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RATINGS: 901   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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.


3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SETANTA (582) - Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2002

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Crit (3561) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 25, 2002
red with creamy tan head. Small bead. Fruit malt nose. Mild hop finish

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - NOV 25, 2002
Pours a nice, clear copper color with a medium head that does not linger long. Moderate hop aroma with some maltiness mixed in. Starts out hoppy, but finishes more malty sweet with a slight hop bitterness. Very good amber.

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 it’s 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 (10082) - 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 don’t 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 ’spilled in’. 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 doesn’t taste right out of the bottle. Try it on tap and its a great beer - I wouldn’t 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


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