Monday, August 31, 2009

Ruedrich's Red Seal Ale, North Coast Brewing, Fort Bragg, CA

Since I started this journey over a year ago, I have rarely been tempted in a beer bar to order the same beer again when there are dozens of beers on draught or in the bottle I have yet to try. But the North Coast Brewing Red Seal Ale turned out to be an evil little temptress. The beer has a distinct coppery red coloring. The beer is on the creamy side, but don’t take that as a sign of weakness. The applehopped malt flavor revels in its pale bittery bite. The 5.5% ABV is also a nice little surprise.

So after finishing up the Red Seal, I did move on to a new beer as my second choice, which you’ll read about in a few weeks, however I did succumb and order the Red Seal again for my third beer.

The Red Seal gets a 4.0

1 comment:

ALeahy said...

North Coast may be the only good thing to ever come out of Mendocino. As a Harpoon IPA fan, you should try the Acme IPA. Blue Star is a great Wheat beer too.