Tell Tale Red Ale | Scuttlebutt Brewing Company - Restaurant and Pub

Tell Tale Red AleTell Tale Red Ale
BA SCORE
26.3%
Liked This Beer
3.45 w/ 38 ratings
Tell Tale Red AleTell Tale Red Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Scuttlebutt Brewing Company - Restaurant and Pub
Washington, United States
scuttlebuttbrewing.com

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#37,696
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
38
Liked:
10
Avg:
3.45/5
pDev:
12.17%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
2
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 38 |  Reviews: 12
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.29/5  rDev -4.6%
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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Photo of chinchill
3.47/5  rDev +0.6%
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 oberon
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
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 dbrauneis
3.73/5  rDev +8.1%
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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Photo of nathanmiller
3/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Erik-P
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of Donkster46
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of beertunes
2.65/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into straight pint glass. Poured a hazy medium orange-amber color with only a thin cap of off-white head that had very low retention and no lacing.

The aroma was mostly neutral, with just a bit of floral hops showing up alongside some sweet malts. Honestly, kinda blah smelling. The story was the same on the tongue, some lightly sweet malts, some floral hops, but all on the bland side of typical for the style.

The body was the average light-medium that you expect from this style. Drinkability was OK, but not really worth the calories to have a few in one sitting. Overall, a somewhat disappointing brew. One that would be OK for taking to the park as an inexpensive sixer, or for using as a training wheel beer. I'm a fan of Scuttlebutt, they sometimes get lost in the mix of all the outstanding breweries we are blessed with here in WA. This brew falls below their standards, so I'll give it a shot again if I see it on tap. Perhaps I merely got an off-bottle.

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Photo of twelveinches
4/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of bumchilly25
3.71/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of buckyp
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of canucklehead
3.95/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I am on a Red Ale kick lately and decided to try this one picked up in a self created mix pack from the co-op in MT Vernon. Pretty decent red from a brewey that I haven;t had great success with in past. The nose is hoppy but the beer is quite malty and very drinkable. Doesn't have the rounded mouthfeel as much as say Jamaica Red from Steelhead but it is well balanced and I would buy this again.

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Photo of Drknight
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of strongaf
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of AndrewMichael
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of richkrull
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of DOCRW
1.9/5  rDev -44.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of RedneckBeerz
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of tfsimpkins
4/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of Birdlegs
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Segelstrom
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Bookseeb
3.12/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance is a reddish amber with a dissipating head leaving nill lace. Smell is soft of the malt and hops. Taste has a softer malt flavor that brings out more of the citrusy hops. Mouthfeel is medium light with good carbonation. A little unbalanced towards the hops leaving the malt more in the background

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of JackieKu
3.56/5  rDev +3.2%
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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Tell Tale Red Ale from Scuttlebutt Brewing Company - Restaurant and Pub
Beer rating: 26.3% out of 100 with 38 ratings
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