Full Review

North Coast Brewing Co.

North Coast Brewing Co.
Ruedrich’s Red Seal Ale

Category: Amber Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.4%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

North Coast Brewing Co.
Ruedrich’s Red Seal Ale

Category: Amber Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.4%
Light amber color. Interesting aromas and flavors of smoked nuts and bbq woods, honey glazed ham, lemon poppyseed cake, and herbed grapefruit with a supple, crisp, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, interesting, long finish displaying touches of toasted baguette with mint jelly, pepper, bitter greens, and lemon and lavender finish. A very lively and nuanced amber ale that will be great at the table.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty & Hoppy
Aroma Aroma: smoked nuts and bbq woods, honey glazed ham, lemon poppyseed cake, and herbed grapefruit
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with touches of toasted baguette with mint jelly, pepper, bitter greens, and lemon and lavender
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium/High
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Lemon Pepper Roasted Chicken, Tuna Pepper Steak, Port Salut
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A very lively and nuanced amber ale that will be great at the table.

The Producer

North Coast Brewing

The Producer
455 N. Main ST.
Fort Bragg, CA 95437
USA
1 707-964-2739

Amber Ale

Beer Glass Shaker Pint Amber.jpg
Serve in a Shaker Pint Glass
Amber ales can be anywhere from light copper to light brown in color and typically range from 4.5-6.5% in alcohol. They are light-to-medium bodied and are quite malty but not heavily caramelized in flavor. This is a more modern, non-traditional style, and many of these beers borrow heavily from the characteristics associated with more classical styles such as pale ales or bitters. Many North American brewers are now producing ales under this designation. We also classify “red ales” in this category. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Full Sail Amber Ale, Rogue American Amber Ale and Stone Levitation Ale.