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

Ruedrich's Red Seal AleRuedrich's Red Seal Ale
2,088 Ratings
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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by kbub6f on 06-16-1998

Bros Score:
View: Beers | Events
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 2,088 |  Reviews: 1,012
Photo of leagr
4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

Photo of mattparsons
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of WDJersey
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of ssimpson89
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of JimGlonke
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of JLapadura
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of djtomain
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of MoreThanWine
3.72/5  rDev -4.6%
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.

 481 characters

Photo of Beermazter310
5/5  rDev +28.2%

Photo of DerwinWentworth
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of MattyG85
4.2/5  rDev +7.7%
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.

 1,061 characters

Photo of cuy50
4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of brewcrew12
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of MarkyMOD
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of MikieV
4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of hanlonrn
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of DonFrap
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of lschrock
1/5  rDev -74.4%

Photo of Mjmckeon
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of Stinger80OH
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of TheSixthRing
4.08/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a nice reddish amber with a good 2 finger head. Retention is great, and the resulting lace is thick and semi-sticky.

Smell - Sweet, almost like dried apricot, with some floral and earthy hops sitting beneath.

Taste - Fruity with an earthy undertone. Hints of mellow apricot and citrus. Good balance. Finishes with a mellow citrus bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Lively carbonation. Goes down smooth and easy.

Overall - A wonderful amber from North Coast. Really nice, approachable flavor and smoothness.

 532 characters

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

Bottle: brown 355mL stubbie bottle, cool but cheap looking label.

Appearance: coppery red body under a thick foamy head and webs of lacing.

Aroma: floral and citrusy hops, caramel malts. A little strong at first.

Taste: grapefruit, orange, nice balance with the caramel and toffee.

Aftertaste: lingers nicely, great level of hops - not too much of a wham.

Mouth feel: medium bodied, almost chewy. Medium-to-high carbonation assists the hop flavours explode in the mouth.

Overall: quite a smooth and sessional ale, though I wouldn't want to have a whole heap of them in one hit unless I came into more money than I'm currently worth.

 638 characters

Photo of iKrystin
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of RicoFalcon
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of strongaf
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Ruedrich's Red Seal Ale from North Coast Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 2,088 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.