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

very good
2,069 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:
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Added by kbub6f on 06-16-1998

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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.

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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.

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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%

Photo of DocJitsu
3.8/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear copper golden color with a small off white head. The head dissipates rather quickly leaving an off white cap. During effervescence, the beer's bouquet is of mild floral, but mostly citrus hops. I love the greenish tint the beer has around it's top edges and in the foam as it's being poured. As the beer settles, the grain presents more prominently. The moutfheel is very nice. Smooth, wet, and perfectly carbonated. Very mild flavor. Light toasted malt with appealing mild hop flavor in the background. The maltiness does eventually succumb to the citrus hop that prevails late. What's left in the finish is a mild, unoffensive hop perfume in the palate. Very good and drinkable pale ale. That from a fellow who nearly never likes malty pale ales.

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Photo of mfgreene
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of elkinbrown
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of TheMadStork
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Gaberose
2/5  rDev -48.7%

Photo of hiphopj5
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Danny1217
4.2/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice dark amber color with a white head. Decent retention and some nice lacing left behind.

Smell has a nice balance between a sweet malty scent and the hops. I smell some citrus and toffee here.

Taste is hoppy and dry with some sweet caramel and citrus. Thick malty body. Very smooth drinking.

Really like this one. I pick it up quite often when I find it sitting in the local Whole Foods.

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Photo of CarolinaKev
4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of dcellis
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of terence
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of wilkinswesley
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of Casterbridge
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of CB2maltygoodness
4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of firemedic1343
4.45/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance was very nice. It captured the light and had a nice caramel hue.

Smell - Strong aromas of malted barley, hops and yeast. I believe that's all that's in it other than water, but it was a very appealing smell.

Taste- Delicious. I'd like a little less hop, but I'm very anti-hop.

Mouthfeel- Very chewy and nice.

Overall- Enjoyed it a lot, I recommend trying this.

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Photo of Nage37
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of TheBronze
3/5  rDev -23.1%

Photo of pin
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of TrickkyGangsta
4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of keithmurray
3.53/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

appearance - dark cherry/copper color with white head

smell - red cherry, malts, caramel

taste - caramel malts, red cherry, hops in the finish

mouthfeel - medium bodied, highly carbonated, slightest of sweetness in the body, followed by a great deal of bitterness in the finish from the hops, grade is knocked down a bit since the hoppiness is more prominent than I would like

Overall - a decent beer for the style, had the hops been turned down just a bit, I would have enjoyed this even more

Price Point - $2.25/single 12oz

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