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Tell Tale Red Ale | Scuttlebutt Brewing Company

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Tell Tale Red AleTell Tale Red Ale

Brewed by:
Scuttlebutt Brewing Company
Washington, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by philbertk on 01-30-2011

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Reviews: 12 | Ratings: 38
Reviews by scootpolute:
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4.07/5  rDev +16%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

P: 22 OZs bomber, poured into a tulip glass...

A--A light brown/amber hue with a small, thin head.

S--Sweet, malty, carmely with a faint smell of hoppiness.

T--Semi-sweet, roasted, carmely malt dominates with a hint of chocolate and a slight citrusy hop backbone. Tasty and refreshing!

M--Medium carbonation with acreamy texture. pretty smooth.

D--Pretty tasty, clean, refreshing red/amber...I've been let down by Scuttlebutt lately (Gale Force IPA/and other variations of their IPAs...too soapy in flavor)...But they did a good job wih this one...Chasin' Cheers :~)

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Photo of oberon
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a nonic a rich clear bronze with a soapy looking half finger light beige head atop that left a few broken rings of lace as it settled,I loved the rich clarity in color.Caramel and brown sugar mainly in a light nose with some malty fruitiness,hops are scant.The flavors came out more as I drank more,caramel and toffee with some buttery tones,the hops came into play late giving off a light resiny note.I bought it because I wanted something to drink while busy around the house with not much frill and that's what it is,it's not half bad,just don't be looking for a an uber hopped amber.

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Photo of chinchill
3.47/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle served in a SA lager glass.
Red-brown body covered by a bone-colored head that's small but durable.
This otherwise bland amber is redeemed by a surprising (i.e., not evident in the aroma or initial taste) bit of spicy hop flavor that comes in the finish and lingers on in the aftertaste.
Feel: Crisp, medium body with medium+ carbonation.
Improved with some warming.

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Photo of richkrull
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of DOCRW
1.9/5  rDev -45.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of bpprovost
3/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of Segelstrom
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of cistercian12
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of dbrauneis
3.73/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a crystal clear amber in color with light amounts of active visible carbonation streaming from the bottom of the glass and some deep golden yellow + burnt orange highlights. The beer has a four finger tall dense foamy beige head that slowly reduces to a two finger tall medium sized cap with a finger thick layer covering the remainder of the surface of the beer and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of caramel malts with brown sugar sweetness and some moderate aromas of herbal hops.

T: Upfront there are moderate to strong flavors of caramel malts with just a very light hint of brown sugar sweetness. That is followed by moderate to strong flavors of herbal hops and light flavors of pine hops which imparts a moderate to strong amount of bitterness which fades after a short amount of time..

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: Not bad but not really anything special either - decent flavors but there is a bit too much bitterness in my opinion. I'm glad I found it and decided to try it but I would not run out to get it again.

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of tfsimpkins
4/5  rDev +14%

Photo of cre83
2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of bcuz7
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of bumchilly25
3.71/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jamstone714
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of JackieKu
3.56/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle. LOT 2015 282.

A: Clear cropper. No foam.
S: Mildly orange.
T: Medium toasted malts flavor. Followed by some citrus. Also got coconut when warmed. Dry. Medium low bitterness.
M: Moderate body. Medium and refreshing carbonation.
O: Another unhoppy amber ale, which I don't prefer. The malts flavor is fine, though.

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Photo of Anew
4/5  rDev +14%

Photo of Donkster46
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of RedneckBeerz
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Erik-P
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of buckyp
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.29/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a hazy dark orange with a foamy tan head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Small patches of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, and some subdued citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus fruit and citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer that is fairly drinkable but the hop presence seems somewhat old all around.

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Tell Tale Red Ale from Scuttlebutt Brewing Company
3.51 out of 5 based on 38 ratings.
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