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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.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jazz88 (2564) - 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,

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bolt (117) - Boulder Creek, California, USA - MAY 10, 2002
Very well crafted ale. Full of flavor and nice finish. I’m happy that most places here carry it. Very nice label. Try it, You’ll like it!

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 (3778) - 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.


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