About four weeks ago, I reviewed the North Coast Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout. Since I absolutely loved that beer, I thought I should delve deeper into the North Coast line up. While browsing the beer aisle at the recently opened Wegman’s Wine, Liquor & Beer store in Cherry Hill, NJ, I decided to pick up a bottle of their Red Seal Ale as part of a mixed six pack (six beers for $10? yes please!).
Here’s what North Coast has to say about their Red Seal Ale:
Malt and hops are beautifully married in this full-bodied, copper-red Pale Ale. Red Seal is generously hopped for a long, spicy finish. An excellent accompaniment to grilled meats and rich sauces.
And now for the my review…
- Appearance: Pale, hazy orange color. Minimal foam and lacing.
- Aroma: Honeyed malt. Light brown sugar. Citrusy hops, i.e. tangerine zest.
- Taste: Lightly carbonated. Somewhat creamy mouthfeel. Moderately sweet malts balanced with some mild hop bitterness. Lingering, slightly bitter finish.
- ABV: 5.5%
Overall, I found the North Coast Red Seal Ale to be a very easy drinking Amber Ale. Not super exciting, but definitely a well balanced, session worthy, everyday kind of beer that would be perfect alongside a burger and fries.