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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.


1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
groovinhigh (170) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAY 7, 2002
Sour... I was very disappointed with this beer. Not full-flavored, or crisp. SOUR!

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nate (3710) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2002
Medium, creamy body with soft carb. A light sweet/bitter start and finish. Creamy, off-white head that lasted my whole beer (from bottle). Medium amber and slightly hazy. Light malt and light hops aroma. This was a very good ale and I hope to find it locally. Thanks Jon&Susan for the intro to this one.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
booyaatribe (453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2002
Judging from other folks’ comments, this is an inconsistent brew. My batch is extremely interesting, with a split personality-- part hoppy amber ale, part cidery strong ale (think immort or oerbier). Good, although I’m sure my next batch will be different. Maybe it’s skunked?

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - APR 16, 2002
Very weak beer, I was expecting more. Definitely not full of flavor as the label says.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - APR 12, 2002
Pretty lively pour, good head formation, pale-ale like honey color. Clean aroma with hints of roasted malts, hop fruitiness and a little roasty. Vague fruity front turns a little toasty mid-palate. Crisp hop bite in the finish but not in great quantity. Quenches a little in the aftertaste but doesn’t seem to challenge the tastebuds too much. A little woodiness seems to run throughout along with an overall dryness. Flavor grows as the beer warms but never really fulfills.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
greystreet80 (191) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 28, 2002
It has a strong hoppy taste. It lingers in the mouth. A very strong amber, but good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
heykevin (1275) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - MAR 28, 2002
Nothing bad, nothing great. Caramel sweetnes throughout with reasonable hop presence. An average offering from one of my least favorite american microbreweries. I was trying this to see if the ones that are actually brewed in California are better than the ones brewed in new york. I wasn’t particularly impressed.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 22, 2002
Though this beer is a very smooth drinking ale, the sour flavor is unexpected and not entirely welcome. Nice color and aroma, decent hops, subtle alcohol, but unusual flavor.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Raytailgater (105) - Rockledge, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2002
Stumbled onto this beer first in South Carolina. Good beer. Great label.

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
mmmm,beer99 (9) - Milford, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 14, 2002 does not count
This beer is horrible. I took one sip and had to pour it out. Tried another a few days later, same result. Very sour, undrinkable. I have the other 4 bottles and am going to throw them out. Can an entire 6-pack be skunky?


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