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Red Tail Ale - The Legend is our flagship brand. It is brewed in the traditional "old world" manner, using premium two-row malted barley, hops and our own special proprietary yeast strain. It is an amber ale with a rich complex refreshing flavor and a crisp dry finish. Red Tail Ale is "Bottle Conditioned." Like good wine, Red Tail Ale is a perfect complement to fine dining.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
NDmullet (208) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - NOV 8, 2002
First thing I thought when I opened the bottle, "Is this a lager?" Slightly skunky, but better aroma once itís in the glass. Medium amber, with lots of particulate bodies. Uncomplicated palate, rather dry finish. Nothing really stands out to me. I can live without it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (10017) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 6, 2002
UPDATED: APR 29, 2003 Great Brew! The commercial description will have to suffice as I took no notes while enjoying this beer. If you enjoy other Amber Ales that I have rated highly, you will not be disappointed with this one.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KingPinHead (390) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - NOV 6, 2002
7/16/02: Good hoppy/fruity aroma; wonderful orange-gold color (lots of tiny floaters too, but I donít mind)...Head is a bit thin, but leaves nice traces of lace nonetheless. This has a lighter and brighter (hoppier) countenance than most ambers--sort of a hybrid of amber with, as Rich42 says, some IPA íspilled iní. Malt provides subtle undercurrent of caramel sweetness, which also appears in the slightly fruity, hoppy-dry finish...Body is good... ...Perhaps this ale is misclassified [when I first tried this, it was classified as an amber], but however one lists it, this is a very refreshing, flavorful brew with some complexity in both its aromatic and flavor profiles. Re-Rate 11/06/02: This is definitely better when served at cellar temps...Malt and fruity tones come out...This stuff must not travel well cross-country...most all the reviews from east of the Rockies describe a flatness to the profile...This is in opposition to my experience with this ale...It is nice to get the fresh article here on the Left Coast...Nice ale...

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
amx1970390 (480) - Southampton, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 4, 2002
Very stale and bland tasting ale. Not to impressive.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
faulstich (25) - Davis, California, USA - OCT 22, 2002
Another beer that doesnít taste right out of the bottle. Try it on tap and its a great beer - I wouldnít call it "strong" though. Tastes a little stale from the bottle. Score is for bottled version.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - OCT 22, 2002
Slight hazy, light amber/golden. Thin head and lace. Decent nose of caramel and some floral aspects. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation cuts into some evident softness. Palate of caramel, fruity yeastiness, some slight grapefruitiness, somewhat dry, slightly bitter out of balance finish. Hops seemed a bit stale? Not a bad brew by any means but not memorable either.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MMM...Beer (385) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 21, 2002

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - OCT 13, 2002
wierd nose, peppery with mellow hops and another fragrance i havenít pinned yet. this wierdness carries through. hard to drink. New rule, if you find it at a Utah state store it must be bad, they donít stock anything good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bruno1378 (126) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 12, 2002
Nice amber color, but not a see through beer. Nice aroma, goes down smooth. Not something Iíd go out of my way for, but a nice beer to drink when itís around.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Mendonorcal99 (2) - Ukiah, California, USA - OCT 6, 2002 does not count
RED TAIL ALE IS THE BEST BEER!! I live in Ukiah where the beer is brewed and i drink it every weekend and it never gets old. NOR_CAL MENDO_COUNTY 420


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