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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Ruedrich's Red Seal AleRuedrich's Red Seal Ale

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

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by kbub6f on 06-16-1998

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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A: Copper orange with a finger of off khaki head which quickly settles leaving a moderate amount of lace.

S: Orange, peach fruitiness upon first pour. Caramel, almost candy cane like sweetness with strong breadiness come through as the beer settles.

T: A wonderfully balanced brew with great sweet, caramel maltiness that has a biscuity, bready feel. A mild pepper zing comes through in the middle. Then comes citrus zest, notes of peach fruitiness along with elements of grass, spring flowers and even hints of pine needles.

M: Chewy, prickling, and linger are all there in the appropriate proportions

O: An awesome, round, balanced ale that does everything and anything. Pair it with meat, fish, chicken or just drink alone as a session ale. Simple yet complex, and highly recommended overall.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Retains froth evenly across the glass. Not a huge head, but you ain't staring directly at the naked beer either. A rich bronze body that's spent time on the beach. Mild bubbles.

S - A strong straightforward smell of hops. A note of sweet honey, no bitter in the nose.

T - Strong hops and bitter. With a hint of cheerios, i mean cereals. Real bitters in the throat and the sides of the mouth. The tip of the tongue is still on those cereals though.

M - Medium vicousity with a taste that lingers for a good 20 seconds after a drink.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A beer I've been meaning to try for so long but always gets overshadowed by Old Rasputin.

It looks really nice.

Smells weird; Sweetness, smokiness, almost like BBQ sauce, a little vegetable mixed in, mostly BBQ and vegetable.

The taste is a little better. It's on the lighter side, a nice hop bitterness, some strange fruitiness that I cannot pick up on, and more of that vegetable taste. Perhaps I just don't like Amber Ales ha.

Overall, it isn't anything special. It is drinkable and smooth. But is kind of typical. Has a slightly unique bitterness to it that keeps you coming back but ends up only being an Amber Ale.

Very good for the style, over all, good.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed this 12oz bottle out of a Belgian tulip glass.

A: Pours an amber hue with a thick, frothy, white head that slowly dissipates down the side of the glass leaving a nice trail and ending in a solid persistent lace.

S: Hoppy malty aromas mixed equally.

T: Similar to the smell a great hop flavor up followed by a solid malt background.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation.

O: This was a good beer. Very refreshing and a good equal mix of hops and malt.

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Arrives a slightly hazy orange color with what had been a finger width of off-white head, reduced to a film by server delay. Nice lace, though.
Smell is faint, with some malt, hops and citrus. Balance is good, presence is weak.
Taste is hops first, malt, citrus and woody notes playing supporting roles.
Medium bodied, warming from the swallow on, crisply effervescent though not overpowering, just noticeable. A solid, tasty, refreshing beer that could easily fill many roles.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Pint Glass

Appearance - Amber colored with some moderate haze. Pours a very voluminous head

Smell - Yeasts, Malts and Barley. Fairly simple and while the smell is there, it isn't what I would call strong

Taste - Floral Hops, Yeasts, Malts and Barley. It's very simple, much like the smell; However, it's also alot more robust than the smell and the flavor really comes to life here

Mouthfeel - Light bodied and low on carbonation, this is a very easy to drink and crisp feeling beer.

Overall - It's a beer that you can drink just about in any setting, from watching a football to a nice dinner thanks to it's simple yet enjoyable flavor

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Ruedrich's Red Seal Ale from North Coast Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 2,110 ratings