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

BA SCORE
88
very good
2,069 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
Ratings:
2,069
Reviews:
1,003
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
11.79%
 
 
Wants:
100
Gots:
204
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 2,069 |  Reviews: 1,003
Photo of Giangio
4.18/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NeilSilber1
4.19/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice color and feel, deep red with light head, bit hoppy

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Photo of Antc2382
3.91/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Skillet
4.09/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of AD17
3.86/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of adamhdg
4.06/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Nice, light ale that is a beautiful amber color with a thin caramel head a heavy lacing. Not much smell to speak of. Light and refreshing drink with mild carbonation, pine and citrus notes, with hops on the back end. Definitely a do again for the summer. Refreshing.

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

Photo of Bjm94
3.76/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Acamusm
4.07/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of drmeto
3.7/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

L:
-pours a clear amber with a big,foamy,offwhite head
low to medium carbonation visible
S:
-pine,resin,grapefruit,peach
T:
-pine,resin,grapefruit,grassy,oranges
F:
-medium carbonation
-light body
O:
More of a Pale Ale than a Red Ale.
Good overall

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Photo of EOC
4.22/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of glass_house
3.87/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MIrvine
4.24/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sundrifter
4.31/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

North Coast makes some delicious beers and their Red Seal Ale is no exception. It's got the caramel maltiness of a red ale along with a some hoppy bitterness that puts it very close to pale ale territory. It's definitely got it's own thing going on and tastes very unique compared to a lot of other red or amber ales out there. Very highly recommended!

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Photo of claybob43
4.9/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WorldOfBeerCraft
4.24/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Doubledown240
4.44/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Clear amber body, big white billowing head, archipelago of lace. Smell is toasted malt, faint earth and pine hops. Flavor is more of the same, with the malt building itself up into moderately sweet toffee flavors on some sips. Sweet balanced by crisp bitterness on the finish. Full bodied and hearty, which I like, but the carbonation is sharp and harsh.
*Sigh*, amber ales... what to make of you. It's like trying to get excited about the most technically perfect tightrope walker whose rope is 3 feet off the ground. The balance is impressive, but at the end of the day it's just hard to get excited about such tame, raw flavor. Anyway, as far as this one goes, it's very good (within its own category).

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

Photo of Mtn
3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DJHanrahan
3.94/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rosenkrantzz
4.3/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Really exceptional red ale

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Photo of JRod1969
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Oakley
3.95/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Ruedrich's Red Seal Ale from North Coast Brewing Co.
3.9 out of 5 based on 2,069 ratings.
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