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1881 Sacramento | Ruhstaller

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3.73/5
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88 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#25,603
Reviews:
24
Ratings:
88
pDev:
10.19%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
14
Trade:
0
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Photo of ronniebruner
4.34/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 22Blue
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of shivtim
2.97/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of TruePerception
3.46/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Chackman151
3.76/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rick778
3.23/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of sansho
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HobbNobber
4.24/5  rDev +13.7%
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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Photo of OrestesMethuon
3.72/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

More amber than red. Solid, decently performing hoppy amber, however: decent bite, from both the moderate, small-bubble carbonic tingle and the sweet-basil, grassy herbal tang of the hops. Dry, sweet brown-malt textures, with a soft, very mild lemony citrus character, and a smooth, even innocuous, character throughout. Bit of saccharine linger on the finish. A quality beer, but only a very qualified "good", and—sadly—by no means "great."

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Photo of Jcarriglio
3.3/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Didier
3.4/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ScottP
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jera1350
3.62/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of robbmotiwalla
3.56/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Yellolab2010
3.61/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brewduder
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Powderhornphil
3.46/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beermeplz
3.9/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Nothing groundbreaking here, but this is a real solid amber ale. It's a bit sweeter and less bready than what I prefer but still very well balanced and enjoyable. Also a bit less carbed than I'm used to, but I'm somewhat surprisingly ok with that - the flavor pulls it through. Pick up some if you can get it at a good price.

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Photo of BowWowWowYippyYoIPA
3.77/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Soccken
4.16/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Dsimenson
3.69/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22 oz bottle poured into a Pilsner
A: crystal clear red brown color, little head, mild lacing
S: light floral hops, a hint of caramel and malt
T: malt, a bit of caramel, this is a style I'm not so familiar with, finishes with mild hops bitterness
M: medium thin, tingly, a bit foamy, nice but not outstanding
O: very good red ale, I'm glad I tried it, but not one I would choose regularly

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Photo of otoolman221
3.36/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Cloudy and foamy amber color

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Photo of wulfie85
4.01/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of boilermakerbrew
3.6/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A- Pours a medium dark and brilliant looking amber to caramel in color. A big, creamy, and tan colored head forms and both retains and laces tremendously. The body of this beer is clear from what I can tell when held to the light.

S- Huge caramel malts and semisweet scent is right up front and dominates the smell overall. There is just a touch of hops bitterness hanging around behind the malts. Towards the end there is a touch of brown sugar sweetness to go with the caramel malts.

T- Starts with much the same flavor profile as the smell had scents, with mostly caramel and semisweet malts up front. The small amount of hops bitterness are not really present in the taste, maybe just a touch of spiciness from hops contributing to the taste. The brown sugar and caramel sweetness ramp up a little on the end of the drink. Lingering flavors are caramel and malty sweetness.

M- This beer is well on the lower end of the carbonation spectrum and very smooth across the tongue. If I didn't know better, or the word "ale" wasn't on the bottle, I would have pegged this beer as a lager for its crisp and smooth feel and easy drinking nature.

Overall, although I suspect this beer being overage (due to marked down price and quantity at the store) this beer really impressed me. The flavor is nothing to write home about, but the pour and the mouthfeel are very good. If you're looking for an everyday red ale, this could be what you're looking for depending on the price.

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Photo of Bryan_Welsh
4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

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1881 Sacramento from Ruhstaller
Beer rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 88 ratings
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