about a medium in body and still has a decent sessionable quality running about it. Overall, American Amber/Red Ale or American Pale Ale, I’m not exactly sure the intentions of North Coast on what they wanted to do for this, but hey, I would definitely have this again and would love to have it again with a peppercorn encrusted New York strip steak.

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Photo of Bombelsky
4.27/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Crystal clear, deep amber. 2 fingers frothy, long persisitng head. Excelent lacing.

Moderate high aroma of floarl/earthy hops, some notes of berries. Moderate malty toffee notes.

Moderate caramel flavor, moderate-high flavor of hops, moderate bitterness

Medium body. Average carbonation, watery, dry finish

Very balanced very tasty

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Ruedrich's Red Seal Ale from North Coast Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 2,095 ratings
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