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

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88
very good
2,081 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:
2,081
Reviews:
1,010
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
11.79%
 
 
Wants:
101
Gots:
213
For Trade:
0
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look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I liked this but I don't see why it would be world class. Seems more like the brewers reputation being rewarded than the beer. Poured a 3" custard head which took a long time to start to recede but once it did lost wind fast. The body is a clear deep golden yellow, which is nice, but doesn't at all look like an amber/red ale. Smells mildly of hops and malt, no surprises. Taste is good with a very mild butterscotch and mild malt, followed by a persistent hops finish. Good beer.

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

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams "Perfect Pint" glass.

Appearance: Pours a deep amber ruby red with lots of rising bubbles. Huge six fingers of off white foamy head with decent retention. Leaves a lot of lacing around the glass.

Smell: A fairly strong and balanced aroma of caramel malts and spicy hops. Bready malts with big hints of caramel, toffee, and biscuit. A fairly vibrant hop presence. Hops are very earthy and grassy with a light hint of citrus grapefruit and orange. Smells like an IPA with a heavy malt presence.

Taste: Hops are upfront with a nice mix of spicy floral and earthy hops with some notes of citrus orange, grapefruit, and apricot. Hops are well balanced by a big presence of bready malts. Good notes of caramel, biscuit, toffee, and crackers. Also a little pine. The balance here is really great.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Very creamy, somewhat chewy. Very smooth.

Overall: A very solid Red Ale. Has the hop presence of a IPA with a strong malt character to balance it very well.

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Ruedrich's Red Seal Ale from North Coast Brewing Co.
3.9 out of 5 based on 2,081 ratings.
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