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%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
14
For Trade:
0
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2.97/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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3.08/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

1 pint 6 oz brown glass bottle with straw covered neck and standard pressure cap acquired at the Cap N Cork Junior Market in Los Feliz for $8.99 USD and served into a Uinta pilsner glass in me gaff in Los Feliz. Reviewed live. This is me first beer from this brewery. Expectations are average. I like the straw neck; it's a nice rustic touch - even if it is a gimmick.

Served straight from the fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a 1.5 finger beige colour head of fairly good cream, nice thickness, and above average retention. Body colour is a clear translucent textbook copper. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. No lacing as the head recedes. Typical of the style; this is standard fare.

Sm: Toasted malt, floral hops, and malty sweetness. Very simple. An average strength aroma. No yeast character or alcohol is detectable.

T: Amber malts and accompanying sweetness, and floral hops. Some caramelized malt. Clean and pleasant, but incredibly simple. Lacks complexity and subtlety. I like it in a general sense. No yeast character or alcohol comes through.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Good carbonation. Decent thickness. Fair palate presence. Suits the flavour profile in a general sense.

Dr: Drinkable but forgettable. Very pedestrian. Priced very highly for its mundane quality. $8.99 for this? I wouldn't get this again. I'm glad the bottles are distinctive because it will be easy to avoid buying more from this brewery in the future. An underwhelming beer in the style.

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Photo of Rick778
3.23/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

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3.28/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a burnt copper color with a very minimal off-white head

S: Not A very strong smelling beer, but I did get some pine notes as well as a nice caramel maltiness

T: Again I'm getting the piney flavors at first, a bit of citrus zest, and some nice caramel flavors. Finishes with a real nice citrus hop burst

M: Fairly thin, medium carbonation

Overall this was quite nice. A good example of an amber ale and it's always good to support local brewers

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3.3/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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3.32/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours a relatively clear, orange rust color with an off-white, half finger head and sub-par retention.

Smell - Not getting much. Slight bread. Touch of citrus.

Taste - Malts are bready, lightly toasted, with a drop of caramel. Mild grapefruit pith comes on near and into the finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium in body with low to fair carbonation. Smooth. Goes down easy.

Overall - Not a particularly impressive red, especially considering the price. Shows good balance, but the flavors don't excite the palate quite like they should. Quaffable, but kind of boring. This is the first time I've seen this beer in cans. It came out fairly flat... maybe they've got some kinks to work out?

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3.36/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Cloudy and foamy amber color

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3.4/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.46/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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1881 Sacramento from Ruhstaller
3.7 out of 5 based on 88 ratings.
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