1881 Sacramento | Ruhstaller

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1881 Sacramento1881 Sacramento
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ruhstaller
California, United States
ruhstallerbeer.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
“You don’t deserve the name Ruhstaller or Sacramento until you use local hops.”

I guess we just earned it.

We grew this beer with Cascade & Chinook hops grown at the Ruhstaller Farm & Yard in Dixon, California and California Common hops grown at Utterback Farms in Sloughouse, California.

Added by jvillefan on 02-01-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
88
Reviews:
24
Avg:
3.7
pDev:
10.27%
 
 
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5
Gots:
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4.34/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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4.33/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I've had Ruhstaller 1881 on tap and in the 22 oz. bottles quite a few times, and have always enjoyed it.

A: Deep red in color, with a creamy ivory head. The head is tight and firm, and lasts the entire glass.

S: Light pine and grapefruit / citrus.

T: Mild sweetness with a well-balanced malt and hoppy finish.

M: Crisp, refreshing, and medium bodied.

Overall, and excellent session beer from this new Sacramento brewery.

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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

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4.24/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

One of the best reds I've had. Nice beer. Locally grown hops.

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4.16/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.01/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

In the aroma, piney hops and toffee. Caramel-malty sweetness, perhaps like a Scottish Ale. Finishes off-dry and clean, with just a mild bitterness in finish. Well balanced, just like the Black IPA of theirs I tried. Very well done. Nothing else to say, but stupid Beeradvocate is making me write more....

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

First review for Ruhstaller!

A: A deep amber red with a ivory head that lasts the entire beer.

S: It has intense malt and hops but they are balanced perfectly.

T: The best amber I have ever had. It immediately hits you with a mixture of caramel and bitter hops. It is then followed by subtle malt and finishes with nice sweet finish.

M: Great carbonation and excellent retention.

O: Get this beer. It is what amber ales should taste like.

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3.7 out of 5 based on 88 ratings.
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