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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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 6, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2004 Deep reddish-coper color, decent white head that sticks to the glass, light sweet roasty nutty-caramel aroma. Some roasted malty nutty flavors, light to medium body, light and smooth mouthfeel, a bit watery leaves a somewhat sweet aftertaste, very average.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - JUL 6, 2002
golden cut -pineapple color, transluscent; head as thick as a crepe, with thin lacing like high cirrus clouds. nice nose suggests balanced elements: sawdust, cookie and orange, some raw leather. brisk palette with medium body, some orange in the flavor, tang and tea mix. modest sweetness and cleansing bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Indra (2711) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUL 3, 2002
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2003 Fruity, sweet, and fragrantly hoppy aroma. Fairly decent head and carbonation. A light dusting of yeast in the bottle was swirled and poured. Red Tail is a rather nice light golden-orangey amber color. Flavor mostly seems to be about the balance of this beer. The flavor profile is one of the more complex I've tried, for the style. There are some nice fruity (pineapple) flavors, some slightly caramel flavors (not as pronounced as in many ambers, though) and overall a nice, light but spicy and fresh hop bitterness. The finish is mostly dry and hoppy, but a tad of malt sticks around. I had an impression when I was drinking it that it was 'Barleywine Light.' It really does have a lot of the same characteristics, just not to nearly the degree of a typically huge barleywine. I'm sure not everyone got that impression, but I did! As far as ambers go, this one is very hard to beat for me. Tasty, and very underrated IMHO.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - JUL 1, 2002
Nice thick head, copper color beer. I agree about the dry finish. This used to be a favorite but I dont get to it much anymore.

1.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
crdic (105) - California, USA - JUN 15, 2002
I canít say I found this impressive; itís too hoppy for an amber ale, for one thing.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rich42 (128) - USA - JUN 13, 2002
very spicy hopping, medium bodied, dry finish. malt is in the background. more hoppy than most ambers - almost like they spilled just a little IPA in the batch... a rich beer thatís still quite refreshing. summertime favorite - quite good.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jazz88 (2613) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 27, 2002
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2003 Rating #1 - Bottle (5 3 5 2 13). A lighter color than I expected. A very dry finish, a nice head when poured. Citric taste that does not finish well. Rating #2 - Tap at brewpub in Hopland, CA (6 3 6 2 12). Amber color with an off-white head. Malty but also well balanced. A little touch of fruit. Rating #3 - Bottle of the commemorative 22oz Reggae on the River. Amber color with a lush foamy off-white head. A light malt and earthy aroma and flavor. Must and wet, this beer lacks character and support.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ucsbdude (68) - Santa Barbara, California, USA - MAY 21, 2002
Very well crafted.Rich malty flavor with a nice hop finish.Goes well with food.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
dins (266) - Texas, USA - MAY 18, 2002
Decent amber. Crisp and nice hops. Pretty light. Be a good after lawnmowing beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
casper31399 (7) - memphis, Tennessee, USA - MAY 18, 2002 does not count
good american ale, but a little bitter/hoppy. went well with the blackened chicken i cooked that night. not for everyone, try it once,


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